Emma Holmes
Postdoctoral Fellow

Natural Sciences Centre, Room 245

I am particularly interested in auditory perception and attention in challenging listening environments – for example, while listening in background noise. I moved to Western University in January 2015, after completing my PhD at the University of York, UK. An overarching theme of my current and previous research is to investigate the way in which attention modulates neural responses to acoustical stimuli, such as tones and speech. In addition, I am interested in how prior knowledge or familiarity with a talker can improve speech intelligibility when multiple talkers speak at the same time. During my time at Western University, I will use a combination of techniques (including fMRI, EEG, and behavioural measures) to address key questions in these areas.

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