Ohio promotes pseudoscience and harms its most vulnerable women by banning abortions at 20 weeks

Ohio Govenor John Kasich vetoed the 6-week abortion ban based on a fetal heartbeat, but accepted the 20-week abortion ban based on fetal pain. While the 6-week ban would have been absurd, the 20 week ban is also horrible. First off, this bill is based entirely on pseudoscience. I provided scientific testimony against South Carolina’s 20-week [Read More…]


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Feminism and the science of religious belief (VIDEO)

I was recently interviewed on the Road To Reason TV show and I’d like to share the video now that it’s online! I covered a variety of topics including how I became an atheist, my gender equality and sexual violence prevention activism, as well as some of the psychology and neuroscience of religious belief. It [Read More…]


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Your Brain on Religion (VIDEO)

At the Atheist Alliance of America conference I gave a talk on the science of religious belief. I’ve given similar talks a few other times, but this is the first time it was actually recorded! In my talk I briefly cover some important areas within the sociology, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience of religiosity. Here are some highlights: [Read More…]


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The Neuroscience of Religious Belief

As a hobby, I would share what I learned about the neuroscience of religiosity through articles, podcasts, and talks so I figured it may be helpful for those interested to put some of my favorites in one place. I was studying the neuroscience of religious belief in my last PhD program, but to make a long story short, [Read More…]


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