Michiel van Elk

Religion Cognition and Behavior Lab

University of Amsterdam

Michiel van Elk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michiel van Elk

 

Michiel studied philosophy, biological psychology and the psychology of religion in Utrecht, Amsterdam and Njjmegen. He completed his PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at the Donders Institute in Nijmegen and was a visiting researcher at UCSB in California. He worked as a Marie Curie post-dotoral fellow at the EPFL in Switzerland. Since 2013 he is working as assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam on a VENI Grant. In spring 2017 he will be a visiting scholar at Stanford University supported by a Fullbright Scholarship.

 

His research focuses on the cognitive science of religion and includes both self-report, psychophysical and neuroimaging methods.

 

Michiel published two popular science books (in Dutch) on the baby brain and on the psychology of religion.

 

Michiel loves cycling and plays the accordeon in Bieslook Karavaan and with Lenya.