The Cognitive Neuroscience of Communication and Hearing (CoNCH) Lab, run by Dr. Ingrid Johnsrude, is part of the Brain and Mind Institute, Western University, in London, Ontario.
The Western Interdisciplinary Research Building (WIRB)
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Dr. Ingrid Johnsrude is a Western Research Chair and holds joint Professor appointments in Psychology, and in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Members of her lab use psychophysical and neuroimaging methods such as fMRI and EEG to study the neural basis of hearing; particularly how the brains of listeners transform the noisy and variable sounds of everyday conversations into meaningful language. The group is also exploring how the brain develops expectations about what it will hear, and how these expectations influence perception. In another line of research that capitalizes on Dr Johnsrude’s training in clinical neuropsychology and neuroimaging, the group is exploring the potential of novel functional-imaging based methods for evaluation of subtle brain abnormalities in epilepsy, concussion and other brain disorders.
CoNCH Lab goes to LOVE!
Feb 7, 2019
Four members of the CoNCH Lab, Dr. Vanessa Irsik, Chad Buckland, Sonia Varma, and Matthew Bain, attended the 48th Annual Lake Ontario Visionary Establishment (LOVE) Conference on February 7-8, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza in Niagara Falls.
Sonia presented a poster on her Masters thesis work, titled "Investigating the neural processes underlying hearing from periphery to brain ".
We're looking for enthusiastic, reliable and committed undergraduate students to volunteer in our lab. This is an opportunity to learn about human cognitive neuroscience research “from the trenches”! Depending on your interest, time and skills, you will learn about MATLAB, signal processing, and imaging techniques such as fMRI and EEG. Search for representatives from our lab at lab fairs!
Individuals with backgrounds in psychology, neuroscience, engineering, computer science, and related disciplines are welcome. Depending on the topic graduate students will develop valuable and highly transferable skills in coding, signal processing, management and analysis of large data sets, and working as part of a team.
Individuals with backgrounds in psychology, neuroscience, engineering, computer science, and related disciplines are welcome. Depending on the topic postdoctoral fellows will develop valuable and highly transferable skills in coding, signal processing, management and analysis of large data sets, and working as part of a team.