Publications

Works from Amir Raz

Thériault, R., Olson, J. A., Krol, S. A., & Raz, A. (2021). Body Swapping with a Black Person Boosts Empathy: Using Virtual Reality to Embody Another. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 17470218211024826. https://doi.org/10.1177/17470218211024826

Landry, M., Da Silva Castanheira, J., Milton, D., & Raz, A. (2021). Suggestion alters Stroop automaticity: Hypnotic alexia through a proactive lens. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1037/cns0000268

Olson JA, Lifshitz M, Raz A and Veissière SPL (2021) Super Placebos: A Feasibility Study Combining Contextual Factors to Promote Placebo Effects. Front. Psychiatry 12:644825. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2021.644825

Landry, M., Castanheira, J. D. S., Sackur, J., & Raz, A. (2021). Investigating how the modularity of visuospatial attention shapes conscious perception using type I and type II signal detection theory. Journal of Experimental psychology. Human Perception and Performance. https://doi.apa.org/doi/10.1037/xhp0000810

Olson, J. A., & Raz, A. Applying insights from magic to improve deception in research: The Swiss cheese model☆,☆☆. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 92(2021), 104053. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2020.104053

Landry, M., Da Silva Castanheira, J., Sackur, J., & Raz, A. (2020). Difficult Turned Easy: Suggestion Renders a Challenging Visual Task Simple. Psychological science, 0956797620954856. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797620954856

Olson, J. A., Suissa-Rocheleau, L., Lifshitz, M., Raz, A., & Veissiere, S. P. (2020). Tripping on nothing: placebo psychedelics and contextual factors. Psychopharmacology, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00213-020-05464-5

Olson, J. A., Artenie, D. Z., Cyr, M., Raz, A., & Lee, V. (2020). Developing a light-based intervention to reduce fatigue and improve sleep in rapidly rotating shift workers. Chronobiology international37(4), 573-591. https://doi.org/10.1080/07420528.2019.1698591

Krol, S. A., Thériault, R., Olson, J. A., Raz, A., & Bartz, J. A. (2020). Self-Concept Clarity and the Bodily Self: Malleability Across Modalities. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin46(5), 808-820. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167219879126

Thibault, R. T., Veissière, S., Olson, J. A., & Raz, A. (2018). EEG-Neurofeedback and the Correction of Misleading Information: A Reply to Pigott and Colleagues. Journal of attention disorders1, 2. https://doi.org/10.1177/1087054718808379

Thériault, R., & Raz, A. (2018). Patterns of bronchial challenge testing in Canada. Canadian Journal of Respiratory Therapy: CJRT= Revue Canadienne de la Thérapie Respiratoire: RCTR54(2). https://10.29390/cjrt-2018-006

Evers, A. W., Colloca, L., Blease, C., Annoni, M., Atlas, L. Y., Benedetti, F., … & Crum, A. J. (2018). Implications of placebo and nocebo effects for clinical practice: expert consensus. Psychotherapy and psychosomatics87(4), 204-210. https://doi.org/10.1159/000490354

Thibault, R. T., Veissière, S., Olson, J. A., & Raz, A. (2018). Treating ADHD with suggestion: neurofeedback and placebo therapeutics. Journal of Attention Disorders. https://doi.org/10.1177/1087054718770012

Landry, M., Stendel, M., Landry, M., & Raz, A. (2018). Hypnosis in palliative care: from clinical insights to the science of self-regulation. Annals of Palliative Medicine7(1), 125-135. http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/apm.2017.12.05

Thibault, R. T., Lifshitz, M., & Raz, A. (2018). The climate of neurofeedback: scientific rigour and the perils of ideology. Brain141(2), e11-e11. https://doi.org/10.1093/brain/awx330

Thibault, R. T., & Raz, A. (2017). The psychology of neurofeedback: Clinical intervention even if applied placebo. American Psychologist72(7), 679. https://10.1037/amp0000118

Olson, J. A., Jeyanesan, E., & Raz, A. (2017). Ask the pendulum: personality predictors of ideomotor performance. Neuroscience of consciousness2017(1), nix014. https://doi.org/10.1093/nc/nix014

Lifshitz, M., Thibault, R. T., Roth, R. R., & Raz, A. (2017). Source localization of brain states associated with canonical neuroimaging postures. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience29(7), 1292-1301. https://doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_01107

Lifshitz, M., Sheiner, E. O., Olson, J. A., Thériault, R., & Raz, A. (2017). On suggestibility and Placebo: A follow-up study. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis59(4), 385-392. https://doi.org/10.1080/00029157.2016.1225252

Landry, M., & Raz, A. (2016). Neurophysiology of Hypnosis. In G. R. Elkins (Ed.), The clinician’s guide to Medical and Psychological Hypnosis: Foundations, Systems, Applications, and Professional Issues (pp. 19-25). New York: Springer.

Olson, J. A., Landry, M., Appourchaux, K., & Raz, A. (2016). Simulated thought insertion: Influencing the sense of agency using deception and magic. Consciousness and Cognition43, 11-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2016.04.010

Landry, M., & Raz, A. (2016). Heightened States of Attention: From Mental Performance to Altered States of Consciousness and Contemplative Practices. Intellectica66(2), 139-159.

Thibault, R. T., Lifshitz, M., & Raz, A. (2016). Body position alters human resting-state: Insights from multi-postural magnetoencephalography. Brain imaging and behavior10(3), 772-780. https://10.1007/s11682-015-9447-8

Thibault, R. T., Lifshitz, M., Birbaumer, N., & Raz, A. (2015). Neurofeedback, self-regulation, and brain imaging: clinical science and fad in the service of mental disorders. Psychotherapy and psychosomatics84(4), 193-207. https://doi.org/10.1159/000371714

Raz, A., & Macdonald, E.B. (2015). Paying attention to a field in crisis: Psychiatry, neuroscience, and functional systems of the brain. In L.J. Kirmayer, R. Lemelson, and C.A. Cummings (Eds.), Re-visioning psychiatry: Cultural phenomenology, critical neuroscience, and global mental health (pp. 273-304). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Sheiner, E. O., Lifshitz, M., & Raz, A. (2016). Placebo response correlates with hypnotic suggestibility. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice3(2), 146. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cns0000074

Harris, C. S., Lifshitz, M., & Raz, A. (2015). Acupuncture for chronic pain? Clinical wisdom undecided despite over 4000 years of practice. The American journal of medicine128(4), 331-333. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2014.10.042

Lifshitz, M., & Raz, A. (2015). Hypnotic ability and baseline attention: fMRI findings from Stroop interference. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice2(2), 134. https://doi.org/10.1037/cns0000050

Greenfield, B., Henry, M., Lis, E., Slatkoff, J., Guilé, J. M., Dougherty, G., … & Mishara, B. L. (2015). Correlates, stability and predictors of borderline personality disorder among previously suicidal youth. European child & adolescent psychiatry24(4), 397-406. https://10.1007/s00787-014-0589-9

Ali, S. S., Lifshitz, M., & Raz, A. (2014). Empirical neuroenchantment: from reading minds to thinking critically. Frontiers in human neuroscience8, 357. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2014.00357

Raz, A., & Wolfson, J. B. (2010). From dynamic lesions to brain imaging of behavioral lesions: Alloying the gold of psychoanalysis with the copper of suggestion. Neuropsychoanalysis12(1), 5-18. https://doi.org/10.1080/15294145.2010.10773621

Chung, D., Raz, A., Lee, J., & Jeong, J. (2013). Computational modeling of the negative priming effect based on inhibition patterns and working memory. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience7, 166. https://doi.org/10.3389/fncom.2013.00166

Lifshitz, M., Cusumano, E. P., & Raz, A. (2014). Meditation and hypnosis at the intersection between phenomenology and cognitive science. In Meditation–Neuroscientific Approaches and Philosophical Implications (pp. 211-226). Springer, Cham.

Raz, A. & Oksenhendler, R. (2013). Paying Attention to Michael Posner. PsycCRITIQUES–Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 58(3).

Demacheva, I., Aubert Bonn, N., Lucero, S., Ladouceur, M., & Raz, A. (2012). Le rôle des facteurs développementaux dans la détermination de la responsabilité morale chez les jeunes: une étude pilote évaluant les opinions d’experts légaux et cliniques. Criminologie45(2), 187-218. https://doi.org/10.7202/1013725arCopiedAn error has occurred

Ben‐Shoshan, M., Blinderman, I., & Raz, A. (2013). Psychosocial factors and chronic spontaneous urticaria: a systematic review. Allergy68(2), 131-141. https://doi.org/10.1111/all.12068

Lifshitz, M., Margulies, D. S., & Raz, A. (2012). Lengthy and expensive? Why the future of diagnostic neuroimaging may be faster, cheaper, and more collaborative than we think. AJOB Neuroscience3(4), 48-50. https://doi.org/10.1080/21507740.2012.721466

Raz, A. (2012). Translational attention: From experiments in the lab to helping the symptoms of individuals with Tourette’s syndrome. Consciousness and cognition21(3), 1591-1594. https://10.1016/j.concog.2012.05.010

Lifshitz, M., Bonn, N. A., Fischer, A., Kashem, I. F., & Raz, A. (2013). Using suggestion to modulate automatic processes: From Stroop to McGurk and beyond. Cortex49(2), 463-473. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2012.08.007

Raz, A., Keller, S., Norman, K., & Senechal, D. (2007). Elucidating Tourette’s syndrome: Perspectives from hypnosis, attention and self-regulation. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis49(4), 289-309. https://doi.org/10.1080/00029157.2007.10524506

Lifshitz, M., & Raz, A. (2012). Hypnosis and meditation: Vehicles of attention and suggestion. The Journal of Mind-Body Regulation2(1), 3-11.

Raz, A. (2012). Contemplative Practices and the Power of the Mind. The Journal of Mind-Body Regulation2(1), 1-2.

Raz, A., & Wolfson, J. B. (2012). From dynamic to behavioural lesions: The relative merits and caveats of elucidating psychoanalysis with brain imaging. Oxford: Oxford UP.

Raz, A. (2012). From neuroimaging to tea leaves in the bottom of a cup. Critical neuroscience: A handbook of the social and cultural contexts of neuroscience, 265-272.

Lifshitz, M., Howells, C., & Raz, A. (2012). Can expectation enhance response to suggestion? De-automatization illuminates a conundrum. Consciousness and Cognition21(2), 1001-1008. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2012.02.002

Demacheva, I., Ladouceur, M., Steinberg, E., Pogossova, G., & Raz, A. (2012). The applied cognitive psychology of attention: a step closer to understanding magic tricks. Applied Cognitive Psychology26(4), 541-549. https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.2825

Raz, A. (2011). Hypnosis: A twilight zone of the top-down variety: Few have never heard of hypnosis but most know little about the potential of this mind–body regulation technique for advancing science. Trends in cognitive sciences15(12), 555-557. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2011.10.002

Raz, A., Lamar, M., Buhle, J. T., Kane, M. J., & Peterson, B. S. (2007). Selective biasing of a specific bistable-figure percept involves fMRI signal changes in frontostriatal circuits: A step toward unlocking the neural correlates of top-down control and self-regulation. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis50(2), 137-156. https://doi.org/10.1080/00029157.2007.10401611

de Jong, V., & Raz, A. (2011). Sub-Therapeutic doses in the treatment of depression: the implications of Starting low and going Slow. The Journal of Mind-Body Regulation1(2), 73-84.

Delpero, E. A., Turkakin, E., & Raz, A. (2011). Asthma as a Model for Placebo Effects in Modern Medicine. The Journal of Mind-Body Regulation1(3), 161-168.

Campbell, N. K., Blinderman, I. M., Lifshitz, M., & Raz, A. (2012). Converging evidence for de-automatization as a function of suggestion. Consciousness and cognition21(3), 1579-1581. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2010.03.004

Raz, A., Campbell, N., Guindi, D., Holcroft, C., Déry, C., & Cukier, O. (2011). Placebos in clinical practice: comparing attitudes, beliefs, and patterns of use between academic psychiatrists and nonpsychiatrists. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry56(4), 198-208. https://doi.org/10.1177/070674371105600403

Raz, A. (2007). Genetics and neuroimaging of attention and hypnotizability may elucidate placebo. Intl. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis56(1), 99-116. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207140701506482

Raz, A., Marinoff, G. P., Zephrani, Z. R., Schweizer, H. R., & Posner, M. I. (2004). See clearly: Suggestion, hypnosis, attention, and visual acuity. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis52(2), 159-187. http://dx.doi.org/10.1076/iceh.52.2.159.28097

Raz, A., Harris, C. S., de Jong, V., & Braude, H. (2009). Is there a place for (deceptive) placebos within clinical practice?. The American Journal of Bioethics9(12), 52-54. https://doi.org/10.1080/15265160903320455

Raz, A., & Campbell, N. K. (2011). Can suggestion obviate reading? Supplementing primary Stroop evidence with exploratory negative priming analyses. Consciousness and cognition20(2), 312-320. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2009.09.013

Raz, A., Schweizer, H. R., Zhu, H., & Bowles, E. N. (2009). Hypnotic dreams as a lens into hypnotic dynamics. Intl. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis58(1), 69-81. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207140903310840

Raz, A., Packard, M. G., Alexander, G. M., Buhle, J. T., Zhu, H., Yu, S., & Peterson, B. S. (2009). A slice of π: An exploratory neuroimaging study of digit encoding and retrieval in a superior memorist. Neurocase15(5), 361-372. https://doi.org/10.1080/13554790902776896

Raz, A., Zhu, H., Yu, S., Bansal, R., Wang, Z., Alexander, G. M., … & Peterson, B. S. (2009). Neural substrates of self-regulatory control in children and adults with Tourette syndrome. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry54(9), 579-588. https://doi.org/10.1177/070674370905400902

Raz, A., & Whatley, B. (2009). Consciousness reduced: Will neuroscience confine the mind to the brain?. Sciences1013, 83-91.

Raz, A. (2009). What is a randomized controlled trial for the Canadian Institutes of health Research?. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry54(6), 425-426.

Raz, A., & Zigman, P. (2009). Emergent effects of investigating the human brain. Behavioral Neuroscience7(4), 297-308.

Raz, A. (2009). Varieties of Attention: A Research-Magician’s Perspective. In G. Bernston and J. Cacioppo (Eds.), Handbook of Neuroscience for the Behavioural Sciences (pp. 361-369). Hoboken: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

Raz, A., & Whatley, B. (2009). Consciousness reduced: Will neuroscience confine the mind to the brain?. Sciences1013, 83-91.

Raz, A. (2009). Anomalous Cognition. In Kendrick Frazier (Ed.), Science Under Siege: Defending Science Exposing Pseudoscience (pp. 268-274). New York: Prometheus Books.

Raz, A., & Bowles, E. (2009). Exploring posttraumatic stress disorder in the light of neuroscience. PsycCRITIQUES54(43).

Giordano, J. J., & Gordijn, B. Differentiating Neuroethics From Neurophilosophy.

Raz, A., Hines, T., Fossella, J., & Castro, D. (2008). Paranormal experience and the COMT dopaminergic gene: A preliminary attempt to associate phenotype with genotype using an underlying brain theory. cortex44(10), 1336-1341. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2007.07.011

Raz, A. (2008). Meeting of minds on anomalous cognition. Skeptical Inquirer, 32(4), 36-43.

Raz, A., & Schwartzman, D. (2008). Using eye movements to elucidate human behavior. language8(6), 535-543.

Raz, A., Raikhel, E., & Anbar, R. D. (2008). Placebos in medicine: Knowledge, beliefs, and patterns of use. McGill Journal of Medicine: MJM11(2), 206.

Raz, A., & Guindi, D. (2008). Placebos and medical education. McGill Journal of Medicine: MJM11(2), 223.

Egner, T., & Raz, A. (2007). Cognitive control processes and hypnosis. Hypnosis and conscious states: The cognitive neuroscience perspective, 29-50.

Raz, A. (2006). Could certain frequencies of electromagnetic waves or radiation interfere with brain function? Scientific American Mind, 29(4), 82.

Raz, A. (2005). Attention and hypnosis: neural substrates and genetic associations of two converging processes. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis53(3), 237-258. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207140590961295

Raz, A., & Fabrega, H. (2006). From repression and attention to culture and automaticity. Behavioral and Brain Sciences29(5), 530.

Raz, A. (2006). Individual differences and attentional varieties. Europa Medicophysica42(1), 53.

Raz, A., Moreno-Íniguez, M., Martin, L., & Zhu, H. (2007). Suggestion overrides the Stroop effect in highly hypnotizable individuals. Consciousness and Cognition16(2), 331-338. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2006.04.004

Raz, A., & Buhle, J. (2006). Typologies of attentional networks. Nature Reviews Neuroscience7(5), 367-379. https://doi:10.1038/nrn1903

Zhu, H., Xu, D., Raz, A., Hao, X., Zhang, H., Kangarlu, A., … & Peterson, B. S. (2006). A statistical framework for the classification of tensor morphologies in diffusion tensor images. Magnetic Resonance Imaging24(5), 569-582. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mri.2006.01.004

Gondry, M., Raz, A., & Paasivirta, M. (2005). The Science and Fiction of Memory Removal. Psyccritiques50(42). https://10.1037/04087512

Gondry, M., Raz, A., & Paasivirta, M. (2005). The Science and Fiction of Memory Removal. Psyccritiques50(42). https://10.1037/04087512

Raz, A., Fan, J., & Posner, M. I. (2005). Hypnotic suggestion reduces conflict in the human brain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences102(28), 9978-9983. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0503064102

Moreno-Iñiguez, M., & Raz, A. (2005). Atypical attention. An alternative to pharmacological treatment for children and adolescents based on suggestion, motivation, and expectation. Revista De Psiquiatría Infanto-Juvenil, 22(3), 64-73.

Lamar, M., & Raz, A. (2005). Neuropsychological Assessment of Attention and Executive Functionning. In S. Ayers (Ed.), Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health & Medicine, (2nd ed. pp. 290-294). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Raz, A. (2005). Recent Perspectives on Tourette’s Syndrome: Breakthrough Genetics, a Broadway Musical, and an Educational Documentary. https://doi.org/10.1037/05246512

Xu, D., Raz, A., Bansal, R., Zhu, H., Hao, X., Kangarlu, A., & Peterson, B. Fiber Connection Density Map Based on Diffusion Tensor Image Data.

Raz, A., Lieber, B., Soliman, F., Buhle, J., Posner, J., Peterson, B. S., & Posner, M. I. (2005). Ecological nuances in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI): psychological stressors, posture, and hydrostatics. Neuroimage25(1), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2004.11.015

Raz, A. (2004). Anatomy of attentional networks. The Anatomical Record Part B: The New Anatomist: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists281(1), 21-36. https://doi.org/10.1002/ar.b.20035

Raz, A. (2004). Brain imaging data of ADHD. Psychiatric Times21(9), 42-42.

Donchin, O., & Raz, A. (2004). Where in the brain does the forward model lurk?. Behavioral and Brain Sciences27(3), 402.

Raz, A., Zephrani, Z. R., Schweizer, H. R., & Marinoff, G. P. (2004). Critique of claims of improved visual acuity after hypnotic suggestion. Optometry and Vision Science81(11), 872-879. https://10.1097/01.OPX.0000145032.79975.58

Gersten, A., Perle, J., Heimer, D., Raz, A., Fried, R. (2004). Probing Brain Oxygenation Waveforms with Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS). In T. Theophanides (Ed.), Infrared Spectroscopy, Life and Biomedical Sciences (pp. 111-132). Rijeka, Croatia: InTech.

Raz, A. (2004). Neural substrates of attention. In G. Adelman & B. H. Smith (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Neuroscience (pp). New York: Elsevier Science.

Raz, A. (2004). Atypical attention: Hypnosis and conflict reduction. In Posner M. I. (Ed.), Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention (pp. 420-429). New York: Guilford Press.

Raz, A. (2004). Attention. In C. Spielberger (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology (pp. 203-208). San Diego, CA: Elsevier Science Academic Press.

Raz, A., Fossella, J. A., McGuiness, P., Zephrani, Z. R., & Posner, M. I. (2004). Neural Correlates and Exploratory Genetic Associations of Attentional and Hypnotic Phenomena. Hypnose und Kognition: The official Journal of the Milton Erickson Society for Clinical Hypnosis, 2, 79-92.

Raz, A., & Norman, K. L. (2004). A social psychologist illuminates cognition. Behavioral and brain sciences27(5), 673.

Raz, A., Marinoff, G. P., Landzberg, K. S., & Guyton, D. L. (2004). Substrates of negative accommodation. Binocular vision & strabismus quarterly19(2), 71-74.

Raz, A., & Donchin, O. (2003). A zetetic’s perspective on gesture, speech, and the evolution of right-handedness. Behavioral and Brain Sciences26(2), 237-238. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X03530060

Raz, A., Landzberg, K. S., Schweizer, H. R., Zephrani, Z. R., Shapiro, T., Fan, J., & Posner, M. I. (2003). Posthypnotic suggestion and the modulation of Stroop interference under cycloplegia. Consciousness and cognition12(3), 332-346. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1053-8100(03)00024-2

Fan, J., Raz, A., & Posner, M. I. (2003). Attentional Mechanisms. In Aminoff, M. J., Daroff, R. B. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Neurological Sciences (pp. 292-299). New York: Elsevier Science.

Raz, A., Deouell, L. Y., & Bentin, S. (2001). Is pre‐attentive processing compromised by prolonged wakefulness? Effects of total sleep deprivation on the mismatch negativity. Psychophysiology38(5), 787-795. https://doi.org/10.1111/1469-8986.3850787

Raz, A., Shapiro, T., Fan, J., & Posner, M. I. (2002). Hypnotic suggestion and the modulation of Stroop interference. Archives of General Psychiatry59(12), 1155-1161. https://10.1001/archpsyc.59.12.1155

Raz, A., Shapiro, T. (2002). Hypnosis and Neuroscience. CH Hypnose, The official journal of The Medical Society of Hypnosis (SMSH) and The Clinical Hypnosis Society (SHypS), 2(12), 4-16.

Fan, J., McCandliss, B. D., Sommer, T., Raz, A., & Posner, M. I. (2002). Testing the efficiency and independence of attentional networks. Journal of cognitive neuroscience14(3), 340-347. https://doi.org/10.1162/089892902317361886

Cheour, M., Martynova, O., Näätänen, R., Erkkola, R., Sillanpää, M., Kero, P., … & Savela, J. (2002). Speech sounds learned by sleeping newborns. Nature415(6872), 599-600. https://doi.org/10.1038/415599b

Raz, A., & Shapiro, T. (2002). Hypnosis and neuroscience: a cross talk between clinical and cognitive research. Archives of General Psychiatry59(1), 85-90. https://doi:10.1001/archpsyc.59.1.85