All posts tagged fMRI

Evolution, Biology, & Brains 2.0 ICA Pre-Conference

Headed to the International Communication Association (ICA) annual conference this year? If so, I strongly encourage you to submit to and attend the Communication Science – Evolution, Biology, and Brains 2.0: Innovation in Theory and Methods pre-conference. I attended this pre-conference at ICA 2013 and was quite impressed with submission quality. It is fantastic to see that […]

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 […]

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. […]

Discovery Channel – Gamer Generation

The Discovery Chanel hosted a two-part video series – Gamer Generation. While these videos are a bit dated, each still provides a useful overview of the industry, media effects, and video games research. Of particular note, Dr. Weber’s study Does playing violent video games induce aggression? Empirical evidence of a functional magnetic resonance imaging study is featured in the fourth […]

Link List – Games, Cognition, & Virtuality

So far, I think this blog has struggled to find a voice. Maybe I’m plagued by this problem in areas beyond this blog. Who knows… Anyway, here are a few links (and a video!) that have been thinking about this week. Maybe you will enjoy them, too. The Dunning-Kruger effect and multiplayer video games. Interesting […]