Rene Weber Ph.D., M.D.

Rene Weber

Adjunct Professor

Department
  • Communication
805-893-2156

Biography

René Weber is an adjunct professor in the Department of Communication at Michigan State University and a full professor in the Department of Communication at the University of California Santa Barbara where he leads UCSB’s Media Neuroscience Lab. His recent research focuses on cognitive responses to mass communication and new technology media messages, including video games. He develops and applies both traditional social scientific and neuroscientific methodology (fMRI) to test media related theories. His research has been published in major communication and neuroscience journals and in three authored books. He is an Executive Council member of UCSB’s SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind, project leader at UCSB’s Institute for Collaborative Biotechnology (News Narrative Analyzer Project), and one of five neuromarketing experts accredited by the Advertising Research Foundation. René served as past Chair of the International Communication Association’s Mass Communication Division and he is currently the Chair of the International Communication Association’s Communication Science and Biology Interest Group

Contact Information

404 Wilson Rd, Room
Communication Arts and Sciences Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824