Inaugural Edition of IBCSR Research Review Released

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Institute for the Biocultural Study of Religion (IBCSR) announces the publication of the inaugural issue of IBCSR Research Review (IRR). IRR briefly annotates and furnishes online information about scientific research articles related to brain, behavior, culture, and religion published in leading journals. It also lists relevant books and articles in press. IRR will be useful to researchers, teachers, students, and journalists whose work relates to the scientific study of religion. It is delivered via email to those who sign up to receive it on IBCSR's website.

The Institute for the Biocultural Study of Religion was founded by Patrick McNamara and Wesley Wildman to conduct research into the biological and cultural functions of religion. To find out more about the Institute, visit The site functions as a clearinghouse for recent research into and information about religion as a biological and cultural phenomenon. It also houses the web’s richest set of links to organizations and research projects related to the scientific study of religion.

IBCSR is a nonprofit corporation under the laws of the State of Massachusetts, and a public charity with United States federal tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.