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Dr. Sharon Zmigrod is a researcher, PSYCH-K® Preferred facilitator, and existential coach. Sharon completed her doctorate and post-doctorate in cognitive psychology and neuroscience at the Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden University, Netherlands, and worked as a visiting researcher at the University of Cambridge, England.

Her research examines the integration between the senses (The binding problem), consciousness, and creativity, and has been published in prestigious scientific journals (see list below). Before that, Sharon worked in the hi-tech industry as a software engineer and has a degree in software engineering and a master of business administration. In recent years, her research focuses on combining Existential philosophy with psychological, and physiological processes to form a unique mind-body method - NeuroExistential therapy. The therapy focuses on changes in subconscious patterns through PSYCH-K® processes in order to achieve health, wellness, and self-actualization.

Sharon presented her research at various conferences, and also wrote a book in collaboration with her daughter Dr. Leor Zmigrod about philosophical reflections on parenting and family life through the perspective of existentialist philosophy called "Existence precedes parental essence” (2022). Sharon has a private practice dedicated to NeuroExistential therapy that combines the use of knowledge from Neuroscience, Existential philosophy, and PSYCH-K® to improve health and well-being.

Academic degrees

2010 - Ph.D. Cognitive Psychology Leiden University, Netherlands


2004 - M.A. Experimental Psychology, cum laude Bar-Ilan University, Israel


2001 - Master of Business Administration Heriot-Watt University, UK


1991 - B.Sc. Computer Science, cum laude University of New Haven, USA

Therapeutical courses

  • EFT Training, Levels One & Two.

  • PSYCH-K® Health & Wellbeing Program

  • PSYCH-K® Divine Integration Retreat

  • PSYCH-K® Master Facilitation workshop

  • PSYCH-K® Advanced Integration workshop

  • PSYCH-K® Basic workshop

  • Life coaching – University of Cambridge – Institute of Continuing Education

  • An Introduction to Transactional Analysis, Connexus Institute

  • Unlimited - Dr. Joe Dispenza – Progressive and Intensive course

Academic Publications

  • Zmigrod, L., Zmigrod, S., Rentfrow, P. J., & Robbins, T. W. (2019). The Psychological Roots of Intellectual Humility: The Role of Intelligence and Cognitive Flexibility. Personality and Individual Differences, 141, 200-208.

  • Zmigrod, L., Rentfrow, P. J., Zmigrod, S., & Robbins, T. W. (2018). Cognitive flexibility and religious disbelief. Psychological Research, 1-11.

  • Zmigrod, S., Zmigrod, L., & Hommel, B. (2016). Transcranial direct current stimulation (tdcs) over the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex a ffects stimulus conflict but not response conflict, Neuroscience, 322, 320-325

  • Zmigrod, L., & Zmigrod, S. (2016). On the Temporal Precision of Thought: Individual Differences in the Multisensory Temporal Binding Window Predict Performance on Verbal and Nonverbal Problem Solving Tasks. Multisensory Research, 29(8), 679-701.

  • Zmigrod, S., Zmigrod, L., & Hommel, B. (2015). Zooming into Creativity: Individual Differences in Attentional Global-local Biases are linked to Convergent and Divergent Thinking Styles. Frontiers in Psychology, 6.

  • Zmigrod, S. & Zmigrod, L. (2015). Zapping the Gap: Reducing the multisensory temporal binding window by means of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). Consciousness and Cognition. 35, 143–149.

  • Zmigrod, S., Colzato, L.S., & Hommel, B. (2015). Stimulating creativity: modulation of convergent and divergent thinking by tDCS. Journal of Creativity, 27, 353-360.

  • Zmigrod, S. (2014). The Role of the Parietal Cortex in Multisensory and Response Integration: Evidence from Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS). Multisensory Research. 27(2), 161-172

  • Zmigrod, S., Colzato, L.S., & Hommel, B. (2014). Evidence for a role of the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in controlling stimulus-response integration: A transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) study. Brain Stimulation.

  • Hommel, B., Memelink, J., Zmigrod, S., & Colzato, L.S. (2013). Attentional control of the creation and retrieval of stimulus-response bindings. Psychological Research.

  • Zmigrod, S., & Hommel, B. (2013). Feature integration across multimodal perception and action: A review. Multisensory Research, 26, 143-157. 

  • Zmigrod, S., de Sonneville, L.M.J., Colzato, L.S., Swaab, H. & Hommel, B. (2013). Cognitive control of feature bindings: Evidence from children with autistic spectrum disorder. Psychological Research, 77, 147-154. 

  • Colzato, L.S., Zmigrod, S., & Hommel, B. (2013). Working memory updating predicts individual differences in updating stimulus-response episodes. Visual Cognition, 21, 13-22. . 

  • Colzato, L.S., Zmigrod, S., & Hommel, B. (2013). Dopamine, norepinephrine, and the management of sensorimotor bindings: Individual differences in updating of stimulus-response episodes are predicted by DAT1, but not DBH5. Experimental Brain Research. 228, 213-220. 

  • Colzato, L.S., van den Wildenberg, W., Zmigrod, S., & Hommel, B. (2013). Action video gaming and cognitive control: Playing first person shooter games is associated with improvement in working memory but not action inhibition. Psychological Research, 77, 234-239. 

  • Colzato, L.S., van Wouwe, N., Hommel, B., Zmigrod, S., Ridderinkhof, R., & Wylie, S. (2012). Dopaminergic modulation of the updating of stimulus-response episodes in Parkinson's disease. Behavioural Brain Research, 228, 82-86. 

  • Zmigrod, S., & Hommel, B. (2011). The relationship between feature binding and consciousness: Evidence from asynchronous multi-modal stimuli. Consciousness and Cognition, 20, 586-593

  • Zmigrod, S., & Hommel, B. (2010). Temporal dynamics of unimodal and multimodal feature binding. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 72, 142-152. 

  • Zmigrod, S., Spapé, M., & Hommel, B. (2009). Intermodal event files: Integrating features across vision, audition, taction, and action. Psychological Research, 73, 674-684.

  • Zmigrod, S., & Hommel, B. (2009). Auditory event files: Integrating auditory perception and action planning. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 71, 352-362. 

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