Sakari Kallio, PhD, is a professor of cognitive neuroscience and the head of the Department of Cognitive Neuroscience and Philosophy, University of Skövde, Sweden.
After earning his doctorate at the University of Turku, Finland (2003), he moved to Skövde, where he has been working since. His research has focused on understanding the neural mechanisms of hypnosis and hypnotic response. He has together with Dr Revonsuo created a theory of hypnosis (published in Contemporary Hypnosis, 2013), which proposes how hypnosis research could be integrated into consciousness research more generally. In Dr Kallio’s recent research, his main interest has been in studying the nature of hypnotic colour hallucinations and automaticity in responding to hypnotic suggestions. Kallio serves on the editorial board of International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, Psychology of Consciousness and Contemporary Hypnosis & Integrative Therapy. In 2007, he received The Henry Guze Award for the best experimental article published on hypnosis that year.