Three studies of EEG correlates of negative affective states are reported. In study 1, four patients suffering from backache or headache were examined. Three of the four showed relative hyperactivation of the right hemisphere EEG during pain. When pain was ameliorated during hypnotic analgesia, this hemispheric activation decreased. Similar results were seen in study 2, which examined five highly hypnotizable student volunteers exposed to cold pressor stimulation administered to both hands simultaneously. Study 3 examined two subjects during hypnotically revivified happy and unhappy memories. Again, negative affect was accompanied by pronounced right hemisphere activity.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Research Communications in Psychology, Psychiatry and Behavior|
|State||Published - 1979|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Psychiatry and Mental health