The Cognitive Science of Religion

Wherefrom, Whereto?

Authors

  • Armin W. Geertz Aarhus University
  • Valerie van Mulukom Coventry University
  • Kristoffer Laigaard Nielbo Aarhus University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/jcsr.40479

Keywords:

cognitive science of religion

Author Biographies

Armin W. Geertz, Aarhus University

Armin W. Geertz is Professor in the History of Religions at the Department of Culture and Society, Section for the Study of Religion, and Chair of the Religion, Cognition and Culture Research Unit (RCC), Aarhus University, Denmark.

Valerie van Mulukom, Coventry University

Valerie van Mulukom completed her doctoral studies at the School of Psychology, the University of Auckland, New Zealand in 2014. There, she did work on the cognitive neuroscience of episodic memory and future event imagination. After her PhD, she completed a postdoctoral project at Aarhus University, Denmark, where she investigated the intersection between religious ritual and episodic memory. She then joined the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford, where she worked on religion, memory, and group processes as part of the Ritual, Community, and Conflict project. Valerie joined the Brain, Belief, and Behaviour group at CABS, Coventry University, as Research Associate at the beginning of 2016. Research Interests: Belief; Cognitive science of religion; Imagination; Episodic memory; Creativity; Unbelief.

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Published

2020-01-30

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Geertz, A. W., van Mulukom, V., & Nielbo, K. L. (2020). The Cognitive Science of Religion: Wherefrom, Whereto?. Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion, 5(1), 1–4. https://doi.org/10.1558/jcsr.40479

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