Ms Leor Zmigrod

University position

PhD student
Supervised by Prof Trevor Robbins

Departments

Department of Psychology

Institutes

Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute

Email

lz343@cam.ac.uk

Home page

http://www.leorzmigrod.com (personal home page)

Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Interests

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.

Research Focus

Keywords

Ideology

Cognitive neuroscience

Brain stimulation

Radicalization

Executive functions

Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Computational modelling

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Neuropsychological testing

tDCS

Collaborators

Cambridge

Jane Garrison

Jason Rentfrow

Trevor Robbins

Jon Simons

International

Bernhard Hommel Web: http://HOMMEL@FSW.leidenuniv.nl

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