trance logic

trance logic

Alternative psychology
An altered mental state in which a person’s normal capacity for critical analysis is suspended, and an increased level of logical inconsistencies is tolerated; trance logic opens a hypnotised individual to suggestion.

trance logic

Popular psychology An altered mental state in which a person's normal capacity for critical analysis is suspended, and inconsistencies in logic are better tolerated; TL opens a hypnotized person to suggestion. See Hypnosis, Post-hypnotic suggestion, Trance state.
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In trance logic, as in a dream, concepts such as falling up and being chased in slow motion are often accepted without question.
Children respond to a large number of hypnotic induction techniques and show a remarkable skill for dissociation and trance logic. The young respond best to different inductions, and specific items may measure different dimensions according to the age of the patient.