About the Cognition and Emotion Lab

*** The CEL continues to welcome applications from students of all backgrounds during the COVID-19 health crisis. Please note that research studies, collaborations, and CEL meetings will be held online during the 2020-2021 academic year ****

Welcome to the home of the Cognition and Emotion Lab (CEL) in the Florida State University School of Communication. The CEL is directed by Associate Professor Dr. Russell B. Clayton. 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 media messages. The CEL (room 4402 in University Center C; yes the football stadium at FSU) houses equipment for the measurement of automatic psychophysiological measures, such as cardiac activity, skin conductance, and facial electromyography, response latency metrics, and behavioral measures, 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.

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