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New study to investigate role of sleep in chronic pain

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane

marian-wilson-webSPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University will lead a study to understand the relationship between sleep and chronic pain, part of a nationwide effort to address the rising abuse of opioid pain relievers and expand the arsenal of non-drug treatment options. » More …

Researcher seekshypnosis volunteers

WSU Professor Arreed Barabasz is seeking volunteers for his hypnosis age regression research being conducted in the Attentional Processes/Hypnosis Lab. The research is the next step in his program to isolate aspects of child-like behavior that can be elicited only by hypnosis versus those that can be role-played.

The final group of subjects will be working with the lab during the first and second week of October.

Volunteers will have an opportunity to learn about and experience hypnosis. Hypnotizability is tested using a standard scale developed at Stanford University that includes age regression. This process usually takes about one hour.

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