A Raz

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Typologies of attentional networks
    Amir Raz
    Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York 10032, USA
    Nat Rev Neurosci 7:367-79. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Elucidating Tourette's syndrome: perspectives from hypnosis, attention and self-regulation
    Amir Raz
    Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
    Am J Clin Hypn 49:289-309. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Suggestion overrides the Stroop effect in highly hypnotizable individuals
    Amir Raz
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York State Psychiatric Institute, MRI Unit in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Conscious Cogn 16:331-8. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Neuroimaging and genetic associations of attentional and hypnotic processes
    Amir Raz
    Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, USA
    J Physiol Paris 99:483-91. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Individual differences and attentional varieties
    A Raz
    Department of Psichiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Eura Medicophys 42:53-8. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Hypnosis and neuroscience: a cross talk between clinical and cognitive research
    Amir Raz
    Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Department of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 1300 York Ave, PO Box 140, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 59:85-90. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Attention and hypnosis: neural substrates and genetic associations of two converging processes
    Amir Raz
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Int J Clin Exp Hypn 53:237-58. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint See clearly: suggestion, hypnosis, attention, and visual acuity
    Amir Raz
    Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute, Department of Psychiatry, New York 10032, USA
    Int J Clin Exp Hypn 52:159-87. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Suggestion reduces the stroop effect
    Amir Raz
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York State Psychiatric Institute, MRI Unit in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Psychol Sci 17:91-5. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Critique of claims of improved visual acuity after hypnotic suggestion
    Amir Raz
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging Unit in the Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Optom Vis Sci 81:872-9. 2004

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Publications26

  1. ncbi request reprint Typologies of attentional networks
    Amir Raz
    Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York 10032, USA
    Nat Rev Neurosci 7:367-79. 2006
    ..Given the recent explosion in empirical data, attentional typologies provide powerful conceptual tools with which to contextualize and integrate these findings...
  2. ncbi request reprint Elucidating Tourette's syndrome: perspectives from hypnosis, attention and self-regulation
    Amir Raz
    Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
    Am J Clin Hypn 49:289-309. 2007
    ..Showing that the symptoms of TS are susceptible to self-regulatory interventions such as hypnosis, we propose that attentional training could be used to both treat the disorder and better understand it...
  3. ncbi request reprint Suggestion overrides the Stroop effect in highly hypnotizable individuals
    Amir Raz
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York State Psychiatric Institute, MRI Unit in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Conscious Cogn 16:331-8. 2007
    ..We show that suggestion administered to highly hypnotizable persons significantly reduced Stroop interference and derailed a seemingly automatic process...
  4. ncbi request reprint Neuroimaging and genetic associations of attentional and hypnotic processes
    Amir Raz
    Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, USA
    J Physiol Paris 99:483-91. 2006
    ..These results may explain individual differences in hypnotizability and propose new ideas for studying the influence of suggestion on neural systems...
  5. ncbi request reprint Individual differences and attentional varieties
    A Raz
    Department of Psichiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Eura Medicophys 42:53-8. 2006
    ..The efficiency of the attention networks differs between people. However, these individual differences may elucidate variation in intelligence as well as the ability to regulate affect...
  6. ncbi request reprint Hypnosis and neuroscience: a cross talk between clinical and cognitive research
    Amir Raz
    Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Department of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 1300 York Ave, PO Box 140, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 59:85-90. 2002
    ..We outline how the hypnotic state can serve as a way to tap neurocognitive questions and how cognitive assays can in turn shed new light on the neural bases of hypnosis. This cross talk should enhance research and clinical applications...
  7. ncbi request reprint Attention and hypnosis: neural substrates and genetic associations of two converging processes
    Amir Raz
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Int J Clin Exp Hypn 53:237-58. 2005
    ..Underlining data from attentional networks, neuroimaging, and genetics, these findings should help to explain individual differences in hypnotizability and the neural systems subserving hypnosis...
  8. ncbi request reprint See clearly: suggestion, hypnosis, attention, and visual acuity
    Amir Raz
    Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute, Department of Psychiatry, New York 10032, USA
    Int J Clin Exp Hypn 52:159-87. 2004
    ..It seems likely that the small apparent influence of suggestion on visual acuity is mediated by changes in attention. The authors outline how attention can affect visual acuity...
  9. ncbi request reprint Suggestion reduces the stroop effect
    Amir Raz
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York State Psychiatric Institute, MRI Unit in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Psychol Sci 17:91-5. 2006
    ..These findings indicate that suggestion can at least partially overcome the automaticity associated with the Stroop effect...
  10. ncbi request reprint Critique of claims of improved visual acuity after hypnotic suggestion
    Amir Raz
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging Unit in the Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Optom Vis Sci 81:872-9. 2004
    ..However, hypnosis can increase one's subjective feeling of enhanced visual acuity by affecting higher cognitive functions, such as attention, memorization, and perceptual learning, which could influence performance on visual tasks...
  11. ncbi request reprint Hypnotic suggestion and the modulation of Stroop interference
    Amir Raz
    Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Department of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 1300 York Ave, Box 140, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 59:1155-61. 2002
    ..Cognitive science has not fully exploited hypnosis and hypnotic suggestion as experimental tools. This study was designed to determine whether a hypnotic suggestion to hinder lexical processing could modulate the Stroop effect...
  12. pmc Hypnotic suggestion reduces conflict in the human brain
    Amir Raz
    Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:9978-83. 2005
    ..Our findings illuminate how suggestion affects cognitive control by modulating activity in specific brain areas, including early visual modules, and provide a more scientific account relating the neural effects of suggestion to placebo...
  13. ncbi request reprint Anatomy of attentional networks
    Amir Raz
    MRI Unit, Department of Psychaiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY, USA
    Anat Rec B New Anat 281:21-36. 2004
    ..A discussion of pertinent results connects attentional networks with self-regulation, development, and rehabilitation training...
  14. ncbi request reprint Genetics and neuroimaging of attention and hypnotizability may elucidate placebo
    Amir Raz
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York, USA
    Int J Clin Exp Hypn 56:99-116. 2008
    ..These exploratory findings may extend to the identification of placebo responders...
  15. doi request reprint A slice of pi : an exploratory neuroimaging study of digit encoding and retrieval in a superior memorist
    Amir Raz
    MRI Unit in the Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY, USA
    Neurocase 15:361-72. 2009
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  16. ncbi request reprint Ecological nuances in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI): psychological stressors, posture, and hydrostatics
    Amir Raz
    MRI Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Drive, Box 74, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Neuroimage 25:1-7. 2005
    ..Recognizing the central role of fMRI in unraveling the neural mechanisms of cognition, we outline ways to address these limitations...
  17. ncbi request reprint Testing the efficiency and independence of attentional networks
    Jin Fan
    The Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Department of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 1300 York Avenue, Box 140, New York, NY 10002, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 14:340-7. 2002
    ..The ANT may also serve as an activation task for neuroimaging studies and as a phenotype for the study of the influence of genes on attentional networks...
  18. doi request reprint Hypnotic dreams as a lens into hypnotic dynamics
    Amir Raz
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY, USA
    Int J Clin Exp Hypn 58:69-81. 2010
    ..These findings contextualize for further research and therapy transference issues related to the hypnotic relationship and the use of hypnotic dreams...
  19. ncbi request reprint Posthypnotic suggestion and the modulation of Stroop interference under cycloplegia
    Amir Raz
    Department of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, White Plains, NY 10605, USA
    Conscious Cogn 12:332-46. 2003
    ..These data strengthen the view that Stroop interference is neither robust nor inevitable and support the hypothesis that posthypnotic suggestion may exert a top-down influence on neural processing...
  20. ncbi request reprint Measuring attention in the hemispheres: the lateralized attention network test (LANT)
    Deanna J Greene
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1285 Franz Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Brain Cogn 66:21-31. 2008
    ..We suggest that the LANT is an informative extension of the original ANT, allowing for measurement of the three attention networks in each hemisphere separately...
  21. pmc 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
    Amir Raz
    Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Clin Hypn 50:137-56. 2007
    ..With special relevance to clinical neuroscience and applications involving attention, expectation and suggestion (e.g., hypnosis), our results address the importance of frontostriatal circuitry in behavioral modulation...
  22. ncbi request reprint Hypnobo: perspectives on hypnosis and placebo
    Amir Raz
    Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
    Am J Clin Hypn 50:29-36. 2007
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  23. ncbi request reprint Contextualizing specificity: specific and non-specific effects of treatment
    Amir Raz
    Sir Mortimer B Davis Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry, Montreal, QC
    Am J Clin Hypn 50:177-82. 2007
    ..Interpretation of these data paves the road to a more scientific strategy for studying the neural basis of suggestion and placebo response, and holds promise for the optimal matching of patient and treatment...
  24. ncbi request reprint A commentary on mumpsimus, sumpsimus and the mpemba effect
    Amir Raz
    Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry, McGill University and SMBD Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec
    Am J Clin Hypn 50:183-5. 2007
  25. ncbi request reprint Interview with Amir Raz, Ph.D., July 14, 2005. Interview by Jane Parsons-Fein
    Amir Raz
    Am J Clin Hypn 49:129-42. 2006
  26. ncbi request reprint Suggestibility and hypnotizability: mind the gap
    Amir Raz
    Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, Willow Chest Centre, 100 2647 Willow St, Vancouver, BC
    Am J Clin Hypn 49:205-10. 2007
    ..To be sure, exploring the power of suggestion will likely pave the road to a more scientific understanding of such psychological phenomena as motivation, expectation, and the placebo effect...