Marc Joanisse, Ph.D.

Marc Joanisse's picture
Professor Department of Psychology & Brain and Mind Institute
The University of Western Ontario

Professor and Faculty Scholar
Department of Psychology &
Brain and Mind Institute

Mailing Address
Natural Sciences CentreĀ 
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5B7 CANADA
phone: (519) 661-2111 x86582
fax: (519) 661-3961Affiliations

Professor and Associate Chair of Graduate Studies
Department of Psychology
Core Member Brain and Mind Institute
The University of Western Ontario

Senior Affiliated Research Scientist
Haskins Laboratories, New Haven CT, USA


Ph.D. (2000), M.A. (1997) University of Southern California

B.A. Hons. (1995) McGill University

Research Interests

My research broadly focuses on reading, speech and language. I believe a key assumption about language is that it is a biological system, and is thus shaped by evolution and genetics, as well as by such general cognitive factors as attention and working memory.

Representative Publications

Jared, D.J., Jouravlev, O. & Joanisse, M.F. (in press). The Effect of Semantic Transparency on the Processing of Morphologically Derived Words: Evidence from Decision Latencies and Event-Related Potentials Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

Joanisse, M.F. & McClelland, J.L. (2015). Connectionist perspectives on language learning, representation and processing. WIREs Cognitive Science. doi: 10.1002/wcs.1340 [PDF]

Welcome, S.E., Pasquarella, A., Chen, X., Olson, D.R. & Joanisse, M.F. (2014). Preserved Mid-Fusiform Activation for Visual Words in a Patient with a Visual Word Recognition Impairment. Neuropsychologia. 65: 113?124. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2014.10.012

Malins, J.G., Gao, D., Tao, R., Booth, J., Shu, H., Joanisse, M.F., Liu, L. & Desroches, A.S. (2014). Developmental differences in the influence of phonological similarity on spoken word processing in Mandarin Chinese. Brain and Language. 138: 38-50. doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2014.09.002

Joanisse, M.F. & Desouza, D.D. (2014) Sensitivity of human auditory cortex to rapid frequency modulation revealed by multivariate representational similarity analysis. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 8:306. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2014.00306