Ms Leor Zmigrod
My research aims to combine experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience to study the psychological processes that underlie ideology adherence and group identity formation. What cognitive characteristics might make an individual more susceptible to internalizing a doctrine and being willing to harm and self-sacrifice for an ideological cause? Through this research, I hope to bring a fresh perspective to questions which have been traditionally only dealt with in the social and political sciences, and thereby to identify vulnerability factors for radicalization and ideologically-motivated behaviour.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)