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International Association of the Cognitive Science of Religion

Two presentations were given at this year's International Association of the Cognitive Science of Religion conference in Boston, MA.

The panel - Embodiment of Religion in Mind and Experience - was lead by Dimitris Xygalatas, PhD. and showcased two presentations related to our current research on the Embodiment of Worship:

"The Physicality of Religious Experiences: Relationships Between Body Postures and Feelings"    Presenter: Megan Edwards    Co-authors: Patty Van Cappellen, PhD & Stephanie Cassidy

"Influence of Religious Postures on Emotions, Humility and Image of God: Preliminary Findings"    Presenter: Stephanie Cassidy    Co-authors: Patty Van Cappellen, PhD, Kevin Ladd, PhD & Megan Edwards

Dimitris Xygalatas, PhD. Brown Bag presentation

Dimitris Xygalatas, PhD. (University of Connecticut, Department of Anthropology) is joining us at Duke University for a Brown Bag presentation. Dr. Xygalatas is a consultant on our Embodiment of Worship grant. Come and hear about his research:

What is ritual for? Psychological underpinnings of ritual behavior

When: Friday, November 10, 2017 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Where: Soc/Psych building room 319

Dr. Xygalatas’ interests include ritual, cooperation, and the interaction between cognition and culture. His research focuses on the application of scientific methods and technologies in ethnographic field research. You can find out more on his webpage here.