Hypnotizability-dependent modulation of postural control: effects of alteration of the visual and leg proprioceptive inputs
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Hypnotizability-dependent modulation of postural control
Abstract: 

The aim of the experiment was to investigate whether the peculiar attentional/imagery abilities associated with susceptibility to hypnosis might make postural control in highly hypnotizable subjects (Highs) that are less vulnerable to sensory alteration than in individuals with low hypnotic susceptibility (Lows). The movement of the centre of pression (CoP) was monitored in Highs and Lows during alteration of the visual and leg proprioceptive input. The two groups responded differently to eyes closure and to an unstable support and the CoP movement was generally larger and faster in Highs. The stabilogram diffusion analysis indicated a different set point in Highs and Lows and suggested that the former are more independent of specific sensory information than the latter, likely due to different abilities in sensory re-weighting and/or peculiar internal models of postural control. The results are discussed within the general perspective of high pervasiveness of the hypnotizability trait, which modulates cognitive, autonomic and somatic functions.

Author(s): 
Santarcangelo, Enrica Laura
Scattina, E.
Carli, G.
Macerata, A.
Manzoni, D.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Experimental Brain Research
Journal Abbreviation: 
Exp Brain Res
Publication Date: 
11/8/2015
Publication Year: 
2008
Pages: 
331-340
Volume: 
191
Issue: 
3
ISSN: 
1432-1106
DOI: 
10.1007/s00221-008-1526-2
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 18709367

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Enrica Laura Santarcangelo, E. Scattina, G. Carli, A. Macerata and D. Manzoni. 11/8/2015. "Hypnotizability-dependent modulation of postural control: effects of alteration of the visual and leg proprioceptive inputs." Experimental Brain Research 191: 3: 331-340. 10.1007/s00221-008-1526-2.

Wikipedia Citation

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