NOM is based in the Department of Communication, College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University. Our mission is to integrate communication science with neuroscience in order to understand how messages are processed by the brain, the biological organ of communication.
In our research, we follow messages under the skin and capture the responses they evoke using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG/ERP), and related imaging methods. We combine these methods with self-report and linguistic measures, and behavioral testing.
One of our major roles is to provide a unique interdisciplinary learning environment for communication scientists who seek to embrace neuroscience or biological approaches to communication more broadly. We do our best to help all members pursue the next step in their career.