Amir Raz

Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology and Neurosurgery
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Canada Research Chair in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention
McGill University and SMBD Jewish General Hospital

Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
Duff Medical Building (Montreal Neurological Institute)
Room A11
3775 University Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2B4
Tel: 514-398-3410 ; Fax: 514-398-8069

Clinical Neuroscience and Applied Cognition Laboratory
Institute of Community & Family Psychiatry at the SMBD Jewish General Hospital
4333 Cote Ste Catherine Rd.
Montreal, Quebec H3T 1E4
Tel: 514-340-8210 ; Fax: 514-340-8124

E-mail: amir.raz at

Research Areas

Cognition-Language-Perception, Behavioural Neuroscience, Social and Personality Psychology, Health Psychology, Developmental Science

Research Summary

Neural and psychological substrates of attention, suggestion, placebos, self-regulation and effortful control. Cognitive neuroscience of authorship processes, altered consciousness, and atypical cognition. Imaging of the living human brain (neuroimaging), genetics, eye-tracking. Unlocking the brain substrates of emotion, cognition, though and action in both children and adults with an emphasis on clinical populations, including individuals with Tourette's syndrome, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and pathological gambling.


Raz Lab at McGill

Raz lab at JGH

Amir Raz at LDI

Updated: March 2013
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