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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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2014.03.06 | Research, Religionsvidenskab

New Study sheds light on how social understanding is performd by the brain

A new study from the Interacting Minds Centre settles an important question about how social understanding is performed in the brain. The findings may help us to attain a better understanding of why people with autism and schizophrenia have difficulties with social interaction.

2013.09.13 | Research

A pioneer of education

Lisanne Wilken is the kind of teacher who can easily incorporate an EU summit and the Eurovision Song Contest into her teaching for Danish and international students of European Studies. And she has now won the Aarhus University Anniversary Foundation’s Educational Honorary Award in 2013 for her pioneering educational work in the international…

Kavadi ritual, where participants pierce their skin with needles and skewers and walk for hours carrying heavy bamboo structures called kavadi before climbing a mountain to offer these structures to the temple of Murugan.
Dimitris Xygalatas, Assistant Professor, Aarhus University, Department of Culture and Society, Center for Interacting Minds (IMC).

2013.07.29 | Research, Religionsvidenskab

Ritual suffering can increase prosociality

An international team of researchers led by Dimitris Xygalatas from Interacting Minds Centre at Aarhus University brought experimental methods into a field setting to investigate the effects of one of the world’s most extreme rituals. Although social scientists have long argued that such rituals may function to promote prosocial attitudes and…

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