I am an Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University School of Communication, founder of the Cognitive Communication Science Lab, and a researcher at the Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences. Broadly speaking, my research explores human communication phenomena from neuroscientific and evolutionary perspectives. I am particularly interested in how neural networks related to attention and reward shape media engagement and how content features of media interact with individual differences to modulate these networks. Other areas of inquiry include how evolutionarily derived motivations shape media processing as well as the neural basis of persuasion and behavioral change.
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