Nafees Hamid is a Fellow at ARTIS International and an Associate Fellow at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague. His research focuses on the psychology of radicalization and social fragmentation in Western countries. His methods include ethnographic interviews, survey studies, social network analysis, and psychology and neuroscience experiments with mostly Western members of extremist organizations, their friends and family, supporters of such networks, and the general communities from where they originate.
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People join violent groups for a variety of reasons, and they differ in their levels of commitment. Brain scans offer new insights into a particular type of members, the backbone of these groups we call “devoted actors.”