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suggestion

noun admonitio, advancement, advice, allusion, breath, clue, consilium, counsel, cue, exhortation, glimmer, hint, idea, implication, indication, inference, inkling, innuendo, insinuation, intimation, lead, motion, outline, overtone, pointer, possibility, prompting, proposal, proposition, recommendation, reminder, representation, resolution, scheme, slight trace, statement, suggested plan, suspicion, symbol, tentative statement, thought, tip, touch, trace, whisper
Associated concepts: suggestion of error, suggestive interrogation
See also: advice, advocacy, clue, connotation, expedient, guidance, hint, hypothesis, implication, indicant, indication, inference, innuendo, insinuation, intimation, mention, notion, nuance, plan, possibility, postulate, proposal, proposition, recommendation, reference, reminder, request, suspicion, tip, uncertainty

SUGGESTION. In its literal sense this word signifies to inform, to insinuate, to instruct, to cause to be remembered, to counsel. In practice it is used to convey the idea of information; as, the defendant suggests the death of one of the plaintiffs. 2 Sell. Pr. 191.
     2. In wills, when suggestions are made to a testator for the purpose of procuring a devise of his property in a particular way, and when such suggestions are false, they generally amount to a fraud. Bac. Ab. Wills, G 3; 5 Toull. n. 706.

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In 2005, scientists at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City used functional MRI to show how hypnotic suggestions can override "automatic" processes in the brain.
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Recently, hypnosis has begun to attract renewed interest from cognitive and social neuroscientists interested in using hypnosis and the striking effects of hypnotic suggestion to test predictions about normal psychological functions but also to explore how simulating symptoms from clinical conditions using hypnosis may help better understand the responsible brain systems involved.
A new brain-scan investigation indicates that one type of hypnotic suggestion may literally change the way people see the world.
Voltan, though has planted a post hypnotic suggestion which, when he speaks the word 'Constantinople' to him over the phone, will send CW out to rob the very millionaires for whom he's installed the security systems.
And under the power of hypnotic suggestion, it actually begins to happen.
Nu holds a unique power to manipulate people's perceptions by employing the art of hypnotic suggestion, combined with the sciences of psychology and neuro-linguistics (a practice he calls "tongue-fu").
The role of the anaesthetist in management of children who have had preoperative hypnotherapy and post hypnotic suggestion is in three main areas.
The researchers found that those who felt pain as a result of hypnotic suggestion showed strikingly similar brain activity to those subjected to physical pain - created using pulses of heat applied to their hand.
Adolf Hitler's belief he was meant to rule the world may have stemmed in part from a hypnotic suggestion given during treatment for hysterical blindness in 1918, an American psychiatrist has claimed.