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Retrospective duration judgements of a hypnotic time interval
Timing and time perception (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences) (1984)
  • Scott W. Brown, University of Southern Maine
Tested the prediction that during hypnotic amnesia, intervals associated with relatively large amounts of information in memory would be judged longer than intervals associated with relatively small amounts of information. 216 undergraduates who completed the Tellgen Absorption Scale and the Harvard Group Scale of Hypnotic Susceptibility (HGSHS) were asked to retrospectively estimate the duration of a subsequent 38-min hypnosis session before or just after a posthypnotic amnesia suggestion—the last item on the HGSHS—was cancelled. No main effects for amnesia or hypnotizability were found nor were any predictions based on a memory-storage model of perceived duration confirmed. Absorptive ability and perceived duration were not related. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
  • hypnotic susceptibility & large vs small amounts of information in memory & posthypnotic amnesia,
  • time estimation,
  • conference presentation
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Scott W. Brown. "Retrospective duration judgements of a hypnotic time interval" Timing and time perception (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences) Vol. 423 (1984)
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