Jay Olson, M.Sc. is a doctoral researcher at McGill University.
His research on decision making has shown:
The feeling of control over thoughts and decisions can be manipulated using suggestion.
People have unconscious decision-making strategies accessible through subtle muscle movements.
His applied research has shown:
In progress: “Placebo machines” (technological placebos) might reduce symptoms of behavioural disorders (YouTube).
In progress: Bright light exposure might reduce shift work fatigue on a large scale.
Upcoming public lectures:
Thu, 25 Jan 2018, 2pm–3:30pm: Placebo machines, the culture of neuroscience, and the power of suggestion in Ludmer room 138 at McGill University.
Wed, 28 Feb 2018, 6pm–8pm: Public speaking workshop at McGill University (reservation required).
Jay also works as a consultant to reduce fatigue and improve performance of business travellers and elite athletes. He has worked with companies such as Goldman Sachs, SWAN Medical Group, and the National Institute of Sports.
Contact Jay at firstname.lastname@example.org or view his academic CV (PDF).