Hugh Turpin is undertaking a joint PhD in the Cognitive Science of Religion at the Institute of Cognition and Culture, Queen’s University Belfast and the Religion, Cognition and Culture Unit, Aarhus University. His background is in Cognitive Science (University College Dublin, MA), Social Anthropology (Oxford, M.Sc.) and Philosophy (Trinity College Dublin, BA). His current research concerns the effects on religious believers of exposure to behaviours inconsistent with stated beliefs on the part of their religious paragons, and will be pursued through a mixture of experimental methods and fieldwork carried out in Ireland.