Courtney Applewhite joins the Blanke Lab as postdoctoral researcher

© 2024 EPFL

© 2024 EPFL

Courtney will work on the cognitive science of hallucinations linked to bereavement

Courtney received her doctorate in religious studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she conducted ethnographic research among U.S. advocates and leaders in environmental methods to dispose of deceased bodies and the process by which people made decisions about the deceased body. Using her expertise in cognitive science of religion, grief and bereavement theory, and qualitative research methods, Courtney's work bridges the divide between scientific and humanistic ways in which we understand the world around us.

Courtney joins the LNCO to investigate presence hallucinations in the context of after-death experiences among bereaved people, and the perception of the body after death.

Welcome to the Lab Courtney!