Publications

Under construction:

Associate Editor of forthcoming International Encyclopaedia of Anthropology (in prep) – Section Editor: “Cognitive and Psychological Anthropology”. Wiley-Blackwell

Davis, Arran & E. Cohen. The effects of social support on strenuous physical exercise.

Tarr, B., Slater, M. & E. Cohen. Real-world synchrony leads to bonding in an immersive virtual environment.

Launay, J., A. Machin, C. El Mouden, M. Burton-Chellew, B. Tarr, E. Cohen, T. David-Barrett & Robin I. M. Dunbar. Prosociality: Mapping measurable behaviours.

Published/Nearly there:

Cohen, E. (2017). Group exercise and social bonding,  In N. Enfield & P. Kockelman (Eds.), Distributed Agency. Oxford University Press

Tuncgenc, Bahar & E. Cohen (2016). Interpersonal movement synchrony facilitates pro-social behavior in children’s peer-play. Developmental Science [online before press; DOI: 10.1111/desc.12505]

Lyngs, U., Cohen, E., Hattori, W., Newson, M., Levin, D.T. (2016) Hearing in colour: How expectations distort perception of skin tone. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 42 (12), 2068-2076

Tunçgenç, Bahar & E. Cohen (2016). Synchrony forges bonds across group divides. Frontiers in Psychology, 7 (782), 1-11 (pdf)

Purzycki, B.G., C. Apicella, Q. D. Atkinson, E. Cohen, R.A. McNamara, A.K. Willard, D. Xygalatas, A. Norenzayan & J. Henrich (2016). Moralistic gods, supernatural punishment and the expansion of human sociality. Nature, 530, 327-330

Tarr, B., J. Launay, E. Cohen, R. Dunbar (2015).  Synchrony and exertion during dance independently raise pain thresholds and encourage social bonding. Biology Letters, 11, 20150767 (pdf)

Davis, A., J. Taylor & E. Cohen (2015). Social bonds and exercise: Evidence for a reciprocal relationship. PloS One, Vol 10 (8), e0136705 (pdf)

Tuncgenc, Bahar, E. Cohen, & Christine Fawcett (2015). Rock with me: The role of action synchrony in infants’ social and non-social choices. Child Development, 86 (3), 976-984 (pdf)

Cohen, E., R. Mundry, and S. Kirschner (2014) “Religion, synchrony, and cooperation.” Religion, Brain & Behavior 4 (1), 20-30. (pdf)

Bulbulia, A. W. Geertz, Q.D. Atkinson, E.Cohen, N. Evans, P. Francois, H.Gintis, R Gray, J. Henrich, F. Jordon, A. Norenzayan, P. J. Richerson, E.G. Slingerland, P. Turchin, H. Whitehouse, T. Widlok, D.S. Wilson (2013) The Cultural Evolution of Religion. In P. Richerson & M. Christiansen, Cultural Evolution. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

Cohen, E. (2013) Who owns culture now? In Theory and method in the study of religion: twenty-five years on, ed. A.W. Hughes, 129-133. Brill: Leiden.

Cohen, E. & D. Haun (2013) The development of tag-based cooperation via a socially acquired trait. Evolution and Human Behavior, 34, 230-235. (pdf)

Cohen, E. (2012). The evolution of tag-based cooperation in humans: the case for accent. Current Anthropology, 53(5), 588-616. (pdf)

Whitehouse, H. & E. Cohen (2012) Seeking a rapprochement between Anthropology and the Cognitive Sciences: a problem-driven approach. Topics in Cognitive Science, 4, 404-412. (pdf)

Cohen, E. & J. Barrett (2011) ‘Folk anthropology’: The cognitive anthropology of the person. In In search of self: Interdisciplinary perspectives on personhood, ed. J. Wentzel van Huysteen & Erik Wiebe. Pp 104-122 Eerdmans Publishing: Grand Rapids, MA

Cohen, E., E. Burdett, N. Knight, & J. Barrett (2011) Cross-cultural similarities and differences in person-body reasoning: Experimental evidence from the UK and Brazilian Amazon. Cognitive Science, 35(7), 1282-1304 (pdf)

Cohen, E. (2011) “Out with ‘Religion’: A novel framing of the religion debate”. In Religion and Rights: The Oxford Amnesty Lectures. Ed by Wes Williams. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Cohen, E. (2011) Broadening the critical perspective on supernatural punishment theories. Religion, Brain & Behavior, 1(1), 70-72

Cohen, E., R. Ejsmond-Frey, N. Knight & R. Dunbar. (2010) Rowers’ high: Elevated endorphin release under conditions of active behavioural synchrony. Biology Letters, 6 (1), 106-108 (pdf)

Cohen, E. (2010) “Around a Book” journal feature; invited response to three critical commentaries on The Mind Possessed. Religion and Society, 1(1), 164-176 (pdf)

Cohen, E. (2010) Anthropology of knowledge. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 16, s193-s202. (pdf)

R. McCauley & E. Cohen (2010) Cognitive science and the naturalness of religion. Philosophy Compass, 5, 779-792. (pdf)

Cohen, E. (2009) How useful is it to invoke evolutionary explanations for morality? (debate with Prof. Helen Haste). People & Science (Periodical of the British Science Association), March 2009, pp. 10-11 (pdf)

Cohen, E., J. Lanman, R. N. McCauley, & H. Whitehouse (2008) “Common criticisms of Cognitive Science of Religion – Answered”, invited paper for edited special edition of the Bulletin of the Council of Societies for the Study of Religion, Vol 37 (4), 112-115. (pdf)

Cohen, E. (2008) What is spirit possession? Defining, comparing, and explaining two possession forms. Ethnos, 73 (1), 101-126. (pdf)

Cohen, E. & J. Barrett. (2008) When minds migrate: Conceptualizing spirit possession. Journal of Cognition and Culture 8, 23-48. (pdf)

Cohen, E. & J. Barrett (2008) Conceptualizing spirit possession: Ethnographic and experimental evidence. Ethos, 36 (2), 245-266 (pdf)

Cohen. E. (2007) The mind possessed: The cognition of spirit possession in an Afro-Brazilian religious tradition. New York: Oxford University Press

Cohen. E. (2007) “Witchcraft and Sorcery” In Religion, anthropology and cognitive science, eds. H. Whitehouse & J. Laidlaw. Durham: Carolina Academic Press

Cohen, E. (2007) Not myself today: A cognitive account of the transmission of spirit possession concepts. In The evolution of religion: studies, theories, and critiques, eds. J. Bulbulia et al. Santa Margarita, CA: Collins Foundation Press