NOV 21, 2015 7:23 PM PST

Is Hypnosis Real?

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard


Hypnosis is something that people typically attribute to mind control. This is what television has put into our minds for centuries, in the movies were doctors take control of a patient's mind then start having them do crazy things until the fingers are snapped.

But is real life hypnosis a real thing? It actually is. Hypnosis just isn't what movies make it out to be. Instead, it's a type of state of mind that can in induced by vivid detail and pure brainpower.

In this video, you'll be taken through an exercise that tests something known as a stroop effect, which is a state of mind that can be controlled via hypnosis. It's all about focus and brainpower to get over the hurdle that is the stroop effect.

Hypnosis has been measured with brain activity equipment and there is evidence suggesting that a patient going through hypnosis affects the brain patterns in various ways. Obviously, different people react differently, so there's no set standard for hypnosis - either it's your thing, or it's not.

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
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