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Vince Polito

Vince Polito

Thesis Details

Sense of agency and hypnosis.

The subjective experience of personal agency, i.e., the sense that our conscious intentions cause our actions, has become an important factor in theories of motor control, thought and consciousness. I am using hypnosis as a case study to investigate the phenomenology of agency changes, to develop and test paradigms for modifying sense of agency and to test existing theories of agency and hypnosis.

  • Type: PhD
  • Scholarship : MQRES
  • Supervisors : Associate Professor Amanda Barnier, Emeritus Professor Max Coltheart Associate Professor Robyn Langdon and Dr Rochelle Cox and Dr Erik Woody (University of Waterloo, UK)

ORCID : http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3242-9074

Vince is also a current member of the department. For more information on Vince's research please visit their Department of Cognitive Science profile.

Vince is also a current member of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders. For more information on Vince's research please visit their CCD profile.

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