Neural and Environmental Rhythms lab
The "Neural and Environmental Rhythms" lab explores how synchrony between brain rhythms and environmental rhythms shapes our perception of the world. We use psychophysics, M/EEG, and noninvasive brain stimulation to do this.
We're based at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt and at Ryerson University in Toronto.
Interested in getting involved? If you are local to Frankfurt and want to participate in our experiments, you can find a list of active studies here. You can also check for job openings and volunteer opportunities on our Get Involved page.
During the pandemic, we've been inviting authors to (very informally) discuss their own work with us during our journal clubs. Have a paper you think we'd enjoy? Want some feedback on an undercooked project? Get in touch!
It's Molly's first day of work as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University! The Neural and Environmental Rhythms lab is now transatlantic.
The group had a blast attending this year's (virtual) Rhythm Perception and Production Workshop (RPPW). Olivia Wen, Ece Kaya, and Matt Moore presented their projects.
Olivia Wen presented her work at the Neurosciences and Music VII.
Welcome to the group Liza Mekschrat, who will join us for an internship over the next few months!
New paper out in Psychological Science! We argue for a little caution in arguing for "entrainment of endogenous neural oscillations" in the context of driving with a rhythmic stimulus.
New paper out in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America! We tested whether starlings can differentiate between rhythms with simple vs. complex metrical structure (they can't, or won't, but their strategies are interesting anyway!).