At the intersection of social/affective neuroscience & media psychology


Clare Grall is a communication neuroscientist currently at Michigan State University. Now a PhD candidate, she conducts research on how messages engage the brains of audiences. Specifically, she studies how narrative content characteristics elicit dynamic affective and cognitive processes that are aligned across the brains of audiences. She specializes in using time-varying analyses with fMRI and behavioral data in response to naturalistic stimuli. She manages the Neuroscience of Messages lab in the college of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Mass Communication with a minor in Marketing from Miami University (Ohio, 2014) and a Master’s degree in Communication from Michigan State University (2015). 

She is a member of the Student and Early Career Advisory Committee for the International Communication Association and serves as the Student and Early Career Representative for the Communication Science and Biology Interest Group. Additionally, she is currently President of the Association for Graduate Students in Communication (AGSCOM) at Michigan State. 

Born in Wisconsin, raised outside of Chicago, moved to Cincinnati, and now in Michigan. 

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