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Dimitris Xygalatas

Assistant Professor

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Dimitris Xygalatas

Assistant Professor

  • School of Culture and Society - Interacting Minds Centrer
Postal address:
Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4
1483, 3. etage
8000
Aarhus C
Denmark

Email: xygalatas@cas.au.dk

Publications

Moralizing gods, impartiality and religious parochialism across 15 societies

Lang, M., Purzycki, B. G., Apicella, C. L., Atkinson, Q. D., Bolyanatz, A., Cohen, E., Handley, C., Klocova, E. K., Lesorogol, C., Mathew, S., McNamara, R. A., Moya, C., Placek, C. D., Soler, M., Vardy, T., Weigel, J. L., Willard, A. K., Xygalatas, D., Norenzayan, A. & Henrich, J., 6 Mar 2019, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 286, 1898, 10 p., 20190202.

Big Gods in small places: the Random Allocation Game in Mauritius

Xygalatas, D., Kotherova, S., Mano, P., Kundt, R., Cigan, J., Klocová, E. K. & Martin, L., 3 Apr 2018, In : Religion, Brain, and Behavior. 8, 2, p. 243-261 19 p.

The evolution of religion and morality: a synthesis of ethnographic and experimental evidence from eight societies

Purzycki, B. G., Henrich, J., Apicella, C., Atkinson, Q., Baimel, A., Cohen, E., McNamara, R. A., Willard, A., Xygalatas, D. & Norenzayan, A., 2018, In : Religion, Brain, and Behavior. 8, 2, p. 101-132 32 p.

Sync to link: Endorphin-mediated synchrony effects on cooperation

Lang, M., Bahna, V., Shaver, J. H., Reddish, P. & Xygalatas, D., Jul 2017, In : Biological Psychology. 127, p. 191-197 7 p.

Cognitive Science of Religion

Xygalatas, D., 2017, Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion (third edition). Leeming, D. (ed.). 3 ed. online: Springer, 5 p.

Religious Veiling as a Mate-Guarding Strategy: Effects of Environmental Pressures on Cultural Practices

Pazhoohi, F., Martin, L., Xygalatas, D. & Grammer, K., 2017, In : Evolutionary Psychological Science. 3, 2, p. 118–124 7 p.

The Perennial Power of Ritual

Xygalatas, D., 30 Sep 2016

The psychology of ritualized suffering

Xygalatas, D., 25 Jul 2016

Anxiety and ritualization: Can attention discriminate compulsion from routine?

Krátký, J., Martin, L., Shaver, J., Jerotijević, D. & Xygalatas, D., 2016, In : Communicative & Integrative Biology. 9, 3, 3 p., e1174799.

CERC Dataset (Full Hadza Data)

Purzycki, B., Apicella, C., Atkinson, Q., Cohen, E., Henrich, J., McNamara, R., Norenzayan, A., Willard, A. & Xygalatas, D., 2016

Cross-cultural dataset for the evolution of religion and morality project

Purzycki, B. G., Apicella, C., Atkinson, Q. D., Cohen, E., McNamara, R. A., Willard, A. K., Xygalatas, D., Norenzayan, A. & Henrich, J., 2016, In : Scientific Data. 3, p. 160099

IACSR Year in Review: 2015: General Secretary's report, International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion

Xygalatas, D., 2016, International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion (IACSR). 7 p.

It Depends Who Is Watching You: 3-D Agent Cues Increase Fairness

Krátký, J., McGraw, J. J., Xygalatas, D., Mitkidis, P. & Reddish, P., 2016, In : P L o S One. 11, 2, p. 1-11 11 p., e0148845.

Location, Location, Location: Effects of Cross-Religious Primes on Prosocial Behaviour

Xygalatas, D., Klocova, E., Cigan, J., Kundt, R., Mano, P., Kotherova, S., Mitkidis, P., Wallot, S. & Kanovsky, M., 2016, In : The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion. 26, 4, p. 304-319 15 p.

Moralizing gods, supernatural punishment and the expansion of human sociality

Purzycki, B., Apicella, C., Atkinson, Q., Cohen, E., McNamara, R., Willard, A., Xygalatas, D., Norenzayan, A. & Henrich, J., 2016, In : Nature. 530, p. 327–330 4 p.

Music as a sacred cue? Effects of religious music on moral behavior

Lang, M., Mitkidis, P., Kundt, R., Nichols, A., Krajčíková, L. & Xygalatas, D., 2016, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 7, p. 1-13 13 p., 814.

Prosociality and Religion

Xygalatas, D. & Martin, L., 2016, Mental Religion. Kasumi Clements, N. (ed.). Macmillan Reference USA, p. 119-133 15 p. (Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks).

Effects of Anxiety on Spontaneous Ritualized Behavior

Martin, L., Kratky, J., Shaver, J., Jerotijević, D. & Xygalatas, D., Jun 2015, In : Current Biology. 25, 14, p. Side 1892 - 1897 5 p.

Lost in the Rhythm: Effects of Rhythm on Subsequent Interpersonal Coordination

Martin, L., Shaw, D., Reddish, P., Wallot, S., Mitkidis, P. & Xygalatas, D., 2015, In : Cognitive Science. p. 1-19 19 p.

The Impact of Authority on Cooperation: A Cross-Cultural Examination of Systemic Trust

Mitkidis, P., Xygalatas, D., Buttrick, N., Porubanova, M. & Lienard, P., 2015, In : Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology. 1, 3, p. 341-357 17 p.

3-Dimensional Agent Representations Increase Generosity in a Naturalistic Setting

Krátký, J., McGraw, J. J., Xygalatas, D., Mitkidis, P. & Reddish, P., 21 Jun 2014.

The (Fire) Walker’s High: Affect and physiological responses in an extreme collective ritual

Fischer, R., Xygalatas, D., Mitkidis, P., Reddish, P., Tok, P., Konvalinka, I. & Bulbulia, J., 14 Feb 2014, In : P L o S One.

Cognitive Science of Religion

Xygalatas, D., 2014, Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion. Leeming, AD. (ed.). 2 ed. Springer, p. 343-347 5 p.

Extreme Rituals as Social Technologies

Fischer, R. & Xygalatas, D., 2014, In : Journal of Cognition and Culture. 14, 5, p. 345-355 11 p.

Memory for expectation-violating concepts: The effects of agency and cultural familiarity

Porubanova, M., Shaw, D., McKay, R. & Xygalatas, D., 2014, In : P L o S One. 9, 4, e90684.

On the Way Towards a Cognitive Historiography: Are We There Yet?

Xygalatas, D., 2014, In : Journal of Cognitive Historiography. 1, 2, p. 193-200 8 p.

Other people’s gods are watching too: Effects of cross-religious primes on prosocial behaviour

Kundt, R., Xygalatas, D., Klocova, E., Cigan, J., Mano, P., Kotherová, S., Wallot, S. & Mitkidis, P., 2014.

Religion and Sociality

Xygalatas, D., 2014, In : Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion. 2, 1, p. 1-4

Ritual and cohesion. What is the place of euphoric arousal?

Xygalatas, D., 2014, In : Current Anthropology. 55, 6

Trial by fire: From fire-walking and head-slashing to the ice-bucket challenge, ritual pain and suffering forge intense social bonds

Xygalatas, D., 2014, In : Aeon.

Αυτονομία της Θρησκείας

Xygalatas, D., 2014, Μεγάλη Ορθόδοξη Εγκυκλοπαίδεια. Strategikes ekdoseis, Vol. 1.

Images From a Jointly-Arousing Collective Ritual Reveal Affective Polarization

Bulbulia, J., Xygalatas, D., Schjødt, U., Fondevila, S., Sibley, C. & Konvalinka, I., 24 Dec 2013, In : Frontiers in Psychology.

Homo Experimentalis: The Place of Experimentation in the Scientific Study of Religion

McCorkle, W. & Xygalatas, D., 3 May 2013

Anastenaria

Xygalatas, D., 2013, Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions. Runehov, A. & Oviedo, L. (eds.). Dordrecht: Springer, Vol. 1. p. 88-92

Announcing the Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion

Xygalatas, D. & McKay, R., 2013, In : Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion. 1, 1, p. 1-4 4 p.

Autobiographical Memory in a Fire-Walking Ritual

Xygalatas, D., Schjødt, U., Bulbulia, J., Konvalinka, I., Jegindø, E-M. E., Roepstorff, A., Reddish, P. & Geertz, A. W., 2013, In : Journal of Cognition and Culture. 13, 1-2, p. 1-16 16 p.

Cognitive resource depletion in religious interactions

Schjødt, U., Sørensen, J., Nielbo, K. L., Xygalatas, D., Mitkidis, P. & Bulbulia, J., 2013, In : Religion, Brain, and Behavior. 3, 1, p. 39-55 16 p.

Editorial: Special Issue on the Experimental Research of Religion

Xygalatas, D., 2013, In : Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion. 1, 2, p. 137-139 3 p.

Extreme Rituals Promote Prosociality

Xygalatas, D., Mitkidis, P., Fischer, R., Reddish, P., Skewes, J., Geertz, A. W., Roepstorff, A. & Bulbulia, J., 2013, In : Psychological Science. 24, 8, p. 1602-1605 4 p.

Fire-Walking

Xygalatas, D., 2013, Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions. Runehov, A. & Oviedo, L. (eds.). Springer, p. 860-861 2 p.

Mental Culture: Classical Social Theory and the Cognitive Science of Religion

Xygalatas, D. (ed.) & McCorkle, W. (ed.), 2013, Durham: Acumen Publishing. (Religion, Cognition and Culture).

Minimal-Counterintuitiveness Revisited: effects of cultural and ontological violations on concept memorability

Porubanova-Norquist, M., Shaw, D. & Xygalatas, D., 2013, In : Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion. 1, 2, p. 181-192 12 p.

Přenos laboratoře do terénu: Využití smíšených metod během terénního studia náboženství

Xygalatas, D., 2013, In : Socialni Studia. 2013/2, 10, p. 15-25 11 p.

Social Minds, Mental Cultures: Weaving Together Cognition and Culture in the Study of Religion

McCorkle, W. & Xygalatas, D., 2013, Mental Culture: Classical Social theory and the Cognitive Science of Religion. Xygalatas, D. & McCorkle, W. (eds.). London: Acumen Publishing, p. 1-10 (Religion, Cognition and Culture).

The resource model and the principle of predictive coding: A framework for analyzing proximate effects of ritual

Schjødt, U., Sørensen, J., Nielbo, K. L., Xygalatas, D., Bulbulia, J. & Mitkidis, P., 2013, In : Religion, Brain, and Behavior. 3, 1, p. 79-86 8 p.

What is Natural and Unnatural about Religion and Science

Xygalatas, D., 2013, In : Religion, Brain, and Behavior. 3, 2, p. 161-164 4 p.

Effects of religious setting on cooperative behaviour. A case study from Mauritius

Xygalatas, D., 2012, In : Religion, Brain, and Behavior.

Fire-walking in the Balkans: High Arousal Rituals and Memory

Xygalatas, D., 2012, Religion and Cognition through the Ages. Czachesz, I. (ed.). Leuven: Peeters

Past, Present, and Future in the Scientific Study of Religion

Mccorkle, W. W. & Xygalatas, D., 2012, In : Religio: revue pro religionistiku. 20, 2, p. 149-154 6 p.

The Burning Saints: Cognition and Culture in the Fire-walking Rituals of the Anastenaria

Xygalatas, D., 2012, London: Equinox Publishing. 256 p. (Religion, Cognition and Culture).

Synchronized arousal between performers and related spectators in a fire-walking ritual

Konvalinka, I., Xygalatas, D., Bulbulia, J., Schjødt, U., Jegindø, E-M. E., Wallot, S., Van Orden, G. & Roepstorff, A., 17 May 2011, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 108, 20, p. 8514-8519 5 p.

"Ethnography, Historiography, and the Making of History in the Tradition of the Anastenaria"

Xygalatas, D., 2011, In : History and Anthropology. 22, 1, p. 57-74 18 p.

Quantifying collective effervescence: Heart-rate dynamics at a fire-walking ritual

Xygalatas, D., Konvalinka, I., Roepstorff, A. & Bulbulia, J., 2011, In : Communicative & Integrative Biology. 4, 6, p. 735-8 4 p.

"Can the Study of Religion be Scientific?"

Xygalatas, D., 2010, Chasing Down Religion: In the Sights of History and the Cognitive Sciences. Essays in Honour of Luther H. Martin. Pachis, P. & Wiebe, D. (eds.). Thessaloniki: Barbounakis

"From Object to Human: Archaeology, Cognitive Science, and the Evolution of the Mind" (in Greek), preface to the Greek Translation of Steven Mithen, The Prehistory of the Mind

Xygalatas, D. & Panayotidou, O., 2010, Η Προϊστορία του Νου. Thessaloniki: Vanias, p. 7-18

Review of N. Christakis and J. Fowler (2009), Connected: The Surprising Power of our Social Networks and How they Shape our Lives, Little, Brown and Company

Xygalatas, D., 2010, In : Journal of Cognition and Culture. 10, 3-4, p. 401-403

Αναγωγισμός

Xygalatas, D., 2010, Μεγάλη Ορθόδοξη Εγκυκλοπαίδεια: The Great Othrodox Encyclopaedia. Strategikes ekdoseis, Vol. 1.

Αναστενάρια

Xygalatas, D., 2010, Μεγάλη Ορθόδοξη Εγκυκλοπαίδεια: Great Orthodox Encyclopaedia. Athens: Strategikes ekdoseis, Vol. 1.

Synchronization in Joint Action: From Tapping to Fire-walking

Konvalinka, I., Vuust, P., Xygalatas, D., Roepstorff, A. & Frith, C., 2009.

"Fire-walking and the Brain: The Physiology of High-Arousal Rituals"

Xygalatas, D., 2008, Evolution of Religion: Studies, Theories, and Critiques. Bulbulia, J., Sosis, R., Harris, E., Genet, R., Genet, C. & Wyman, K. (eds.). Santa Margarita, CA: Collins Foundation Press, p. 189-195

"Reductionism and the Scientific Study of Religion” (in Greek), preface to the Greek Translation of Pascal Boyer, Et L’homme Créa les Dieux

Xygalatas, D., 2008, Και ο Άνθρωπος Έπλασε τους Θεούς. Thessaloniki: Vanias, p. 9-25

Firewalking in Northern Greece: A cognitive approach to high-arousal rituals

Xygalatas, D., 2007, 232 p. Queen's University Belfast, School of History and Anthropology, Institute of Cognition and Culture.

“The Flying Spaghetti Monster and Religious Fundamentalism” (in Greek), preface to the Greek translation of: Daniel Dennett, Breaking the Spell

Xygalatas, D., 2007, Απομυθοποίηση. Thessaloniki: Vanias, p. 7-13

“Introduction to the Cognitive Science of Religion” (in Greek), preface to the Greek Translation of Harvey Whitehouse, Modes of Religiosity

Xygalatas, D., 2006, Τύποι Θρησκευτικότητας. Thessaloniki: Vanias, p. 9-92

Θρησκειολογικά Μελετήματα (Collected Essays on the Study of Religion):

Xygalatas, D. & Pachis, P., 2004, Thessaloniki: Vanias.

Projects

Techne: Technologies of the Mind

Steenberg, M., Roepstorff, A., Højbjerg, C. K., Beek, M. V., Johannsen, N. N. & Xygalatas, D.

Velux Foundation

01/01/201129/10/2015

Physical and Psychological Health Consequences of Extreme Rituals

Xygalatas, D. & Khan, S.

01/01/201401/08/2014

Pain and Prosociality

Mitkidis, P., Xygalatas, D., A, K., Seitzberg, L. K., Skewes, J., Person, U., Wallot, S., Vase, L., Svensson, P., Roepstorff, A. & Castrillon Watanabe, E. E.

01/07/201331/12/2016

Measuring Social Interaction

Xygalatas, D., Mitkidis, P., Wallot, S. & McGraw, J. J.

Interacting Minds Centre seed funding

16/03/201331/12/2013

MALEXA: Mauritian Laboratory for Experimental Anthropology

Xygalatas, D. & Roepstorff, A.

01/10/2012 → …

Exploring the effects of rituals on identity fusion: A cross-cultural study

Xygalatas, D.

28/02/201401/09/2015

Effects of Ritualized Behavior on Anxiety

Xygalatas, D. & Lang, M.

31/12/201430/12/2015

Activities

“Walking on Fire for Our Saints: Body and Mind in the Practice of the Anastenaria”

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

18 Apr 2007

“They’re on Fire! Making a Cognitive Sense of Greek Fire-walking Rituals”

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

3 Dec 2004

“Ritual: What Is It, How Does It Work?”

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

7 Nov 2007

“Ritual and Human Cognition: Fire-walking and Memory”

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

27 May 2006

“On Fire-walking. Extreme rituals in Europe”

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

4 Nov 2008

“Nationalism and Historiography: The case of the Greek Fire-walking Rituals”

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

4 Apr 2007

“Introduction to the Cognitive Study of Religion”

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

5 May 2006

“Fire-walking in the Balkans. High-Arousal Rituals and Memory”

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

6 Apr 2006

“Fire-walking in Greece: History and Present”

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

11 Nov 2008

“Fire-walking in Europe: Bringing the lab to the field”

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

5 Nov 2008

“Fire-walking in Europe: Bringing the lab to the field”

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

8 Oct 2008

“Fire-walking and the Brain: The physiology of High Arousal Rituals”

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

5 Jan 2007

“Fire-walking and Memory: Ritual Transmission in the Anastenaria”

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

3 Jun 2006

“Extreme Rituals”

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

28 Oct 2009

“Extreme Rituals and Motivation”

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

30 Mar 2007

“Cognitive Approaches in the Study of Ancient Greek Religion”

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

1 Apr 2004

“Bungee Jumping, Fire-walking, and Neurotransmitters. The Physiology of High-Arousal Rituals”

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

2 Jun 2007

“Bringing the Lab to the Field: Cognitive Science in Comparative Religion”

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

1 Oct 2008

“Body, Memory, and Motivation in Extreme Rituals. The Case of Greek Fire-walking”

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

9 Apr 2007

workshop in cognitive anthropology

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

20 Mar 201421 Mar 2014

member of PhD committee (External organisation)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Member)

24 Jan 2014

meeting with publisher

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

18 Dec 2012

meeting of the Cultural Evolution of Religion Research Consortium

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

30 Aug 201231 Aug 2012

fieldwork in Mauritius

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

30 Dec 20124 Feb 2013

fieldwork in Mauritius

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

30 Dec 201325 Jan 2014

fieldwork in Mauritius

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

2 Aug 201324 Aug 2013

fieldwork in Mauritius

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

Apr 2014May 2014

field and business trip to Maritius

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

3 Oct 201215 Oct 2012

Zygon (Journal)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Reviewer)

2012 → …

Workshop in Experimental Anthropology

Dimitris Xygalatas (Organizer)

May 2014

Why do we perform rituals?

Dimitris Xygalatas (Invited speaker)

1 Oct 2015

What is the link between religion and prosociality?

Dimitris Xygalatas (Invited speaker)

11 Feb 2015

Victoria University

Dimitris Xygalatas (Visiting researcher)

1 Jan 201121 Jan 2011

The psychology of ritualized suffering

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

Jan 2016

The future of higher education, and the changing face of research in the modern world

Dimitris Xygalatas (Organizer)

21 Mar 201323 Mar 2013

The Power of Ritual: Invited talk at the Costeas-Geitonas School

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

5 Feb 2016

The Field as a Lab: Towards an Experimental Ethnography

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

16 Apr 2010

The Experimental Study of Religion

Dimitris Xygalatas (Invited speaker)

23 Nov 2012

The Experimental Anthropology of Religion: Bringing the Lab into the Field

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

25 Apr 2012

The Cognitive Study of Religion in the Wild: Experimental Evidence from the Field

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

19 Aug 2010

Tesis: Experimental approaches to intersubjectivity

Dimitris Xygalatas (Speaker)

13 Sep 2012

Teori og Metode

Dimitris Xygalatas (Speaker)

10 Oct 2011

Teori og Metode

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

3 Oct 2011

Technologies of the Mind workshop

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

12 Dec 201313 Dec 2013

Tales from the Field

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

25 Aug 2011

TED talk: The Power of Ritual

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

6 Feb 2016

Society for Personality and Social Psychology annual meeting

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

26 Feb 201528 Feb 2015

Social and individual functions of extreme rituals

Dimitris Xygalatas (Invited speaker)

18 Mar 2015

Social Psychology (Journal)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Reviewer)

Mar 2016

Secretary General, International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

20142016

Routledge (Journal)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Reviewer)

2012 → …

Ritual in the Nexus of the Study of Religion and Biblical Studies.

Dimitris Xygalatas (Speaker)

2 Nov 2012

Ritual and well-being: measuring the impact of ritual in individual and group settings

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

8 Dec 2015

Ritual and prosociality. Where cognition meets culture

Dimitris Xygalatas (Invited speaker)

25 Jun 2012

Ritual and Social Dynamics: Measuring ritual behavior

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

10 Apr 2015

Ritual and Cognition

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

20 Mar 2015

Psychology of Religion and Spirituality

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

25 Feb 2015

Program in Hellenic Studies, Princeton University

Dimitris Xygalatas (Visiting researcher)

1 Sep 200830 Jun 2009

Proceedings of the Royal Society B (Journal)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Reviewer)

2014

Photographic exhibition: "Extreme Rituals"

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

30 May 20111 Jun 2011

Ph.D. seminar 
at the Section for Anthropology

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

16 Nov 2011

Perspectives on the scientific study of religion: The search for evidence

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

31 Oct 20132 Nov 2013

Pedagogical training programme for assistant professors 2011 - Module 1

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

30 Nov 20112 Dec 2011

Past, Present, and Future in the Scientific Study of Religion

Dimitris Xygalatas (Organizer)

1 Mar 20123 Mar 2012

PNAS (Journal)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Reviewer)

11 Jun 2015

PNAS (Journal)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Reviewer)

12 Aug 2015

P L o S One (Journal)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Reviewer)

2014

P L o S One (Journal)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Reviewer)

Jan 2016

P L o S One (Journal)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Reviewer)

Oct 2015

Mixed Methods in the study of Extreme Rituals

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

2 May 2012

Mixed Methods course

Dimitris Xygalatas (Speaker)

22 Oct 2014

Mindlab AU Symposium

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

19 Jan 2011

Meeting with the Mauritian Minister of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology, Rajesh Jeetah

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

8 Feb 2012

Meeting with the Department of Social Studies, University of Mauritius

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

9 Feb 2012

Meeting with Dr. Arjoon Suddhoo, Director of the Mauritian Research Council.

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

8 Feb 2012

Meeting with Dr. Arjoon Suddhoo, Director of the Mauritian Research Council

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

10 Apr 2012

Masaryk University

Dimitris Xygalatas (Visiting researcher)

1 Feb 201331 Jul 2013

Masaryk University

Dimitris Xygalatas (Visiting researcher)

1 Jan 201230 Jun 2012

Masaryk University

Dimitris Xygalatas (Visiting researcher)

1 Jan 201130 Jun 2011

LEVYNA retreat

Dimitris Xygalatas (Organizer)

24 Nov 2012

LEVYNA Laboratory for the Experimental Research of Religion

Dimitris Xygalatas (Visiting researcher)

22 Sep 201228 Sep 2012

KITLV Press (Journal)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Reviewer)

Mar 2011Apr 2011

Journal of Ritual Studies (Journal)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Reviewer)

Dec 2015

Journal of Religious History (Journal)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Reviewer)

2013 → …

Journal of Classical Sociology (Journal)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Reviewer)

May 2010Jun 2010

Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion (Journal)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Reviewer)

2014

Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion (Journal)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Editor)

2012 → …

Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion (Journal)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Editor)

2012 → …

Joint PhD degree programme (External organisation)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Chairman)

21 Mar 201322 Mar 2013

International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion (External organisation)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Member)

25 Jun 2012 → …

International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion (External organisation)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Member)

24 Jun 2008 → …

IBACS opening conference

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

30 Mar 201631 Mar 2016

Homo Experimentalis

Dimitris Xygalatas (Speaker)

27 Oct 2012

Homo Experimentalis

Dimitris Xygalatas (Organizer)

25 Oct 201227 Oct 2012

Hokkaido University

Dimitris Xygalatas (Visiting researcher)

14 Mar 201524 Mar 2015

Greek Society for the Study of Culture and Religion (External organisation)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Member)

25 Mar 2006 → …

General Secretary of the Organizing Committee of the 1st Conference of the Greek Society for the Study of Culture and Religion (GSSCR)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Organizer)

1 Aug 20053 Jun 2006

Fieldwork in Mauritius

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

12 Apr 20114 May 2011

Fieldwork in Mauritius

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

27 Mar 201216 Apr 2012

Fieldwork in Mauritius

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

25 Jan 201215 Feb 2012

Extreme Rituals: Experimental Anthropology and the study of ritual behaviour

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

11 Jul 2015

Extreme Rituals: An Experimental Anthropology of Ritual Behaviour

Dimitris Xygalatas (Invited speaker)

19 Nov 2012

Extreme Rituals: An Experimental Anthropology of Ritual Behaviour

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

6 Mar 2014

Exploring the Effects of Rituals on Identity Fusion

Dimitris Xygalatas (Organizer)

19 May 201520 May 2015

Explaining Religion: Method, Theory & Experiment

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

22 Nov 201224 Nov 2012

Experimenting with field experiments: moving the lab into the field in ethnographic research

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

8 Nov 2013

Experimental anthropology and the study of religion

Dimitris Xygalatas (Invited speaker)

2 Nov 2015

Experimental Methods in the Study of Cognition and Culture

Dimitris Xygalatas (Invited speaker)

16 Aug 2011

Experimental Anthropology: Bringing the lab into the field

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

31 May 2012

Experimental Anthropology Workshop

Dimitris Xygalatas (Organizer)

4 Aug 201322 Aug 2013

Experimental Anthropology

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

20 Jul 2016

Experimental Anthropology

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

19 Mar 2012

Executive Committee member, Cultural Evolution of Religion Research Consortium (External organisation)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Member)

1 Jan 2013 → …

Ethnographic field trip

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

21 Jun 201130 Jun 2011

Ethnographic field trip

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

17 May 201025 May 2010

Ethnographic field trip

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

19 Jun 20102 Jul 2010

Ethnographic Methods and Anthropological Analysis

Dimitris Xygalatas (Speaker)

2 Mar 2011

Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions (Journal)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Editor)

22 Jun 2009 → …

Duke University

Dimitris Xygalatas (Visiting researcher)

Dec 2014

Danish School of Anthropology and Ethnography Mega-Seminar 2011: Reconsidering Ethnographic Comparison

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

30 May 20111 Jun 2011

Current Directions in Psychology (Journal)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Reviewer)

Oct 2015

Current Directions in Psychological Science (Journal)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Reviewer)

3 Jun 2015

Current Anthropology (Journal)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Reviewer)

Mar 2016

Cooperation, Conflict, and the Cultural Evolution

Dimitris Xygalatas (Speaker)

15 Feb 2013

Cognitive and Evolutionary Approaches to Human Culture

Dimitris Xygalatas (Speaker)

12 Mar 2015

Cognitive Science Society: Workshop on New Developments in the Cognitive Science of Religion

Dimitris Xygalatas (Other)

20 Jul 2011

Cognitive Science Society meeting

Dimitris Xygalatas (Speaker)

31 Jul 2013

Cognitive Science Society 2011 meeting

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

21 Jul 201123 Jul 2011

Cognitive Science (Journal)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Reviewer)

Nov 2015

Cognitive Approaches to Ancient Religious Experience Workshop 3 (CAARE)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Speaker)

15 Mar 2016

Co-chair of the “Cognitive and Neuroscientific Studies of Religion” section of the XXth World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religion

Dimitris Xygalatas (Organizer)

25 May 200921 Aug 2010

Centre for the Sociology of Religion (CSR) meetings

Dimitris Xygalatas (Invited speaker)

1 Mar 2011

CERC field experimental workshop

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

25 Apr 201427 Apr 2014

CERC experimental ethnographic workshop

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

15 Dec 201216 Dec 2012

CERC annual meeting

Dimitris Xygalatas (Speaker)

May 2015 → …

CERC Plenary Meeting

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

3 May 20136 May 2013

Bloomsbury (Journal)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Reviewer)

2014

Being an international researcher at Aarhus University

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

2 Sep 2011

Being an international researcher at Aarhus University

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

4 Nov 2011

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (External organisation)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Member)

22 May 2014

Archive for the Psychology of Religion (Journal)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Reviewer)

Dec 2015

Archive for the Psychology of Religion (Journal)

Dimitris Xygalatas (Reviewer)

Feb 2016

Anatolia College Science & Technology Annual Conference

Dimitris Xygalatas (Speaker)

14 Mar 2014

Anatolia College Science & Technology Annual Conference

Dimitris Xygalatas (Speaker)

15 Mar 2014

An experimental anthropology of ritual

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

5 Oct 2014

APS Association for Psychological Science annual meeting

Dimitris Xygalatas (Speaker)

23 Jun 2015

21st IAHR World Congress 2015

Dimitris Xygalatas (Organizer)

25 Aug 2015

21st IAHR World Congress 2015

Dimitris Xygalatas (Speaker)

27 Aug 2015

21st IAHR World Congress 2015

Dimitris Xygalatas (Organizer)

24 Aug 2015

21st IAHR World Congress 2015

Dimitris Xygalatas (Organizer)

24 Aug 2015

2015 annual Meeting, American Academy of Religion

Dimitris Xygalatas (Organizer)

21 Nov 2015

2015 annual Meeting, American Academy of Religion

Dimitris Xygalatas (Speaker)

22 Nov 2015

2015 annual Meeting, American Academy of Religion

Dimitris Xygalatas (Organizer)

22 Nov 2015

(with U. Schjødt): “A Neurophenomenological Study of a Catholic Fire-walking Ritual”

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

1 Jun 2008

(with T. Lund, S. Jespersen, and I. Konvalinka) Are we in sync? Is inter-subject synchronization key to measure interaction – and how is it done?

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

7 Oct 2009

(with J. Bulbulia): “Synchronous Arousal and Memory in a Spanish Fire-Walk”

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

27 Jul 2009

(with J. Bulbulia): “Religious Signalling in a Fire-walk”

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

25 Jul 2008

(with J. Bulbulia): “Fire-walking and the Evolutionary Theory of Games”

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

28 Mar 2009

(with J. Bulbulia): “Evolving Religious Coordination Through Cues”

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

3 Apr 2009

(with J. Bulbulia): “Evidence of Emotional but not Perceptual Episodic Memory in a Spanish Fire-Walking Ritual”

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

18 Aug 2009

(with I. Konvalinka, P. Vuust, A. Roepstorff, and C. D. Frith): “Synchronization in Joint Action: From Tapping to Fire-walking”

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

28 Jul 2009

(with E-M. Jejindoe): “Quantitative and Qualitative Methods: Thoughts from the Field”

Dimitris Xygalatas (Lecturer)

3 Mar 2010

"New Movements in Religions. Theories and Trends", annual conference of the European Association of the Study of Religions

Dimitris Xygalatas (Participant)

18 Sep 201122 Sep 2011

the Vietnamese-German University

Dimitris Xygalatas (Visiting researcher)

28 Nov 20138 Dec 2013

Press clippings

Συνέντευξη με το δόκτωρα Δημήτριο Ξυγαλατά

Dimitris Xygalatas

15/03/2014

1 item of Media coverage

the Daily Planet show

Dimitris Xygalatas

13/09/2011

1 item of Media coverage

interview for the Religious Studies Project podcast

Dimitris Xygalatas

06/02/2014

1 Media contribution

interview for national circulation magazine

Dimitris Xygalatas

09/07/2015

1 Media contribution

Why Would Performing an Extreme Religious Ritual Make People More Generous and Prosocial?

Dimitris Xygalatas

15/07/2013

1 item of Media coverage

Why Do People Engage in Extreme Rituals?

Dimitris Xygalatas

13/09/2013

1 item of Media coverage

What Happened to the Ice Bucket Challenge?

Dimitris Xygalatas

25/07/2016

1 Media contribution

Visit of delegates from Aarhus University Denmark

Dimitris Xygalatas

08/02/2012

1 item of Media coverage

University of Oxford podcasts: Experimenting with field experiments

Dimitris Xygalatas

05/02/2014

1 item of Media coverage

Un ritual del fuego que une al pueblo en la Noche de San Juan

Dimitris Xygalatas

23/06/2011

1 item of Media coverage

Turns Out That the Ice Bucket Challenge Was a Hugely Effective Bonding Ritual

Dimitris Xygalatas

19/07/2016

1 Media contribution

Trial by fire

Dimitris Xygalatas

20/09/2014

1 item of Media coverage

The Ritual Species

Dimitris Xygalatas

27/08/2013

1 item of Media coverage

That was the year that was 2013

Dimitris Xygalatas

09/01/2014

1 item of Media coverage

TV interview for Mauritian Broadcasting Corporation

Dimitris Xygalatas

14/07/2015

1 Media contribution

Socialantropologi Fyrer Op Under Discovery Channel

Dimitris Xygalatas

11/10/2011

1 item of Media coverage

Smertefulde ritualer styrker fællesskabet

Dimitris Xygalatas

01/10/2013

1 item of Media coverage

Rituals: The power of pain

Dimitris Xygalatas

19/10/2012

1 item of Media coverage

Religious setting, not belief, makes you good

Dimitris Xygalatas

25/07/2013

1 item of Media coverage

Religion: is it always tribal?

Dimitris Xygalatas

16/07/2013

1 item of Media coverage

Religion as a product of the human mind

Dimitris Xygalatas

13/09/2009

1 Media contribution

Painful and extreme rituals enhance social cohesion and charity

Dimitris Xygalatas

18/06/2013

1 item of Media coverage

Painful and extreme rituals enhance social cohesion and charity

Dimitris Xygalatas

17/06/2013

1 item of Media coverage

Pain Really Does Make Us Gain

Dimitris Xygalatas

24/12/2014

1 item of Media coverage

More rituals for less stress in life

Dimitris Xygalatas

10/01/2016

1 item of Media coverage

Lidelse styrker fællesskabet

Dimitris Xygalatas

19/07/2013

1 item of Media coverage

Lidelse og sammenhold

Dimitris Xygalatas

22/07/2013

1 item of Media coverage

Le "Ice Bucket Challenge" de l'été 2014 a permis de réellement faire avancer la recherche

Dimitris Xygalatas

27/07/2016

1 item of Media coverage

LA ALFOMBRA DE BRASAS QUE UNE A UN PUEBLO ENTERO

Dimitris Xygalatas

19/06/2011

1 item of Media coverage

Interview on Newstalk Radio, Ireland, on fire-walking

Dimitris Xygalatas

05/05/2011

1 Media contribution

Interview for the national Mauritian newspaper L'express

Dimitris Xygalatas

14/10/2012

1 Media contribution

Interview for the MBC

Dimitris Xygalatas

20/07/2016

1 Media contribution

Interview for national circulation Spanish newspaper "El Mundo", on our paper published in PNAS

Dimitris Xygalatas

04/05/2011

1 Media contribution

Interview for national circulation Greek newspaper To Vima, on the Anastenaria

Dimitris Xygalatas

11/05/2011

1 Media contribution

Interview for Weekendavisen on fire-walking

Dimitris Xygalatas

11/04/2011

1 Media contribution

Interview for US Magazine Popular Mechanics, on our paper published in PNAS

Dimitris Xygalatas

10/05/2011

1 Media contribution

Interview for SNOB Magazine, Russia, on our paper published in PNAS

Dimitris Xygalatas

04/05/2011

1 Media contribution

Interview for Religion and Science Today

Dimitris Xygalatas

05/05/2011

1 Media contribution

Interview for Greek newspaper Typos tis Thessalonikis on fire-walking research

Dimitris Xygalatas

09/05/2011

1 Media contribution

Interview for Chemical & Engineering News, the magazine of the American Chemical Society, on fire-walking research

Dimitris Xygalatas

19/05/2011

1 Media contribution

In Mauritius, religious locations increase generosity

Dimitris Xygalatas

12/01/2013

1 item of Media coverage

Extreme rituals promote prosociality

Dimitris Xygalatas

23/06/2013

1 item of Media coverage

Extreme rituals enhance social cohesion

Dimitris Xygalatas

02/10/2013

1 item of Media coverage

Experimentální výzkum náboženství se rozvíjí na FF

Dimitris Xygalatas

24/01/2012

1 item of Media coverage

Dissonance in Pain

Dimitris Xygalatas

24/07/2013

1 item of Media coverage

Daily Planet

Dimitris Xygalatas

21/06/2011

1 Media contribution

DO ANTHROPOLOGISTS CONSIDER THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE AN 'EXTREME RITUAL'?

Dimitris Xygalatas

07/10/2014

1 item of Media coverage

Brændende gløder og korsfæstelser styrker fællesskaber

Dimitris Xygalatas

01/10/2013

1 item of Media coverage

Aarhus University Expedition Attracts Interest of Mauritian Government

Dimitris Xygalatas

22/02/2012

1 item of Media coverage

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