David Acunzo’s Bio

David Acunzo

David Acunzo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences

UVA Division of Perceptual Studies

Department of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences
Division of Perceptual Studies
P.O. Box 800152 
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0152
Phone: 434-924-2281
email: GDK3UB@uvahealth.org

David’s main research interests include:

  • altered states of consciousness
  • hypnosis and suggestion
  • neural correlates of psi experiences 

David J. Acunzo, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Division of Perceptual Studies at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

After a degree in telecommunications engineering from IMT Atlantique (France), David obtained his PhD in neuroinformatics from the University of Edinburgh (UK) and then occupied research positions at CIMeC – Center for Brain/Mind Sciences, University of Trento (Italy), and the Centre for Human Brain Health, University of Birmingham, UK.

He has worked on a diverse array of cognitive neuroscience topics including vision, attention and semantic processing using various computational and functional neuroimaging techniques including EEG, MEG and fMRI.

His current research interests include abnormal perceptions, response to hypnotic suggestion and extraordinary experiences including mystical and psi experiences.