Welcome to the website for the Communicative Mind Laboratory (Co-Mind) in the Department of Communication at UCLA. Co-Mind's research is on how human cognition and communication support each other. We study how individuals interact in small groups, such as in perspective-taking and conversation. We also study how these processes come together in larger groups, such as in social media. A general goal of our research is to uncover how cognition and communication work together in time, using techniques inspired by dynamical systems theory. The lab's research involves a diversity of methods, including corpus and large-scale data analysis, behavioral experimentation, and computational modeling. We are located in UCLA's Rolfe Hall (see adjacent picture). See some core readings here for example projects.
Featured paper: Dynamics of massive social-media attention to 2012 presidential debates. Click here to read our 2015 paper, led by collaborator at the U. of Aarhus, Prof. Riccardo Fusaroli.