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Students in Rutgers Psychology Class Probe Religious Mind

Does religion make people moral?

Why do so many Americans disapprove of atheists?

Can science shed new light on how humans acquire religious beliefs?

These are some of the questions Professor Julien Musolino poses in “The Religious Mind,” a psychology course in the School of Arts and Sciences that draws nearly 200 students, filling a large stadium-style lecture hall in the Rutgers Academic Building.

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Rutgers graduate students protest tax reform

Graduate students at Rutgers University protested on Wednesday, their lives and academic futures clouded by uncertainty. They claim the tax reform bill proposed by House Republicans would strip out special waivers they count on to survive financially.

“This seems almost counterproductive because the tax bill would make it more difficult for grad students to stay in grad school because they won’t be able to afford to be here,” said graduate student Dee Payton.

“It would just make everything very difficult. A lot of my colleagues would drop out,” graduate student Morgan Moyer said.

Moyer’s pursuing a degree in linguistics and cognitive science. She’s one of about 145,000 grad students nationwide ...

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Dr. Papathomas' Illusion Research featured by Scientific American

Read and experience Dr. Thomas Papathomas’s captivating illusions in this edition of Scientific American. Dr. Papathomas is a long time Executive Council member for the Center for Cognitive Science, where he works on visual perception and the development of neurophysiologically plausible computational models.

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Oct. 23, 2017 - Panel Discussion: “Do we have an immaterial soul (or mind)?”

Many people believe that we possess an immaterial soul that will survive the death of our bodies. Recent advances in science and other fields have caused some to challenge this notion. Drawing on ideas from biology, psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy, a set of panel speakers with opposing views will debate this age-old question.

Speakers included the Director of RuCCS Dr. Brian McLaughlinDr. Mark Baker, Dr. Julien Musolino.

UPDATE: Event video and photos now available.

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