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Is Santa Claus a God?

Dr. Jim Davies, associate professor at Carleton’s Institute of Cognitive Science, discusses how the idea of Santa Claus fits (and doesn’t fit) with what anthropologists consider gods in religion in this blog entry in Nautilus Magazine. Santa Claus occupies a strange place in Christian... More

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

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Nalini Ramlakhan, a PhD student in Cognitive Science receives $105,000 for research on emotions and morality

Late last fall, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) announced their graduate student award winners. Nalini Ramlakhan, a PhD student in Cognitive Science at Carleton received $105,000 for her research on emotions and morality. “I am interested in the way in which we use our... More

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

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Robert Fulford: Cognitive scientist Jim Davies dissects why movies move us (and the Star Wars prequels didn’t)

The National Post’s Robert Fulford’s Dec. 3, 2014 article on Carleton’s Professor Jim Davies (Institute of Cognitive Science) and his book: Riveted: The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe (Palgrave Macmillan).... More

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

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