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Presenter: Amir Raz, PhD, ABPH
Cognitive scientists routinely distinguish between controlled and automatic mental processes. This difference is fundamental: controlled processes are effortful and demand attention whereas automatic processes are effortless and largely attention-free. Through learning, practice, and exposure, controlled processes can become automatic; however, whether automatic processes can become deautomatized recuperated under the purview of control is unclear. This lecture will demonstrate how a posthypnotic suggestion (PHS) can govern a variety of involuntary processes. If top-down effects can “unring” the proverbial bell, our findings pave the road to theoretical advances alongside clinical applications.
During and at the conclusion of this session, the attendee will be able to:
-> Understand the difference between bottom-up and top-down control.
-> Appreciate the relative merits and caveats of brain imaging techniques, especially in the service of hypnosis research.
-> Offer new perspectives on fundamental concepts such as volition, agency, automaticity, and their clinical applications.