Hypnosis is a hetero-induced or self-induced altered state of consciousness that involves focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness. It is determined by response to suggestions and can be used in the management of various clinical conditions. Nowadays there is growing attention to the neurobiological correlates of hypnosis because of its future clinical applications. The greater attention is due to the wide range of applications that might stem from its knowledge. Functional neuroimaging studies show that hypnosis affects attention by modulating the activation of the anterior cingulate cortex and other brain areas, modifying the conflict monitoring and cognitive control. During hypnoanalgesia, several changes in brain functions occur in all the areas of the pain network, and other brain areas. Among these, the anterior cingulate cortex is significantly involved in modulating the activity of pain circuits under hypnosis, both in the affective, sensory-cognitive, and behavioral aspects. The study of the functionality of the cingulate cortices, mainly the anterior and medial portions, appears to be crucial for better understanding the hypnotic phenomena, related to both the neurocognitive and somatosensory aspects.

Neural functional correlates of hypnosis and hypnoanalgesia: Role of the cingulate cortex / Del Casale, A.; Ferracuti, S.; Adriani, B.; Novelli, F.; Zoppi, T.; Bargagna, P.; Pompili, M.. - In: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL HYPNOSIS. - ISSN 0002-9157. - 64:1(2022), pp. 53-61. [10.1080/00029157.2021.1895709]

Neural functional correlates of hypnosis and hypnoanalgesia: Role of the cingulate cortex

Del Casale A.;Ferracuti S.;Adriani B.;Zoppi T.;Bargagna P.;Pompili M.
2022

Abstract

Hypnosis is a hetero-induced or self-induced altered state of consciousness that involves focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness. It is determined by response to suggestions and can be used in the management of various clinical conditions. Nowadays there is growing attention to the neurobiological correlates of hypnosis because of its future clinical applications. The greater attention is due to the wide range of applications that might stem from its knowledge. Functional neuroimaging studies show that hypnosis affects attention by modulating the activation of the anterior cingulate cortex and other brain areas, modifying the conflict monitoring and cognitive control. During hypnoanalgesia, several changes in brain functions occur in all the areas of the pain network, and other brain areas. Among these, the anterior cingulate cortex is significantly involved in modulating the activity of pain circuits under hypnosis, both in the affective, sensory-cognitive, and behavioral aspects. The study of the functionality of the cingulate cortices, mainly the anterior and medial portions, appears to be crucial for better understanding the hypnotic phenomena, related to both the neurocognitive and somatosensory aspects.
2022
Cingulate cortex; functional neuroimaging; hypnosis; hypnotic analgesia; neurocognition; Brain; Humans; Hypnosis, Anesthetic; Suggestion; Gyrus Cinguli; Hypnosis
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Neural functional correlates of hypnosis and hypnoanalgesia: Role of the cingulate cortex / Del Casale, A.; Ferracuti, S.; Adriani, B.; Novelli, F.; Zoppi, T.; Bargagna, P.; Pompili, M.. - In: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL HYPNOSIS. - ISSN 0002-9157. - 64:1(2022), pp. 53-61. [10.1080/00029157.2021.1895709]
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