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  1. Seeking the Supernatural: The Interactive Religious Experience Model.Neil Van Leeuwen & Michiel van Elk - 2019 - Religion, Brain and Behavior 9 (3):221-275.
    [OPEN ACCESS TARGET ARTICLE WITH COMMENTARIES AND RESPONSE] We develop a new model of how human agency-detection capacities and other socio-cognitive biases are involved in forming religious beliefs. Crucially, we distinguish general religious beliefs (such as *God exists*) from personal religious beliefs that directly refer to the agent holding the belief or to her peripersonal time and space (such as *God appeared to _me_ last night*). On our model, people acquire general religious beliefs mostly from their surrounding culture; however, people (...)
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    Meta-analyses are no substitute for registered replications: a skeptical perspective on religious priming.Michiel van Elk, Dora Matzke, Quentin F. Gronau, Maime Guan, Joachim Vandekerckhove & Eric-Jan Wagenmakers - 2015 - Frontiers in Psychology 6.
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    The self-attribution bias and paranormal beliefs.Michiel van Elk - 2017 - Consciousness and Cognition 49:313-321.
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    The left inferior parietal lobe represents stored hand-postures for object use and action prediction.Michiel van Elk - 2014 - Frontiers in Psychology 5:89785.
    Action semantics enables us to plan actions with objects and to predict others' object-directed actions as well. Previous studies have suggested that action semantics are represented in a fronto-parietal action network that has also been implicated to play a role in action observation. In the present fMRI study it was investigated how activity within this network changes as a function of the predictability of an action involving multiple objects and requiring the use of action semantics. Participants performed an action prediction (...)
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    Embodied Language Comprehension Requires an Enactivist Paradigm of Cognition.Michiel van Elk, Marc Slors & Harold Bekkering - 2010 - Frontiers in Psychology 1.
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    The development of the illusion of control and sense of agency in 7- to-12-year old children and adults.Michiel van Elk, Bastiaan T. Rutjens & Joop van der Pligt - 2015 - Cognition 145:1-12.
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    Enactivism and neonatal imitation: conceptual and empirical considerations and clarifications.Paul Lodder, Mark Rotteveel & Michiel van Elk - 2014 - Frontiers in Psychology 5.
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    The effect of limb crossing and limb congruency on multisensory integration in peripersonal space for the upper and lower extremities.Michiel van Elk, Joachim Forget & Olaf Blanke - 2013 - Consciousness and Cognition 22 (2):545-555.
    The present study investigated how multisensory integration in peripersonal space is modulated by limb posture and limb congruency . This was done separately for the upper limbs and the lower limbs . The crossmodal congruency task was used to measure peripersonal space integration for the hands and the feet. It was found that the peripersonal space representation for the hands but not for the feet is dynamically updated based on both limb posture and limb congruency. Together these findings show how (...)
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    Getting absorbed in experimentally induced extraordinary experiences: Effects of placebo brain stimulation on agency detection.David L. R. Maij & Michiel van Elk - 2018 - Consciousness and Cognition 66:1-16.
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    The role of meta-analysis and preregistration in assessing the evidence for cleansing effects.Robert M. Ross, Robbie C. M. van Aert, Olmo R. van den Akker & Michiel van Elk - 2021 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 44.
    Lee and Schwarz interpret meta-analytic research and replication studies as providing evidence for the robustness of cleansing effects. We argue that the currently available evidence is unconvincing because publication bias and the opportunistic use of researcher degrees of freedom appear to have inflated meta-analytic effect size estimates, and preregistered replications failed to find any evidence of cleansing effects.
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  11. Effects of expectations and sensory unreliability on voice detection – A preregistered study.Piotr Szymanek, Marek Homan, Michiel van Elk & Mateusz Hohol - 2024 - Consciousness and Cognition 123 (C):103718.
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    Development and Validation of a Porous Theory of Mind Scale.Michiel van Elk, David Maij & Bastiaan Rutjens - 2020 - Journal of Cognition and Culture 20 (1-2):41-65.
    We report the results of an empirical investigation of the extent to which supernatural believers endorse a porous conception of the mind, i.e., the belief that one’s thoughts can be directly perceived by others. We developed a porous theory of mind scale, tested its factor structure by using both exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses, and showed its relation with supernatural beliefs in three studies in the Netherlands and one study with North-American participants. We found that endorsement of a PToM is (...)
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    Absorption and spiritual experience: A review of evidence and potential mechanisms. [REVIEW]Michael Lifshitz, Michiel van Elk & T. M. Luhrmann - 2019 - Consciousness and Cognition 73:102760.