Jay Olson, M.Sc. is a PhD candidate at the Raz Cognitive Neuroscience Lab 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) can reduce symptoms of behavioural disorders (CBC).
In progress: Can light therapy reduce shift work fatigue on a large scale?
In progress: Smartphone addiction is related to hypnotic suggestibility.
In progress: Mindfulness meditation can reduce test anxiety in students.
Upcoming public talks:
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 and the National Institute of Sports.
Contact Jay at email@example.com or view his academic CV (PDF).