Objective Assessment of Hypnotically Induced Time Distortion

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Science  20 Jul 1973:
Vol. 181, Issue 4096, pp. 282-284
DOI: 10.1126/science.181.4096.282


The objective precision of operant conditioning methodology validates the power of hypnosis to induce alterations in time perception. Personal tempo was systematically modified by instructions to trained hypnotic subjects, with significant behavioral effects observed on a variety of response rate measures.