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Associate Professor Blake Johnson

BSc Alberta, MA SFU, PhD SFU.

Blake Johnson

Chief Investigator

Contact Details

Office : 3.512
Phone : +61 2 9850 6879
Fax : +61 2 9850 6059
email : blake.johnson@mq.edu.au
ORCID : http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0598-4358

External Address

Department of Cognitive Science
Australian Hearing Hub
16 University Avenue
Macquarie University NSW 2109

Profile

My research investigates the mechanisms of visual and auditory perception, mental imagery, and action representation in the human brain. We combine techniques from cognitive and perceptual psychology for measuring human performance, with neuroscientific techniques for measurement of human brain function and structure. I am particularly interested in techniques that have very high temporal resolution for brain activity, including electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG).

Recent External Appointments

  • Visiting Scientist, Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute, Toronto, Canada. (2016)
  • Editorial Board, PeerJ. (2014 continuing)
  • Editorial Board, PLoS ONE. (2013 continuing)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research and Practice. (2013 continuing)
  • Visiting Professor, Beijing Language and Culture University International Centre for Child Language Health. (2012)
  • Project Leader, Hearing CRC Project "Cortical evaluation of cochlear implants using magnetoencephalography (MEG)" [R4.7.2b]. (2007 - 2014)

Awards

  • Promotion to Associate Professor (2011), Johnson, B.

Recent Grants Awarded

  • ARC Discovery Project [DP170102407] (2017 - 2019) "Speech production in the developing brain." Johnson, B., Cheyne, D., & van Lieshout, P. ($338,000)
  • ARC CCD Neural Markers Training Scheme (2016) "The processing of commas as cues to prosodic boundaries in reading - child study." Schmidt, E., Kung, C., de Lissa, P., Demuth, K., Castles, A., Kinoshita, S., & Johnson, B. ($6,500)
  • ARC CCD Cross Program Support Scheme (2016) "A new approach to study the neural basis of distorted gaze perception in schizophrenia: assessing neural coding of gaze directions." Seymour, K., Langdon, R., Caruana, N., Rhodes, G., Clifford, C., Wardle, S., & Johnson, B. ($39,790)
  • Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences Open Access Journal Assistance Scheme (2015) "Face processing in the brains of pre-school aged children measured with MEG" (NeuroImage). Johnson, B., He, W., & Brock, J. ($2,000)
  • Macquarie University Strategic Infrastructure Scheme Grant (2015) "Phonetics laboratory research facilities." Proctor, M., Cox, F., Demuth, K., Cupples, L., Harrison, E., Sharma, M., Mannell, R., Yuen, I., Xu, N., Schmidt, E., Kung, C., Nickels, L., Johnson, B., Palethorpe, S., Biedermann, B., Sowman, P., Kinoshita, S., & Tsukada, K. ($88,650)
  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant [9201401556] (2015 - 2016) “High accuracy neural navigation to enhance research using brain stimulation.” Sowman, P., Rich, A., Woolgar, A., Yang, J., McCarthy-Jones, S., Coltheart, M., Cox, R., Johnson, B., Castles, A., Nickels, L., Thompson, W., Jackson, J., & Gelding, R. ($81,850)
  • Macquarie University Safety Net Grant Scheme (2014) "Auditory brain function in cochlear implant recipients." Johnson, B. ($25,000)
  • Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences Open Access Journal Assistance Scheme (2014) "Face-sensitive brain responses measured from a four-year-old child with a custom-sized child MEG system." (Journal of Neuroscience Methods) (US$1800). Johnson, B., & He, W. ($1,998)
  • Macquarie University Strategic Infrastructure Scheme Grant (2014) "Articulograph for speech research." Proctor, M., Biedermann, B., Cox, F., Cupples, L., Demuth, K., Harrison, E., Johnson, B., Kinoshita, S., Lin, S., Mannell, R., Nickels, L., Palethorpe, S., Sharma, M., Sowman, P., Thompson, B., Tsukada, K., Yuen, I., & Xu, N. ($75,915)
  • Australia-China Science and Research Fund [ACSRF16440] (2013 - 2014) "Hearing impairment and language acquisition: Workshops to develop joint research and clinical projects to be undertaken with the International Centre of Child Language Health (ICCLH)." Cowan, R., Gao, L., Crain, S., Johnson, B., Zhou, P., Coltheart, M., Uehara, G., Dillon, H., Shi, F., Fuzhen, S., Wang, S., Bi, H.-Y., & Yu, W. ($43,556)
  • ARC CCD Cross Program Support Scheme (2013) "The historical present in past and future narratives." Irish, M., Crain, S., Thornton, R., Johnson, B., Addis, D., & Piguet, O. ($40,000)
  • Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences Open Access Journal Assistance Scheme (2013) "Lateralized auditory brain function in children with normal reading ability and in children with dyslexia" (Neuropsychologia). Johnson, B. ($1,950)
  • Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences Open Access Journal Assistance Scheme (2013) "Neuromagnetic brain activity associated with anticipatory postural adjustments for bimanual load lifting" (Neuroimage). Johnson, B. ($2,400)
  • Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences Open Access Journal Assistance Scheme (2013) "Multimodal functional imaging of motor imagery using a novel paradigm" (Neuroimage). Johnson, B. ($2,400)
  • Macquarie University Partnerships Seeding Grant (2013) "Effects of early intervention on auditory brain development in a child with a cochlear implant: A MEG pilot study." Johnson, B., & Crain, S. ($9,130)
  • Macquarie University Enterprise Partnership Scheme (with Cochlear/Hear and Say) (2013 - 2014) "Measurement of auditory brain function in children with cochlear implants." Johnson, B.W., & Crain, S. ($49,880)
  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant (2013) "A transcranial direct current stimulator (tDCS) for the study of brain function in human cognition disorders." Sowman, P., Thompson, W.F., Johnson, B., McCarthy-Jones, S., Nickels, L., & Tawadros, P. ($58,322)
  • ARC CCD Cross Program Support Scheme (2013) "Characterising disorders of auditory-based communication skills." Thompson, W., Johnson, B., McArthur, G., Kinoshita, S., & Sun, Y. ($17,000)
  • Australia-China Science and Research Fund (9201200088) (2012) "Developing strategic links between Macquarie University, Beijing Language and Culture University and project partners on language acquisition and childhood language disorders." Crain, S., Gao, L., Cutler, A., Coltheart, M., Yu, W., Bi, H., Ma, Y., Wang, M., Wang, F., Johnson, B., Thornton, R., & Zhou, P. ($13,455)
  • The Centre for Language Sciences (CLaS) Seed Grant (2012) "Investigating young children's sentence processing abilities using EEG." Demuth, K., McMahon, C., Sharma, M., Johnson, B., Peter, V., & Miles, K. ($10,000)
  • Macquarie University Research Development Grant (2012 - 2014) "Using magnetoencephalography (MEG) to examine neurological activation during emotion processing in anxious children." Hudson, J., Broeren, S., Johnson, B., & Dodd, H. ($44,840)
  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant Scheme (2012) “Upgrade of child magnetoencephalography (MEG) system.” Johnson, B.W., Crain, S., Thornton, R., Demuth, K., Brock, J., Sowman, P., Zhou, P., & Johnson, M. ($100,000)
  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant (2012 - 2013) "Processing of sounds, words and sentences: An ERP study." Sharma, M., Demuth, K., Kinoshita, S., Cox, F., Peter, V., & Johnson, B. ($43,062)
  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grants Scheme (2011 - 2012) An MEG brain imaging system for Cochlear implants. Crain, S., Johnson, B.W., & McMahon, C. ($360,000)
  • ARC Centre of Excellence [CE110001021] (2011 - 2017) "ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders." Crain, S., Rhodes, G., Hodges, J., Coltheart, M., Castles, A., Barnier, A., Brock, J., Byrne, B., Demuth, K., Green, M., Langdon, R., Johnson, B., McArthur, G., Miller, L., Nickels, L., Piguet, O., Savage, G., Thompson, W., Thornton, R. et al. ($21,000,000)
  • NHMRC Project Grant [APP1003760] (2011 - 2013) "Brain dynamics and sensorimotor integration associated with speech production in humans who stutter." Sowman, P., Johnson, B., Harrison, E., & Crain, S. ($294,884)
  • ARC Discovery Project Grant [DP1096160] (2010 - 2014) "The emergence of logic in child language." Crain, S., Johnson, B., Khlentzos, D., Tseng, O., Lee, T.H-T., & Gao, L-Q. ($601,000)
  • Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training Co-operative Research Centres Programme (2006 - 2014) The HEARing Co-operative Research Centre Project R4.7.2B “Cortical evaluation of implant performance.” Johnson, B.W., Crain, S., & McMahon, C.

Media Engagement

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Johnson, B.W. (2011). Processing of Binaural Information in Human Auditory Cortex. In P. Strumillo (Ed.), Advances in Sound Localization (pp. 407-430). Croatia: InTech.
  • Johnson, B. (2008). Neuromagnetic gamma rhythm during mental rotation. In Kakigi, R., Yokosawa, K., & Kuriki, S. (Eds.), Biomagnetism: Interdisciplinary research and exploration (pp. 194-196). Tokyo: Hokkaido University Press.

Periodicals

  • Lodhia, V., Hautus, M.J., Johnson, B.W., & Brock, J. (In Press). Atypical brain responses to auditory spatial cues in adults with autism spectrum. European Journal of Neuroscience. doi:10.1111/ejn.13694
  • Pu, V., Cornwell, B.R., Cheyne, D., & Johnson, B.W. (2017). The functional role of human right hippocampal/parahippocampal theta rhythm in environmental encoding during virtual spatial navigation. Human Brain Mapping, 38( 3), 1347–1361. doi:10.1002/hbm.23458
  • Sowman, P., Ryan, M., Johnson, B.W., Savage, G., Crain, S., Harrison, E., Martin, E., & Burianova, H. (2017). Grey matter volume differences in the left caudate nucleus of people who stutter. Brain and Language, 164, 9-15. doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2016.08.009
  • Burianová, H., Sowman, P.F., Marstaller, L., Rich, A.N., Williams, M.A., Savage, G., Al-Janabi, S., de Lissa, P., & Johnson, B.W. (2016). Adaptive motor imagery: A multimodal study of immobilization-induced brain plasticity. Cerebral Cortex, 26(3), 1072-1080. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhu287
  • Castro-Meneses, L.J., Johnson, B.W., & Sowman, P.F. (2016). Vocal response inhibition is enhanced by anodal tDCS over the right prefrontal cortex. Experimental Brain Research, 234(1), 185-195. doi:10.1007/s00221-015-4452-0
  • Castro-Meneses, L.J., Johnson, B.W., & Sowman, P.F. (2016). Event-related fields evoked by vocal response inhibition: A comparison of younger and older adults. Experimental Brain Research, 234(6), 1525-1535. doi:10.1007/s00221-016-4555-2
  • Etchell, A.C., Ryan, M., Martin, E., Johnson, B.W., & Sowman, P.F. (2016). Abnormal time course of low beta modulation in non-fluent preschool children: A magnetoencephalographic study of rhythm tracking. NeuroImage, 125, 953-963. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.10.086
  • Lu, X., Ho, H.T., Sun, Y., Johnson, B.W., & Thompson, W.F. (2016). The influence of visual information on auditory processing in individuals with congenital amusia: An ERP study. NeuroImage, 135, 142-151. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.04.043
  • Tang, H., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2016). Sound envelope processing in the developing human brain: A MEG study. Clinical Neurophysiology, 127(2), 1206-1215. doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2015.07.038
  • Tang, H., Crain, S., & Johnson, B.W. (2016). Dual temporal encoding mechanisms in human auditory cortex: Evidence from MEG and EEG. NeuroImage, 128, 32-43. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.12.053
  • Castro-Meneses, L.J., Johnson, B.W., & Sowman, P.F. (2015). The effects of impulsivity and proactive inhibition on reactive inhibition and the go process: Insights from vocal and manual stop signal tasks. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 529. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2015.00529
  • Etchell, A.C., Johnson, B.W., & Sowman, P.F. (2015). Beta oscillations, timing and stuttering. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 1036. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2014.01036
  • Gelding, R.W., Thompson, W.F., & Johnson, B.W. (2015). The pitch imagery arrow task: Effects of musical training, vividness and mental control. PLoS One, 10(3), e0121809. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0121809
  • He, W., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2015). Face processing in the brains of pre-school aged children measured with MEG. NeuroImage, 106, 317-327.
  • He, W., Garrido, M.I., Sowman, P.F., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2015). Development of effective connectivity in the core face network for face perception. Human Brain Mapping, 36(6), 2161-2173. doi:10.1002/hbm.22762
  • Shiner, C.T., Tang, H., Johnson, B.W., & McNulty, P. (2015). Cortical beta oscillations and motor thresholds differ across the spectrum of post-stroke motor impairment, a preliminary MEG and TMS study. Brain Research, 1629, 26-37.
  • Bardy, F., McMahon, C.M., Yau, S.H., & Johnson, B.W. (2014). Deconvolution of magnetic Acoustic Change Complex (mACC). Clinical Neurophysiology, 125, 2220-2231. doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2014.03.003
  • Cheyne, D., Jobst, C., Tesan, G., Crain, S., & Johnson, B.W. (2014). Movement-related neuromagnetic fields in preschool age children. Human Brain Mapping, 35(9), 4858–4875. doi: 10.1002/hbm.22518
  • Etchell, A.C., Johnson, B.W., & Sowman, P.F. (2014). Behavioral and multimodal neuroimaging evidence for a deficit in brain timing networks in stuttering: A hypothesis and theory. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 467. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2014.00467
  • He, W., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2014). Face-sensitive brain responses measured from a four-year-old child with a custom-sized child MEG system. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 222, 213-217. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2013.11.020
  • Lodhia, V., Brock, J., Johnson, B.W., & Hautus, M.J. (2014). Reduced object related negativity response indicates impaired auditory scene analysis in adults with autistic spectrum disorder. PeerJ, 2, e261. doi:10.7717/peerj.261
  • Sowman, P., Crain, S., Harrison, E., & Johnson, B.W. (2014). Lateralization of brain activation in fluent and non-fluent preschool children: A magnetoencephalographic study of picture-naming. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 354. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00354
  • Brock, J., Bzishvili, S., Reid, M., Hautus, M., & Johnson, B.W. (2013). Brief report: Atypical neuromagnetic responses to illusory auditory pitch in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(11), 2726-2731.
  • Burianová, H., Marstaller, L., Sowman, P., Tesan, G., Rich, A.N., Williams, M., Savage, G., & Johnson, B.W. (2013). Multimodal functional imaging of motor imagery using a novel paradigm. NeuroImage, 71, 50-58. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.01.001
  • Johnson, B.W., McArthur, G.M., Hautus, M., Reid, M., Brock, J., Castles, A., & Crain, S. (2013). Lateralized auditory brain function in children with normal reading ability and in children with dyslexia. Neuropsychologia, 51(4), 633-641. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.12.015
  • Ng, T., Sowman, P., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2013). Neuromagnetic brain activity associated with anticipatory postural adjustments for bimanual load lifting. Neuroimage, 66, 343-352.
  • Ng, T., Sowman, P., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2013). Neuromagnetic imaging reveals timing of volitional and anticipatory motor control in bimanual load lifting. Behavioural Brain Research, 247, 182–192.
  • Provost, A., Johnson, B.W., Brown, S., Karyanidis, F., & Heathcote, A. (2013). Two routes to expertise in mental rotation. Cognitive Science, 37(7), 1321-1342. doi:10.1111/cogs.12042
  • Sowman, P.F., Kuusik, A., & Johnson, B.W. (2013). Self-initiation and temporal cueing of monaural tones reduce the auditory N1 and P2. Experimental Brain Research, 222(1-2), 149-157. doi:10.1007/s00221-012-3204-7
  • Etchell, A., Sowman, P.F., & Johnson, B.W. (2012). "Shut up!" An electrophysiological study investigating the neural correlates of vocal inhibition. Neuropsychologia, 50(1), 129-138. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.11.009
  • Sowman, P.F., Crain, S., Harrison, E., & Johnson, B.W. (2012). Reduced activity of left orbitofrontal cortex precedes blocked vocalization: A magnetoencephalographic study. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 37, 359-365.
  • Tesan, G., Johnson, B., & Crain, S. (2012). How the brain responds to 'any': An MEG study. Brain and Language, 120(1), 66-72. doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2011.08.006
  • Ng, T.H.B, Sowman, P.F., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2011). Premovement brain activity in a bimanual load-lifting task. Experimental Brain Research, 208(2), 189-201. doi:10.1007/s00221-010-2470-5
  • Johnson, B.W. & Hautus, M. (2010). Processing of spatial information in human auditory cortex: Neuromagnetic responses to interaural timing and level difference cues. Neuropsychologia, 48, 2610-2619.
  • Johnson, B.W., Crain, S., Thornton, R., Tesan, G., & Reid, M. (2010). Measurement of brain function in pre-school children using a custom sized whole-head MEG sensor array. Clinical Neurophysiology, 121(3), 340-349. doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2009.10.017
  • Tesan, G., Johnson, B.W., Reid, M., Thornton, R., & Crain, S. (2010). Measurement Of Neuromagnetic Brain Function In Pre-school Children With Custom Sized MEG. JoVE, 36. doi:10.3791/1693
  • Hautus, M.J., Johnson, B.W., & Colling, L. (2009). Event related potentials to interaural time differences and spectral cues. Neuroreport, 20(10), 951-956.
  • Clapp, W.C., Johnson, B.W., & Hautus, M.J. (2007). Graded cue information in dichotic pitch: Effect on event-related potentials. Neuroreport, 18(4), 365-368.
  • Johnson, B.W., Hautus, M.J., Duff, D.J., & Clapp, W.C. (2007). Sequential processing of interaural timing differences for sound source segregation and spatial localization: Evidence from cortical event-related potentials. Psychophysiology, 44, 541-551.
  • Johnson, B.W., Muthukumaraswamy, S.D., Gaetz, W.C., & Cheyne, D.O. (2007). Neuromagnetic and neuroelectric oscillatory responses to acoustic stimulation with broadband noise. Elsevier International Congress Series, 1300, 41-44. doi:10.1016/j.ics.2007.02.029
  • Muthukumaraswamy, S.D., & Johnson, B.W. (2007). A dual mechanism framework for action understanding. Philosophical Psychology, 20(1), 43-63.
  • Wheldon, M., Anderson, M., & Johnson, B.W. (2007). Identifying treatment effects in multichannel measurements in EEG studies: Multivariate permutation tests and multiple comparisons. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 49, 397-413.

Published Abstracts

  • Tang, H., Brock, J., Crain, S., & Johnson, B. (2014). Envelope-following responses in MEG and EEG as indices of temporal processing in the human auditory system [Abstract]. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 94(2), 183-184.
  • Bentvelzen, A., McArthur, G., Badcock, N.A., Johnson, B., Willis, M.L., Lee, S., & Savage, G. (2013). Right-hemisphere memory: Lateralisation effects of material, modality, novelty, verbalisation and sex [Abstract]. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25(Suppl. 1), 51.
  • Tang, H., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2013). Dynamic phase-locking of the auditory envelope following response in the human brain [Abstract]. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. doi:10.3389/conf.fnhum.2013.212.00050
  • Johnson, B., Tesan, G., & Crain, S. (2012). Specialised applications of MEG: Measurement of brain function in young children and in patients with cochlear implants [Abstract]. Clinical EEG and Neuroscience, 43(3), 218.
  • Johnson, B.W., & Crain, S. (2012). MEG neuroimaging in preschool-aged children: New insights into the developing brain [Abstract]. ACNS-2012 Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference. doi:10.3389/conf.fnhum.2012.208.00050
  • Sowman, P., Etchell, A., Crain, S., Harrison, E., & Johnson, B. (2012). Egg and MEG markers of vocal inhibition in fluent and non-fluent speakers [Abstract]. Clinical EEG and Neuroscience, 43(3), 247.
  • Tang, H., Brock, J., Demuth, K., Crain, S., & Johnson, B.W. (2012). Oscillatory phase tracking of acoustic signal: Inter-trial phase locking response as a sensitive measure [Abstract]. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. doi:10.3389/conf.fnhum.2012.208.00174
  • Tesan, G., Johnson, B., & Crain, S. (2012). Evidence for automatic linguistic processing in preschool children: A magnetoencephalography study [Abstract]. Clinical EEG and Neuroscience, 43(3), 248.
  • Yau, S.H., Johnson, B.W., & Brock, J. (2012). Neural responses to speech and nonspeech sounds and language impairment in children with ASD [Abstract]. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. doi:10.3389/conf.fnhum.2012.208.00160
  • Bentvelzen, A., McArthur, G., Johnson, B., Willis, M., Lee, S., & Savage, G. (2011). Event-related EEG suggests modality rather than material specific memory lateralisation [Abstract]. Clinical EEG and Neuroscience, 43(3), 224-225. doi:10.1177/1550059412444821
  • Johnson, B.W. (2010). Magnetoencephalography. [Abstract]. 19th Australasian Psychophysiology Society Conference, Clinical EEG and Neuroscience, 41(2), 109.
  • Imada, T., Pikho, E., Taulu, S., Bosseler, A., Ahonen, A., Makela, J., Kuhl, P.K., Huotilainen, M., Johnson, B.W., & Crain, S. (2010). Recording and analysis of perceptual/cognitive MEG/EEG responses from neonates/infants/children [Abstract]. Frontiers in Neuroscience Conference Abstract: Biomag 2010 - 17th International Conference on Biomagnetism.
  • Johnson, B.W., Reid, M., McArthur, G., Castles, A., & Hautus, M. (2010). A comparison of EEG and MEG for assessment of hemispheric asymmetries in brain function [Abstract]. Combined Abstracts of 2010 Australian Psychology Conferences [CDROM].
  • Provost, A., Johnson, B.W., Brown, S., & Heathcote, A. (2010). Brain activity associated with extensive practice in a mental rotation task [Abstract]. 19th Australasian Psychophysiology Society Conference, Clinical EEG and Neuroscience, 41(2), 115.
  • Tesan, G., Johnson, B.W., Reid, M., Thornton, R., & Crain, S. (2010). Using a whole-head child MEG to assess language development in four year old children [Abstract]. Frontiers in Neuroscience Methods, BioMag2010, International Conference on Biomagnetism, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 21 March- 1 April 2010.
  • Savage, G., Johnson, B., Willis, M., Lee, S., & McArthur, G. (2009). ERP measures of material specificity for crossmodal relational memory [Abstract]. NeuroImage, 47, S98.
  • Johnson, B.W. (2008). Neuromagnetic measurement of gamma activity induced by imagined hand movements [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 60, 79.
  • Johnson, B.W. (2008). High frequency gamma rhythm in parietal cortex during imagined hand movements [Abstract]. Neuroimage, 41(Suppl. 1).
  • Lodhia, V., Johnson, B.W., & Hautus, M.J. (2008). The late negativity for binaural pitches: Object related negativity or pitch onset response? [Abstract]. Proceedings of the 26 International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research 2008, 26. [Link]
  • Lodhia, V., Johnson, B.W., Hautus, M.J., & Peng, M. (2008). Controlled auditory processing of spatial and non-spatial information in dichotic pitches [Abstract]. Proceedings of the 26 International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research 2008, 26. [Link]
  • Savage, G., Willis, M., Lee, S., Johnson, B., & McArthur, G. (2008). ERP measures of material specificity in recognition memory [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 60(Suppl. 1), 223.
  • Johnson, B.W., & Thayer, Z.C. (2007). Gamma band activity of parietal lobes during mental rotation [Abstract]. NeuroImage, 36(Suppl. 1).

Published Conference Proceedings

  • Sun, Y., Lu, X., Ho, H.T., Johnson, B., & Thompson, W.F. (2015). Exploring music-syntactic processing and language-syntactic processing in congenital amusia using MEG and EEG. In J. Ginsborg, A. Lamont, M. Phillips, & S. Bramley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM) (pp. 765-770). Manchester, UK: Royal Northern College of Music.
  • Parviz, M., Johnson, M., Johnson, B., & Brock, J. (2011). Using Language Models and Latent Semantic Analysis to Characterise the N400m Neural Response. In (Ed.), Proceedings of the Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop 2011 Canberra: Australasian Language Technology Association.
  • Ng, T., Sowman, P., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2010). An EEG/MEG study of anticipatory postural adjustment in a bimanual load-lifting task. In W. Christensen, E. Schier, and J. Sutton (Eds.), In ASCS09: Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science (pp. 261-269). Sydney: Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science.
  • Raicevich, G., Burwood, E., Dillon, H., Johnson, B., & Crain, S. (2010). Wide band pneumatic sound system for MEG. In Burgess, M., Davey, J., Don, C., & McMinn, T. (Eds.), Incorporating Proceedings of the 2010 Annual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society (pp. 1018-1022). Sydney, Australia: International Congress on Acoustics (ICA).
  • Reid, M., Johnson, B., McArthur, G., Castles, A., Hautus, M. (2010). Auditory processing in the dyslexic brain. In Christensen, W., Schier, E., & Sutton, J. (Eds.), ASCS09: Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science (pp. 293-297). Sydney: Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science.
  • Johnson, B. (2008). Neuromagnetic gamma rhythm during mental rotation. In Kakigi, R., Yokosawa, K., & Kuriki, S. (Eds.), Biomagnetism: Interdisciplinary research and exploration (pp. 194-196). Tokyo: Hokkaido University Press.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Gelding, R., Thompson, W.F., & Johnson, B.W. (2017, December). Rhythm imagery and short-term motor training. Paper presented at the 3rd Conference of the Australian Music & Psychology Society, The University of Queensland, Brisbane.
  • Kung, C., Schmidt, E., de Lissa, P., Castles, A., Kinoshita, S., Johnson, B.W., & Demuth, K. (2017, December). Children do not use subvocal prosody to process commas. Paper presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Australian Linguistics Society, The University of Sydney.
  • Rudner, M., Seeto, M., Keidser, G., Johnson, B.W., & Ronnberg, J. (2017, November). Poorer speech reception thresholds in middle-aged adults are associated with reduced cerebral grey matter volume. Paper presented at the 7th International and Interdisciplinary Research Conference on Aging and Speech Communication, Tampa, USA.
  • He, W., Hudson, J., Johnson, B.W., McLellan, L., Wong, Q., Broeren, S., & Dodd, H. (2017, September). Altered amygdala-cortical connectivity in anxious children: Magnetoencephalographic evidence. Paper presented at the Inter-university Neuroscience and Mental Health Conference, Western Sydney University, Sydney.
  • Fullerton, A., McMahon, C., Ibrahim, R., Savage, G., &Johnson, B.W. (2017, June). Influence of cognition on auditory-visual cross-modal activation. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Cognitive Hearing Science for Communication, Linköping, Sweden.
  • Pu, Y., & Johnson, B.W. (2017, June). Online language processing and the hippocampus. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), Vancouver, Canada.
  • Rudner, M., Seeto, M., Keidser, G., Johnson, B.W., & Ronnberg, J. (2017, June). Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Cognitive Hearing Science for Communication, Linköping, Sweden.
  • Cheyne, D., Jobst, C., Al-Loo, R., He, W., Tang, H., & Johnson, B.W. (2017, May). MEG reveals developmental changes in primary motor cortex during early childhood. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neural Control of Movement, Dublin, UK.
  • He, W., Johnson, B.W., & Brock, J. (2016, October). Effective connectivity of core brain networks for perception and cognition in preschool age children. Presentation given at the 20th International Conference on Biomagnetism (BIOMAG2016), Seoul, Korea.
  • He, W., Rossion, B., & Johnson, B.W. (2016, October). Face-selective neuromagnetic responses to fast periodic presentation of natural images. Poster session presented at the 20th International Conference on Biomagnetism (BIOMAG2016), Seoul, Korea.
  • Lee, M., Meng, D., Kiernan, M.C., & Johnson, B.W. (2016, October). Effects of motor neuron progression on cortical beta and gamma rhythms: A single case study of amyotrphic lateral sclerosis. Poster session presented at the 20th International Conference on Biomagnetism (BIOMAG2016), Seoul, Korea.
  • Pu, Y., Cornwell, B.R., & Johnson, B.W. (2016, October). Gender differences in virtual navigation performance are associated with differential theta activity in the right hippocampus. Poster session presented at the 20th International Conference on Biomagnetism (BIOMAG2016), Seoul, Korea.
  • Gelding, R.W., Thompson, W.F., & Johnson, B.W. (2016, August). The pitch imagery arrow task: Effects of musical training, vividness and mental control. Paper presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Gelding, R.W., Thompson, W.F., & Johnson, B.W. (2016, July). Auditory brain oscillations during the perception and imagery of musical pitch. Paper presented at the 14th International Conference of Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC14), San Francisco, USA.
  • Brock, J., He, W., Mahajan, Y., Johnson, B., Sowman, P., & Garrido, M. (2016, June). Dynamic casual modelling of fronto-temporal connectivity in preschool children. Poster session presented at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) Annual Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Gelding, R.W., Thompson, W.F., & Johnson, B.W. (2016, June). Auditory brain oscillations of musical imagery. Poster session presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Organisation for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM 2016), Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Gelding, R.W., Thompson, W.F., & Johnson, B.W. (2016, June). Manipulating music in the mind: Auditory brain oscillations during the perception and imagery of musical pitch. Invited colloquium at the Institute of Biomagnetism and Bio-Signal Analysis, University of Munster, Munster, Germany.
  • Gelding, R.W., Thompson, W.F., & Johnson, B.W. (2016, June). Introduction to the pitch imagery arrow task (PIAT). Invited colloquium at the Music Mind and Brain Group, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.
  • Gelding, R.W., Thompson, W.F., & Johnson, B.W. (2016, June). Manipulating music in the mind: Auditory brain oscillations during the perception and imagery of musical pitch. Invited colloquium at the Speech Science Forum, University College London, UK.
  • Schmidt, E., Kung, C., de Lissa, P., Castles, A., Kinoshita, S., Johnson, B.W., & Demuth, K. (2016, May). The use of subvocal prosody in the processing of sentences. Paper presented at the CCD Developing Mind Series: Developmental Perspectives on Language Processing Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Sun, Y., Lu, X., Tam Ho, T,, Johnson, B.W., & Thompson, W.F. (2016, May). The overlap between music- and language-syntactic Processing: Evidence from an EEG study of Congenital Amusia. Poster session presented at the CCD Developing Mind Series: Developmental Perspectives on Language Processing Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Jobst, C., Al-Loos, R., He, W., Tang, H., Johnson, B.W., & Cheyne, D. (2016, April). MEG recordings in preschool age children reveal developmental changes in primary motor cortex. Poster session presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, New York, USA.
  • Gelding, R., Thompson, W.F., & Johnson, B.W. (2015, December). Mental imagery of musical pitch: A MEG study with a validated mental imagery task. Paper presented at the 2nd Conference of the Australian Music & Psychology Society, Western Sydney University, Sydney.
  • Sun, Y., Johnson, B.W., & Thompson, W.F. (2015, December). The overlap between music and language-syntactic processing: Evidence from an EEG study of congenital amusia. Paper presented at the 2nd Conference of the Australian Music & Psychology Society, Western Sydney University, Sydney.
  • Gelding, R.W., Thompson, W.F., & Johnson, B.W. (2015, November). Retention of imagined vs perceived pitch: Brain oscillations of musical imagery. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • He, W., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2015, November). Face processing in the brains of pre-school aged children measured with MEG. Paper presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • He, W., Mahajan, Y., Garrido, M., Johnson, B., & Brock, J. (2015, November). Emerging feedback loops in pre-school aged children: Dynamic casual modelling of auditory evoked magnetic fields. Paper presented at the 5th Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference, Auckland, NZ.
  • Johnson, B. (2015, November). Mapping human brain function with MEG. Paper presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Pu, Y., Cornwell, B., & Johnson, B.W. (2015, November). Magnetoencephalographic deep source imaging of human hippocampal function. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Sun, Y., Lu, X., Ho, H.T., Johnson, B., & Thompson, W.F. (2015, November). The overlap between music- and language-syntactic processing: Evidence from an EEG study of congenital amusia. Poster session presented at the 5th Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference, Auckland, NZ.
  • Sun, Y., Lu, X., Ho, H.T., Johnson, B.W., & Thompson, W.F. (2015, November). The overlap between music- and language-syntactic processing: Evidence from an EEG study of congenital amusia. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Gelding, R., Thompson, W.F., & Johnson, B.W. (2015, September). A MEG study with a validated pitch imagery task. Symposium conducted at the Workshop on Music, Mind and Emotion, The University of New South Wales, Sydney.
  • Lee, M., Meng, D., Kiernan, M.C., & Johnson, B.W. (2015, September). Exploring motor imagery and motor cortical function in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis using magnetoencephalography. Paper presented at the 16th Biennial Clinical Neurophysiology Workshop of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists, Southport.
  • Johnson, B.W. (2015, August). Using MEG to study the development of language and cognitive functions in the human brain. Invited paper presented at the Child MEG Lab for Brain Science Workshop and Opening Ceremony, Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, China.
  • Johnson, B. (2015, July). Temporal processing in the human auditory cortex. Invited symposium conducted at the Brain Imaging Symposium: Principles and Applications of Magnetoencephalography, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne.
  • He, W., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2015, June). Temporal neurodynamics of face repetition effects in young children and adults measured with MEG. Poster session presented at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) Annual Meeting, Honolulu, US.
  • Gelding, R., Thompson, W.F., & Johnson, B.W. (2015, April). Music in the mind: A MEG study of pitch imagery. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Gelding, R.W., Thompson, W.F., & Johnson, B.W. (2015, April). Music in the mind: A MEG study of pitch imagery. Poster session presented at the 42nd Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Johnson, B.W. (2015, April). Measurement of auditory brain function in cochlear implant recipients. Invited paper presented at the Asia Pacific Conference on Cochlear Implants and Related Sciences, Beijing, China.
  • Castro-Meneses, L.J., Johnson, B.W., & Sowman, P.F. (2014, November). Enhancing inhibition with anodal tDCS. Colloquium at the Department of Social Medicine, Universidad Surcolombiana, Colombia.
  • Sowman, P., Crain, S., Harrison, E., & Johnson, B.W. (2014, November). Lateralization of brain activation in stuttering and non-stuttering preschool children: An MEG study of picture-naming. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention, Florida, USA.
  • Johnson, B. (2014, October). Cochlear impant MEG as a research tool. Presentation given at the "Get Advanced", Cochlear Limited Seminar Series, Sydney.
  • He, W., Brock, J., & Johnson, B. (2014, September). Different neural mechanisms underlie repetitions of faces in pre-schoolers and adults: An MEG study. Poster session presented at the Inter-university Neuroscience and Mental Health Conference, Sydney.
  • Hudson, J.L., Johnson, B.W., Broeren, S., McLellan, L., Wong, Q., Dodd, H., He, W., & Meng, D. (2014, September). Using magnetoencephalography (MEG) to examine neurological activation during emotion processin in anxious children. Paper presented at the Inter-University Neuroscience and Mental Health Conference, Sydney.
  • Johnson, B.W. (2014, September). MEG for measurement of brain function in children and cochlear implant recipients. Invited colloquium at the Rotman Research Institute colloquium, Toronto, Canada.
  • Castro-Meneses, L., Johnson, B.J. & Sowman, P. (2014, August). Prefrontal anodal tDCS enhances inhibition. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Cheyne, D., Jobst, C., Tesan, G., Crain, S., & Johnson, B.W. (2014, August). Bridging the gap in the neuroimaging of early motor development: Evidence from MEG studies in preschool age children. Poster session presented at the 19th International Conference on Biomagnetism, Halifax, Canada.
  • Gelding, R., Johnson, B.W., & Thompson, W. (2014, August). Manipulating music in the mind: Investigation of pitch imagery. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Johnson, B.W., Cheyne, D., Tang, H., Sowman, P., & Crain, S. (2014, August). Development of auditory and sensorimotor brain rhythms studied with a custom-sized pediatric MEG system. In B. Ross & B. Johnson (Chair), Evoked and induced oscillation in the auditory, visual and sensorimotor systems - mechanisms and applications. Paper presented at the International Conference on Biomagnetism, Halifax, Canada.
  • Tang, H., Brock, J., Crain, S., & Johnson, B. (2014, August). Auditory envelope following responses in the mature and developing human brain. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Tang, H., Brock, J., Crain, S., & Johnson, B.W. (2014, August). Auditory envelope following responses in the mature and developing brain. Poster session presented at the 19th International Conference on Biomagnetism, Halifax, Canada.
  • Cheyne, D., Jobst, C., Tesan, G., Crain, S., & Johnson, B.W. (2014, July). Movement-related neuromagnetic fields in preschool age children. Paper presented at the 12th International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON), Brisbane.
  • He, W., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2014, July). Different neural mechanisms underlie processing of repetitions of faces in pre-schoolers and adults: An MEG study. Poster session presented at the 12th International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON), Brisbane.
  • Johnson, B.W., & Crain, S. (2014, July). Measurement of auditory brain function in cochlear implant recipients using a novel custom-engineered magnetoencephalographic (MEG) brain imaging system. Paper presented at the 12th International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON), Brisbane.
  • Lodhia, V., Johnson, B., Brock, J., Hamm, J., & Hautus, M. (2014, July). The benefit of two? An investigation of concurrent sound segregation in autistic spectrum disorder using the dichotic pitch paradigm. Poster session presented at the 12th International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON), Brisbane.
  • Provost, A., Turner, B., van Vugt, M., Johnson, B.W., & Heathcote, A. (2014, July). Simultaneously modelling the cognitive and neural mechanisms involving different types of expertise in mental rotation. Paper presented at the 12th International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON), Brisbane.
  • Tang, H., Brock, J., Crain, S., & Johnson, B.W. (2014, July). Auditory envelope following responses in the mature and developing human brain. Paper presented at the 12th International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON), Brisbane.
  • Bardy, F., Yau, S.H., Johnson, B., Van Dun, B., McMahon, C., & Dillon, H. (2014, June). Deconvolution of Magnetic Acoustic Change Complex (mACC). Paper presented at the Hearing Across the Lifespan Biennial Conference, Lake Como, Italy.
  • Castro-Meneses, L., Johnson, B.W., & Sowman, P. (2014, June). Prefrontal AtDCS enhances vocal and manual reactive inhibition. Poster session presented at the Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Hamburg, Germany.
  • Castro-Meneses, L.J., Johnson, B.W., & Sowman, P.F. (2014, June). Enhancing inhibition with anodal tDCS. Colloquium at the MEG Laboratory, Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Medical Psychology, Heinrich-Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany.
  • Johnson, B.W. (2014, May). Images, imagery, and imagination. Colloquium at the Department of Cognitive Science 3M Research Fiesta, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Johnson, B.W., & Crain, S. (2014, May). Measuring brain changes in hearing loss and its remediation. Invited paper presented at the World Congress of Audiology Satellite Symposium: "Hearing and the brain: Translating research into practice", Sydney.
  • Johnson, B.W., Tang, H., & Crain, S. (2014, May). Brain rhythms of action, imagery, music and language. Invited colloquium at the MARCS Institute, University of Western Sydney, Sydney.
  • Bardy, F., McMahon, C.M., Yau, S.H., & Johnson, B.W. (2014, March). Rapid magnetic acoustic change complex: An objective measure of spectra-temporal discrimination. Paper presented at the 30th International Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology, Berlin, Germany.
  • Johnson, B.W. (2014, March). Magnetoencephalography (MEG) for measuring human brain function. Paper presented at the 2nd International Workshop on Hearing Impairment and Language Acquisition, Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, China.
  • McNulty, P.A., Shiner, C.T., Harris, L.R., & Johnson, B.W. (2014, March). Using magnetoencephalography (MEG) to measure cortical reorganisation induced by the novel post-stroke rehabilitation strategy WII-based movement therapy. Paper presented at the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics Annual World Congress, Sydney.
  • Shiner, C.T., Johnson, B.W., & McNulty, P.A. (2014, March). Magnetoencephalography as a tool to investigate differences in cortical beta-band activity as a function of motor ability after stroke. Paper presented at the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics Annual World Congress, Sydney.
  • He, W., Brock, J., & Johnson, B. (2013, December). Neuro-magnetic correlates of face processing in pre-schoolers. Paper presented at the MEG Day: A Swinburne/Macquarie Symposium and Workshop, Melbourne.
  • He, W., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2013, November). Face processing in the brains of pre-school aged children measured with MEG. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) Annual Workshop, Sydney.
  • Johnson, B.W. (2013, November). Child MEG for the study of pitch and language processing in children acquiring tonal languages. Presentation given at the Australia-China Science Research Fund Hearing Impairment and Language Acquisition Workshop, Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, China.
  • Tang, H., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2013, November). Dynamic phase-locking of the auditory envelope following response in the human brain. Poster session presented at the 4th Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference (ACNC), Melbourne.
  • He, W., Brock, J., & Johnson, B. (2013, September). Face processing in pre-school aged children: A MEG neuroimaging study. Poster session presented at the International Conference on Basic and Clinical Multimodal Imaging, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • He, W., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2013, September). Face processing in preschool aged children: An MEG neuroimaging study. Paper presented at the International Conference on Basic and Clinical Multimodal Imaging, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Shiner, C.T., Johnson, B.W., & McMulty, P.A. (2013, August). Using magnetoencephaolography to measure biological change in the brain after post-stroke Wii-based movement therapy: Preliminary data. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Stroke Society of Australasia, Darwin.
  • Bentvelzen, A., McArthur, G.M., Badcock, N. A., Johnson, B., Willis, M., Lee, S., & Savage, G. (2013, July). Right-hemisphere memory: Lateralisation effects of material, modality, novelty, verbalisation and sex. Poster session presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA.
  • Crain, S., & Johnson, B.W. (2013, July). Child MEG for the study of language acquisition and language impairment. Paper presented at the Innovations in the Study of Language Acquisition and Language Impairment Symposium, 19th International Congress of Linguists (19ICL), Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Johnson, B.W. (2013, July). Studies on children's motor control using MEG. Paper presented at the Innovations in the Study of Language Acquisition and Language Impairment Symposium, 19th International Congress of Linguists (19ICL), Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Bardy, F., Van Dun, B., Johnson, B.W., McMahon, C., & Dillon, H. (2013, June). ‘Separation of Ear’-activity in the auditory cortex: A possible new method to investigate central auditory processing. Paper presented at the XXIII International Evoked Response Audiometry Study Group Biennial Symposium, New Orleans, USA.
  • Bardy, F., Yau, S.H., Johnson, B.W., Van Dun, B., McMahon, C., & Dillon, H. (2013, June). Deconvolution of magnetic Acoustic Change Complex (mACC) to rapid vowel-vowel transition in normal hearing adults. Paper presented at the XXIII International Evoked Response Audiometry Study Group Biennial Symposium, New Orleans, USA.
  • Johnson, B.W., Tesan, G., He, W., & Crain, S. (2013, June). MEG neuroimaging of perceptual, motor and cognitive brain function in preschool-aged children. Paper presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (HBM), Seattle, USA.
  • Tesan, G., Johnson, B.W., & Crain, S. (2013, June). Lexical access in preschool children: Localising the N400m. Paper presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (HBM), Seattle, USA.
  • Bardy, F., Yau, S.H., Johnson, B., Van Dun, B., McMahon, C., & Dillon, H. (2013, April). Deconvolution of magnetic Acoustic Change Complex (mACC) to rapid vowel-vowel transition in normal hearing adults. Paper presented at the Australian Hearing Hub Inaugural Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Johnson, B.W., & Crain, S. (2013, April). Measurement of brain function in cochlear implant recipients with a custom-engineered MEG system. Paper presented at the Australian Hearing Hub Inaugural Conference: "Language, literacy and cognition in children with a hearing impairment" Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Tesan, G., Johnson, B.W., & Crain, S. (2013, April). Lexical access in 4 year-olds: A magnetoencephalographic study. Paper presented at the Australian Hearing Hub Inaugural Conference: "Language, literacy and cognition in children with a hearing impairment" Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Yau, S., Bardy, F., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2013, April). Mismatch negativity vs acoustic change complex: A comparison of two objective auditory discrimination paradigms using MEG. Paper presented at the Australian Hearing Hub Inaugural Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Castro-Meneses, L.J., Sowman, P., & Johnson, B.W. (2012, December). Statistical segmentation of streams of syllables: A pilot EEG study. Poster session presented at the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference (ACNS), Brisbane.
  • He, W., Brock, J., & Johnson, B. (2012, November). Face processing in pre-school aged children: A MEG neuroimaging study. Paper presented at the 3rd Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference (ACNS), Brisbane.
  • He, W., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2012, November). Face processing in pre-school aged children: An MEG neuroimaging study. Colloquium at the 3rd Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference (ACNC), Brisbane.
  • Tang, J., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2012, November). Oscillatory phase tracking of acoustic signal: Inter-trial phase locking as a sensitive measure. Poster session presented at the 3rd Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference (ACNC), Brisbane.
  • Yau, S., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2012, November). Neural responses to speech and nonspeech sounds and language impairment in children with ASD. Poster session presented at the 3rd Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference (ACNC), Brisbane.
  • Johnson, B.W. (2012, September). Functional neuroimaging of language and cognition with magnetoencephalography (MEG). Invited presentation given at the Workshop on Language Development in Typical and Atypical Populations, Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, China.
  • Johnson, B.W. (2012, September). MEG for measurement of language development in typical and atypical populations. Presentation given at the Workshop on Language Development in Typical and Atypical Populations, Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, China.
  • Provost, A., Johnson, B.W., Brown, S., Karayandis, F., & Heathcote, A. (2012, September). Converging behavioural and psychophysiological evidence of two routes to expertise in mental rotation. Poster session presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, New Orleans, USA.
  • Castro-Meneses, L., Johnson, B.W., & Sowman, P. (2012, August). Segmentation of streams of syllables based on non-adjacent transitional probabilities: A pilot MEG study. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Crain, S., & Johnson, B.W. (2012, August). The CI MEG project at the Hearing Hub. Invited presentation given at the Japan Study Group Meeting, Cochlear Technology and Research Lab, Sydney.
  • He, W., Tesan, G., Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2012, August). A neural marker of face processing in a four year old child. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Tesan, G., Johnson, B.W., & Crain, S. (2012, August). Measurement of cognitive processes in pre-school children with a custom-sized MEG. Paper presented at the International Conference on Biomagnetism, Paris, France.
  • Johnson, B.W. (2012, June). MEG for measurement of language processing in the brain. Presentation given at the Workshop on Language and Brain, Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, China.
  • Johnson, B.W. (2012, June). Studying brain mechanisms of language with MEG. Invited presentation given at the Research Seminar Series, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  • Johnson, B.W., Crain, S., Tesan, G., & Uehara, G. (2012, June). Measurement of brain function in special populations with custom-engineered MEG systems. Poster session presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Beijing, China.
  • Brock, J., & Johnson, B.W. (2012, May). Atypical brain responses to illusory auditory pitch in children with autism. Poster session presented at the 12th Annual Meeting of the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), Toronto, Canada.
  • Yau, S.H., Johnson, B.W., & Brock, J. (2012, May). Auditory processing and language impairment in children with ASD. Poster session presented at the 12th Annual Meeting of the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), Toronto, Canada.
  • Burianová, H., Savage, G., Sowman, P., Williams, M., Rich, A., Marstaller, L., & Johnson, B.W. (2012, April). Functional role of primary motor cortex in motor imagery measured with fMRI and MEG. Poster session presented at the 19th Annual Cognitive Neuroscience Meeting, Chicago, USA.
  • Brock, J., Lodhia, V., Reid, M., Bzishvili, S., Hautus, M., & Johnson, B. (2012, February). Neuromagnetic responses to illusory pitch stimuli in children with autism. Invited paper presented at the BioAutism Meeting, Brisbane.
  • Crain, S., & Johnson, B.W. (2012, February). MEG for use with cochlear implant patients. Invited presentation given at the Workshop on Cochlear Implants, Cochlear Ltd, Sydney.
  • Johnson, B.W. (2012, January). Specialized applications of MEG. Invited presentation given at the Workshop on MRI, MEG, EEG, Supeconducitivity, XRD and Contrast Agents, CSIRO, Sydney.
  • Bentvelzen, A., McArthur, G., Johnson, B., Willis, M., Lee, S., & Savage, G. (2011, December). Material-specific memory lateralisation depends on modality: event-related EEG. Poster session presented at the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference - 21st Meeting of the Australasian Society for Psychophysiology, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Bentvelzen, A., McArthur, G., Johnson, B., Willis, M.L., Lee, S., & Savage, G. (2011, December). Event-­related EEG suggests modality rather than material specific memory lateralisation. Poster session presented at the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference - 21st Meeting of the Australasian Society for Psychophysiology, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Brock, J., Reid, M., Bzishvili, S., Hautus, M. & Johnson, B. (2011, December). Atypical brain responses to illusory auditory pitch in children with autism Paper presented at the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference - 21st Meeting of the Australasian Society for Psychophysiology, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Lodhia, V., Brock, J., Johnson, B.W., Hamm, J., & Hautus, M.J. (2011, December). An investigation of perceptual processing in autistic spectrum disorder using mis-tuned harmonics Paper presented at the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference - 21st Meeting of the Australasian Society for Psychophysiology, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Ng, T., Sowman, P., Brock, J., & Johnson, B. (2011, December). Temporal dynamics of motor coordination in a bimanual load lifting task. Paper presented at the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference - 21st Meeting of the Australasian Society for Psychophysiology, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Parviz, M., Johnson, M., Johnson, B.W., & Brock, J. (2011, December). Using language models and latent semantic analysis to characterize the N400m neural response. Paper presented at the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference - 21st Meeting of the Australasian Society for Psychophysiology, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Tesan, G., Johnson, B.W., & Crain, S. (2011, December). Evidence for automatic linguistic processing in preschool children: a magnetoencephalography study. Paper presented at the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference - 21st Meeting of the Australasian Society for Psychophysiology, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Bentvelzen, A., McArthur, G., Johnson, B., Willis, M., Lee, S., & Savage, G. (2011, November). Material-specific memory lateralisation depends on modality: event-related EEG. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Johnson, B.W., Crain, S., Tesan, G., & Reid, M. (2011, September). In search of the LAD: A cross-language MEG brain imaging study. Paper presented at the Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (GALA 2011), Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Brock, J., Johnson, B., Reid, M., Bzishvili, S., & Witton, C. (2011, June). An MEG study of dichotic pitch in children with autism spectrum disorder. Paper presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Quebec, Canada.
  • Johnson, B.W., McArthur, G., Reid, M., Brock, J., & Crain, S. (2011, June). A robust index of lateralized brain function in typically and atypically developing children Paper presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Quebec, Canada.
  • Tesan, G., Johnson, B. & Crain, S. (2011, June). An MEG study of the negative polarity item any to assess sentence-level semantic processing. Poster session presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Quebec, Canada.
  • Tham, W., Reid, M., Tesan, G. Johnson, B., & Crain, S. (2011, June). Rocket-ship MEG: an interactive video game environment to facilitate brain measurements in children. Poster session presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Quebec, Canada.
  • Lodhia, V., Neiumdeniya, C., Hamm, J., Johnson, B., Brock, J., & Hautus, M.J. (2011, May). Bottom up or top-down? An investigation of perceptual processing in ASD using dichotic pitch. Paper presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, San Diego.
  • Brock, J., Johnson, B., Reid, M., Bzishvili, S., Hautus, M. & Witton, C. (2011, April). Segregation of auditory objects in children with autism. Paper presented at the Experimental Psychology Society Meeting, Oxford.
  • Brock, J., Johnson, B.W., &Tesan, G. (2011, April). Medial frontal contributions to the N400m sentence context effect. Paper presented at the British Neuroscience Association Meeting, Harrogate, U.K..
  • Ng, T., Sowman, P., Brock, J., & Johnson, B. (2011, January). Premovement brain activity in a bimanual load lifting task. Paper presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Quebec, Canada.
  • Brock, J., Johnson, B.W., Bzishvili, S., & Reid, M. (2010, November). Investigating auditory cortical responses in autism with magnetoencephalograpy. Poster session presented at the A Brain Research meeting: The emerging neuroscience of autism spectrum disorders. Etiologic insights; Treatment Opportunities, San Deigo, CA, USA.
  • Etchell, A., Sowman, P., & Johnson, B.W. (2010, November). "Shut up." An electrophysiological study investigating the neural correlates of vocal inhibition. Poster session presented at the Australian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Provost, A., Johnson, B.W., Brown, S., & Heathcote, A. (2010, November). Extensive practice results in a change in cognitive strategy for mental rotation: Behavioural and neurophysiological evidence. Poster session presented at the Australian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference, Melbourne.
  • Ng, T., Sowman, P., Brock, J. & Johnson, B.W. (2010, September). An EEG/MEG study of anticipatory postural adjustment in a bimanual load-lifting task. Poster session presented at the 9th Conference of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science, Sydney, Australia.
  • Raicevich, G., Burwood, E., Dillon, H., Johnson, B.W., & Crain, S. (2010, August). Wide band pneumatic sound system for MEG. Paper presented at the Proceedings of 20th International Congress on Acoustics, ICA 2010, Sydney.
  • Kaminga, J., Johnson, B.W., & Savage, G. (2010, June). An MEG study of material-specific lateralization of perception and memory. Poster session presented at the 6th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Raicevich, G., Burwood, E., Dillon, H., Johnson, B.W., & Crain, S. (2010, May). Wideband pneumatic stereo audio system for MEG and MRI. Paper presented at the Audiology Australia XIX National Conference, Sydney.
  • Brock, J., Johnson, B.W., Sowman, P., Calacouris, S., & Heck, P. (2010, April). A magnetoencephalography study of oscillatory brain responses to spoken words. Paper presented at the EPC10 Australian Experimental Psychology Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Johnson, B.W., Reid, M., McArthur, G., Castles, A., & Hautus, M.A. (2010, April). Comparison of EEG and MEG for assessment of hemispheric asymmetries in brain function. Paper presented at the 37th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Provost, A., Johnson, B.W., Brown, S., & Heathcote, A. (2010, April). Activity associated with extensive practice in a mental rotation task - evidence for different strategies. Poster session presented at the EPC10 Australian Experimental Psychology Conference, Melbourne.
  • Reid, M., Johnson, B.W., Tesan, G., Thornton, R. and Crain, S. (2010, April). Functional brain imaging of pre-school aged children using a child-sized whole head MEG system. Paper presented at the 37th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Melbourne.
  • Sowman, P., Johnson, B.W., Reid, M., Harrison, W., & Crain, S. (2010, April). Brain dynamics of picture naming in preschoolers: An MEG study. Poster session presented at the EPC10 Australian Experimental Psychology Conference, Melbourne.
  • Imada, T., Pihko, E., Taulu, S., Bosseler, A., Ahonen, A., Makela, J., Kuhl, P.K., Huotilainen, M., Johnson, B.W., & Crain, S. (2010, March). Recording and analysis of perceptual/cognitive MEG/EEG responses from neonates/infants/children. Paper presented at the BioMag2010, International Conference on Biomagnetism, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • Johnson, B.W., & Crain, S. (2010, March). Studies of perception and cognition in preschool children using a custom sized whole head MEG. Invited paper presented at the Symposium on Human Brain Development, Satellite to BioMag2010, International Conference on Biomagnetism, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • Tesan, G., Johnson, B.W., Reid, M., Thornton, R., & Crain, S. (2010, March). Using a whole-head child MEG to assess language development in four year old children. Poster session presented at the BioMag2010, International Conference on Biomagnetism, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • Johnson, B.W., Reid, M., McArthur, G., Castles, A., & Hautus, M. (2010, January). A comparison of EEG and MEG for assessment of hemispheric asymmetries in brain function. Poster session presented at the EPC10 Australian Experimental Psychology Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Crain, S., Tesan, G., Johnson, B.W. & Thornton, R. (2009, June). What MEG reveals about children's linguistic competence. Paper presented at the Generative Approaches to Language (GALA 2009), Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Brock, J. & Johnson, B.W (2009, April). A MEG study of sentence context effects in auditory word processing. Paper presented at the EPC09 Australian Experimental Psychology Conference, Wollongong, Australia.
  • Heathcote, A., Provost, A., Brown, S. & Johnson, B.W. (2009, April). Skill acquisition in mental rotation. Paper presented at the EPC09 Australian Experimental Psychology Conference, Wollongong.
  • Johnson, B.W., Provost, A., Brown, S.D. & Heathcote, A. (2009, April). Acquiring expertise in the mental manipulation of visual images: Effects on event-related brain potentials. Paper presented at the EPC09 Australian Experimental Psychology Conference, Wollongong.
  • Johnson, B.W. (2008, August). Functional coupling of human cortical areas during mental rotation. Paper presented at the BioMag 2008: International Conference on Biomagnetism, Sapporo, Japan.
  • Colling, L.J., & Johnson, B.W. (2008, June). Neuromagnetic correlates of mental rotation of hands. Poster session presented at the Human Brain Mapping, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Colling, L., Johnson, B.W., & Hautus, M.J. (2007, July). Neural response correlates of interaural time differences and spectral cues to pitch. Paper presented at the The Auditory Brain, Lorne.
  • Johnson, B.W., &Thayer, Z.C. (2007, June). Gamma band activity of parietal lobes during mental rotation. Paper presented at the 13th Annual meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Chicago, USA.

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