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, including presentations and posters. Hope to see you, lets talk science!

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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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.