Summary:Documentary looking at both sides of the argument of whether hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness or social compliance. Dr John Gruzelier of Charing Cross Hospital and Dr Helen Crawford in Virginia are leading the search for a physiological marker by which the state of hypnosis can be measured. In contrast,psychologists Dr Graham Wagstaffe of Liverpool University and Dr Nicholas Spanos of Ottawa favour the social psychological model of hypnosis,claiming that hypnosis is social compliance and a fallacy that has been handed down between generations.
Description:THIS RPROGRAMME COMPARES THE PUBLICS PERCEPTION OF HYPNOSIS AS SOME MYSTERIOUS MESMERIC STATE WITH MIRACULOUS PROPERTIES WITH THE SCIENTIFIC REALITY. IT TESTS THE DIFFERENT CLAIMS MADE ON BEHALF OF HYPONSIS