NAASR Notes is a new feature with the Bulletin where we invite members of the North American Association for the Study of Religion to describe books they are reading and/or research and writing projects that will be of interests to scholars in the field. For previous posts in this series, follow the link.
We thought it would be of interest to our readers to get some background on the research of NAASR’s three founders–Thomas Lawson, Luther Martin, and Donald Wiebe, along with the work of a few others who have been affiliated with NAASR. In this video clip, which was conducted as a part of Leveya, a Laboratory for the Experimental Research of Religion (see here for their Facebook page), Robert McCauley discusses his work on cognitive science and reductionism in the study of religion.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfmaHHKHn0Y]