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Emily Currell
Emily Currell

Emily Currell

PhD student


My PhD project investigates covert brain processes during altered-self experience in Spiritualist mediums and patients with schizophrenia, using neuroimaging techniques, including EEG and fMRI. Qualitative interviews are utilised to explore the phenomenology of the experience during brain imaging. Additionally, hypnotic suggestion is used to examine dissociative tendencies in mediums.

Prior to undertaking my PhD in the Cultural and Social Neuroscience (CSN) Group, I worked as a researcher at King’s College London in the National Addiction Centre, having first graduated with an MSc in Clinical Mental Health Sciences from University College London (UCL).

Research Interests

  • Altered-self experience
  • First rank symptoms of schizophrenia
  • Hypnotic suggestion
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)