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Cary Frydman neurofinance professor
Cary Frydman created the first classes in neurofinance offered at USC Marshall. The new field combines knowledge from neuroscience and psychology to better understand constraints on economic decisions. (Photo/Courtesy of Cary Frydman)

Through neurofinance, students can unlock how our brains drive certain financial choices

Cary Frydman, an associate professor at USC Marshall, describes how this emerging field can explain financial decision-making and influence economic policy.

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Assal Habibi musical training brain development
Assal Habibi has done extensive research on how musical training is beneficial for brain development. Her latest study focuses on children who are learning music and speak more than one language, as compared to children who know just one language. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)

USC research reinforces music’s impact on the developing brain

A $450,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health will help USC Dornsife’s Assal Habibi advance her studies into how musical training boosts childhood brain development.