©2020 by Auditory Aging


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.


 Starting the Auditory Aging Lab in Toronto 

November, 2019

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.

ARO midwinter meeting

Jan 25-29, 2020

San Jose, CA,USA


If you are interested in research opportunities in the area of Auditory Aging, please get in touch. You may also want to read about skills that may help you to be successful in your undergraduate and graduate studies.


Post-docs may want to look at the Banting FellowshipsMarie Curie fellowships (Europeans), CIHR FellowshipsNSERC Fellowships, or other lists of fellowships.


We often looking for people who are interested in our work an who could see themselves as an MSc or PhD student. Please check out the application information at UofT.


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.



Björn Herrmann

Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest

3560 Bathurst St, North York

M6A 2E1, ON, Canada

+1 416 785 2500 ext. 2614