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Marc Joanisse, PhD

Full Member of ARiEAL


Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario

Affiliated Scientist, Haskins Laboratories, New Haven CT

Principal Investigator, Language, Reading and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, The University of Western Ontario

Natural Sciences Centre, Room 230, The University of Western Ontario

Email: marcj@uwo.ca

Office Phone: (519) 661-2111 x86582

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Dr. Marc Joanisse is a Professor at the University of Western Ontario. He is also a core member of the Brain and Mind Institute at University of Western Ontario and an affiliated research scientist at Haskins Laboratories in USA. 

Dr. Joanisse’s research focuses on the development, processing and cognitive neuroscience of written and spoken language. This includes work on developmental disorders of language and reading, such as specific language impairment and dyslexia. Dr. Joanisse is also involved in research using brain imaging techniques such as functional MRI to better understand the brain bases of spoken and written word recognition. He also uses computational modeling to derive predictions for behavioural and neuroimaging studies, and for better understanding of how general constraints on articulation, perception and statistical learning influence how humans learn and process language. 



Representative Publications

Vanden Bosch der Nederlanden, C. M., Joanisse, M. F., & Grahn, J. A. (2020). Music as a scaffold for listening to speech: Better neural phase-locking to song than speech. NeuroImage, 214, 116767. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.116767

Archibald, L. M. D., Cardy, J. O., Ansari, D., Olino, T., & Joanisse, M. F. (2019). The consistency and cognitive predictors of children’s oral language, reading, and math learning profiles. Learning and Individual Differences, 70, 130–141. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2019.02.003

Cross, A. M., & Joanisse, M. F. (2018). Eyetracking of coarticulatory cue responses in children and adults. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 33(10), 1315–1324. https://doi.org/10.1080/23273798.2018.1484148

Nichols, E. S., & Joanisse, M. F. (2016). Functional activity and white matter microstructure reveal the independent effects of age of acquisition and proficiency on second-language learning. NeuroImage, 143, 15-25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.08.053

Joanisse, M. F., & McClelland, J. L. (2015). Connectionist perspectives on language learning, representation and processing. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science6(3), 235–247. https://doi.org/10.1002/wcs.1340 

Welcome, S. E., & Joanisse, M. F. (2014). Individual differences in white matter anatomy predict dissociable components of reading skill in adults. NeuroImage96, 261–275. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.03.069 

Archibald, L., & Joanisse, M. F. (2009). On the Sensitivity and Specificity of Nonword Repetition and Sentence Recall to Language and Memory Impairments in Children. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research52, 899–914. https://doi.org/10.1044/1092-4388(2009/08-0099) 

Joanisse, M. F., Zevin, J. D., & McCandliss, B. D. (2007). Brain mechanisms implicated in the preattentive categorization of speech sounds revealed using fMRI and a short-interval habituation trial paradigm. Cerebral Cortex17(9), 2084–2093. https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhl124 

Desroches, A. S., Joanisse, M. F., & Robertson, E. K. (2006). Specific phonological impairments in dyslexia revealed by eyetracking. Cognition100(3), 32–42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2005.09.001 

Joanisse, M. F., & Gati, J. S. (2003). Overlapping neural regions for processing rapid temporal cues in speech and nonspeech signals. NeuroImage19(1), 64–79. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1053-8119(03)00046-6 

Joanisse, M. F., & Seidenberg, M. S. (1999). Impairments in verb morphology after brain injury: A connectionist model. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America96(13), 7592–7597. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.96.13.7592 

Joanisse, M. F., & Seidenberg, M. S. (1998). Specific language impairment: A deficit in grammar or processing? Trends in Cognitive Sciences2(7), 240–247. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1364-6613(98)01186-3 


Current Graduate Students / Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Dr. Félix Desmeules-Trudel, Postdoctoral Fellow (Co-supervision), Department of Psychology, The University of Western Ontario
  • Dr. Pan Liu, Postdoctoral Fellow (Co-supervision), Department of Psychology, The University of Western Ontario
  • Dr. Lien Peters, Postdoctoral Fellow (Co-supervision), The Brain and Mind Institute, The University of Western Ontario
  • Dr. Christina Vanden Bosch der Nederlanden, Postdoctoral Fellow (Co-supervision), The Brain and Mind Institute, The University of Western Ontario
  • , PhD Student, Department of Psychology, The University of Western Ontario
  • , PhD Student, Department of Psychology, The University of Western Ontario
  • Chenglin Lou, PhD Student, Department of Psychology, The University of Western Ontario
  • , PhD Student, Department of Psychology, The University of Western Ontario 
  • , PhD Student, Department of Psychology, The University of Western Ontario