Trial ID or NCT#

NCT01135810

Status

NOT RECRUITING

Purpose

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

Investigator(s)

David Spiegel, M.D.
Psychiatrist
Jack, Samuel and Lulu Willson Professor in Medicine
Matthew P White

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CONTACT

Matthew P White, MD
(650) 725-5598