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.
11/1/2013 APS reviews the new attacks on scientists by bloggers similar to those who try to silence scientists studying sexuality.
10/2013 New publication extending EEG alpha asymmetry to sexual motivation accepted to appear in Psychophysiology.
9/2013 Prause added to Editorial Board of PLOS ONE.
8/11/13 Greg Siegle and Prause win research award for EEG studies from the International Academy of Sex Research at their annual meeting.
7/17/13 A new study of sex addiction discussed on Psychology Today.
6/6/13 Current lab research technology discussed in VICE magazine
1/15/13 Prause nominated for Early Career Award by the international Society for Psychophysiological Research
1/15/13 Prause awarded Catalyst Grant to host UCLA symposium on sexual motivation.
12/11/12 Prause addresses attraction to certain types of erotica in Huffington Post article.
11/11/12 Prause appears with Greg Siegle and other researchers on the Discovery Channel's "Sex in America" discussing their research on orgasm.
8/15/12 Siegle and Prause awarded MRI scans to pilot a novel reward index that includes sexual tasks.