CCS Lab Hosts #moralmedia18

The Cognitive Communication Science Lab is proud to help host the third annual Moral Media meeting at The Ohio State University School of Communication! The meeting will take place on September 29, 2018. Interested in media and morality? Then consider attending! Full details here.

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

Friday, May 25

Bol, Huskey. & Segijn. (2018, May). The future of Information Systems talking about the future of Information Systems11:00 to 12:15, Hilton Old Town, M, Liszt

Huskey & Cascio. (2018, May). Problem Solving/Networking/Research Escalator: So you want to set up a Communication Science and Biology lab? 15:30 to 16:45, Hilton Prague, LL, Roma

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. 8:00 to 9:15, Hilton Old Town, M, Mozart II

Saturday, May 26

Turner, B., Huskey, R., & Weber, R. (2018, May). Explaining individual differences in brain reactivity to persuasive messages. 9:30 to 10:45, Hilton Old Town, M, Mozart I

Turner, B., Huskey, R., & Weber, R. (2018, May). Organizing, explaining, and critiquing the application of fMRI analyses in Communication Science. 14:00 to 15:15, Hilton Old Town, M, Mozart II

Monday, May 28

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. 14:00 to 15:15, Hilton Prague, M, Rokoska

Huskey, R., Wilcox, & Weber, R. (2018, May). Are media induced flow experiences energetically optimized? A test of the synchronization theory of flow’s optimality hypothesis. Top 6 Paper, ICA Communication Science & Biology Interest Group. 17:00 to 18:15, Hilton Prague, M, Hilton Grand Ballroom

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 taskPoster Award. Saturday, 10:15 – 11:45 am, Poster D38.

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. Thursday, 5:45 – 7:00pm, Poster A29.

Turner, B., Huskey, R., & Weber, R. (2018, May). What makes brains different? Individual differences factors explain shared activity patterns during message processingFriday, 2:15 – 3:45 pm, Symposium D.

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. Monday, 3/2/18 2:30 – 4:30 pm, Poster E19.

Media2Inspire Symposium 2018

Huskey, R., Wilcox, S., & Weber, R. (2018, April). Using network neuroscience to study flow experiences during media use.

Organization for Human Brain Mapping 2018

Turner, B., Huskey, R., Amir, O., & Weber, R. (2018, June). Political ad processing synchronizes BOLD activity differently across partisan groups.

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.