COMM ST 100 - Communication Theory

Examination of fundamental principles of human communication. Topics include models of communication, levels of analysis in the behavioral sciences, cultural evolution, new media and big data, political communication, and the nature of art.

Instructor(s): 

Greg Bryant

I am a cognitive scientist interested broadly in the evolution of communication and social behavior.

In my interdisciplinary research, I investigate the many ways that acoustic structure in speech is shaped by communicative goals. I have examined a variety of vocal phenomena across diverse cultures including infant-directed speech, vocal emotion, laughter, and perceptions of physical strength. I have also studied female vocal attractiveness across the ovulatory cycle, how people use vocal signals to communicate pragmatically relevant information, and the production and perception of music.