benwha wrote:I wonder what these finding mean for "invisibility" while hypnotised...
A colleague told me once that the way to spot someone faking invisibility as opposed to actually experiencing it is to make a chair invisible and put it in their path. Oddly, if the person walks into the chair they are deemed to be faking. If they walk around it, however, then they are deemed to be genuinely not seeing the chair. Confusing? The reason given was that the subject needs to avoid the chair that their unconscious can see in order to maintain the conscious representation that the chair is not there. Bumping into it is what someone who is faking is likely to assume to be the result.
Anyone fancy testing this?