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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.

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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.

Greg Poljacik

More on the Stroop Effect Test:
http://www.math.unt.edu/~tam/SelfTests/StroopEffects.html

Amir Raz:
http://razlab.mcgill.ca

Greg Poljacik

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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