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Junior Molly MacFarland addresses the prevalence of brain injuries. The Brain Injury Association of America recognizes March as Brain Injury Awareness Month.

Commentary: Brain injury awareness needs to be illuminated

By Molly MacFarland March 4, 2021
It is crucial to remember that those who have sustained brain injuries are valuable members of our communities too and deserve utmost respect. 
Muscalu conducted a study called “The illusory benefit of cognates: Lexical facilitation followed by sublexical interference in a word typing task” published by Cambridge University Press July 13.

Psychology lecturer explores how bilingual people process language

By Cody Taylor, Contributing Writer September 10, 2018
Laura Muscalu, lecturer in the Department of Psychology, spent her time in graduate school wondering what goes on in the brain when a bilingual person tries to juggle multiple languages.

Beer compounds trigger brain’s reward system

By Amanda Hutchinson, Contributing Writer April 17, 2013
Friday has become synonymous with happy hour, when workers retire to their favorite watering hole and enjoy a cold one with friends. The booze serves as a reward for working through the 40-hour workweek, but recent studies suggest that the taste beer itself, and not the alcohol, can trigger the brain’s reward system as well.…
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