Attentional Capacity & Flow Experiences
One of the things our lab is working on is developing methodologies to test the synchronization theory of flow. In a recent study, we demonstrate that secondary task reaction times can be used as a low cost, unobtrusive, and online measure of flow experiences. This study was presented at the 2013 International Communication Association conference. For a brief summary of the results, see the poster below. We are now in the process of designing a pilot study to fully test the cognitive synchronization of attentional and reward networks using fMRI.
Weber, R., & Huskey, R., (2013, June). Attentional capacity and Flow experiences: Examining the attentional component of synchronization theory. Paper accepted to the annual conference of the International Communication Association, London, United Kingdom.