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How Do Our Dreams Evolve As We Age?Discover Magazine, September 20, 2023.

BU creates standards for chatbots in the classroom,” Boston Globe, April 4, 2023.

The neuroscience of spiritual experiences,” Big Think, April 3, 2023.

Ghosts in the MRI, a Guest Post from John Lardas Modern,” University of Chicago Press blog, December 1, 2021.

New technologies are promising a shortcut to enlightenment,” Vox, November 1, 2021.

The atomisation of religious belief,” Future Tense, October 3, 2021.

Is there a hack for enlightenment?Vox Conversations, September 30, 2021.

Thoughts on innovation from a change skeptic,” The Presbyterian Outlook, September 15, 2021.

Spiritual Tech is the Future of False Religion,” Salvo, June 28, 2021.

Mystical experiences on demand? Welcome to spirit tech,” Big Think, July 8, 2021.

A Natural History of Music,Scholarium, June 21, 2021.

Rearranging Ritual: A Conversation With Connor Wood, PhD,” Sinai and Synapses, June 9, 2021.

Spiritual Technology: A Conversation With Kate J. Stockly,” Sinai and Synapses, May 20, 2021.

The Joys and Challenges of Interdisciplinary Research,” Science on Religion, April 30, 2021.

The age of “spirit tech” is here. It’s time we come to terms with it.,Ken Chitwood, March 23, 2021.

God in the Brain: PW Talks with Kate J. Stockly,Publishers Weekly, March 19, 2021.

Spirit Tech with Wesley J. Wildman,” Open Div Summit, February 26, 2021.

An Artificial University Drives Real-World Countermeasures to COVID-19,” MITRE Project Stories, December, 2020.

Ritual, Play, and the Landscape of Value,” Science On Religion, November 23, 2020.

STEM Meets Religion,” Publishers Weekly, November 6, 2020.

Is Your Society Good for (Biological) Fitness?,” Science on Religion, October 29, 2020.

Religions as Complex Adaptive Systems,” Science on Religion, September 29, 2020.

Details Matter When Tackling the Public-Health Crisis of Maternal Mortality,” Boston University Institute for Health System Innovation & Policy, September 21, 2020.

New Research Shows the Four Conditions That Lead to a Less Religious Society,” Friendly Athiest, August 25, 2020.

New video on computer modelling of religion,” LeRon Shults Blog, June 16, 2020.

Religion is Play Gone Wrong,” A Philosopher’s Stone, Medium, April 15, 2020.

Being copycats might be key to being human,” The Conversation, January 14, 2020.

Predicting the future is now possible with powerful new AI simulations,” New Scientist, October 2, 2019.

Computer simulations can help prepare us for a zombie apocalypse — and much more,” Built In, September 24, 2019.

Top 40 Tech Tools to Combat Child Trafficking,” Trafficking Matters, August 13, 2019.

Tomorrow’s Gods: What’s the Future of Religion?” BBC – Future, August 2, 2019.

V.R. could take scary nightmares down a notch,” Futurity, January 30, 2019.”

How Virtual Reality Might Help Fight Recurring Nightmares,” The Brink, January 30, 2019.

Virtual reality therapy shows promise in the treatment of nightmares,” PsyPost, December 22, 2018.

Using AI to explain religious conflict,” Cosmos Magazine, November 5, 2018.

The Paul Coia Show: Interview with F. LeRon Shults,” BBC Berkshire, November 4, 2018.

BBC Radio 4: Interview with Justin Lane,” BBC Radio 4, November 4, 2018.

Predicting religious violence beforehand: The future of AI?,” TechEngage, November 2, 2018.

This ‘Psychological’ AI System Mimics Religious Violence to Understand It,” Seeker, November 2, 2018.

The AI that could help predict religious violence,” The Telegraph, October 31, 2018.

AI systems shed light on root cause of religious conflict: Humanity is not naturally violent,” ScienceDaily, October 31, 2018

Can artificial intelligence help stop religious violence?,” BBC News, October 31, 2018

Researchers Simulated Religious Groups With AI to Try to Understand Religious Violence,” Motherboard – VICE, October 31, 2018.

AI systems shed light on root cause of religious conflict,” University of Oxford, October 30, 2018.

Computer Modeling Religion,” WCAI – NPR Living Lab Radio, August 13, 2018.

Can Artificial Intelligence Predict Religious Violence?” The Atlantic, July 23, 2018.

Religion is uniquely human, but computer simulations may help us understand religious behavior,” The Conversation, June 11, 2018.