Richard Huskey to Speak at Columbus Science Pub

Ever wanted to enjoy a beer while listening to science? Since 2010, Columbus Science Pub has provided that exact opportunity by hosting monthly scientific talks at a local bar.  On February 1, Richard Huskey will give a talk titled How Do We Change People’s Attitudes?

Details: February 1, 7:30 pm at Backstage Bistro, 503 S Front St, Columbus, OH 43215

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2018 Conferences

The lab is excited to share our research at several academic conferences in 2018. This page will be continuously updated as more conference details become available. Hope you will swing by one of our presentations or posters. Lets talk science!


International Communication Association 2018

Hopp, F. R., Fisher, J. T., Mangus, J. M., Huskey, R., Swanson, R., Gordon, A., Khooshabeh, P., & Weber, R. (2018, May). Mining the Global Database of Events, Language, and Tone: An Introduction for Communication Researchers.

Huskey, R., Wilcox, & Weber, R. (2018, May). Are media induced flow experiences energetically optimized? A test of the synchronization theory of flow’s optimality hypothesisTop 6 Paper, ICA Communication Science & Biology Interest Group

Turner, B., Huskey, R., Amir, O., Khooshabeh, P., & Weber, R. (2018, May). Political attack advertisements and political affiliation modulate cortical intersubject correlations across the moral brain.

Turner, B., Huskey, R., & Weber, R. (2018, May). Explaining individual differences in brain reactivity to persuasive messages.

Turner, B., Huskey, R., & Weber, R. (2018, May). Organizing, explaining, and critiquing the application of fMRI analyses in Communication Science.

Social and Affective Neuroscience Society 2018

Huskey, R., Wilcox, S., & Weber, R. (2018, May) What are the brain network properties associated with flow experiences? Applying network neuroscience analyses to a naturalistic behavioral task.

Turner, B., Huskey, R., & Weber, R. (2018, May). The immoral opponent in political attack ads: Intersubject correlations across the moral brain differ by party affiliation.

Turner, B., Huskey, R., & Weber, R. (2018, May). What makes brains different? Individual differences factors explain shared activity patterns during message processing.

Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2018

Huskey, R., Wilcox, S., & Weber, R. (2018, March). Using graph theory to uncover the brain network organization underlying flow experiences during a semi-naturalistic behavioral paradigm.

Richard Huskey on WOSU’s All Sides With Ann Fisher

Richard Huskey was recently interview by WOSU Public Media’s All Sides With Ann Fisher. The interview, which takes place in the first 14 minutes of the program, discusses the lab’s recent research related to persuasive message processing and the brain. You can listen to the entire broadcast below, or download a copy of the broadcast here. The research this interview is based on is open access and can be freely downloaded from the journal.

Lab Research Featured in OSU News

Our latest study, The Persuasion Network is Modulated by Drug-Use Risk and Predicts Anti-Drug Message Effectiveness was recently featured in an Ohio State News release.

We are very happy about this new project and think that it has several important real-world implications. Specifically, it not only advances our understanding of how the brain works, but what anti-drug messages are most likely to be persuasive among audiences who are at risk for drug use.

You can read the full news release here.

OSU School Of Communication Colloquium on Flow

Richard Huskey is giving a colloquium on flow and the brain at the OSU School of Communication colloquium series. You can download slides for his talk here. The full title of is talk is:

Media induced flow experiences and the brain: What we know, what we don’t, and where do we go from here?

Journalism Building, Room 106, 12:40 – 1:35pm, 10/20/2017