Reality Bending Lab

Exploring the neuropsychology of reality and its distortions.

We’re a team led by Dominique Makowski at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK. We research reality perception, fake news, illusions, fiction, deception, self-control, and more, using EEG and physiological signals. We also develop open-source tools and software.

**Re**ality **Be**nding **L**ab

"Do not try to bend the spoon; that's impossible.

Instead, only try to realize the truth...

There is no spoon.

Then you'll see that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself."

Research Themes

What are the mechanisms by which our belief and feeling of reality can be altered?

How cognitive abilities unfold into personality traits and metastable neuropsychological profiles?

What is the history of psychology and neuropsychiatry? What are the methods and tools of tomorrow?

The REBEL Team

Principal Investigator

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Dominique Makowski

Lecturer in Psychology

Research Assistants

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Stephanie Kirk

Research Assistant
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore

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An-Shu Te

Research Assistant
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore

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Zi Liang Ngoi

Research Assistant
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore

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Aang

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Dr Strange

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Gandalf

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Mr Anderson

The One

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