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Benjamin Purzycki

Centre for Human Evolution, Cognition, and Culture | University of British Columbia
Presentation: "Supernatural Minds in the Natural World: Representational Models of Gods’ Minds in the Tyva Republic"

Benjamin Purzycki recently earned his PhD (anthropology) at the University of Connecticut and currently is a post-doctoral research fellow at CERC. He works on the evolution of religious systems and religious cognition, particularly how people make sense of their gods’ minds. He has conducted fieldwork in the Tyva Republic (Tuva) and has published works in a variety of journals including Cognitive Science, Religion, Brain and Behavior, Journal of Cognition and Culture, and Skeptic Magazine. His professional website and publications can be accessed here.