Works from the Brain Institute


Mudrik, L, Levy, JD, Gavenas, J, Maoz, U. (2019). Studying volition with actions that matter: combining the fields of neuroeconomics and the neuroscience of volition, Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice

Maoz, U., Yaffe, G., Koch, C., & Mudrik, L. (2019). Neural precursors of deliberate and arbitrary decisions in the study of voluntary action. Elife, 8, e39787.

Maoz U and Listead E. (2019) Brain imaging and artificial intelligence, in Raz A. and Thibault R., (Eds). The Dark Side of Brain Imaging. Elsevier Press.

Hill B, Brown B, Gabel E, Lee C, Cannesson M, Loohuis L, Johnson R, Jew B, Maoz U, Mahajan A, Sankararaman S, Hofer I, Halperin E. Preoperative predictions of in-hospital mortality using electronic medical record data. British Journal of Anaesthesia.

Oh J*, Yun K*, Maoz U, Kim T, Chae J. Identifying Depression in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Data using a Deep Learning Algorithm. Journal of Affective Disorders.

Maoz U, Sita K, Van Boxtel J and Mudrik L. Does it matter whether you or your brain did it? An empirical investigation of the influence of the double subject fallacy on moral responsibility judgments. Frontiers Psychology. 2019


Thibault, R. T., Lifshitz, M., & Raz, A. (2018). The climate of neurofeedback: Scientific rigour and the perils of ideology. Brain141(2), e11.

Khalighinejad N, Schurger A, Desantis A, Zmigrod L, Haggard P (2018) Neural precursors of self-initiated movement: convergence and noise. Neuroimage165: 35-47. 

Schwiedrzik CM, Melloni L, Schurger A (2018) Mooney face stimuli for visual perception research. PLoS ONE13(7):e0200106

Schurger A (2018) Specific relationship between the shape of the readiness potential, subjective decision time, and waiting time predicted by an accumulator model with temporally autocorrelated input noise. eNeuro5(1) e0302-17.2018

Thériault, R., & Raz, A. (2018). Patterns of bronchial challenge testing in Canada. Canadian Journal of Respiratory Therapy54(2), 41-47. doi: 10.29390/cjrt-2018-006

Iscan Z, Schurger A, Vernet M, Sitt JD, Valero-Cabré A (2018) Pre-stimulus theta power is correlated with variation of motor-evoked potential latency: a single-pulse TMS study. Exp Brain Resdoi: 10.1007/s00221-018-5359-3.

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 medicine, 7(1).

Thibault, R. T., Veissière S., Olson, J. A., & Raz, A. (2018). Treating ADHD with Suggestion: Neurofeedback and Placebo Therapeutics. Journal of Attention Disorders, 22(8), 707-711.

Thibault, R. T., MacPherson, A., Lifshitz, M., Roth, R. R., & Raz, A. (2018). Neurofeedback with fMRI: A critical systematic review. NeuroImage, 172, 786–807.

Evers A. W. M., Colloca L., Blease C., Annoni M., Atlas L. Y., Benedetti F., Bingel U., Büchel C., Carvalho C., Colagiuri B., Crum A. J., Enck P., Gaab J., Geers A. L., Howick J, Jensen K. B., Kirsch I., Meissner K., Napadow V., Peerdeman K. J., Raz A., Rief W., Vase L, Wager T. D., Wampold B. E., Weimer K., Wiech K., Kaptchuk T. J., Klinger R., & Kelley J. M. (2018). Implications of Placebo and Nocebo Effects for Clinical Practice: Expert Consensus. Psychother Psychosom, 87:204-210 


Olson, J. A., Jeyanesan, E., & Raz, A. (In Press). Ask the pendulum: Personality predictors of ideomotor performance. Neuroscience of Consciousness, volume 3, issue 1, 1 Januray 2017, nixo14,

Landry, M., Lifshitz, M., & Raz, A. (In Press). Brain correlates of hypnosis: A systematic and meta-analytic exploration. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.

Terhune DB, Cleeremans A, Raz A, Lynn SJ. (2017). Hypnosis and Top-Down Regulation of Consciousness. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews.

Thibault, R. T., Lifshitz, M., & Raz, A. (2017). Neurofeedback or Neuroplacebo? Brain.

Lifshitz, M., Thibault, R. T., Roth, R., & Raz, A. (2017). Source-localization of brain states associated with canonical neuroimaging postures. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

Thibault RT, Raz A. (2017). The psychology of neurofeedback: Clinical intervention even if applied placebo. American Psychologist.

Schurger A (2017) The Neuropsychology of Free Will, in The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness, S. Schneider & M. Velmans Eds., John Wiley & Sons, West Sussex, UK. 


Schurger A, Gale S, Gozel O, Blanke O (2017) Performance monitoring for brain-computer-interface actions. Brain and Cognition111: 44-50

Marchesotti S, Martuzzi R, Schurger ABlefari ML, del R Millán J, Bleuler H, Blanke O (2017) Cortical and sub-cortical mechanisms of brain-machine interfaces. Human Brain Mapping38(6):2971-2989.

Schurger A, Faivre N, Cammoun L, Trovó B, BLanke O (2017) Entrainment of voluntary movement to unperceived auditory regularities. Nat Sci Rep, 7:14867

Lifshitz, M., Sheiner, E., Olson, J., Thériault, R., & Raz, A. (in press). On suggestibility and placebo: A follow-up study. The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis

Titiz AS, Hill MRH, Eliashiv D, Tchemodanov N, Maoz U, Stern J, Tran M, Mankin E, Behnke E, Suthana, NA, Fried I. (2017) Theta-Burst Microstimulation in the Human Entorhinal Area Improves Memory. eLife


Landry, M., & Raz, A. (2016). Heightened states of attention: From mental performance to altered states of consciousness and contemplative practices. Intellectica, 66,139-159 

Thibault RT, Raz A. (2016). Neurofeedback: The power of psychosocial therapeutics. The Lancet Psychiatry, 3(11), e18,

Thibault RT and Raz A (2016). Imaging Posture Veils Neural Signals. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 10:520. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00520

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.

Gale S, Prsa M, Schurger A, Gay A, Paillard A, Heberlin B, Guyot JP, Lopez C, Blanke O (2016) Oscillatory neural responses evoked by natural vestibular stimuli in humans. Neurphysiol, DOI:10.1152/jn.00153.2015

Schurger AMylopoulos M, Rosenthal D (2016) Neural antecedents of spontaneous voluntary movement: a new perspective. Trends Cogn Sci20(2):77-79

Thibault RT & Raz A. (2016). When can neurofeedback join the clinical armamentarium? The Lancet Psychiatry, 3(6), 497-498,

Webb TW, Igelstrom KM, Schurger A, Graziano M (2016) Cortical networks involved in visual awareness independently of visual attention. PNAS113(48): 13923–13928

Thibault RT, Lifshitz M, & Raz A. (2016). The self-regulating brain and neurofeedback: Experimental science and clinical promise. Cortex, 74 , 247-261, doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2015.10.024


Lifshitz, M., & Raz, A. (2015).  Hypnotic ability and baseline attention: fMRI findings from Stroop interference.  Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 2(2), 134-143.

Sheiner, E.*, Lifshitz, M.*, & Raz, A. (2016). Placebo response correlates with hypnotic suggestibility. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research and Practice, 3(2), 146-153.  *Authors contributed equally.

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.

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 Medicine, 128(4).

Schurger AUithol S (2015) Nowhere and everywhere: the causal origin of voluntary action. Review of Philosophy and Psychology, DOI: 10.1007/s13164-014-0223-2

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 Psychosomatics, 84,193-207.

Maoz U, Mudrik L, Rivlin R, Ross I, Mamelak A and Yaffe G (2015) On reporting the onset of the intention to move, in Alfred R. Mele, (Ed). Surrounding Free Will: Philosophy, Psychology, Neuroscience. Oxford University Press, 184-202

Schurger ASarigiannidis I, Dehaene S (2015) Cortical activity is more stable when sensory stimuli are consciously perceived. PNAS, 112(16): E2083-2092 ★

Schurger A, Kim M, Cohen JD  (2015) Paradoxical interaction between ocular activity, perception, and metacognition at the threshold of vision. PloS One, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0125278

Olson, J.A., Amlani, A.A., Raz, A., & Rensink, R.A. (2015). Influencing choice without awareness. Consciousness and Cognition.

Olson, J., Demacheva, I., & Raz, A. (2015). Explanations of a magic trick across the life span. Frontiers in Psychology, 6(219). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00219

Landry, M., & Raz, A. (2015). Hypnosis and Imaging of the Living Human Brain. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 57(3), 285-313. doi: 10.1080/00029157.2014.978496

Maoz U and Yaffe G (2015) What Does Recent Neuroscience Tell Us About Criminal Responsibility? Journal of Law and the Biosciences, 3(1): 120-139

Champigny, C.M., & Raz, A. (2015). Transcultural factors in hypnotizability scales: Limits and prospects. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 58(2), 171-194. doi: 10.1080/00029157.2015.1061473

Thibault RT, Lifshitz M, Raz A. (2015). Body position alters human resting-state: Insights from multi-postural magnetoencephalography. Brain imaging and behavior, 1-9, doi: 10.1007/s11682-015-9447-8

Evans N, Gale S, Schurger A, Blanke O (2015) Visual feedback dominates the sense of agency for brain-machine actions. PLoS One, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0130019: 1-17


Dery, C., Campbell, N.K.J., Lifshitz, M., & Raz, A. (2014). Suggestion overrides automatic audiovisual integration. Consciousness and Cognition, 24, 33-37.

Greenfield, B., Henry, M., Lis, E., Slatkoff, J., Guile, J.M., Dougherty, G. … de Castro, F. (2014). Correlates, stability and predictors of borderline personality disorder among previously suicidal youth. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. doi: 10.1007/s00787-014-0589-9

Mudrik L and Maoz U (2014) “Me & my brain": Exposing neuroscience’s closet dualism in studies of consciousness and free will. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27(2): 211-221

Thibault, R.T., Lifshitz, M., Jones, J.M., & Raz, A. (2014). Posture alters human resting state. Cortex, 58, 199-205. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2014.06.014

Macdonald, E.B., & Raz, A. (2014). The marginalization of phenomenological consciousness. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8(306), 1-2. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00306

Cusumano, E. & Raz, A. (2014). Harnessing Psychoanalytical Methods for a Phenomenological Neuroscience. Frontiers in Psychology, 5(334). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00334

Landry, M., Appourchaux, K., & Raz, A. (2014). Elucidating unconscious processing with instrumental hypnosis. Frontiers in Psychology, 5(785). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00785

Ali, S.S., Lifshitz, M., & Raz, A. (2014). Empirical neuroenchantment: from reading minds to thinking critically. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9(357), 1-4.

Raz, A., & Macdonald, E.B. (2014). Narrow Perspectives on Consciousness. PsycCRITIQUES, 59(18).

King JR, Gramfort A, Schurger ANaccache L, Dehaene S (2014) Two distinct dynamic modes subtend the detection of unexpected sounds. PloS One 9(1):e85791

Maoz U and Flash T. (2014) Spatial constant equi-affine speed and motion perception. Journal of Neurophysiology, 111(2): 336-349

Lifshitz, M., Cusumano, E.P., & Raz, A. (2014). Meditation and Hypnosis at the Intersection Between Phenomenology and Cognitive Science. In S. Schmidt and H. Walach (Eds.), Meditation - Neuroscientific Approaches and Philosophical Implications, Studies in Neuroscience, Consciousness and Spirituality 2. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-01634-4_12


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 Neuroscience, 7, 166.

Schurger ACowey A (2013) Blindsight, in Encyclopedia of the Mind, H. Pashler Ed., Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA, USA.

Schurger A, Marti S, Dehaene S (2013) Reducing multi-sensor data to a single time course that reveals experimental effects. BMC-Neuroscience 14:122

King JR, Faugeras F, Gramfort A, Schurger A, El Karoui I, Wacongne C, Labyt E, Bekenschtein T, Naccache L, Dehaene S (2013) Single-trial decoding of auditory novelty responses facilitates the detection of residual consciousness. Neuroimage 83: 726-738

Lifshitz, M., Cusumano, E., & Raz, A. (2013). Hypnosis as neurophenomenology. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7(469), 1-6.

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

Maoz U and Yaffe G, Neuroscience and the Law (2013), in Gazzaniga et al. (Eds.), Cognitive Neuroscience, The Biology of Mind 4th Edition, Norton & Company, 1025-1033

Maoz URutishauser U, Kim S, Cai X, Lee D and Koch C (2013) Predeliberation activity in prefrontal cortex and striatum and the prediction of subsequent value judgment, Front. Neurosci. 7:225.

Ben-Shoshan, M., Blinderman, I., & Raz, A. (2013). Psychosocial factors and chronic spontaneous urticaria: a systematic review. Allergy, 68, 131-141.


Campbell, N., Blinderman, I., Lifshitz, M., & Raz, A. (2012). Converging evidence for de-automatization as a function of suggestion. Consciousness and Cognition, 21, 1579-1581.

Psychosocial Factors and the Pathogenesis of Chronic Hives: A Survey of Canadian Physicians. Allergy and Therapy, 3(1). doi 10.4172/2155-6121.1000113

Lifshitz, M., Howells, C., & Raz, A. (2012). Can expectation enhance response to suggestion? De-automatization illuminates a conundrum. Consciousness and Cognition, 21, 1001-1008.

Raz, A. (2012). Hypnosis as a lens to the development of attention. Consciousness and Cognition, 21, 1595-1598.

Campbell, N., & Raz, A. (2012). Subsidiary analysis of different Stroop-embedded negative priming trials. Consciousness and Cognition, 21,1586-1590.

Lifshitz, M., & Raz, A. (2012). Hypnosis and Meditation: Vehicles of Attention and Suggestion. The Journal of Mind-Body Regulation, 2(1), 3-11.

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

Lifshitz, M., Aubert-Bonn, N., Fischer, A., Kashem, I.K., & Raz, A. (2012). Using suggestion to modulate automatic processes: From Stroop to McGurk and beyond. Cortex,

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 Neuroscience, 3(4), 48-50.

Lifshitz, M., Campbell, N., & Raz, A. (2012). Varieties of attention in hypnosis and meditation. Consciousness and Cognition, 21, 1582-1585.

Harris, C., & Raz, A. (2012). Deliberate use of placebos in clinical practice: what we really know Journal of Medical Ethics, 38, 406-407.

Demacheva, I., Aubert-Bonn, N., Lucero, S., Ladouceur, M., & Raz, A. (2012). Le role des facteurs developpementaux dans la determination de la responsabilite morale chez les jeunes: une etude pilote evaluant les opinions d'experts legaux et cliniques Criminologie, 45(2), 187-218.

Raz, A. (2012). Critical Neuroscience: From Neuroimaging to Tea Leaves in the Bottom of a Cup. In S. Choudhury and J. Slaby (Eds.). Critical Neuroscience, Wiley-Blackwell.

Raz, A., Wolfson, J. (2012). From dynamic to behavioral lesions: The relative merits and caveats of elucidating psychoanalysis with brain imaging. In K. Fotopolou & D. Pfaff (Eds.), From the couch to the lab: Psychoanalysis, neuroscience and cognitive psychology in dialogue. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Rabipour, S., Raz, A. (2012). Training the brain: Fact and fad in cognitive and behavioral remediation. Brain and Cognition, 79(2), 159-179. doi 10.1016/j.bandc.2012.02.006

Maoz U, Ye S, Ross I, Mamelak A and Koch C (2012) Predicting Action Content On-Line and in Real Time before Action Onset – an Intracranial Human Study. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 25 MIT Press, 872-880.

Schurger A, Sitt J, Dehaene S (2012) An accumulator model for spontaneous neural activity prior to self-initiated movement. PNAS 109(42):16776-16777 ★★

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 Psychology.

Raz, A. (2012). Translational attention: From experiments in the lab to helping the symptoms of individuals with Tourette's Syndrome. Consciousness and Cognition, 21,1591-1594.


Raz A, Campbell N. K. J. Guindi D, Holcroft C, Déry C, & Cuckier O. (2011). Placebos in Clinical Practice: Comparing Attitudes, Beliefs, and Patterns of Use between Academic Psychiatrists and Non-Psychiatrists. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 56(4), 198-208.

de Jong, V., & Raz, A. (2011). Subtherapeutic Doses in the treatment of depression: The implications of starting low and going slow. The Journal of Mind-Body Regulation, 1(3), 73-84.

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 Sciences, 15(12), 555-557.

Raz, A. (2011). Does Neuroimaging of Suggestion Elucidate Hypnotic Trance? International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 59(3), 363-377.


Raz, A., Schweizer, H. R., Zhu, H., & Bowles, E. N. (2010). Hypnotic Dreams as a Lens into Hypnotic Dynamics. International Journal of Experimental Hypnosis, 58(1), 69-81.

Raz, A., & Braude, H. (2010). Differentiating Neuroethics From Neurophilosophy. PsycCRITIQUES, 55(50).

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. Neuropsychoanalysis, 12(1), 5-65.

Schurger A, Pereira F, Treisman A, Cohen JD (2010) Reproducibility distinguishes conscious from non-conscious neural representations. Science 327: 97-99 ★


Raz, A., & Bowles, E. (2009). Exploring posttraumatic stress disorder in the Light of Neuroscience. PsycCRITIQUES–Contemporary Psychology, 54(43), doi: 10.1037/a0017664

Raz, A., Harris, C. S., de Jong, V., & Braude, H. (2009). Is there a place for (deceptive) placebos within clinical practice? American Journal of Bioethics, 9(12), 52-54.

Raz, A., & Zigman, P., (2009). Using Magic as a Vehicle to Elucidate Attention. In A. Finazzi Agrò et al. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. London: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Raz, A., & Campbell, N. K. J. (2009). Can Suggestion Obviate Reading? Supplementing Primary Stroop Evidence with Exploratory Negative Priming Analyses. Consciousness & Cognition, 20(2), 312-320.

Schurger A (2009) A very inexpensive MRI-compatible method for dichoptic visual stimulation. Neurosci Methods 177(1):199-202

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

Pollick FE*, Maoz U*, Giblin PJ, Handzel AA, Giblin PJ, Sapiro G and Flash T (2009) Three-dimensional arm movements at constant equi-affine speed. Cortex 45(3): 325-339

Maoz UBerthoz A and Flash T (2009) Complex Unconstrained Three-Dimensional Hand Movement and Constant Equi-Affine Speed, Journal of Neurophysiology, 101(2): 1002-1015

Flash T, Maoz U and Polyakov F (2009) Arm Trajectory Formation, in Binder MD, Hirokawa N, Windhorst U and Hirsch MC (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, Springer

Raz, A., & Whatley, B. (2009). Consciousness reduced: Will neuroscience confine the mind to the brain? PsycCRITIQUES–Contemporary Psychology, 54(39).

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., Zhu, H., Yu, S., Bansal, R., Wang, Z., Alexander, G. M., Royal, J., & Peterson, B. S. (2009). Neural substrates of self-regulatory control in children and adults with Tourette Syndrome. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 54(9), 579-588.

Raz, A., Packard, M., Alexander, M., Buhle, J. T., Zhu, H., Yu, S., & Peterson, B. S. (2009) A slice of π: Exploratory neuroimaging of digit encoding and retrieval in a superior memorist. Neurocase, 15(5) 361-372.

Raz, A., & Zigman, P., (2009). Emergent Effects of Investigating the Human Brain, PsycCRITIQUES--Contemporary Psychology, 54(16). doi: 10.1037/a0015244

Raz, A. (2009, June 10). What is a Randomized Controlled Trial for the Canadian Institute of Health Research? [Letter to the editor]. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 54(6), 425–426, A. (2009).

Raz, A., Zigman, P., & de Jong, V. (2009). Placebo Effects and Placebo Responses: Filling the Interstices with Meaning. PsycCRITIQUES–Contemporary Psychology, 54(33). doi: 10.1037/a0017356


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. Cortex: A Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behaviour, 44(10), 1336-1341. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2007.07.011

Raz, A., & Guindi, D. (2008). Placebos and medical education. McGill Journal of Medicine, 11(2), 223-226.

Raz, A., Raikhel, E., & Anbar, R. D. (2008). Placebos in medicine: Knowledge, beliefs, and patterns of use. McGill Journal of Medicine, 11(2), 206-211.

Raz, A., & Schwartzman, D. (2008). Eye movements and human behavior. PsycCRITIQUES–Contemporary Psychology, 53(4). doi: 10.1037/a0010525

Raz, A., Schwartzman, D., & Guindi, D. (2008). Hemihypnosis, hypnosis, and the importance of knowing right from trend. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 51(2), 201-208.

Schurger ACowey A, Cohen JD, Treisman A, Tallon-Baudry C  (2008) Distinct and independent correlates of attention and awareness in a hemianopic patient. Neuropsychologia 46(8):2189-97 ★

Raz, A. (2008). The genetics and neuroimaging of attention and hypnotizability may elucidate placebo. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 56(1), 99-116.

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


Raz, A. (2007). A Commentary on Mumpsimus, Sumpsimus and the Mpemba Effect. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 50(2), 183-185.

Raz, A. (2007). Suggestibility and hypnotizability: Mind the gap. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 49(3), 205-210.

Raz, A. (2007). Hypnobo: Perspectives on Hypnosis and Placebo. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 50(1), 29-36.

Raz, A., Keller, S., Norman, K., & Senechal, D. (2007). Elucidating Tourette's Syndrome: Perspectives from Hypnosis, Attention and Self-Regulation. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 49(4), 289-309.

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 Society of Clinical Hypnosis, 50(2), 137-156.

Raz, A., & Michels, R. (2007). Contextualizing specificity: Specific and non-specific effects of treatment. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 50(2), 177-182.

Raz, A., Moreno-Iniguez, M., Martin, L., & Zhu, H. (2007). Suggestion overrides the Stroop effect in highly hypnotizable individuals. Consciousness and Cognition, 16(2), 331-338.

Egner, T., & Raz, A. (2007). Cognitive Control Processes and Hypnosis. In G. A. Jamieson (Ed.), Hypnosis and Conscious States: The Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective (pp. 29-50). New York: Oxford University Press.


Raz, A. (2006). Individual Differences and Attentional Varieties. Europa medicophysica, 42(1), 53-58.

Raz, A., & Buhle, J. (2006). Typologies of Attentional Networks. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 7(5), 367-379.

Raz, A., Kirsch, I., Pollard, J., & Nitkin-Kaner, Y. (2006). Suggestion reduces the stroop effect. Psychological Science, 17(2), 91-95.

Raz, A., Fan, J., & Posner, M. I. (2006). Neuroimaging and genetic associations of attentional and hypnotic processes. Journal of Physiology (Paris), 99(4-6), 483- 491.

Raz, A., & Fabrega, H. (2006). From repression and attention to culture and automaticity. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 29(5) 530-531.

Zhu, H., Xu, D., Raz, A., Hao, X., Zhang, H., Kangarlu, A., Bansal, R., & Peterson, B. S. (2006). A statistical framework for the classification of tensor morphologies in diffusion tensor images. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 24(5), 569-582.

Raz, A. (2006). Perspectives on the Efficacy of Antidepressants for Child and Adolescent Depression. PLoS Medicine, 3(1), e9.

Raz, A., & Harrington, J. K. (2006). Big Pharma vs. Small Patients. PsycCRITIQUES--Contemporary Psychology, 51(7). doi: 10.1037/04087512

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

Schurger ACowey A, Tallon-Baudry C  (2006) Gamma-band oscillations correlate with awareness in hemianopic patient GY. Neuropsychologia 44:1796-1803


Maoz UPortugaly E, Flash T and Weiss Y (2005) Noise and the two-thirds power law. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 18 MIT Press

Xu, D., Raz, A., Bansal, R., Zhu, H. T., Hao, X., Kangarlu, A., & Peterson, B. S. (2005, May). Fiber Density Map Based on Diffusion Tensor Image Data. In V. S. Lee (Chair), 13th Scientific Meeting and Exposition. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the ISMRM 2005, Miami Beach, USA.

Raz, A., & Paasivirta, M. (2005). The Science Fiction of Memory Removal. PsycCRITIQUES–Contemporary Psychology, 50(42). doi: 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 Sciences of the United States of America, 102(28), 9978-9983.

Raz, A. (2005). Attention and Hypnosis: Neural Substrates and Ggenetic Associations of Two Converging Processes. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 53(3), 237-258.

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. Neuroimage, 25(1), 1-7.

Raz, A. (2005). A recent Perspective on Tourette's Syndrome: Breakthrough Genetics, a Broadway Musical, and an educational Documentary. PsycCRITIQUES–Contemporary Psychology, 50(42). doi: 10.1037/05246512

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.

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.


Raz, A., & Norman, K. (2004). Social Psychology Illuminates Cognitive Neuroscience. Brain and Behavioral Sciences, 27(5), 673-674.

Raz, A., Marinoff, G. P., Landzberg, K.S., & Guyton, D. L. (2004). Substrates of negative accommodation. Binocular Vision & Strabismus Quarterly, 19(2), 71-74.

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., 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 Hypnosis, 52(2), 159-187.

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

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.

Nieuwenhuis S, Yeung N, Holroyd CB, Schurger, A, & Cohen JD (2004) Sensitivity of electrophysiological activity from medial frontal cortex to utilitarian and performance feedback. Cerebral Cortex 14:741-747

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

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). Anatomy of attentional networks. Anatomical Record. Part B, New Anatomist, 281(1), 21-36. doi: 10.1002/ar.b.20035

Raz, A. (2004). Brain Imaging of ADHD: Data from Children and Adults. Psychiatric Times, 21(9), 42-49.

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 Science, 81(11), 872-879.

Donchin, O., & Raz, A. (2004). Where in the Drain Does the Forward Model Lurk? Brain and Behavioral Sciences, 27(3), 402-403.


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 Cognition, 12(3), 332-346.

Raz, A., & Donchin, O. (2003). A Zetetic's Perspective on Gesture, Speech, and the Evolution of Right-Handedness. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 26(2), 237-238.

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., 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.

Raz, A., & Shapiro, T. (2002). Hypnosis and neuroscience: a cross talk between clinical and cognitive research. Archives of General Psychiatry, 59(1), 85-90.

Raz, A., Shapiro, T., Fan, J., & Posner, M. I. (2002). Hypnotic suggestion and the modulation of Stroop interference. Archives of General Psychiatry, 59(12), 1155-61.

Fan, J., McCandliss, B. M., Sommer, T., Raz, A., & Posner, M. (2002). Testing the Efficiency and Independence of Attentional Networks. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 14(3), 340-347.

Cheour, M., Martynova, O., Näätänen, R., Erkkola, R., Sillanpää, M., Kero, P., Raz, A., Kaipio, M. L., Hiltunen, J., Aaltonen, O., Savela, J., & Hämäläinen, H. (2002). Speech Sounds Learned by Sleeping Newborns. Nature, 415(6872), 599-600.


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. Psychophysiology, 38(5), 787-795.


Raz, A. (1998). A popular guide to higher brain functions. Israel: The Open University of Israel Press.

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