Book chapters

Herrmann B, Butler BE (submitted)

Aging Auditory Cortex: The Impact of Reduced Inhibition on Function.

Publications in peer-reviewed journals
* joint first authorship, ^ joint senior authorship


Varma S, Purcell DW, Veeranna SA, Johnsrude IS^, Herrmann B^ (2020) BioRxiv.

A novel approach to investigate subcortical and cortical sensitivity to temporal structure simultaneously.

Kadem M*, Herrmann B*, Rodd JM, Johnsrude IS (2020) BioRxiv.

Pupil dilation is sensitive to semantic ambiguity and acoustic degradation.



Herrmann B, Johnsrude IS (2020) Hearing Research.

A Model of Listening Engagement (MoLE).

Herrmann B, Augereau T, Johnsrude IS (2020) Scientific Reports 10:9571.

Neural responses and perceptual sensitivity to sound depend on sound-level statistics.

Al Jaja A, Grahn JA, Herrmann B, MacDonald PA (2020) Neurobiology of Aging 89:71-82.
The effect of aging, Parkinson’s disease, and exogenous dopamine on the neural response associated with auditory regularity processing.


Herrmann B, Buckland C, Johnsrude IS (2019) Neurobiology of Aging 83:73-85.

Neural signatures of temporal regularity processing in sounds differ between younger and older adults.

Billig AJ*, Herrmann B* et al (2019) The Journal of Neuroscience 39:8679-8689.

A sound-sensitive source of alpha oscillations in human non-primary auditory cortex.

Parthasarathy A*, Herrmann B*, Bartlett EL (2019) Neurobiology of Aging 73:30-40.
Aging alters envelope representations of speech-like sounds in the inferior colliculus.

Kwok E, Cardy JO, Allman BL, Allen P, Herrmann B (2019) Behavioural Brain Research 359:56-65.
Dynamics of spontaneous alpha activity correlate with language ability in young children.


Herrmann B, Maess B, Johnsrude IS (2018) The Journal of Neuroscience 38:1989-1999.
Aging affects adaptation to sound-level statistics in human auditory cortex.

Herrmann B, Johnsrude IS (2018) The Journal of Neuroscience 38:5466-5477.

Neural signatures of the processing of temporal patterns in sound.

Herrmann B, Johnsrude IS (2018) Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 44:89-105.
Attentional state modulates the effect of an irrelevant stimulus dimension on perception.

Wilsch A, Henry MJ, Herrmann B, Herrmann CS, Obleser J (2018) The Journal of Neuroscience 38:7428-7439.
Temporal expectation modulates cortical dynamics of sensory memory.


Herrmann B, Parthasarathy A, Bartlett EL (2017) European Journal of Neuroscience 45:299–311.
Aging affects dual encoding of periodicity and envelope shape in rat inferior colliculus neurons.

Holmes E, Herrmann B (2017) The Journal of Neuroscience 37:5218-5220.
Revisiting the contribution of auditory cortex to frequency-following responses.

Henry MJ, Herrmann B, Kunke D, & Obleser J (2017) Nature Communications 8:15801
Aging affects the balance of neural entrainment and top-down neural modulation in the listening brain.

Henry MJ, Herrmann B, Grahn JA (2017) PLoS ONE 12:e0172454.
What can we learn about beat perception by comparing brain signals and stimulus envelopes?


Herrmann B, Henry MJ, Johnsrude IS, Obleser J (2016) Neurobiology of Aging 45:10-22.
Altered temporal dynamics of neural adaptation in the aging human auditory cortex.

Herrmann B, Henry MJ, Haegens S, Obleser J (2016) NeuroImage 124:487-497.
Temporal expectations and neural amplitude fluctuations in auditory cortex interactively influence perception.

Wöstmann M, Herrmann B, Maess B, Obleser J (2016) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113:3873-3878.
The spatiotemporal dynamics of auditory attention synchronize with speech.

Henry MJ, Herrmann B, Obleser J (2016) The Journal of Neuroscience 36:860-871.
Neural microstates govern perception of auditory input without rhythmic structure.

Scharinger M, Bendixen A, Herrmann B, Henry MJ, Mildner T, Obleser J (2016) Human Brain Mapping 37:704–716.
Predictions interact with missing sensory evidence in semantic processing areas.


Herrmann B, Parthasarathy A, Han EX, Obleser J, Bartlett EL (2015) Journal of Neurophysiology 114:2941-2954.
Sensitivity of rat inferior colliculus neurons to frequency distributions.

Herrmann B, Henry MJ, Fromboluti EK, McAuley JD, Obleser J (2015) Journal of Neurophysiology 113:2582-2591.
Statistical context shapes stimulus-specific adaptation in human auditory cortex.

Henry MJ, Herrmann B, Obleser J (2015) Cerebral Cortex 25:450-459.
Selective attention to temporal features on nested time scales.

Wöstmann M, Herrmann B, Wilsch A, Obleser J (2015) The Journal of Neuroscience 35:1458-1467.
Neural alpha dynamics in younger and older listeners reflect acoustic challenges and predictive benefits.

Wilsch A, Henry MJ, Herrmann B, Maess B, Obleser J (2015) Cerebral Cortex 25:1938-1946.
Alpha oscillatory dynamics index temporal expectation benefits in working memory.

Wilsch A, Henry MJ, Herrmann B, Maess B, Obleser J (2015) Psychophysiology 52:910-918.
Slow-delta phase concentration marks improved temporal expectations based on the passage of time.


Herrmann B, Schlichting N, Obleser J (2014) The Journal of Neuroscience 34:327-331.
Dynamic range adaptation to spectral stimulus statistics in human auditory cortex.

Herrmann B, Henry MJ, Scharinger M, Obleser J (2014) NeuroImage 101:370-379.
Supplementary motor area activations predict individual differences in temporal-change sensitivity and its illusory distortions.

Henry MJ, Herrmann B, Obleser J (2014) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111:14935-14940.
Entrained neural oscillations in multiple frequency bands comodulate behavior.

Henry MJ, Herrmann B (2014) Timing & Time Perception 2:62-86.
Low-frequency neural oscillations support dynamic attending in temporal context.

Scharinger M, Herrmann B, Nierhaus T, Obleser J (2014) Frontiers in Neuroscience 8:Article 137.
Simultaneous EEG-fMRI brain signatures of auditory cue utilization.


Herrmann B, Henry MJ, Grigutsch M, Obleser J (2013) The Journal of Neuroscience 33:15799-15809.
Oscillatory phase dynamics in neural entrainment underpin illusory percepts of time.

Herrmann B, Henry MJ, Obleser J (2013) Journal of Neurophysiology 109:2086-2096.
Frequency-specific adaptation in human auditory cortex depends on the spectral variance in the acoustic stimulation.

Herrmann B, Henry MJ, Scharinger M, Obleser J (2013) Hearing Research 304:128-136.
Auditory filter width affects response magnitude but not frequency specificity in auditory cortex.

Ruhnau P, Herrmann B, Maess B, Brauer J, Friederici AD, Schröger E (2013) Frontiers in Psychology 4:Article 717.
Processing of complex distracting sounds in school-aged children and adults: Evidence from EEG and MEG data.


Herrmann B, Obleser J, Kalberlah C, Haynes J-D, Friederici AD (2012) Human Brain Mapping 33:584-595.
Dissociable neural imprints of perception and grammar in auditory functional imaging.

Herrmann B, Maess B, Kalberlah C, Haynes J-D, Friederici AD (2012) European Journal of Neuroscience 35:1488-1496.
Auditory perception and syntactic cognition: brain activity-based decoding within and across subjects.

Henry MJ*, Herrmann B* (2012) The Journal of Neuroscience 32:17525-17527.
A precluding role of low-frequency oscillations for auditory perception in a continuous processing mode. 

Ruhnau P*, Herrmann B*, Schröger E (2012) Clinical Neurophysiology 123:507-512.
Finding the right control: The mismatch negativity under investigation.

Obleser J, Herrmann B, Henry MJ (2012) Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 6:Article 250.
Neural oscillations in speech: don't be enslaved by the envelope.


Herrmann B, Maess B, Hahne A, Schröger E, Friederici AD (2011) NeuroImage 57:624-633.
Syntactic and auditory spatial processing in the human temporal cortex: An MEG study.

Herrmann B, Maess B, Friederici AD (2011) Neuroscience Letters 490:116-120.
Violation of syntax and prosody - Disentangling their contributions to the early left anterior negativity (ELAN).

Ruhnau P, Herrmann B, Maess B, Schröger E (2011) NeuroImage 58:630-639.
Maturation of obligatory auditory responses and their neural sources: Evidence from EEG and MEG.


Herrmann B, Maess B, Hasting AS, Friederici AD (2009) NeuroImage 48:590-600.
Localization of the syntactic mismatch negativity in the temporal cortex: An MEG study.

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