The power of ritual | Dimitris Xygalatas | TEDxAthens

From fire-walking to meditation, and from graduation ceremonies to wine toasting, rituals are everywhere. But what purpose do they serve? Dimitris Xygalatas combines anthropology, science, and technology to answer this question. Dr. Dimitris Xygalatas is an experimental anthropologist who specializes in the study of ritual behaviour. His research focuses on the application of scientific methods and technologies in ethnographic field research This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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