Author: William T Batten

Language versus Mystery: Hypnotising the Human Brain

Language versus Mystery: Hypnotising the Human Brain

The triune model describes the human brain as like an onion. The earliest part to evolve lies at the centre, with new layers emerging around it. The features that many animals share – fear, perception, memory and learning – rest at the core. More specialised adaptations, like social instincts, sit in the newer layers. All

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Trust versus Status: Hypnotising the Mammalian Brain

Trust versus Status: Hypnotising the Mammalian Brain

In the triune model, the reptilian brain (the basal ganglia) makes up the physical core of the human brain. Layered around that is the later-to-evolve mammalian cortices. Since hypnosis influences the subject’s entire mind, it pays to know how the mammalian brain (the limbic system) helps and hinders the trance process. Like the basal ganglia,

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Fear versus Safety: Hypnotising the Reptilian Brain

Fear versus Safety: Hypnotising the Reptilian Brain

The triune model divides the human brain into reptilian, mammalian and human components. The theory is that as we grew smarter over our evolutionary history, we bolted on new structures to the brain. As such, all mammals have a simpler, more reptilian brain at the centre. Humans have extra features on top of that, creating

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