Björn Herrmann
The University of Western Ontario
Brain and Mind Institute
Department of Psychology
London, Ontario N6A 5B7, Canada


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  • Travel to SfN and APAN (Nov 11th to 16th) in a few days- November 5, 2016

    I present data showing that an individual's attentional state modulates the influence of an irrelevant stimulus dimension on perception of another stimulus dimension. You can have a look at my poster here.

  • Collaborative work with Purdue friends got accepted- October 31, 2016

    The European Journal of Neuroscience has accepted our latest work. Together with Ed Bartlett (Purdue University) and Aravind Parthasarathy (now at Harvard Medical School) we investigated the effects of aging on neural synchronization in the inferior colliculus in rats (full text).

  • New tutorial on linear-nonlinear models- July 9, 2016

    Since I had trouble understanding these models for forever (and still have for some aspects of it), I thought a simple tutorial explaining step-by-step the main stages involved as well as providing matlab code might help somebody who is new to the topic (link).

  • Awesome! Neurobiology of Aging accepted my recent work- Mai 8, 2016

    In the paper, we show that aging goes hand in hand with an increased auditory cortex response magnitude, reduced response variability, a larger dynamic response range, and reduced sensitivity to temporal context (full text).

  • Wöstmann, Herrmann, Maess & Obleser just accepted in PNAS- February 26, 2016

    In "The spatiotemporal dynamics of auditory attention synchronize with speech" we show that the spatio-temporal modulations of alpha power are predictive of speech recognition in a multi-stream situation (full text).

  • New paper accepted, written by Henry, Herrmann, & Obleser- December 2, 2015

    The study shows how complex neural phase patterns across frequency bands are associated with changes in behavioral performance in non-rhythmic acoustic contexts (full text).

Research opportunities

I am currently a postdoc in the lab of Dr. Ingrid S. Johnsrude at the University of Western Ontario (Canada). We are often looking for interested and motivated undergraduate volunteers who are excited to gain experience in research and science. Please check out the lab webpage for further information.