Welcome to the Sexual Psychophysiology and Affective Neuroscience (SPAN) Laboratory. We are devoted to increasing the understanding of sexual responses in individuals, their partners and sexual behaviors that risk physical and emotional health. We conduct research and offer learning opportunities for students. Please feel free to contact us with any questions on the
3/27/2016 Prause talks to Salt Lake Tribune about porn addiction. VIDEO
3/18/2016 Prause talks to DREX radio about sex addiction and asexuality.
3/8/2016 For International Women's Day Prause speaks on NPR's Human Mind on sex tech for low sexual desire.
2/29/2016 Prause reviews brain science with BBC on porn "addiction".
2/1/2016 Utah pseudoscience on "porn addiction" called out by Prause on Mic and Reality Check.
1/16/2016 Prause reviews the benefits of masturbation for Reality Check.
10/11/2015 Prause's career in research reviewed by California Sunday, the weekly mag of the Los Angeles Times (appearing in print Nov 1).
10/6/2015 Prause reviews research on sexual rewards at TEDx Boulder.
9/26/2015 Prause describes current state of porn "addiction" for the Economist.
9/2/2015 Our study of penis size preferences using 3D models appears in PLOS One.
6/26/2015 Our new study on porn "addiction", the largest neuroscience study to date, covered in Huffington Post, Medical Daily, Daily Beast, and Bustle.
6/26/2015 Our large (N=122) neuroscience study debunking porn "addiction" appears in Biological Psychology.
6/22/2015 SPAN research featured in Aeon debunking common myths about viewing sex films.
5/15/2015 Prause nominated for the Early Career Award by the Society for Psychophysiological Research.