Institute for the Bio-Cultural Study of Religion

An Institute of the Center for Mind and Culture

IBCSR is a research institute handling religion-focused research within the Center for Mind and Culture.

Science On features news on the scientific study of religion, book reviews, and videos.

Exploring My get instant feedback on your spirituality and contribute to scientific research.

Religion, Brain & Behavior is the flagship journal in the bio-cultural study of religion, discounted for IBCSR members.

Press Kit

The most efficient way to reach representatives of the Institute for the Bio-Cultural Study of Religion for comment is via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you are interested in speaking to experts associated with a particular research project, you can contact the people listed on this site directly, or else use the email address above to request specific contact information.

News releases related to the Institute's work are listed under the Media Room.

{tab Images}

These images are available for press use in online or print content about IBCSR and its research. You may download and use them accordingly. No images may be used for personal profit or for purposes unrelated to IBCSR or its mission.

IBCSR                         ibcsrlogobw208 

  ibcsr logo series 2 15           ibcsr logo without name color

ibcsr logo with tagline color

IBCSR banner

IBCSR banner 2


 {tab Documents}

This section contains downloadable PDF versions of documents related to IBCSR and IBCSR research. 

What Does "Bio-Cultural" Mean?

What Does Bio Cultural Mean 

{tab Videos}

This section contains professional-grade videos describing IBCSR research projects and operations. Videos can be shared with attribution. Videos are property of the Institute for the Bio-Cultural Study of Religion; production, editing, and original music are by Jenn Lindsay,

Introduction to the Bio-Cultural Study of Religion

Intro to IBCSR

IBCSR Publications and Outreach

 Publications and Outreach

Neuroscience and Religious Cognition Project


Dimensions of Spirituality Project


Boston University PhD Program in Religion and Science

Track IV






IBCSR Research Review

IBCSR Research Review is a free monthly email newsletter surveying all recent work in the bio-cultural study of religion and in spirituality & health research. Register here after answering a simple anti-bot question.
How many eyes has a typical person? (ex: 1)


May 2019
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31