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Brandon Paul

Dr. Brandon Paul

Assistant Professor
EducationPhD, McMaster University
OfficeJOR 910
Phone416-979-5000 ext. 552051
Areas of ExpertiseAuditory cognitive neuroscience, hearing science, cognitive consequences of hearing loss, hearing loss and interpersonal communication, auditory attention and memory, speech perception, audiovisual perception, EEG, brain stimulation.


Dr. Brandon Paul is an assistant professor of Psychology at Ryerson University. He directs the Cognitive Hearing Laboratory at Ryerson, where the goal is to understand the relationship between hearing function, cognitive function, and overall social and emotional well-being. A major focus of the laboratory is to investigate the multisensory and cognitive consequences of hearing loss. To accomplish this goal, the Cognitive Hearing Laboratory assesses behaviour using psychophysical experiments and self-report measures, tests hearing function using physiological measures, and uses neuroimaging techniques such as electroencephalography (EEG) and transcranial electrical stimulation (tES).


Dr. Paul holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from McMaster University, and an M.A. in Speech and Hearing Science and a B. Mus. in Music Theory from Ohio State University. He has held postdoctoral appointments at the University of Montreal, and at Sunnybrook Research Institute. Dr. Paul’s research has been funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, and the American Tinnitus Association.


Representative Publications

Paul, B. T., Chen, J., Le., T., Lin, V. & Dimitrijevic, A. (2021). Cortical alpha oscillations in cochlear implant users reflect subjective ratings of listening effort during speech-in-noise perception. PLoS ONE 16(7): e0254162. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0254162

Prince, P., Paul, B. T., Chen, J., Le., T., Lin, V. & Dimitrijevic, A. (2021). Neural correlates of visual stimulus encoding and verbal working memory differ between cochlear implant users and normal-hearing controls. European Journal of Neuroscience, 54 (3), 5016-5037.  doi:10.1111/ejn.15365

Paul, B. T., Uzelac, M., Chan, E., & Dimitrijevic, A. (2020). Poor early cortical differentiation of speech predicts perceptual difficulties of severely hearing-impaired listeners in multi-talker environments. Scientific Reports, 10:6141. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-63103-7

Paul, B. T., Bruce, I, C., Bosnyak, D. J., Thompson, D. C., & Roberts, L. E. (2014). Modulation of electrocortical brain activity by attention in individuals with and without tinnitus. Neural Plasticity, vol. 2014, Article ID 127824. doi:10.1155/2014/127824.