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Groups and emotional arousal mediate neural synchrony and perceived ritual efficacy

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We present the first neurophysiological signatures showing distinctive effects of group social context and emotional arousal on cultural perceptions, such as the efficacy of religious rituals. Using a novel protocol, EEG data were simultaneously recorded from ethnic Chinese religious believers in group and individual settings as they rated the perceived efficacy of low, medium, and high arousal spirit-medium rituals presented as video clips. Neural oscillatory patterns were then analyzed for ...

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10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02071

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Whitehouse, H
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Whitehouse, H
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Frontiers Research Foundation Publisher's website
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Frontiers in Psychology Journal website
Volume:
9
Pages:
2071
Publication date:
2018-10-26
Acceptance date:
2018-10-08
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1664-1078
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pubs:938498
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uri:2cb9fd61-c2bd-4bda-81b4-b1288f13f889
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uuid:2cb9fd61-c2bd-4bda-81b4-b1288f13f889
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