David Maij

David received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology (Brain & Cognition) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2011.Two years later, he obtained research master degrees in Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical & Health Psychology (Cum Laude) after graduating at the University of Leiden. Since January 2014, he has been working as a PhD candidate under the supervision of Dr Michiel van Elk at the University of Amsterdam.

The aim of his PhD project is to investigate the psychological foundations and neurological correlates of supernatural beliefs, which encompasses both religious and spiritual beliefs. Current research topics are agency detection, absorption, credibility enhancing displays, suggestibility and theory of mind.


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