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.
7/2/2015 Prause describes patent-pending brain stimulation to increase sex drive at UCLA Women's Health Conference.
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.
6/25/2015 Our study of penis size preferences using 3D models accepted in PLOS One. Forthcoming.
6/22/2015 SPAN research featured in Aeon debunking common myths about viewing sex films.
6/13/2015 Our letter debunking yet another strange attack from anti-porn groups appears in Sexual Medicine.
5/15/2015 Prause nominated for the Early Career Award by the Society for Psychophysiological Research.