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From the scanning of the earthly remains of Tycho Brahe to the analysis of Greek grammar, the school's research covers a wide range of fields.

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2016.02.17 | Research

The feeling of being observed increases prosocial behaviour

A new interdisciplinary study with the participation of Dimitris Xygalatas, Panos Mitkidis, and John McGraw, researchers at the Interacting Minds Centre at Aarhus University, shows that exposure to a three-dimensional human figure increases prosocial behaviour.

2016.02.10 | Research

Religion may help societies to expand

An international team of researchers including Dimitris Xygalatas, who is an associate professor at the Interacting Minds Centre at Aarhus University, have studied the way in which religious beliefs influence cooperation and the formation of societies. They found that people’s view of their gods has a direct impact on the way they behave towards…

2015.09.30 | Research

Our environment shapes our language

In a series of experiments recently published in Cognition, IMC researchers Peer Christensen, Riccardo Fusaroli and Kristian Tylén show that novel communication systems reflect a variety of environmental and interactional factors. These findings challenge long-established ideas that syntax is innate and strongly determined by cognitive biases.

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