Greg Poljacik is a Research Coordinator at the University of Chicago for the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience with a focus in risk analysis, performance, and wisdom. He is a part of the Wisdom Research Project at UofC, studying the relationship between expertise and wisdom.


How does experience increase wisdom? What is the relationship between cognitive, social and emotional processes in mediating wisdom?

Learn more: Wisdom Research Network at the University of Chicago

Greg is also a newly Certified Hypnotist, a stuntman for film and television, teaches stage combat and Improv at Second City, and he owns a business selling the stage blood he invented for the entertainment industry. Learn more about Gravity and Momentum.

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Lifshitz, M., Aubert Bonn, N., Fischer, A., Kashem, I. F., & Raz, A. (2013). Using suggestion to modulate automatic processes: from Stroop to McGurk and beyond. Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior, 49(2), 463“73. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2012.08.007

Stanford Suggestibility Scale Form C

Weitzenhoffer, A. M., & Hilgard, E. R. (1996). Stanford Hypnotic Susceptibility Scale, Form C. Stanford University.

McGeown, W. J., Venneri, A., Kirsch, I., Nocetti, L., Roberts, K., Foan, L., & Mazzoni, G. (2012). Suggested visual hallucination without hypnosis enhances activity in visual areas of the brain. Consciousness and Cognition, 21(1), 100“16. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2011.10.015

McGeown, W. J., Mazzoni, G., Venneri, A., & Kirsch, I. (2009). Hypnotic induction decreases anterior default mode activity. Consciousness and Cognition, 18(4), 848“55. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2009.09.001

Kosslyn, S. M., Thompson, W. L., Costantini-Ferrando, M. F., Alpert, N. M., & Spiegel, D. (2000). Hypnotic visual illusion alters color processing in the brain. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 157(8), 1279“84. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10910791

Kallio, S., & Koivisto, M. (2013). Posthypnotic suggestion alters conscious color perception in an automatic manner. The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 61(4), 371“87. doi:10.1080/00207144.2013.810446

Hoeft, F., Gabrieli, J. D. E., Whitfield-Gabrieli, S., Haas, B. W., Bammer, R., Menon, V., & Spiegel, D. (2013). Functional Brain Basis of Hypnotizability. Arch Gen Psychiatry, 69(10), 1064“1072.

Dienes, Z., & Hutton, S. (2013). Understanding hypnosis metacognitively: rTMS applied to left DLPFC increases hypnotic suggestibility. Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior, 49(2), 386“92. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2012.07.009

Vanhaudenhuyse, a., Laureys, S., & Faymonville, M.-E. (2013). Neurophysiology of hypnosis. Neurophysiologie Clinique/Clinical Neurophysiology. doi:10.1016/j.neucli.2013.09.006

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