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Digital Humanities & Literary Cognition Lab

Department of English

The Digital Humanities & Literary Cognition Lab is a space for research and teaching involving a wide range of digital and cognitive projects.  The lab's mission is to cultivate projects that deal with literature and the history of cognition, use an array of digital technologies for the presentation of knowledge and literature, and share a general commitment to an interrogation of the ways that knowledge is produced in the digital age.

News

"MSU lab examines literature's effects on the brain" streaming on WKAR
10/22/13

Natalie Phillips Featured on Philosophy Talk
5/26/13

DHLC Researcher Paige Fouty Wins Marian A. Dammon Scholarship, for teaching English at the secondary level
4/25/13

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"Neuroscience of Reading: fMRI Shows Heightened Brain Activation in Close Reading of Jane Austen" presentation by Craig Pearson and Truman Silvasi wins UURAF Award in Humanities and Performing Arts, Oral Presentation Section 4/17/13

Online ENG126 by Stephen Grandchamp Receives Honorable Mention in 2013 AT&T Faculty-Staff Award Competition in Instructional Technology
4/16/13

"How Reading Jane Austen Stimulates Your Brain" in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
3/3/13

"Open Book" (BBC Radio 4) Interview with Natalie Phillips (begins at 12:40 mark)
1/27/13

"Jane Austen: la ciencia y el arte de poner atención" La Tercera Interview with Natalie Phillips (in Spanish)
12/1/12

"Tune Your Engine: The Ultimate Jane Austen Brain Workout" Interview with Natalie Phillips on Radio New Zealand
10/23/12

"What Jane Austen Can Teach Us About How the Brain Pays Attention" in Scientific American
10/22/12

"A Lively Mind: Your Brain on Jane Austen" on NPR's Morning Edition
10/9/12

"Jane Austen Weekly: The Brain and Mind" Op-ed on The Huffington Post
10/5/12

"Your Brain Loves Jane Austen" from Salon
9/19/12

Natalie Phillips Radio Interview on Impact 89FM
9/18/12

"Reading the Classics: It's More Than Just for Fun" from MSU News
9/14/12

Article on DHLC research in Stanford Report
9/7/12

Events

"New Frontiers in Neurohumanities: An fMRI Study of Literary Attention and Jane Austen"
Public Lecture by Natalie Phillips
Humanities, Medicine & Wellness Conference
University of Arizona
6 pm, February 26, 2014 
UA Poetry Center: Dorothy Rubel Room 

DHLC Open House Photos and Media

Contact

Digital Humanities Literary Cognition Lab
619 Red Cedar Rd, Room C740
East Lansing, MI, 48823
dhlc@cal.msu.edu