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

ICA 2017 Presentations & Posters

We are very pleased to share our work at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA). This page lists our presentations, their time and location, and links to posters associated with the work. Contact us for more information of any of these projects.  Hope to see you at ICA!


Amir, O., Huskey, R., Mangus, J. M., Swanson, R., Gordon, A., Khooshabeh, P., & Weber, R. Media and the moral mind: Submissions Binding and individualizing moral intuitions elicit distinct cortical activation. Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 2, Indigo Ballroom C, 5/29 11:00am – 12:15pm

Top 5 Paper Fisher, J., Keene, J., Huskey, R., & Weber, R. The offramp problem: Treating media psychology as an insular field inhibits theoretical and empirical progress. Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 2, Indigo Ballroom C, 5/29 11:00am – 12:15pm

Huskey, R. Craighead, B., Miller, M., & Weber, R. Intrinsic reward motivates shifts between cognitive control and default mode networks during task performance. Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 2, Indigo Ballroom C, 5/29 11:00am – 12:15pm

Huskey, R. Abandoning the blob: Adopting network neuroscience in communication theory and research. Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 3, Aqua Salon F, May 27, 12:30 to 1:45

Nabi, R., Nicholls, S., Keblusek, L., Huskey, R., & Reed, M. When audiences become advocates: Dissonance-driven behavior change through health message posting in social media. Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 3, Aqua 307, 5/27 2:00 – 3:15pm

Weber, R., Mangus, J. M., Huskey, R., Amir, O., Swanson, R., Gordon,A., Khooshabeh, P., Hahn, L., & Tamborini, R. Extracting moral foundations from text narratives: Relevance, challenges, and solutions. Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 4, Sapphire 411 AB, 5/28 11:00am – 12:15pm

CCS Lab Receives Two Miller Awards

The Cognitive Communication Science Lab received two Miller Research Awards from the School of Communication totaling $36,282.51. The project will investigate neurocognitive markers associated with positive clinical health outcomes, and equip The School with new hardware for conducting fMRI studies.

Welcome to the lab, Shelby Wilcox!

We are pleased to announce that Shelby Wilcox will join the lab in the Fall of 2017 as a Masters student in the School of Communication. You can learn more about Shelby and her research interests here.

Welcome, Shelby!

Updates to Asteroid Impact Stimulus

Our lab helped develop the naturalistic and open-sourced video game stimulus Asteroid Impact. We are now making additional improvements to enhance its utility and allow the game to interface with physiological measurement equipment. For a detailed summary of the changes, or to download Asteroid Impact for your own use, visit the game’s page on GitHub.