Trial ID or NCT#



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Hypnotic trance and mindfulness meditation have both been shown to have benefits for physical health. The current study seeks to determine if there are distinct patterns of brain activity that correlate with hypnotic trance, mindfulness meditation or both, and to relate these patterns to measurable markers of physical well-being. Precise neuroimaging of heightened attentional states will guide future researchers and practitioners toward more effective techniques of mind/body control.

Official Title

Resting State Functional MRI Investigation of Hypnotic Trance and Mindfulness Meditation

Eligibility Criteria

Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: Yes


David Spiegel
David Spiegel
Jack, Lulu and Sam Willson Professor of Medicine

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Matthew P White, MD
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