reviewer image Prof. Amir Raz

Amir Raz holds the Canada research chair in the cognitive neuroscience of attention, and heads the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at McGill University and the Clinical Neuroscience and Applied Cognition Laboratory at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH). Professor Raz is a researcher at the JGH, faculty in the Department of Psychiatry, and a member of the Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychology and the Montreal Neurological Institute. Dr. Raz is a clinical neuroscientist: an interdisciplinary cognitive neuroscientist with a strong experimental approach. He holds diplomate status with the American Board of Psychological Hypnosis. He conducted his award-winning research in two of the top psychiatry departments in the United States prior to his recent transition to McGill University.

Having studied the neural correlates of developmental psychopathology in impulse control disorders, Raz has worked with clinical populations including Tourette syndrome, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, substance use disorders, bulimia nervosa, and pathological gambling. His active research interests span the neural and psychological substrates of attention, self-regulation, and effortful control. He is also conducting research into the cognitive neuroscience of culture, authorship processes, and atypical cognition. Using imaging of the living human brain (neuroimaging), genetics, and other state-of-the-art techniques (e.g., eye-tracking), his research brings together basic and clinical science. Raz is a leader in unlocking the brain substrates of attention. He is secretary of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.

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