Research
Gervais, W., D. Xygalatas, R. McKay, M. van Elk, E. Buchtel, M. Aveyard, S. Schiavone, I. Dar-Nimrod, A. Svedholm-Häkkinen, T. Riekki, E. Kundtová-Klocová, J. Ramsay & J. Bulbulia (2017). Global evidence of extreme intuitive moral prejudice against atheists. Nature Human Behaviour 1(0151). doi:10.1038/s41562-017-0151 download here

Lang, M., V. Bahna, J. Shaver, P. Reddish & D. Xygalatas (2017). Sync to Link: How Does Synchrony Promote Cooperation.
Biological Psychology 127:191-197 download here

Xygalatas, D., Kotherová, S., Maňo, P., Kundt, R., Cigán, J., Kundtová Klocová, E., & Lang (2017). M. Big Gods in Small Places: The Random Allocation Game in Mauritius.
Religion, Brain and Behavior. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2153599X.2016.1267033 download here

Purzycki, B., J. Henrich, C. Apicella, Q. Atkinson, E. Cohen, R. McNamara, A. Willard, D. Xygalatas, & A. Norenzayan (2017). The Evolution of Religion and Morality: A Synthesis of Ethnographic and Experimental Evidence from Eight Societies,
Religion, Brain and Behavior. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2153599X.2016.1267027 download here

Pazhoohi, F., M Lang, D. Xygalatas & K. Grammer (2016). Religious veiling as a mate-guarding strategy: effects of environmental pressures on cultural practices,
Evolutionary Psychological Science. DOI 10.1007/s40806-016-0079-z. download here

Purzycki, B., C. Apicella, Q. Atkinson, E. Cohen, R. McNamara, A. Willard, D. Xygalatas, A. Norenzayan & J. Henrich (2016). Cross-cultural dataset for the Evolution of Religion and Morality Project.
Nature Scientific Data 3:16099. download here

Xygalatas, D. & M. Lang (2016). Prosociality and Religion. In N. Kasumi Clements (ed). Mental Religion. Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks. Macmillan, 119-133. read article

Lang, M., & Kundt, R. (2016). Can Predictive Coding Explain Past Experiences?
Religion, Brain, & Behavior, DOI:10.1080/2153599X.2016.1150332 read article

Krátký, J., M. Lang, J. Shaver, D. Jerotijević, & D. Xygalatas (2016). Anxiety and ritualization: Can attention discriminate compulsion from routine?
Communicative & Integrative Biology 9(3): e1174799 read article

Lang, M., P. Mitkidis, R. Kundt, A. Nichols, L. Krajčíková & D. Xygalatas (2016). Music as a sacred cue? Effects of religious music on moral behavior.
Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00814. read article

Purzycki, B., A. Norenzayan, C. Apicella, Q. Atkinson, E. Cohen, R. McNamara, A. Willard, D. Xygalatas, & J. Henrich (2016). Moralistic Gods, Supernatural Punishment and the Expansion of Human Sociality,
Nature doi:10.1038/nature16980 read article

Krátký, J., J. McGraw, D. Xygalatas, P. Mitkidis, & P. Reddish (2016), It depends who is watching you: 3-dimensional agent representations increase generosity in a naturalistic setting,
PLOS ONE 11(2): e0148845. read article

Xygalatas, D., Kundtová Klocová, E., Cigán, J., Kundt, R., Maňo, P., Kotherová, S., Mitkidis, P. , Wallot, S. & Kanovsky, M. (2015). Location, location, location: Effects of cross-religious primes on prosocial behaviour,
International Journal for the Psychology of Religion. DOI: 10.1080/10508619.2015.1097287 read article

Lang, M, Shaw, D., Reddish, P., Wallot, S., Mitkidis, P. & Xygalatas, D. 2015. Lost in the Rhythm: Effects of Rhythm on Subsequent Interpersonal Co-ordination.
Cognitive Science. DOI: 10.1111/cogs.12302. read article

Lang, M., Krátký, J., Shaver, J., Jerotijević, D., & Xygalatas, D., 2015. The Effects of Anxiety on Spontaneous Ritualized Behavior,
Current Biology 25, 1-6. read article

Xygalatas, D., 2014. The biosocial basis of collective effervescence: An experimental anthropological study of a fire-walking ritual,
Fieldwork in Religion

Fischer, R. & D. Xygalatas. 2014. Extreme Rituals as Social Technologies,
Journal of Cognition and Culture 14: 345–355 download here

Mitkidis, P., Xygalatas, D., Buttrick, N., Porubanova, M. & Lienard, P. 2014. The Impact of Authority on Cooperation: A cross-cultural examination of systemic trust.
Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology download here

Fischer, R., Xygalatas, D., Mitkidis, P., Reddish, P., Konvalinka, I., & Bulbulia, J. 2014. The fire-walker’s high: Affect and physiological responses in an extreme collective ritual.
PLOS ONE 9(2): e88355 download here

Porubanova-Norquist, M., Shaw, D, McKay, R. & Xygalatas, D. 2014. Memory biases toward expectation-violating agents.
PLOS ONE download here

Xygalatas, D., Mitkidis, P., Fischer, R., Reddish, P., Skewes, J., Geertz, A. W., Roepstorff, A. & Bulbulia, J. 2013. Extreme Rituals Promote Prosociality. Psychological Science download here

Porubanova-Norquist, M., Shaw, D. & Xygalatas, D. 2014. Minimal Counterintuitiveness Revisited: Effects of cultural and ontological violations on concept memorability.
Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion 1(2): 181-192 download here

Bulbulia, J. D. Xygalatas, U. Schjødt, S. Fondevila, Ch. Sibley, & I. Konvalinka.
2013. Images From a Jointly-Arousing Collective Ritual Reveal Emotional Polarization, Frontiers in Psychology. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00960 download here

Xygalatas, D., Schjoedt, U., Bulbulia, J., Konvalinka, I., Jegindø, E-M., Reddish, P., Geertz, A. W., & Roepstorff, A.
2013. Autobiographical Memory in a Fire-Walking Ritual. Journal of Cognition and Culture 13(1-2): 1-16. download here

D. Xygalatas, 2012. “Effects of religious setting on cooperative behaviour. A case study from Mauritius”, Religion, Brain and Behavior, DOI:10.1080/2153599X.2012.724547 download here

D. Xygalatas, 2011. I. Konvalinka, A. Roepstorff, and J. Bulbulia. “Quantifying collective effervescence: Heart-rate dynamics at a fire-walking ritual”, Communicative & Integrative Biology 4 (6): 735-738. download here

I. Konvalinka, 2011. D. Xygalatas, J. Bulbulia, U. Schjødt, E-M. Jegindø, S. Wallot, G. Van Orden, and A. Roepstorff. “Synchronized arousal between performers and related spectators in a fire-walking ritual”,
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. download here