Kelsey Prena

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Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Studies, College of Communication

Research Interests

Kelsey Prena’s research uses communication theories to explain neurological changes during video game play. Particularly, she focuses on how video gaming mechanics influence learning and memory and how past experiences can lead to differences in emotional affect. This research has involved collecting and analyzing neuroimaging, behavioral and survey data. One of the goals of Kelsey’s research is to extend video game effects research to people with Down syndrome to better understand how video games can facilitate memory in this population.

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