Adam Baimel is a PhD student in Psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. His research interests are varied but all circle around the broad topic of religion. His MA work explored how ritualized, specifically synchronous, behaviours can foster perspective taking in small groups of individuals. More recently, Adam has become interested in the experience of awe – and why it is that feeling awe makes individuals feel like they’ve experienced something meaningful. Adam is from Montreal, Quebec and completed his BA in Psychology and Religious Studies at UBC. Email: