Dr. Dominic Thompson

I’m interested in how language and emotion affect each other, as well as the ways we enhance meaning in digital communication such as with emojis and other creative features. To investigate these, I use methodologies from psychology and psycholinguistics including EDA, EMG, EEG, and eye-tracking.

My current projects include the impact of voicing and dialogue in video games on emotion and engagement; emotional responses to emoticons versus emoji; and processing and understanding of different passive forms in English.