|MadSci Network: Neuroscience|
Dear Hypnotism experts, I am currently a 7th grade student in the Taipei American School and is required to submit a science report on how hypnotism works and what people feel when they are hypnotized. I have an idea of how it works but I am interested to acquire a broad knowledge relating to this matter and would like to solicit your kind assistance by asking questions to help me formulate and submit a detailed science report on the subject.Questions:1. Being an expert how would you determine that the subject being hypnotized by you is not pretending that he or she is under the spell of hypnotism?2. As an example: you instruct or order the hypnotized person to eat but you do not tell him when to stop eating, would it be possible for him to stop eating when he feels that he had already eaten sufficient amount of food without your telling him to stop eating? Kindly explain your theory on this. As I believe that the hypnotized person is still under your hypnotic power?3. Would it be possible that the hypnotized person would remain under a state of hypnosis for a longer period of time? If so, would you still be able to control him, being an expert I know that you would be able to snap him out of the Hypnosis State. As a consequence would he be able to return to a normal life? Please clarify and explain. I would certainly appreciate if you can help me with all the questions I had brought out for you to answer. Any clarification on this specific matter would not only help me in my science report but it would also serve as guide for us students in the future in understanding the intricacies of the human mind.Thank you very much for your kind and unselfish assistance on the subject matter.
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