Salas J A, de Groot H, Spanos N P: Neurolinguistic Programming and hypnotic responding: an empirical evaluation.
Journal of Mental Imagery 13(1): 79-89, 1989.
Abstract: Recorded the eye movements of 80 right-handed undergraduates in response to questions designed to elicit auditory, visual, and kinesthetic imagery and assessed the relationship between Ss' eye movement direction and perceptual predicate usage in response to open-ended questions. Ss were then administered a hypnotic induction procedure and 6 test suggestions that were worded in terms of either visual or kinesthetic predicates. Contrary to the predictions of Neuro-linguistic Programming theory, no significant relationships emerged between type of modality eliciting questions or perceptual predicate usage and direction of gaze. The degree of matching between the predicate types used by Ss and the wording of the induction they were administered did not predict their level of rapport with the experimenter, the degree of relaxation induced by the induction, or their overt and subjective responsiveness to the suggestions. (PsycLIT Database Copyright 1989 American Psychological Assn, all rights reserved)