UPDATE: Your question looks a lot better now. Good work. I'd like to see a clear question come out, however. Also, this part is still pretty unclear to me:
When he is given a command like "Cluck like a chicken" he will choose
not to do so if he is able. If he is in a state where he performs the
action either under compulsion (so he tries to resist, but cannot) or
where he performs the action automatically without considering it,
then I consider the hypnotism successful.
My understanding is that is he's hypnotized he won't want to choose not to do so. What are you trying to ask here? What's the actual question? Can you conclude the question text with a question?
I used my binding moderator vote to close this question. However, I did so when the question already had three other votes, so effectively I was casting two close votes. As I saw it, the question was likely to be closed without moderator intervention, I was just speeding that process along a little since we have a limited number of users who can cast close votes.
When the question was brought to my attention it had four downvotes, two votes to close as "Off Topic", and one vote to close as "Not A Real Question". At the time I closed the question it was nothing more than a blockquote of a question from Skeptics, and had a number of comments stating it was too basic and the answer could be clearly found in Wikipedia, and other comments stating it was not clear what you were asking. There were also a number of comments in chat that it was too basic or unclear:
Ben Brocka: @JoshGitlin lack of research effort, fairly general question since he's not asking based on any information from research, and hypnosis is quite well understood to be a voluntary phenomenon in psychology
Ben Brocka: well there's only 7 of us that can cast close votes, and 3 of them are mods
Ben Brocka: IMO the question can be answered...I just wasn't going to bother to put together a comprehensive answer for such a question when "read the damn wikipedia" should really suffice
Artem Kaznatcheev: @StevenJeuris I think we should close the question. If a question is bad and does not comply with our standard of initial research then we should make it know by voting to close, in order to discourage others from asking such questions. I will go vote to close on that question as off-topic.
Artem Kaznatcheev: @StevenJeuris at cstheory we close below-level questions as off-topic, because the scope of the site was defined as research-level, so non-research level is outside the scope. A similar thing can be done for CogSci, if the scope is questions not answerable by an obvious wikipedia search, then a question that is answered by wikipedia would be not in scope and thus off-topic.
Now with that said, I do believe I should not have gone with the majority and instead should have voted to close as "Not A Real Question" rather than "Off Topic". Steven has corrected this for me.
Now, I am not personally opposed to the question; my biggest complain with it was that it was nothing more than a block quote from another site at the time I closed it. I see it has since been improved. As a moderator my goal is to act in such a way as to carry out the wishes of the community, so if the community feels the question should be reopened then I will reopen it.