Is it possible to recover forgotten memories through hypnosis?

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Cinema and TV have contributed to spreading the belief that we can recover memories buried deep in our memory through hypnosis. Some so-called experts even claim that it's possible to regress to our earliest childhood, remember our stay in the womb or even travel to our past lives.

The results of experimental research have shown that during hypnosis it greatly increases not only the recreation of false memories of events that never occurred but also the distortion of genuine past experience.

At the same time, hypnosis also enhances the hypnotist's illusory confidence in the contents elaborated during the session, all of which invalidates hypnosis as a useful tool for forensic investigations, for example.

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