About the Cognition and Emotion Lab

Welcome to the home of the Cognition and Emotion Lab (CEL) in the Florida State University School of Communication. The CEL is co-directed by Assistant Professors, Dr. Russell Clayton and Dr. Rachel Bailey. The CEL includes research and teaching laboratories devoted to investigating how biologically, psychologically, and sociologically relevant factors interact to affect how individuals cognitively and emotionally process and respond to different types of information in various contexts. Facilities include the Media Psychophysiology Lab (room 4402) and the Interactions in Communication Contexts Lab (room 4413). Both facilities house equipment for the measurement of automatic psychophysiological measures, such as cardiac activity, skin conductance, and facial electromyography, as well as eye-tracking, response latency metrics, behavioral measures and coding, among others. These measures allow faculty and students to examine the processes and effects that occur during and from human interactions with and via media. The CEL is an active lab member of the International Communication Association's (ICA) Information Systems Division and Communication Science and Biology Interest Group. The CEL co-directors also hold the vice chair (Bailey) and secretary (Clayton) positions of the Information Systems Division at ICA.

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