Welcome to the Auditory Aging site. The research lab is run by Björn Herrmann, a cognitive neuroscientist studying how we engage in listening and communication as we age.
Björn is a scientist at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Hospital and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, in Canada. His research spans from mechanistic neurophysiology to real-world listening experiences in the context of auditory aging.
To learn more about our research click here.
Specific job openings:
We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher who is excited about auditory research. You would work with me in Toronto at the Rotman Research Institute. Women, individuals w disabilities, Indigenous people, POC & 2SLGBTQ+ individuals are encouraged to apply. Find details on the application procedure here.
We also look for research volunteers who would like to learn more about auditory cognitive neuroscience and who are interested in gaining research experience. Please get in touch.
NEWS & EVENTS
Starting the Auditory Aging Lab in Toronto
I am very excited to announce that I will start my own lab at the amazing Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest in the beginning of 2020. I will be looking for talented, creative, and motivated new lab members soon.
Neurobiology of Aging paper accepted
August 29, 2019
Together with Chad Buckland and Ingrid Johnsrude, we show that aging is associated with changes in sensitivity to temporal regularity in sounds (bioRxiv). Neural snchronization tended to be larger, whereas sustained activity to be smaller in older compared to younger adults.
J Neurosci accepted our paper
July 2, 2019
We just had our manuscript accept by J Neurosci (bioRxiv). Together with Alex Billig and the Iowa crew we use ECoG data to isolate a source of alpha oscillatory activity in the anterior-lateral auditory cortex. This was a fun project, check it out.
Undergraduate students should send Dr. Herrmann a CV, transcript, writing sample, as well as a short description of why they are interested in this area of research and the time commitment they are able to make.
Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest
3560 Bathurst St, North York
M6A 2E1, ON, Canada
+1 416 785 2500 ext. 2614