All posts in category Graduate Work

The Neural Correlates of Flow Experiences

Our lab recently pilot tested a study that looks at the structural assumptions central to a synchronization theory of flow. The initial results (reported below) were submitted to the Communication Science – Evolution, Biology, and Brains 2.0: Innovation in Theory and Methods pre-conference.  

Lab Coverage

My research lab was recently featured in The Current! This is a fantastic piece that details many of the different things our lab is working on. My work is the stuff on flow and aggression resulting from video game use. Lab Combines Communication, Technology and Neuroscience: The Media Neuroscience Lab puts hard science into traditional […]

That Time of the Year

Finishing up my first week back at UCSB and this comic is all too accurate. Cheers to a new year!

Attention and Media Research

The following is an adaptation of a paper I wrote at the request of my advisor. This paper is an overview of attention and mass communication research. As such, findings from cognitive science and neuroscience literature are discussed as a means for coming up with meaningful media research questions. Accordingly, much of this post is actually […]

The Role of Need For Closure on Motivations to Assess Credibility When Information Seeking Online

Some long-form thoughts on Need for Closure and credibility. Nothing submission worthy, but something I’ve been thinking about (read as, these ideas need further development, and considerable improvement). Introduction The Internet is often regarded as a tool for widespread information distribution. A popular perspective suggests that individuals access the Internet to seek and share novel information. Accordingly, […]