January 25, 2016


Become a Member

Help our community grow by joining the Communication Science & Biology Interest Group! If you manage a research lab, we’ll feature your lab on the Member Labs Page.

  • New/Renewing ICA Members: Follow the prompts when joining or renewing your membership at http://www.icahdq.org/ Be sure to select the Communication Science & Biology Interest Group!
  • Current ICA Members: To add the Interest Group, please email Kristine Rosa krosa@icahdq.org and indicate that you wish to add the Communication Science & Biology Interest Group to your membership.



Communication Science and Biology, together with Computational Methods, is sponsoring ICA’s first pre-conference hackathon! The hackathon will take place in the Gold Coast, Australia from May 20-21, 2020. This non-competitive hackathon is an opportunity for attendees to learn programming skills, collaborate and network with new people, and work on cool research projects! The hackathon is open to communication scholars of all programming skill levels, from newbies to longtime coders.

In addition to joining a team to collaborate with, participants will also have the opportunity to teach and participate in informative breakout sessions. Current breakout sessions include: managing research workflows with GitHub, intro to Python, text analysis in R, and many others.

Registration opens on the ICA website on January 15, 2020. We hope you will sign up early! If you have any questions, feel free to contact the organizers via this email: hackingcommsci@gmail.com

Complete Details:


The Communication Science and Biology Interest group is sponsoring 2 faculty and 4 trainee registration fee waivers. To apply for a fee waiver, please fill out this short application (Deadline April 1): https://forms.gle/cCcVfUNAchfi9rok7

Additional information and updates will be provided on the pre-conference website: https://www.hackingcommsci.org/. Follow the pre-conference on Twitter at @hackingcommsci

Main Conference

More details soon!

CfP: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Prevention Neuroscience: The brain as Predictor, Mediator and Moderator in Disease Prevention Research

This is a call for manuscript submissions on the social neuroscience of disease prevention. We anticipate publishing a sub-section of papers focussing specifically on social neuroscience topics that pertain to population health, including but not limited to the following:

  • Media communication and the brain
  • Social neurobiology of substance use, addictions, pain
  • Socioeconomic influences on brain development
  • Social context and brain development
  • Social context, stress and the brain
  • Close relationships and the brain
  • Neuroscience of social exclusion, stereotyping, or other ingroup/outgroup processes
  • Self-regulatory processes in emotions, decisions, behavior (w/ a health focus)


  • Abstract: January 27, 2020
  • Manuscript: May 26, 2020

Read the full call.

Job Calls

None at this time. To post your department’s job call, please contact the Digital Media Coordinator, Richard Huskey.