CCS Lab Moving to UC Davis

The Cognitive Communication Science Lab is moving to the the Department of Communication at the University of California, Davis! The lab will join forces with the C^2 Lab and the Center for Mind and Brain. We have really enjoyed our time at and appreciated the tremendous support of the School of Communication at The Ohio State University. While we are sad to say goodbye to our colleagues in the School and at the Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging, we are excited for what lies ahead at UCD!

2018-2019 Conferences

The lab is excited to share our research at several conferences this academic year. This page will be continuously updated as more conference details become available. This will include, presentation details as well as digital copies of the talk or poster presentation. Hope to see you, lets talk science!

International Communication Association, 2019

Huskey, R., Keene, J., Wilcox, S., Adams, R., Najera, C. J., & Petit, N. (2019, May). Flow dynamics during naturalistic gameplay: Results from two behavioral and one fMRI studies. 5/27/2018, @ 3:30pm Georgetown East

Social and Affective Neuroscience Society, 2019

Huskey, R., Keene, J., Wilcox, S., Adams, R., Najera, C. J., & Petit, N. (2019, May). Flow Dynamics During Naturalistic Gameplay: Results from Behavioral and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Studies. Poster Award A12, 5/2/2019 @ 6:00pm

Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Society, 2019

Huskey, R., Keene, J., Wilcox, S., Adams, R., Najera, C. J., & Petit, N. (2019, March). Behavioral and functional magnetic resonance imaging evidence of flow state dynamics during naturalistic gameplay. Poster Session C

Moral Media, 2018

We are excited to host this year’s Moral Media meeting at The Ohio State University School of Communication. Interested in media and morality (broadly construed)? Then we hope to see you there!

National Communication Association, 2018

Hopp, F., Cornell, D., Fisher, J. T., Huskey, R., & Weber, R. The moral foundations dictionary for news (MFD-N): A crowd-sourced moral foundations dictionary for the automated analysis of news corpora. (Top 3 Paper Mass Communication Division) 8:00 – 9:15 am Salt Palace Convention Center Room: 255C (Level 2)

Huskey, R., Keene, J., Wilcox, S., Adams, R., & Petit, N. Interpreting the effects of media content on flow dynamics during naturalistic gameplay. Salt Palace Convention Center Room: Hall A (Level 1) Poster 09

Richard to Speak at UC Davis

Richard Huskey will lecture in the Department of Communication at the University of California Davis on November 20, 2018 at 12:00pm.

Title: A Computational Approach To Communication Neuroscience

Abstract: Communication scientists are increasingly adopting computational methods for theory building and testing. Much of this work focuses on the study of human communication at a macro level. For example, communication scientists use computational methods to interrogate who says what, to whom, in what channel, with what effect in large scale data sets comprised of news articles, social media posts, and player behavior in online video games. A related approach applies these same tools to study communication phenomena at a micro level by investigating the biological substrates of communication processes. While my research applies computational approaches at both levels, my talk will primarily focus on understanding how message content modulate brain function, and how an understanding of brain function can assist in communication theory testing. I will conclude with a brief discussion of a recently funded project that will link micro and macro levels of explanation of communication behavior.

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