NeuroLab is pursuing multiple research projects, several of which are listed below. Each of these projects focuses on different domains in which brains, behaviors, and digital tools interact in novel ways.

Mood synchronicity

Mood synchronicity is a new concept that we define to explore how communication media transmit affective states from one individual to another. Building on this new concept, this project aims to explore how shared mood influences different types of collaborative tasks. More specifically, the project explores how the characteristics of different communication media mediate the relationship between shared mood and coordinated behaviors. This project contains multiple individual studies ranging from theoretical, to big data-driven, to laboratory-based.

Online altruism

This project explores which types of emotional and social information can be communicated by fundraising campaigns on crowdfunding platforms to influence, and possibly bias potential donors. More specifically, the project investigates how different types of crowdfunding campaign pictures influence cancer-related charitable online giving. This project also combines multiple methods, including laboratory studies, online experiments, and econometrics.

Online privacy

Disclosure decisions are often difficult to rationalize in online contexts, as individuals do not always know who has access to data or how that data may be used. As a result, individuals must often rely on emotional judgements when considering disclosures. This study explores the impact of different breathing conditions on how users evaluate disclosure requests.

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