Cognition and Culture

This team is addressing the Grand Challenges in the human experience, specifically around the ways that humans experience religion cross-culturally. We look to answer how different types of religious beliefs have different effects on the brain, and how the brain attempts to reconcile competing conceptual frameworks. Such knowledge is especially important in a world where conflicts between religious ideas and secular globalism increasing figure into both public and foreign policy.


  • Paul Robertson (COLA)
  • Robert Ross (COLA)