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    Dr Leor Zmigrod

    University Position
    Research Associate


    Dr Leor Zmigrod is a Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge. Her research combines methods from experimental psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience to investigate the psychology of ideological adherence and group identity formation. In particular, she is interested in investigating cognitive characteristics that might act as vulnerability factors for radicalization and ideologically-motivated behaviour. Leor completed her BA and PhD at Cambridge as a Gates Scholar. She also spent time as a visiting research fellow at Stanford University (2018) and Harvard University (2019). Her research has been published in prestigious scientific journals such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, and Trends in Cognitive Sciences, and has been featured in media outlets such as The Guardian, Time Magazine, The Financial Times, New Scientist, BBC Radio, and LSE?s British Politics and Policy website.

    Key Publications


    The neural mechanisms of hallucinations: A quantitative meta-analysis of neuroimaging studies.

    Journal: Neurosci Biobehav Rev
    E-pub date: 1 Oct 2016
    Authors: L Zmigrod, JR Garrison, J Carr, JS Simons