Ph. D. Candidate
After her bachelor in Psychology at the University of Utrecht, with a minor in Social Neuroscience, Suzanne started the research master Brain & Cognitive Sciences at the University of Amsterdam. During her internship at the social psychology department of the UvA, she combined her interest in human cognition with neuroscientific methods, and discovered her fascination for the ‘power of belief’. In 2017 Suzanne started her PhD under supervision of Michiel van Elk and Eric-Jan Wagenmakers. Her research concerns the Religious Replication Project, which focusses on the psychological and neurocognitive mechanisms related to supernatural beliefs. Specifically, it involves reassessing of existing research, addressing new questions and applying Bayesian Statistics to shed light on the validity of prevailing theories in the cognitive science of religion.