Why do people engage in painful, costly, and even dangerous religious rituals? Dr. Dimitris Xygalatas, director of Masaryk University's LEVYNA Laboratory for the Experimental Research of Religion, draws on fieldwork in Mauritius to explain.
WARNING: graphic images
Cultural Evolution of Religion Research Consortium
Human Evolutionary Studies Program
Centre for Human Evolution, Cognition and Culture
HESP Symposium: Cooperation, Conflict and the Cultural Evolution of Religion
“Extreme rituals: Field experiments on prosociality”
February 15, 2013
Dr. Dimitis Xygalatas,
Experimental Anthropology Lecture Series
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