We believe that our science is better with a diverse team. We embrace and encourage our lab members’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, socio-economic status, and other characteristics that make our lab members who they are.

Ralf Schmaelzle, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

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Allison Eden, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

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Shelby Wilcox, BA/MA (Psychology, UMN/Communication, OSU), PhD student of Communication</span>

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Nolan Jahn, BA/MA (Neuroscience, MSU/Communication, MSU), PhD student of Communication
Research Assistant

Josh Baldwin, M.A. (Communication, FSU), Ph.D. student of Communication
Independent Study, Machine Learning, Computer Vision

Sue Lim, M.A. (Communication, University of Wisconsin), Ph.D. student of Communication
Research Area: Human-AI communication, communication neuroscience

Qijia Ye, B.A. (Advertising, Zhejiang University), M.A. student of Communication


Communication Neuroscience Lab, PI Emily Falk, UPenn, Annenberg School for Communication, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Medical Psychology and Sociology, Steffen Walter, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany

Schupp Lab, University of Konstanz, Department of Psychology, Konstanz, Germany

Social Media and Neuroscience Lab, Dar Meshi, Department of Advertising, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA


Clare Grall, Ph.D, (communication)
The lab’s first doctoral student, Media Neuroscience, now PostDoc at Dartmouth College

Amanda Allard, B.A. (communication)
Master student in communication, Research Assistant

Kevin Kryston
PhD student, Communication 2017-2018, Independent Study: CRM Analysis

Joomi Lee
PhD student, Communication 2017-2018, Inspirational Message Processing

Ali Hussain
PhD student, now Assistant Professor at Arizona State University 2017-2018, Communication Campaigns, Message Effects

Yi Yan
Master, Communication SS 2017, Independent Study, “Social” brain network visualization in Python.

David Sherwood
Undergraduate, Linguistics SS 2017, Independent Study, Linguistic Analysis of Narratives in Python

Nolan Jahn
Undergraduate, Neuroscience SS 2017, Independent Study, Brain Segmentation, 3d Printing, & Virtual Reality Brain Modeling