Post-doctoral Associate Position Available at the CoNCH Lab

posted Sep 19, 2018, 12:48 PM by CoNCH Lab

A 2-year postdoctoral position is available in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Communication and Hearing (CoNCH) laboratory of Ingrid Johnsrude (University of Western Ontario).

For further details, please visit the job posting here. 

Deadline for applications is October 7th, 2018, or until the position is filled. Please write to Björn ( if you would like more information.

CoNCH Lab at the Sixth Biennial Conference on Resting State and Brain Connectivity

posted Sep 19, 2018, 12:42 PM by CoNCH Lab

The Sixth Biennial Conference on Resting State and Brain Connectivity will be held at the Centre Mont-Royal in Montreal, Quebec on September 24-29. MESc student Mark O'Reilly is presenting a poster titled, "Stability of Functional Networks in Resting‐State and Naturalistic Stimulation fMRI Paradigms".

Visit Mark's poster on on Thursday September 27 from 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm.

Good luck, Mark!

Paper by Bjorn Herrmann and Ingrid Johnsrude featured in London Free Press

posted Aug 30, 2018, 2:35 PM by CoNCH Lab   [ updated Aug 31, 2018, 8:31 AM ]

A recent paper by Bjorn Herrman and Ingrid Johnsrude was featured on CTV News London and the London Free Press. 

Watch the video below (also available here), or check out the article by the London Free Press by clicking here. 

CoNCH Lab goes Rafting!

posted Aug 30, 2018, 2:21 PM by CoNCH Lab

On June 28, 2018, members of the CoNCH lab went rafting on the Grand River in South Brant, Ontario. Most of the photos didn't make it back, but here are a few that survived! 

New paper published in The Journal of Neuroscience

posted Jun 18, 2018, 2:17 PM by CoNCH Lab

"Neural Signatures of the Processing of Temporal Patterns in Sound" by Bjorn Herrmann and Ingrid Johnsrude has been published in the Journal of Neuroscience. Check it out here:

About the paper: Optimal perception requires that the auditory system detects regularities in sounds. Synchronized neural activity and increases in sustained neural activity both appear to index the detection of a regularity, but the functional interrelation of these two neural signatures is unknown. In three electroencephalography experiments, we measured both signatures concomitantly while listeners were presented with sounds containing frequency modulations that differed in their regularity. We observed that both neural signatures are sensitive to temporal regularity in sounds, although they functionally decouple when a listener is distracted by a demanding visual task. Our data suggest that neural synchronization reflects a more automatic response to regularity compared with sustained activity, which may be influenced by attentional, contextual, or other experiential factors.

Congratulations, Bjorn and Ingrid!

New paper accepted in Psychological Science

posted May 10, 2018, 12:22 PM by CoNCH Lab

A paper by Emma Holmes, Ysabel Domingo, and Ingrid Johnsrude titled, "Familiar voices are more intelligible, even if they are not recognized as familiar" has been accepted in Psychological Science.

This papers demonstrates a dissociation between explicit recognition of a familiar voice and the speech-intelligibility benefit gained from a familiar voice in the presence of a competing talker. The findings imply that different mechanisms may be involved in processing familiar-voice information, depending on the context in which the information is used.

Psychology Honours Thesis Poster Session

posted Mar 23, 2018, 11:21 AM by CoNCH Lab   [ updated Mar 28, 2018, 11:38 AM ]

Honours thesis students Luka Petrusevski, Vivian Huynh, and Young Choi presented their projects at Honours Thesis Poster Session in the Social Sciences Building on March 23, 2018. 

Luka's presented his project titled, 'The Influence of an Irrelevent Sound Dimension on Sound Perception: Does Sound Complexity Matter?'. Vivian's project was 'The Role of Familiar Voice Pitch Cues on Speech Intelligibility in Multi-Talker Backgrounds', and Young's poster was called 'Evaluating the Effects of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy on Temporal Memory'. 

Congratulations on your hard work!

Vivian presenting her project at the Poster Session. 

Luka presenting his project at the Poster Session.
Young presenting her project at the Poster Session.

Honours thesis student presents research at Inspiring Young Women in STEM Conference

posted Mar 5, 2018, 12:25 PM by CoNCH Lab

Young Choi, an honours thesis student in the Psychology Department, presented a research poster entitled, "Evaluating the Effects of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy on Temporal Memory" at the Inspiring Young Women in STEM Conference on March 4, 2018 at The Great Hall. Young was one of over 75 talented undergraduate students across Ontario to present their research at the conference. 

Good job, Young!

Ysabel and Ana-Bianca win Proteus Innovation Competition

posted Mar 2, 2018, 9:06 AM by CoNCH Lab

Ysabel, Ana-Bianca, and their teammate Mike Patterson pitched a commercialization strategy for the Catheter Contact-Force Controller last night at the Proteus Innovation Competition at Windermere Manor. 

Their team came in first place and brought home a prize of $5,000. Congratulations, Team C! 

For more information on the Proteus Innovation Competition, visit

Technology inventor Danny Gelman, with Team C members Mike, Ysabel, and Ana-Bianca 

Dora Ladowski gets internship position at Baycrest

posted Mar 2, 2018, 8:39 AM by CoNCH Lab

Dora Ladowski, PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology, recently accepted a Pre-Doctoral Internship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Baycrest Health Science for 2018-2019. Dora's one step closer to completing her training in clinical neuropsychology. 

Congratulations, Dora!! 

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