New evidence reveals that rituals affect biological processes that promote social bonding. Hear leading academic in experimental and evolutionary psychology of religion, religious studies, and the creator of the social brain hypothesis Professor Robin Dunbar, Oxford University, Department of Experimental Psychology.
Professor Dunbar has long been interested in social evolution and gradually considering, when ultimately looking at humans, the question “Why is there religion?” and “What does it do?” In this talk Professor Dunbar will be sharing his research on the origins of religion and transitions into its modern form to consider why, when and how it happens.
During the Coronavirus pandemic we will be hosting our research seminar series online. Join us for the Michaelmas Term Research Seminars all at 1pm UK time.
On Tuesday 27th October Prof. Robin Dunbar will be giving us a seminar talk entitled – Religion, Evolution and the Social Brain. Join in at 1pm for the talk followed by Q&A.
Click the link below at the time appointed to join the webinar or visit faradayinstitute.online/DunbarSeminar.