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UO Today #441 – Pascal Boyer

UO Today #441 – Pascal Boyer

Pascal Boyer, the Henry Luce Professor of Individual and Collective Memory at Washington University in St. Louis, discusses how the organization of the human mind influences culture, specificaly how religion is acquired and communicated. He gave a lecture entitled “Mental Instincts and Their Effects on Religious Thought and Behavior” at the UO on February 17, 2010.

UO Today, the Oregon Humanities Center’s half-hour television interview program, provides a glimpse into the heart of the University of Oregon. Each episode offers viewers a conversation with UO faculty and administrators as well as visiting scholars, authors, and artists whose groundbreaking work is shaping our world.