We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Article |

Improved Visual Recognition During Hypnosis

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1966;14(1):100-107. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1966.01730070102014.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


AMBIGUITY IS an important factor in many perceptual phenomena and a vital experimental determinant. As Kris has demonstrated,1 it plays a role in the aesthetic experience. Tarachow2 recently described its role as the basis of much of our humor, in which the incongruities of the situation are often stimulated by the multiple meanings of the stimulus. The classical perceptual studies of Rubin,3 with the exploration of figure and ground and the fascinating phenomenon of reversible figures have proved a fruitful source of experimental techniques. The "double profile" was employed in Schafer and Murphy's early study4 of idiosyncratic perception of an ambiguous figure, one of the first attempts to illustrate the effect of individual motivation in perception. The discrimination of figure and ground also proved basic in Witkin's studies of characterological perceptual styles,5 while the Rubin double profiles were one of the earliest stimuli used


Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview





Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.