Julien Musolino, Ph.D., is a Franco-American cognitive scientist, scientific activist, and professor of psychology at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, where he is the director of the Psycholinguistics Laboratory. Over the past two decades, Musolino has been investigating various aspects of the functioning and development of the human mind in both typical and atypical populations. He is regularly invited to give research lectures in the U.S. and around the world.
Born and raised in France, Musolino studied at the University of Geneva, in neighboring Switzerland, and at the University of North Wales, Bangor, in the United Kingdom. He moved to the United States in 1994, and received his Ph.D. in 1998. While in the U.S., he has held appointments at the University of Maryland, the University of Pennsylvania, Indiana University, and Rutgers University. Musolino’s research has been funded by the National Institute of Health, the National Science Foundation, and has been published in leading journals in the sciences of the mind.
Musolino also has a deep interest in all things scientific, the history and development of science, the public understanding of science, and the factors that interfere with the dissemination of scientific knowledge, especially in a country like the U.S. At Rutgers, he is known for teaching courses on controversial issues at the interface between science, culture, and religion, and for taking a passionate stand for science and reason. Musolino’s broader interests and his scientific activism, combined with his professional work on the human mind, led to his first popular science book, The Soul Fallacy (Prometheus Books, forthcoming).
To learn more about Julien Musolino, please visit www.julienmusolino.com.
To read a recent blog by Julien Musolino on the perennial evolution vs. creationism controversy, please visit http://appliedsentience.com/2013/04/19/straight-from-the-gut-a-response-to-creationism/.
To listen to an interview of Julien Musolino on the making of The Soul Fallacy, please visit http://sites.temple.edu/humansciences/2012/11/01/whither-the-soul/.
Trade books by Julien Musolino: The Soul Fallacy (Prometheus Books, 2015)