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Conscious Cogn. 2011 Jun;20(2):335-6. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2010.04.004. Epub 2010 Apr 28.

Suggestibility and suggestive modulation of the Stroop effect.

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University of Hull, Hull, HU6 7RX, UK. i.kirsch@hull.ac.uk

Abstract

Although the induction of a hypnotic state does not seem necessary for suggestive modulation of the Stroop effect, this important phenomenon has seemed to be dependent on the subject's level of hypnotic suggestibility. Raz and Campbell's (2011) study indicates that suggestion can modulate the Stroop effect substantially in very low suggestible subjects, as well as in those who are highly suggestible. This finding casts doubt on the presumed mechanism by which suggestive modulation is brought about. Research aimed at uncovering the means by which low suggestible individuals are able to modulate the Stroop effect would be welcome, as would assessment of this effect in moderately suggestible people.

PMID:
20430651
DOI:
10.1016/j.concog.2010.04.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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