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.
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.
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.
The Cognitive Communication Science Lab is currently recruiting graduate students (with or without MA). If you are interested in joining the lab, contact Richard Huskey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Funding is guaranteed for the duration of your PhD program. Conference and research travel funds are also available on a competitive basis.
Our lab is presenting research at three upcoming conferences. We hope you can make one of our talks!
Social & Affective Neuroscience Society (SANS) 2017
Amir, O., Huskey, R., Mangus, J. M., Swanson, R., Gordon, A., Khooshabeh, P., Weber, R. Moral intuitions elicit dissociable cortical activation. Date and time TBA
Amir, O., Huskey, R., Mangus, J. M., Swanson, R., Gordon, A., Khooshabeh, P., Weber, R. Trump versus Clinton: The Role of Moral Intuition Networks in Processing Political Attack Advertisements. Date and time TBA
Huskey, R., Craighead, B., Miller, M., & Weber, R. Cognitive control allocation is modulated by level of intrinsic reward: Results from three behavioral and one fMRI studies. Date and time TBA.
Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) 2016
Huskey, R., Craighead, B., Miller, M., & Weber, R. (2017, March). Different levels of intrinsic reward modulate cognitive control allocation while performing a naturalistic behavioral task. Poster Session D, 3/27 8:00 – 10:00 am
International Communication Association (ICA) 2017
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
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