Category: In the news

"What Your Facebook Network Reveals about How You Use Your Brain"

“If I asked you roughly how many Facebook friends or Twitter followers you have, you might be able to give me a good answer. But what about the shape of your social network? For example, do the friends in your social network

Shout out to our lab: Why UPenn is one of "The Top 10 Colleges for Communications Majors"

College Magazine referenced our lab as one of the reasons that UPenn’s undergraduate communication program is one of the best in the country! “Not only do the professors help in the classroom, but many also participate in the Communication Neuroscience Lab.

Emily's BOLD interview: The mechanics of influence

'Sharing Small Moments' Gets Major Press!

Joe Bayer’s recent paper, “Sharing the small moments: ephemeral social interaction on Snapchat” has been all over the news lately and we are super excited about it!! Check out some of the highlights below from The New York Times to

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Video: PopTech 2015

Emily was a Fellow at this year’s PopTech Conference. PopTech “brings together a global community of innovators from many fields to share insights and work together to create lasting change.” Watch her presentation from this year’s conference below:

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Press Features: Using Brain Imaging to Predict Success of Public Health Campaigns

Our study of 50 smokers from Michigan has been in the news quite a bit! Click the links below to see Emily talk about using fMRI to predict the success of public health campaigns and what other people are saying

New York Magazine: Brain Scans Can Help Explain Why Self-Affirmation Works

Chris Cascio’s recently published SCAN paper, “Self-affirmation activates brain systems associated with self-related processing and reward and is reinforced by future orientation” was just featured in New York Magazine! Here’s a quick excerpt from the article, “A lot of the

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Dr. Falk's Ted Talk

This past June Dr. Falk gave a Ted Talk at TEDxGeorgeSchool on how concealed knowledge in the brain can help predict what types of messages will be most effective in helping people change their behavior and reach their goals.

Article: Can Brain Science Help Promote Good Health?

Dr. Falk was interviewed for an article posted on The Dana Foundation Website. In it, she talks about some of the research done at CN Lab. Click through to read more!

College, alcohol and social media

Emily Falk recently contributed to a piece by The Chronicle of Higher Education on the role that social media plays in portraying alcohol as central to the college experience. Check out this interesting video here.