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 (hĭp′nə-gŏj′ĭk, -gō′jĭk)
Variant of hypnagogic.
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Adj.1.hypnogogic - sleep inducing
depressant - capable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent
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This can be achieved through the use of the expansion of coenaesthesis during hypnogogic and mindful-meditation CB practices, especially those that focus on connection and ease within the present moment.
I believe that, when I'm on the verge of fainting, the patch(es) of maze-or computer chip-like grid pattern that invade/s my inner mental imagery is in fact the abstract pixel board or canvas that all visualisation is built upon, only visible in that hypnogogic state.
hypnogogic trance of a night, while disparate parts of my body fell
She then translated the human and machinic sounds into digital spectrogram images that were woven with a Jacquard loom in vivid palettes ripped from activewear brands Nike and Lululemon; the results read like hypnogogic interpretations of Anni Albers textiles.
From the study of brainwaves in adults and children, he explains that from ages zero to six years, a child is in a hypnogogic or trance state.
As for stage one, or hypnogogic sleep, that twilight state you're in right after you start dozing, it's little understood.
It was concluded that the evidence is too limited to verify that these calls are what they appear to be, owing to the numerous conventional explanations that could apply (e.g., misinterpretation, fraud, hypnogogic and hypnopompic states, electrical faults).
Table 1 Causes of visual hallucinations (7) Causes of visual hallucinations Neurological disorders Parkinson's disease Lewy body dementia Epilepsy Brain stem lesions such as peduncular hallucinosis Migraine coma Narcolepsy-cataplexy syndrome Psychiatric disorders Acute psychosis Schizophrenia Delirium Affective disorder Conversion reaction Toxic and metabolic Drug and alcohol withdrawal states Metabolic encephalopathies Hallucinogenic agents Medications or toxic side effects Miscellaneous Intense emotional experiences such as bereavement Sensory and sleep deprivation Hypnopompic (sleep to waking) Hypnogogic (wake to sleep) transitional states Charles Bonnet syndrome
Lewis-Williams depicts the spectrum of consciousness as a line, with alert problem-solving consciousness on the left, bifurcating halfway, the top branch indicating the intensified trajectory of trance states and the lower branch indicating the normal trajectory of hypnogogic states, dreaming and unconsciousness (2002: 125; 2004: 31).
The use of hypnosis or hypnogogic states in pain reduction is quite prolific.
It's a hypnogogic vision that appreciates without acquiescing to a transparent politics of identity, while sustaining an insomniac vigour and precision with regard to language.