Binaural-beat induced theta EEG activity and hypnotic susceptibility

Brian Brady, Larry C Stevens

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

29 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Six participants varying in degree of hypnotizability (2 lows, 2 mediums, and 2 highs) were exposed to 3 20-minute sessions of a binaural-beat sound stimulation protocol designed to enhance theta brainwave activity. The Stanford Hypnotic Susceptibility Scale, Form C (SHSS:C) was used for pre- and post-stimulus measures of hypnotic susceptibility. A time-series analysis was utilized to evaluate anterior theta activity in response to binaural-beat sound stimulation over baseline and stimulus sessions. The protocol designed to increase anterior theta activity resulted in a significant increase in percent theta for 5 of 6 participants. Hypnotic susceptibility levels remained stable in the high-susceptible group and increased significantly in the low and medium-susceptible groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-69
Number of pages17
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Volume43
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2000

Fingerprint

Hypnotics and Sedatives
Electroencephalography
Brain Waves

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology

Cite this

Binaural-beat induced theta EEG activity and hypnotic susceptibility. / Brady, Brian; Stevens, Larry C.

In: American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, Vol. 43, No. 1, 07.2000, p. 53-69.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{4d083d43d6cb4922a6d5b64bda832ba2,
title = "Binaural-beat induced theta EEG activity and hypnotic susceptibility",
abstract = "Six participants varying in degree of hypnotizability (2 lows, 2 mediums, and 2 highs) were exposed to 3 20-minute sessions of a binaural-beat sound stimulation protocol designed to enhance theta brainwave activity. The Stanford Hypnotic Susceptibility Scale, Form C (SHSS:C) was used for pre- and post-stimulus measures of hypnotic susceptibility. A time-series analysis was utilized to evaluate anterior theta activity in response to binaural-beat sound stimulation over baseline and stimulus sessions. The protocol designed to increase anterior theta activity resulted in a significant increase in percent theta for 5 of 6 participants. Hypnotic susceptibility levels remained stable in the high-susceptible group and increased significantly in the low and medium-susceptible groups.",
author = "Brian Brady and Stevens, {Larry C}",
year = "2000",
month = "7",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "43",
pages = "53--69",
journal = "American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis",
issn = "0002-9157",
publisher = "American Society of Clinical Hypnosis",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Binaural-beat induced theta EEG activity and hypnotic susceptibility

AU - Brady, Brian

AU - Stevens, Larry C

PY - 2000/7

Y1 - 2000/7

N2 - Six participants varying in degree of hypnotizability (2 lows, 2 mediums, and 2 highs) were exposed to 3 20-minute sessions of a binaural-beat sound stimulation protocol designed to enhance theta brainwave activity. The Stanford Hypnotic Susceptibility Scale, Form C (SHSS:C) was used for pre- and post-stimulus measures of hypnotic susceptibility. A time-series analysis was utilized to evaluate anterior theta activity in response to binaural-beat sound stimulation over baseline and stimulus sessions. The protocol designed to increase anterior theta activity resulted in a significant increase in percent theta for 5 of 6 participants. Hypnotic susceptibility levels remained stable in the high-susceptible group and increased significantly in the low and medium-susceptible groups.

AB - Six participants varying in degree of hypnotizability (2 lows, 2 mediums, and 2 highs) were exposed to 3 20-minute sessions of a binaural-beat sound stimulation protocol designed to enhance theta brainwave activity. The Stanford Hypnotic Susceptibility Scale, Form C (SHSS:C) was used for pre- and post-stimulus measures of hypnotic susceptibility. A time-series analysis was utilized to evaluate anterior theta activity in response to binaural-beat sound stimulation over baseline and stimulus sessions. The protocol designed to increase anterior theta activity resulted in a significant increase in percent theta for 5 of 6 participants. Hypnotic susceptibility levels remained stable in the high-susceptible group and increased significantly in the low and medium-susceptible groups.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0033926527&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0033926527&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 10911677

AN - SCOPUS:0033926527

VL - 43

SP - 53

EP - 69

JO - American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis

JF - American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis

SN - 0002-9157

IS - 1

ER -