Media

2019

October 17
Peter Maňo and Jakub Cigán in Slovenian RTVS's TV show Experiment on evolutionary research of religion.

September 3
A Study
on the effects of extreme rituals on psychophysiological well-being, that a LEVYNA was a part of, was mentioned in UConn Today, Keele University, Medical Research, and eFree News. Also in EurekAlert!, Phys.org, Marginal Revolution, or Gerçek Bilim. Radek Kundt also spoke about the study on Český rozhlas Plus (The Czech journal Plus). Also featured in Magazín M, online.

​August 14
Martin Lang on how rituals help people cope with stress on Czech Radio: "Proč nás rituály dokážou zbavit stresu? Odpověď hledají brněnští vědci".

May 16
Martin Lang won a rector's award for extraordinary young scientists: "Překvapení pro pedela i loučení rektora. Univerzita oslavila Dies academicus"; also in printed version (May).

May 5
LEVYNA in the online version of the Masaryk University Magazín M: "Nebýt trestajících bohů, civilizace by vypadala jinak" ("Were there no punishing gods, civilization would look differently"), also in the printed version (April).

April 9
A study by Martin Lang, Jan Krátký et al. in TIME: "Americans Are Obsessed With Tidying Up. But There's a Downside to Being Organized".

March 31
The Slovak Denník N on research Martin Lang and Eva Kundtová Klocová were part of: "V 15 rôznych spoločnostiach skúmali, či viera v moralizujúcich bohov obmedzí podvádzanie ľudí".

March 15
A research of which LEVYNA was part of was mentioned in SME's podcast: "Zistili, čo ľudia robili v dávnom Stonehenge".

March 13
The Czech Deník N on research Martin Lang and Eva Kundtová Klocová were part of: "Experiment s černobílou kostkou dokázal, že Bůh, Šiva nebo Burgan umožnili vznik dnešních států". ("An experiment with a black-and-white dice shows that God, Shiva, or Burgan have facilitated the emergence of contemporary states")

March 7
LEVYNA's research on trust between Christians and Hinduists in Mauritius was published in Denník N.

March 7
Daily Mail on research Martin Lang and Eva Kundtová Klocová were part of: "Belief in a 'moralising' god that could punish those who misbehave may have helped diverse groups co-operate as societies grew, study says".

March 6
New Scientist on research Martin Lang and Eva Kundtová Klocová were part of: "How belief in punitive gods may have helped large societies cooperate".

February 23
Martin Lang's research is the topic of interview titled Religionista zkoumá i úzkost (in English: Religious scholar studies anxiety) published in Lidové noviny.

February 6
Research on anxiety is the topic of a radio interview with Martin Lang "Living and Thriving Beyond Fear: Stress Less and Manage Uncertainty" for Harvesting Happiness.

 

 

2018

October 5
Anxiety and ritualisation research appearing in Vice magazine in the article "Why cleaning makes some people less anxious".

October 5 
Peter Maňo in an interview "Z Bratislavy na Maurícius" (in english: From Bratislava to Mauritius) published in "Naša Univerzita", bulletin of Comenius University.

October 4
Peter Maňo appearing on TV broadcast of Slovak TA3 station "Za hranicami" (In english: Beyond the border).

 

2017

October 30
"Lidé mají předsudky vůči ateistům" (In english: People hold prejudices against atheists).

October 30
"Mučí zvířata a vraždí bezdomovce? Ateisté ve světě čelí předsudkům, Česko není výjimka(In English: Are they torturing animals and killing homeless persons? Atheists are facing prejudices, Czech republic is not an exception. 

October 9
The Anxiety-Busting Properties of Ritual, Psychology Today.

September 25
"Slovenský antropológ skúma na Mauríciu extrémne rituály: Muži si prepichujú telo, jazyk a v koži majú háky(In English: Slovakian anthropologist investigates effects of extreme rituals: Men have their bodies, tongue and skin pierced with hooks), Dennik N.

August 23
"Religionistka: Náboženská viera nie je garantom vyššej morálnosti" (In English: Science of Religion: Religious faith does not guarantee better moral values and people hold prejudices against atheists), DennikN.

August 23 
"Výzkum: Lidé mají předsudky vůči ateistům. I když jsou sami nevěřící" (In English: Research: People hold prejudices against atheists. Even when they are atheists themselves), Online.muni.cz.

August 21
Global evidence of extreme intuitive moral prejudice against atheists, Altmetric.com.

August 21
Survey Finds Most People Are Biased Against Atheists, Including Atheists, The Smithsonians.

August 13 
An interview with Eva Kundtová Klocová for Studio 6, ČT24.

August 13 
Even atheists think that horrendous crimes are probably committed by atheists, International Business Times.

August 13
Study: People Believe Atheists More Likely to Be Immoral
, Newsmax. Independent. American.

August 13
Killers, torturers . . . and atheists: why non-believers get a bad rap, The Times.

August 13 
Do we need religion to have good morals? Even atheists think horrific crimes are likely committed by atheists, Mail Online. Science & Tech.

August 13 
Atheists tend to be seen as immoral – even by other atheists: study, The Guardian.

August 13 
Atheists believed to be less moral, says study, BBC News.

August 13 
The Serial Killer Test: Biases Against Atheists Emerge in Study, The New York Times.

April 6
"Slovenský vedec skúmal na Mauríciu"
 (In English: Scientist of Slovakian origin Slovak conducted reasearch in Mauritius"), Dennik N. Anthropologist Peter Maňo went to Mauritius to investigate the role of  extreme rituals in the proliferation of complex societies.

2016

July 18
"Laboratoř, v níž zkoumají náboženství", Lidové noviny (Saturday 16). Vědci z Masarykovy univerzity novátorsky zjišťují, jak na lidské chování působí víra v bohy, sakrální hudba, polohy těla, 3D předměty a rovněž i bolestivé rituály. (In English: Scientists from Masaryk University are investigating in an innovative way how is human behavior affected by faith in gods, sacred music, bodily positions, material objects and painful rituals.

July 14
"Obětováni pro rozvoj lidstva(In English: Sacrificed in a name of mankind), Lidové noviny. New study just published in Nature affirms prior assumptions that religious rituals comprising human sacrificing foster stratification in societies. An expert commentary by Radek Kundt.

April 1
"Trestající bohové rozvíjejí civilizaci" (In English: Punishing gods are contributing to the rise of societies. Levyna researchers are investigating harsh rituals in Mauritius), Lidové noviny. Výzkumníci Levyna studují drsné rituály a náboženství na Mauriciu.

February 24 
The feeling of being observed increases prosocial behavior, Aarhus University website.

February 17
Keeping an Eye on Human Behavior, uconn.edu.

2013

October 24
Rituals : The power of pain  
Lex Press.

October 24
"Zájemci diskutovali o náboženském mozku"Stisk (munimedia.cz).

October 24
"Katolíci mají k sobě při mši blíž. Proč, zkoumá brněnská Laboratoř pro experimentální výzkum" (In English: Catholics are closer to each other during their sermon. Why? That is investigated by the Laboratory for the Experimental Research of Religion), 
Rádio Česko: Czech Broadcasting agency at Rozhlas.cz.

October 24
"Vědci zkoumají poznatky buddhistů. Meditace prý pomáhá při přemýšlení a může vést k mimotělním zážitkům" (In English: Scientists are tapping into Buddhists' experiences. Meditation seems to support thinking abilities and may lead to extracorporeal experiences), Rádio Česko: Czech Broadcasting agency at Rozhlas.cz.

July 15
Extreme rituals promote prosocialityPatheos.

June 20
Painful and extreme rituals enhance social cohesion and charity, PsyPost.

May 21 
Anthropology Review Database - The Burning Saints, monography by Dimitris Xygalatas now reviewed.

May 21
Homo Experimentalis: The Place of Experimentation in the Scientific Study of Religion, Religion Bulletin.

February 24
Aarhus University Expedition attracts interest of Mauritian Government. MINDLab and LEVYNA researchers met with Mauritian Minister of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology.