Research into the nature and uses of hypnosis forms an important part of the Hypnosis Unit UK's activities. Unlike other hypnosis training courses HUUK staff are active members of the academic community and publish their research in the peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Work from HUUK staff has encompassed a wide range of topics, from investigations which have used hypnosis as a tool to investigate paralysis, pain, and subjective experience, to studies which have examined the nature of hypnosis itself. Staff at the unit have embraced new technologies such as fMRI which enable in-vivo analysis of brain activation while participants are hypnotised.

Most of our publications are available here for viewing.

MRI scanner similar to that used by in HUUK researchfMRI results from an HUUK study