I went to a friend's party today, and there was a hypnotist there... Long story short, After trying to hypnotize 120 something people, he got about 10 to be hypnotized. I don't know how he does it, but he makes a person stand up, tells the person to look at his eyes, and he grabs the person's head and twists it a bit while saying "sleep!" and the person just falls asleep. He then tells things like "when I snap my finger, you'll imagine yourself watching the sadest movie ever." And after the snap, this girl who was hypnotized started crying her heart out. And he did other tricks like telling her that she doesn't know the number or word "seven," and then he made her count her fingers, but she got stuck after 6, skipped the next one, and went on with 8, 9, 10. Does anyone know how hypnosis works? I read the wikipedia article but didn't quite understand the science behind it.