Welcome to SPAN Lab.

 

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 contact page.

SPAN Lab activity

New publication in Sexual Medicine Viewing more sexual stimuli associated with greater sexual responsiveness, not erectile dysfunction challenging assumptions that erotica causes erection problems.

Prause interviewed with Tucker Max and Geoffrey Miller about USA attacks on sex research.

New publication in Cognition and Emotion "Sexual desire, not hypersexuality, predicts self-regulation of sexual arousal" replicates Winters et al. data.

Prause interviewed with Tucker Max and Geoffrey Miller about penis size data.

New publication A critical review of "Internet addiction" criteria with suggestions for the future in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions.

3D models available for replication studies of penile size preferences

New publication Development of a Composite Trauma Exposure Risk Index in Psychological Assessment.

Prause promoted to Associate Research Scientist at UCLA.

upcoming events

Prause speaking at International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health annual meeting "Models matter: Experimental studies falsify addiction predictions of frequent sexual behaviors".

Prause to chair Emotion and Brain Stimulation luncheon at the Society for Affective Science.

Prause keynote speaker at the World Association for Sexual Health annual meeting "Sex to promote general health".