Announcing the <i>Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion</i>


  • Dimitris Xygalatas Masaryk University
  • Ryan McKay Royal Holloway



cognition, religion, mind, brain, culture

Author Biography

Dimitris Xygalatas, Masaryk University

Dimitris Xygalatas is Director of the LEVYNA Laboratory for the Experimental Research of Religion in Brno. He holds a joint position between the Department for the Study of Religion at Masaryk University and the Department of Culture and Society at Aarhus University. He received his PhD from the Institute of Cognition and Culture at Queens University Belfast and has held postdoctoral positions at Princeton University and the MINDLab, Aarhus University. His main areas of interest are experimental anthropology and the experimental study of religion, and much of his work has focused on the practice of extreme rituals around the world. He has conducted several years of ethnographic research in Greece, Bulgaria, Spain, and Mauritius and has pioneered new methods, integrating ethnographic and experimental approaches in field research.




How to Cite

Xygalatas, D., & McKay, R. (2012). Announcing the <i>Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion</i>. Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion, 1(1), 1–4.