About me

I am a psychologist and academic researcher. I am particularly interested in the study of the social and cognitive foundations of religious and spiritual experiences. My work also explores the implications of religion and spirituality for mental health. In this website, you will know more about my work and that of my research colleagues on the psychology of religious experience and related topics.



My research interests include topics such as:

  • Experiences deemed Religious, Mystical or Anomalous, their socio-cultural aspects, neurophysiological basis and relations with Altered States of Consciousness;

  • Spirituality, Religion and Health;

  • Dissociation and Dissociative Disorders;

  • Trance and Dissociation in Religious contexts;

  • Cross-Cultural Research;

  • Historical Approaches to Psychological and Psychiatric Studies on Religion

  • The Psychology of Atheism


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