Verge of Discovery is a podcast created for everyone who loves to learn and wants to know more about the most recent developments in the field of science and technology. We interview today's brightest scholars, intellectuals and visionaries in the field of science and technology and bring their knowledge, passion and wisdom to you. Our goal is bring the latest scientific developments to you directly from the minds of people who are propelling us into the future. We want to learn from them and be inspired by them.
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Martin Lang introduces his current study of rituals and ritualization in laboratory and field settings. He continues with the discuss of his latest project which is focused on the connection between ritual behaviors and anxiety. More specifically he found that when people experience anxiety, they tend to behave in a ritual like fashion. He expands on the role or ritualization and religion in our everyday lives and concludes the interview by discussing how Mickey Mouse and gods are compared in his field of work.
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