Valerie Klein will present research investigating inter-brain synchrony and its relationship with collaborative task performance at this year’s ASPIRE Symposium! In this study, novel participant pairs complete a naturalistic Augmented Reality Tangram task while wearing EEG headsets. Results show that increased pairwise inter-brain synchrony is associated with increased task performance.

The symposium (open to the public) begins at 5:30pm at the Center for Mind and Brain (267 Cousteau Pl, Davis, CA 95618). The full program includes a keynote by Dr. Seth Frey, student lectures, and poster presentations.

ICA23 Showcase

The lab is excited to share five presentations at ICA23 this year, including two projects that earned a Top Paper award. In addition, Richard is the Communication Science and Biology Chair; he will be overseeing events related to the interest group. Hope to see you at ICA!

Friday, May 26
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM; 4 – Yorkville West (Sheraton). Gong, X., Andrews, M., Weisman, W., Huskey, R., Peña, J., Klein, V., Sarieva, S., Kang, R., Schmälzle, R., & Hancock, J. Intersubject Synchrony and Collaborative Task Performance: A Hyperscanning Paradigm Using AR Tangram and the Muse EEG.

3:00 – 4:15 PM; 2 – Churchill (Sheraton). Gong, X. BLUE SKY BIG IDEAS SESSION: Media Entertainment as an Authentic Field of Study: 21st Century Answers to Age-Old Questions.

Saturday, May 27
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM; 2 – Kent (Sheraton). Wang, P., Huskey, R., & Weber, R. Is Entering ‘Flow’ Related to an Increase or Decrease in Brain Connectivity? A Replication Study With Implications for the Synchronization Theory of Flow

Sunday, May 28
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM; M – Willow East (Sheraton). Gong, X., & Huskey, R. Media Selection is Highly Predictable, in Principle. Top Paper.

3:00 PM – 4:15 PM; M – Willow East (Sheraton). Riggs, E., Huskey, R., Shulman, H., Lynch, T., Fisher, J., Mutialu, S. The Impact of Cognitive Load on Recognition for Health Narrative Information. Top Paper.

Stefanie Mutialu To Present at URC23

The Lab is excited to present our latest work investigating people’s memory for information in narratives at this year’s meeting of the University of California Davis Undergraduate Research Center Conference! In this study, participants listened to health narratives that systematically varied on their linguistic complexity. Results show that increased linguistic complexity is associated with decreased memory for specific information in the narrative.

Lab member Stefanie Mutialu will present the poster at URC this year on Friday from 2:00 – 5:00pm.