HIGHLIGHTING THE IDEOMOTOR SIGNAL USING ALTERED STATES OF CONSCIOUNSNESS
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Department of Doctoral School
The aim of the study was to highlight the influence of induced hypnosis on the emotional reactivity measured with the pressure sensor for the ideo-motor signal. Method: Participants: A number of 18 students aged between 18 and 25 years old, 3 boys and 15 girls, (m = 21.1 years, SD = 2.41). Were instructed to use certain mental conventions for the ideo-motor responses, being in altered states of consciousness (ASC). Instruments:It was used a CP-18 type pressure sensor. To highlight the ideo-motor signal we used an electronic device (circuit) that uses a pressure sensor as a transducer. Results: The measured pressure is given by pressing the fingers of the hand. It can be seen that the response latency is, in most cases, less than 10 seconds. Such latency is related with the signal transmission from the ideo-motor centers of the two cerebral hemispheres to the effectors muscles to decode the transmitted signal. In the ordinary state of conscience (OSC) a rational binary answer (RA) was given, and at a subconscious level an information processing took place; this was manifested as a subconscious answer (SA) and also it was manifested at the level of the physical body, level where the ideo-motor responses were registered. Conclusions: A method was proposed to highlight the intra-psychic conflicts using the signal ideo-motor signal.
Keywords: ideo-motor signal, altered states of consciousness (ASC), rational binary answer, subconscious answer, Self-facets, intra-psychic conflicts
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3. A. Manolea (2012). Highlighting the ideomotor signal using altered states of consciousness. Romanian Journal of Experimental Applied Psychology, vol. 3 no. 3, pp. 14-21, 2012.
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