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    Absorption and Spiritual Experience: A Review of Evidence and Potential Mechanisms. [REVIEW]Michael Lifshitz, Michiel van Elk & T. M. Luhrmann - 2019 - Consciousness and Cognition 73:102760.
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    Hypnosis as Neurophenomenology.Michael Lifshitz, Emma P. Cusumano & Amir Raz - 2013 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 7.
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    Can Expectation Enhance Response to Suggestion? De-Automatization Illuminates a Conundrum.Michael Lifshitz, Catherine Howells & Amir Raz - 2012 - Consciousness and Cognition 21 (2):1001-1008.
    Disparate theoretical viewpoints construe hypnotic suggestibility either as a stable trait, largely determined by underlying cognitive aptitude, or as a flexible skill amenable to attitudinal factors including beliefs and expectations. Circumscribed findings support both views. The present study attempted to consolidate these orthogonal perspectives through the lens of expectancy modification. We surreptitiously controlled light and sound stimuli to convince participants that they were responding strongly to hypnotic suggestions for visual and auditory hallucinations. Extending our previous findings, we indexed hypnotic suggestibility (...)
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    From Generative Models to Generative Passages: A Computational Approach to (Neuro) Phenomenology.Maxwell J. D. Ramstead, Anil K. Seth, Casper Hesp, Lars Sandved-Smith, Jonas Mago, Michael Lifshitz, Giuseppe Pagnoni, Ryan Smith, Guillaume Dumas, Antoine Lutz, Karl Friston & Axel Constant - forthcoming - Review of Philosophy and Psychology:1-29.
    This paper presents a version of neurophenomenology based on generative modelling techniques developed in computational neuroscience and biology. Our approach can be described as computational phenomenology because it applies methods originally developed in computational modelling to provide a formal model of the descriptions of lived experience in the phenomenological tradition of philosophy. The first section presents a brief review of the overall project to naturalize phenomenology. The second section presents and evaluates philosophical objections to that project and situates our version (...)
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    Varieties of Attention in Hypnosis and Meditation.Michael Lifshitz, Natasha Kj Campbell & Amir Raz - 2012 - Consciousness and Cognition 21 (3):1582-1585.
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    Suggestion Overrides Automatic Audiovisual Integration.Catherine Déry, Natasha K. J. Campbell, Michael Lifshitz & Amir Raz - 2014 - Consciousness and Cognition 24:33-37.
    Cognitive scientists routinely distinguish between controlled and automatic mental processes. Through learning, practice, and exposure, controlled processes can become automatic; however, whether automatic processes can become deautomatized – recuperated under the purview of control – remains unclear. Here we show that a suggestion derails a deeply ingrained process involving involuntary audiovisual integration. We compared the performance of highly versus less hypnotically suggestible individuals in a classic McGurk paradigm – a perceptual illusion task demonstrating the influence of visual facial movements on (...)
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    Converging Evidence for de-Automatization as a Function of Suggestion.Natasha Kj Campbell, Ilia M. Blinderman, Michael Lifshitz & Amir Raz - 2012 - Consciousness and Cognition 21 (3):1579-1581.
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    Culture and the Plasticity of Perception.Michael Lifshitz & T. M. Luhrmann - 2020 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 43.
    Culture shapes our basic sensory experience of the world. This is particularly striking in the study of religion and psychosis, where we and others have shown that cultural context determines both the structure and content of hallucination-like events. The cultural shaping of hallucinations may provide a rich case-study for linking cultural learning with emerging prediction-based models of perception.
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