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Papers & Chapters
in press
Schmälzle, R., & Grall, C.. (in press). Mediated Messages and Synchronized Brains. In. Floyd & Weber: Handbook of Communication Science and Biology.

Schmälzle, R., & Grall, C.. (in press). The coupled brains of captivated audiences: An investigation of the collective brain dynamics of an audience watching a suspenseful film. Journal of Media Psychology.

Grall, C. & Schmälzle, R. (in press). Neurocinematics. In: The International Encyclopedia of Media Psychology. (Eds. J. Van den Bulck, M.-L. Mares). Wiley-Blackwell’s International Encyclopedia of Media Psychology.

Schmälzle, R., & Grall, C. (in press). Psychophysiological Methods: Options, Uses, and Validity. IIn: The International Encyclopedia of Media Psychology. (Eds. J. Van den Bulck, M.-L. Mares). Wiley-Blackwell’s International Encyclopedia of Media Psychology.

2019
Schmälzle, R.,Imhof, M., Kenter, A., Renner, B. & Schupp, H.T. (2019). Impressions of HIV risk online: Brain potentials while viewing online dating profiles. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 19(5), 1203-1217. pdf|code

Kranzler, E. C., Schmälzle, R., O’Donnell, M. B., Pei, R., & Falk, E. B.. (2019). Message-Elicited Brain Response Moderates the Relationship Between Opportunities for Exposure to Anti-Smoking Messages and Message Recall. Journal of Communication. pdf

Schmälzle, R., Hartung, F-M., Imhof, M., Kenter, A., Renner, B. & Schupp, H.T. (2019). Visual cues that predict intuitive risk perception in the case of HIV. PLOSOne. pdf|code

Pei, R., Schmälzle, R., Kranzler, E., O’Donnell, M. B., & Falk, E. B. (2019). Neural activity during anti-smoking message exposure predicts subsequent message sharing engagement. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 56(2), S40-S48. pdf

2018
Schlicht-Schmälzle, R., Chykina, V.,& Schmälzle, R.(2018). An Attitude Network Analysis of Post-National Citizenship Identities. PLOSOne. pdf|code

Kryston, K., Novotny, E., and Schmälzle, R., & Tamborini, R. (2018). Social demand in video games and the synchronization theory of flow. Ed. N. Bowman. Video Games: A Medium that Demands Our Attention.

Kranzler, E., Schmälzle, R., O’Donnell, M. B., Pei, R. & Falk, E. B. (2018). Adolescent neural responses to anti-smoking messages, perceived effectiveness, and sharing intention. Media Psychology. pdf|code

2017
Imhof+, M. A., Schmälzle+, R., Renner, B., & Schupp, H. T.. (2017). How real-life health messages engage our brains: Shared processing of effective anti-alcohol videos.. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience. [+Shared first authorship] pdf

Schmälzle, R., Imhof, M. A., Grall, C., Flaisch, T., & Schupp, H. T.. (2017). Reliability of fMRI time series: Similarity of neural processing during movie viewing. biorxiv. pdf

Schmälzle, R., Brook O’Donnell, M., Garcia, J. O., Cascio, C. N. C., Bayer, J., Vettel, J., Bassett, D., & Falk, E. B.. (2017). Brain connectivity dynamics during social interaction reflect social network structure. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. pdf|code

Schmälzle, R., Renner, B., & Schupp, H. T.. (2017). Health risk perception and risk communication. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences. pdf

2016 and before
Schupp, H. T., Kirmse, U., Schmalzle, R., Flaisch, T., & Renner, B.. (2016). Newly-formed emotional memories guide selective attention processes: Evidence from event-related potentials.. Scientific reports, 6, 28091. pdf

Schmälzle, R., Häcker, F., Honey Christopher J, & Hasson, U.. (2015). Engaged Listeners: Shared neural processing of powerful political speeches. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neurosciences, 1, 168-169. pdf

Renner, B., Gamp, M., Schmälzle, R., & Schupp, H. T.. (2015). Health Risk Perception. International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 10, 702-709.

Flaisch, T., Imhof, M., Schmälzle, R., Wentz, K., Ibach, B., & Schupp, H. T.. (2015). Implicit and Explicit Attention to Pictures and Words: An fMRI-Study of Concurrent Emotional Stimulus Processing. Frontiers in Psychology, 6(1), 1861. pdf

Becker, C., Schmälzle, R., Flaisch, T., & Schupp, H. T.. (2015). Thirst and the state-dependent representation of incentive stimulus value in human motive circuitry. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neurosciences, 10(12), 1722-1729. pdf

Barth, A., Schmälzle, R., Hartung, F., Britta Renner, & Schupp, H. T.. (2015). How target and perceiver gender affect impressions of HIV risk. Frontiers in Public Health, section HIV and AIDS, 3(1), 223. pdf

Schupp, H. T., Schmälzle, R., & Flaisch, T.. (2014). Explicit semantic stimulus categorization interferes with implicit emotion processing. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9, 1738-1745. pdf

Häcker, F., Schmälzle, R., Renner, B., & Schupp, H. T.. (2014). Neural correlates of HIV risk feelings. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, doi:10.1093/scan/nsu093(nsu093), 1-6. pdf

Schmälzle, R., Häcker, F., Renner, B., Honey, C. J., & Schupp, H. T.. (2013). Neural correlates of risk perception during real-life risk communication. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33(25), 10340-10347. pdf

Barth, A., Schmälzle, R., Renner, B., & Schupp, H. T.. (2013). Neural correlates of risk perception: HIV vs. leukemia. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 7(1), 1. pdf

Schupp, H. T., Schmälzle, R., Flaisch, T., Weike, A. I., & Hamm, A. O.. (2012). Affective picture processing as a function of preceding picture valence: An ERP analysis. Biological Psychology, 91(1), 81-87. pdf

Schmälzle, R., Renner, B., & Schupp, H. T.. (2012). Neural correlates of perceived risk: the case of HIV. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 7(6), 667-676. pdf

Renner, B., Schmälzle, R., & Schupp, H. T.. (2012). First impressions of HIV risk: it takes only milliseconds to scan a stranger. PloS One, 7(1), e30460. pdf

Schmälzle, R., Schupp, H. T., Barth, A., & Renner, B.. (2011). Implicit and explicit processes in risk perception: neural antecedents of perceived HIV risk. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 5(1), 1. pdf

Bublatzky, F., Flaisch, T., Stockburger, J., Schmälzle, R., & Schupp, H. T.. (2010). The interaction of anticipatory anxiety and emotional picture processing: An event-related brain potential study. Psychophysiology, 47(4), 687-696. pdf

Stockburger, J., Schmälzle, R., Flaisch, T., Bublatzky, F., & Schupp, H. T.. (2009). The impact of hunger on food cue processing: an event-related brain potential study. Neuroimage, 47(4), 1819-1829. pdf

Schupp, H. T., Stockburger, J., Schmälzle, R., Bublatzky, F., Weike, A. I., & Hamm, A. O.. (2008). Visual noise effects on emotion perception: brain potentials and stimulus identification. Neuroreport, 19(2), 167-171. pdf

Renner, B., Schupp, H. T., & Schmälzle, R.. (2008). Risikowahrnehmung und Risikokommunikation. Handbuch für Gesundheitspsychologie und Medizinische Psychologie, 16(3), 113-121.

Renner, B., Schupp, H., Vollmann, M., Hartung, F., Schmälzle, R., & Panzer, M.. (2008). Risk perception, risk communication and health behavior change. Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie, 16(3), 150-153. pdf

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Conference Presentations
2019
Baldwin, J., & Schmälzle, R. (2019). Applying Facial Recognition Algorithms to Automatic Video-Based Content Analysis: Introduction of Method and Testing Internal Validity. Paper presented at National Communication Association, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Grall, C., Jahn, N. & Schmälzle, R. (2019). The relationship between collective brain dynamics and audience perceptions of suspense in response to narrative media. Paper presented at National Communication Association, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Huskey, R., Eden, A., Meshi, D., Prena, K., Turner, B., Grall, C., Schmälzle, R., Scholz, C. (2019). Is Communication Neuroscience Just Another Subfield in an Already Crowded Discipline? Paper presented at National Communication Association, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Imhof, M., Schmälzle, R., Renner, B., & Schupp, H.T. (2019). An EEG measure of shared audience engagement during real-life alcohol prevention videos. Psychologie & Gehirn, Dresden, Germany [Poster, Abstract]

Rungratsameetaweemana, N., Schmälzle, R. Bansal, K., Wasylyshyn, N., Roy, H., Lauharatanahirun, N., Johnson, T, Fernandez, R., O’Donnell, M., Falk, E., Metcalfe, J., Vettel, J., & Garcia, J.O. (2019). Capturing communication success of driver-passenger dyads during real-world driving. IEEE-EMBS IEEE EMBS, Conference On Neural Engineering, San Francisco [Abstract, Poster].

Imhof, M., Schmälzle, R., Renner, B., & Schupp, H.T. (2019). An EEG measure of shared audience engagement during real-life alcohol prevention videos. NeuroCog UniKN Annual Meeting, Konstanz [Poster, Abstract]

Imhof, M., Schmälzle, R., Renner, B., & Schupp, H.T. (2019). Synchronized…. Social Affective Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, Miami [Poster, Abstract].

Kranzler, E. Schmälzle, Pei, R., Brook O’Donnell, M., & Falk, E.B. (2019). Message-elicited brain response moderates the relationship between opportunities for exposure to anti-smoking messages and message recall. International Communication Association, Washington DC, USA. [Conference , Presentation]

Schmälzle, R., Imhof, M., Kenter, A., Renner, B., & Schupp, H.T., & Renner, B. (2019). Impressions of HIV risk online: Brain potentials during viewing online dating profiles. International Communication Association, Washington DC, USA. [Conference , Presentation]

Schmälzle, R. & Grall, C. (2019). The coupled brains of captivated audiences. How Suspense in a Movie Modulates Collective Brain Dynamics. International Communication Association, Washington DC, USA. [Conference Paper, Presentation | top paper award ICA Communication Science and Biology]

Schmälzle, R. & Grall, C. (2019). Can we decode the polarity of subjective evaluative responses? Not yet. International Communication Association, Washington DC, USA. [Conference , Presentation]

Schmälzle, R. (2019). Decoding the speech envelope from EEG data: What’s in it for Communication Neuroscience? International Communication Association, Washington DC, USA. [Conference , Presentation]

Imhof, M., Schmälzle, R., Renner, B., & Schupp, H.T. (2019). EEG Intersubject Correlation Analysis of Alcohol Prevention Messages. International Communication Association, Washington DC, USA. [Conference , Presentation]

Baldwin, J. & Schmälzle, R. (2019). A Character Recognition Tool for Visual Content Analysis. International Communication Association, Washington DC, USA. [Conference Paper, Presentation]

2018
Schmälzle, R., Cooper, N., O’Donnell, M., Vettel, J., & Falk, E. (2018). Predicting nationwide campaign effects from multivariate brain activity signatures. International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic [Conference Paper, Presentation]

Grall, C., & Schmälzle, R. (2018). From pixels to media effects. A study of 600 brains watching a suspenseful movie. International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic [Conference Paper, Presentation | top paper award ICA Communication Science and Biology]

Schmälzle, R., Kranzler, E., Pei, R., O’Donnell, M., Hornik, B., & Falk, E. (2018). Linking collectively shared brain responses during anti-smoking messaging to population-level memory. International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic [Conference Paper, Presentation]

Shumaker, C., O’Donnell, M., Schmälzle, R., Lieberman, M. & Falk, E.B (2018). Neural Synchrony relates to perceived authenticity in retelling stories Social Affective Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, New York [Poster].

Grall, C. & Schmälzle, R. (2018). The Coupled Brains of Captivated Audiences. How Suspense in a Movie Modulates Collective Brain Dynamics. Social Affective Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, New York [Poster].

Schmälzle, R. & Grall, C. & (2018). The Coupled Brains of Captivated Audiences. How Suspense in a Movie Modulates Collective Brain Dynamics. MSU Conference on Neurocognitive Science [Poster].

Schmälzle, R., Grall, C., Lee, J., & Eden, A. (2018). Neural processing of inspirational stories. [Conference Presentation, Media2Inspire, Florida State University, Talahassee].

Schlicht-Schmälzle, R., Chykina, V., & Schmälzle, R. (2018). Network Analysis of Global Citizenship Attitudes, Midwestern Political Science Association, Chicago [Conference, Presentation].

Kranzler, E., Schmälzle, R., O’Donnell, M., Pei, R., & Falk, E. (2018). Message-elicited brain response moderates the relationship between exogenous exposure to anti-smoking messages and message recall. 2018 Kentucky Conference on Health Communication, Lexington, Kentucky [Conference Paper].

Lee, J., Grall, C., Schmälzle, R. & Eden, A. (2017). Identifying inspirational language and memorable messages in text. 2017 National Communication Association, Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, USA [Conference Paper]

Kranzler, E., Pei, R., Schmälzle, R., O’Donnell, M., & Falk, E. ( 2018). Adolescent neural responses to anti-smoking messages, perceived ad effectiveness, and sharing intention and elaboration. 2018 Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA [Conference Paper].

2017
Imhof, M., Schmälzle, R., Renner, B., & Schupp, H.T. (2017). How real-life health messages engage our brains. Shared processing of effective anti-alcohol videos. Society for Psychophysiological Research. Annual Conference, Vienna, Austria [Poster].

Kranzler, E., Schmälzle, R., O’Donnell, M., Pei, R., & Falk, E. (2017). Brain processes involved in self-related processing during message exposure also utilized during recall of ‘The real cost’ anti-smoking campaign. International Communication Association Conference ICA, San Diego, USA. [Talk]

Pei, R., Schmälzle, R., Kranzler, E., Brook O’Donnell, M., & Falk, E.B. ( 2017). Neural activity during anti-smoking message exposure predicts subsequent message elaboration. International Communication Association Conference ICA, San Diego, USA. [top paper award ICA InfoSys, Talk]

Schmälzle, R., Hartung, F.-M., Schupp, H.T., & Renner, B. ( 2017). Signs of HIV risk. International Communication Association Conference ICA, San Diego, USA. [Paper, Talk]

Schmälzle, R., Imhof, M., Renner, B., & Schupp, H.T. (2017). NeuroComm How health messages reach our brains: Coupled neural dynamics during effective anti-alcohol videos. International Communication Association Conference ICA, San Diego, USA. [Paper, Talk]

Schmälzle, R., Brook O’Donnell, M., Garcia, J.O., Cascio, C., Bayer, J., Bassett, DSB., Vettel, J., & Falk, E. (2017). Association between social network structure and brain connectivity during social exclusion. International Communication Association Conference ICA, San Diego, USA. [Paper, Talk]

Kranzler, E., Schmälzle, R. Pei, R., Brook O’Donnell, M., & Falk, E.B. (2017) Brain processes involved in self-related processing during message exposure also used during recall of “The Real Cost” Anti-Smoking Campaign. Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco SRNT, Chicago. [Abstract, Talk].

Kranzler, E., Schmälzle, R., O’Donnell, M., Pei, R., & Falk, E. (2017). Brain processes involved in self-related processing during message exposure also utilized during recall of ‘The real cost’ anti-smoking campaign. 2017 SRNT Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA, [Abstract].

Imhof, M., Schmälzle, R., Renner, B., & Schupp, H.T. (2017). The neural signature of effective health messages: Inter-subject synchronization during alcohol-related PSA exposure. Social, Cognitive, & Affective Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, USA [Abstract, SANS Student Poster Award]

Pei, R., Schmälzle, R., Kranzler, E., O’Donnell, M., & Falk, E. (2017). Neural activity during anti-smoking message exposure predicts subsequent message elaboration. Social, Cognitive, & Affective Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, USA. [Abstract, Poster]

Schmälzle, R., Brook O’Donnell, M., Garcia, J.O., Cascio, C., Bayer, J., Bassett, DSB., Vettel, J., & Falk, E. (2017). Association between social network structure and brain connectivity during social exclusion. Social, Cognitive, & Affective Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, USA [Abstract, Poster]

2016

Shumaker, K., Brook O’Donnell, M., Schmaelzle, R., & Falk, E. (2016) Accuracy, Authenticity and Intersubject Correlation in Storytelling. The Society for functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) Biennial Meeting, Paris [Abstract, Poster].

Imhof, M., Schmälzle, R., Renner, B., & Schupp, H.T. (2016). The neural signature of effective health messages: Inter-subject synchronization during alcohol-related PSA exposure. German Society for Psychophysiological Research and its Applications (DGPA), [Abstract, Poster, Flashlight Talk]