Jan 16, 2019
In this line of research we are exploring how alterations in consciousness can help us develop more complete models of cognitive functioning.
- Our research with hypnosis has demonstrated how suggestion and belief can lead to profound changes in action, and automatic behaviours.
- Meditation research research is showing state and trait changes in low level attentional capacities that can result simple mindfulness practices.
- Investigation of states of flow have highlighted how expertise and training can lead to changes in the sense of agency associated with complex tasks.
- We are using virtual reality to explore the multisensory cues that lead to feelings of immersion and presence in virtual worlds.
Hypnotherapy for Procedural Pain, Itch, and State Anxiety in Children with Acute Burns: A Feasibility and Acceptability Study Protocol
Burns and related procedures are painful and distressing for children, exposing them to acute and chronic sequelae that can negatively …
Dali Geagea, Bronwyn Griffin, Roy Kimble, Vince Polito, Devin B. Terhune, Zephanie Tyack
Meditation in the Workplace: Does Mindfulness Reduce Bias and Increase Organisational Citizenship Behaviours?
Mindfulness is becoming increasingly popular in the workplace. This likely relates to a growing body of research linking mindfulness to …
Emma Constance Williams, Vince Polito
Amanda J. Barnier, Devin B. Terhune, Vince Polito, Erik Z. Woody
Inadequately treated pain and distress elicited by medical procedures can put children at higher risks of acute and chronic …
Daly Geagea, Zephanie Tyack, Roy Kimble, Lars Eriksson, Vince Polito, Bronwyn Griffin
Gemma Perry, Vince Polito
Chanting is a form of rhythmic, repetitive vocalization practiced in a wide range of cultures. It is used in spiritual practice to …
Gemma Perry, Vince Polito, William Forde Thompson
The Clever Hands task (Wegner, Fuller, & Sparrow, 2003) is a behavioral illusion in which participants make responses to a trivia …
Vince Polito, Amanda J. Barnier, Michael H. Connors
Recent studies link meditation expertise with enhanced low-level attention, measured through auditory event-related potentials (ERPs). …
Lydia Barnes, Genevieve McArthur, Britta Biedermann, Peter de Lissa, Vince Polito, Nicholas Badcock
Belief, Delusion, Hypnosis, and the Right Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex: A Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Study
According to the Two-Factor theory of delusional belief (see e.g. Coltheart at al., 2011), there exists a cognitive system dedicated to …
Max Coltheart, Rochelle Cox, Paul Sowman, Hannah Morgan, Amanda Barnier, Robyn Langdon, Emily Connaughton, Lina Teichmann, Nikolas Williams, Vince Polito
Changes in the Sense of Agency during Hypnosis: The Hungarian Version of the Sense of Agency Rating Scale (SOARS-HU) and Its Relationship with Phenomenological Aspects of Consciousness
Changes in the sense of agency are defining feature of hypnosis. The Sense of Agency Rating Scale (SOARS) is a 10-item questionnaire, …
Andras Kolto, Vince Polito
The findings of a study by Cahn and Polich (2009) suggests that there is an effect of a meditative state on three event-related …
Britta Biedermann, Peter de Lissa, Yatin Mahajan, Vince Polito, Nicolas Badcock, Michael H. Connors, Lena Quinto, Linda Larsen, Genevieve McArthur
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Devin B. Terhune, Vince Polito, Amanda J. Barnier, Erik Z. Woody
Towards a Science of Internal Experience: Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Hypnosis and Meditation Research
Vince Polito, Michael Connors
Passivity phenomena in schizophrenia are characterized by a sense of diminished agency. Clinical research into sense of agency has …
Vince Polito, Robyn Langdon, Amanda J. Barnier
The Experience of Altered States of Consciousness in Shamanic Ritual: The Role of Pre-Existing Beliefs and Affective Factors
Much attention has been paid recently to the role of anomalous experiences in the aetiology of certain types of psychopathology, e.g. …
Vince Polito, Robyn Langdon, Jac Brown
Hypnotised individuals often experience agency alterations whereby their actions feel effortless. This has led researchers to develop …
Sep 25, 2019 10:00 AM Tenerife, Spain
What lies beyond the edges of our normal everyday waking consciousness? Join Dr Vince Polito for a trip through ancient and modern …
Aug 15, 2019 7:00 PM Giant Dwarf Theatre, Redfern