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Hypnosis vs. Brainwash

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Hypnosisnoun

A trancelike state, artificially induced, in which a person has a heightened suggestibility, and in which suppressed memories may be experienced.

Brainwashnoun

A distorting effect upon one's memory, belief, or ideas, as by propaganda.

Hypnosisnoun

The art or skill of hypnotism.

Brainwashverb

To affect one's mind by using extreme mental pressure or any other mind-affecting process. (e.g. hypnosis)

Hypnosisnoun

Supervention of sleep.

Brainwashverb

To take from an electronically controlled machine its stored-up information; to erase a computer's programming. (1960)

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Hypnosisnoun

The condition of being hypnotized or the process of hypnotizing a person; hypnotism{1}.

Brainwashverb

to persuade completely; as, the propaganda brainwashed many people.

Hypnosisnoun

a state that resembles sleep but that is induced by suggestion

Brainwashverb

to to indoctrinate forcibly or by means of torture, or by constant psychological pressure.

Hypnosis

Hypnosis is a human condition involving focused attention (the selective attention/selective inattention hypothesis, SASI), reduced peripheral awareness, and an enhanced capacity to respond to suggestion.There are competing theories explaining hypnosis and related phenomena. Altered state theories see hypnosis as an altered state of mind or trance, marked by a level of awareness different from the ordinary state of consciousness.

Brainwashverb

persuade completely, often through coercion;

‘The propaganda brainwashed many people’;

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Brainwashverb

submit to brainwashing; indoctrinate forcibly

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