LEVYNA is an interdisciplinary centre affiliated with the Department for the Study of Religions, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University. It is the only institution in the world exclusively dedicated to the experimental study of religion. Combining methods and expertise from the Humanities and the Sciences, LEVYNA brings together researchers with backgrounds as diverse as Religious Studies, Anthropology, History, Psychology, and Neuroscience, who work collaboratively to investigate religious belief and behaviour. It aims to train young scholars in employing scientific methods in the study of religion, and to produce high quality research on religion through cross-disciplinary collaboration, methodological integration and innovation.
Intergroup violence and trustworthiness
Dan Řezníček and Radek Kundt published a study in the Journal of Cognition and Culture.
(How) does religious priming work?
A new study, in which Martin Lang and Radek Kundt took part, was published in PLoS ONE.
Why did memetics fail?
Radim Chvaja published an article in the Perspectives on Science, The MIT Press.
Does ritual behavior decrease anxiety?
A new publication by Martin Lang, Jan Krátký and Dimitris Xygalatas in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.
Open post-doc position
We are looking for a new colleague to join our lab for two years as a post-doc researcher with a specialization in economic games and behavioral experiments.
A new research called “SACRIFICE” has been just launched
It will examine how participation in costly rituals affects the willingness to sacrifice one’s resources during inter-group conflict.