Molly J. Henry

Main research areas

  • Neural oscillations and neural entrainment
  • Rhythm and time perception
  • Auditory perception / psychophysics
  • Music perception

Vita

Academic Education

2011PhD, Experimental psychology, Bowling Green State University (USA)
2007MA, Experimental psychology, Bowling Green State University (USA)
2004BS, Psychology, Wright State University (USA)
summa cum laude

Career

01/2019–Max Planck Group Leader, Max Planck Research Group “Neural and Environmental Rhythms” Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2018Postdoctoral associate, Brain and Mind Institute, Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario London, Ontario, Canada
2015–2017Postdoctoral fellow, Brain and Mind Institute, Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario London, Ontario, Canada
2011–2014Postdoctoral researcher, Max Planck Research Group “Auditory Cognition”, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences Leipzig, Germany

Publications

Selected Publications

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

Henry, M. J., Herrmann, B., & Grahn, J. A. (2017). What can we learn about beat perception by comparing brain signals and stimulus envelopes? PLOS One, 12, e0172454.

Obleser, J., Henry, M. J., & Lakatos, P. (2017). What do we talk about when we talk about rhythm? PLOS Biology, 15, e1002615.

Henry, M. J., Herrmann, B., & Obleser, J. (2016). Neural microstates govern perception of auditory input with rhythmic structure. The Journal of Neuroscience, 36, 860–871.

Herrmann, B., Henry, M. J., Johnsrude, I. S., & Obleser, J. (2016). Altered temporal dynamics of neural adaptation in the aging human auditory cortex. Neurobiology of Aging, 45, 10–22.

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

Herrmann, B., Henry, M. J., Fromboluti, E. K., McAuley, J. D., & Obleser, J. (2015). Statistical context shapes stimulus-specific adaptation in human auditory cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology, 113, 2582–2591.

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

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

Henry, M. J. & Obleser, J. (2013). Dissociable neural response signatures for slow amplitude and frequency modulation in human auditory cortex. PLOS One, 8, e78758.

Henry, M. J. & McAuley, J. D. (2013). Perceptual distortions in pitch and time reveal active prediction and support for an auditory pitch-motion hypothesis. PLOS One, 8, e70646.

Henry, M. J. & McAuley, J. D. (2013). Failure to apply signal detection theory to the Montreal Battery of Evaluation of Amusia may misdiagnose amusia. Music Perception, 30, 480–496.

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

Herrmann, B., Henry, M. J., Scharinger, M., & Obleser, J. (2013). Auditory filter width affects response magnitude but not frequency specificity in auditory cortex. Hearing Research, 304, 128–136.
 
Erb, J., Henry, M. J., Eisner, F., & Obleser, J. (2013). The brain dynamics of rapid perceptual adaptation to adverse listening conditions. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33, 10688–10697.
 
Henry, M. J. & Obleser, J. (2012). Frequency modulation entrains slow neural oscillations and optimizes human listening behavior. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 109, 20095–20100.

Grahn, J. A., Henry, M. J., & McAuley, J. D. (2011). FMRI investigation of cross-modal interactions in rhythm perception: Audition primes vision, but not vice versa. NeuroImage, 54, 1231-1243.

Henry, M. J. & McAuley, J. D. (2010). On the prevalence of congenital amusia. Music Perception, 27, 413-418.

Henry, M. J. & McAuley, J. D. (2009). Evaluation of an imputed pitch velocity model of the auditory kappa effect. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 35, 551-564.

Henry, M. J., McAuley, J. D., & Zaleha, M. F. (2009). Evaluation of an imputed pitch velocity model of the auditory tau effect. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 71, 1399-1413.

Awards & Grants

Grants

2019–2024Brain–environment synchronization and the auditory perception problem European Research Council Starting Grant Investigator: Henry (PI)
2016The causal role of neuronal oscillations in beat perception as revealed by noninvasive brain stimulation University of Western Ontario, New International Research Networks Investigators: Grahn (co-PI), Herrmann (co-PI), Henry (co-I)
2016Neural dynamics of establishing a stable beat percept Donders Institute – Brain and Mind Institute (DI–BMI) Trainee Exchange grant Investigators: Henry (trainee), Grahn (BMI), de Lange (DI), Praamstra (DI)
2015The role of social context in intersubject synchronization between audience members during musical performance LIVELab seed grant Investigators: Henry (PI), Cameron (co-PI), Grahn (co-I)

 

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

2017International Conference on Auditory Cortex (ICAC) Travel Award International Conference on Auditory Cortex (ICAC)
20162016 APS Rising Star Award Association for Psychological Science
2016Advances and Perspectives in Auditory Neuroscience (APAN) Travel Award Advances and Perspectives in Auditory Neuroscience (APAN)
2015Western Cognitive Neuroscience Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Western Ontario
2009–2010University Dissertation Fellowship Bowling Green State University
2008ICMPC10 Young Researcher Award, Honorable Mention International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition
2008Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research (SEMPRE) Travel Award International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition

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