Christopher Striemer

Associate Professor, Psychology

PhD (Waterloo), MA (Waterloo), BA Hons. (Saskatchewan)

6-384, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB


Born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Dr. Christopher Striemer completed his undergraduate training at the University of Saskatchewan in 2001. He then worked as an EEG/ERP research assistant at Dalhousie University from 2002–2003. He received first his Masters and then his PhD in Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Waterloo, completing his graduate studies in 2008. From 2008–2011, Dr. Striemer was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Brain and Mind Institute at the University of Western Ontario.

Available to supervise honours or individual study students.

Neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, parietal lobe, cerebellum, visual attention, visuomotor control, prism adaptation

Teaching and Research Interests

Dr. Striemer's primary teaching interests are in the areas of human neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience and perception.

His primary research interests are the cognitive neuroscience of attention, perception and visuomotor control. He studies these topics in healthy individuals and neurological patients using techniques such as behavioural testing, kinematic recordings and brain stimulation (e.g., tDCS).

Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers

Striemer, C.L., Whitwell, R.W. & Goodale, M.A. (2017). Affective blindsight in the absence of input from face processing regions in occipital-temporal cortex. Neuropsychologia. DOI:

Striemer, C.L. & Borza, C.A. (2017). Prism adaptation speeds reach initiation in the direction of the prism after-effect. Experimental Brain Research, 235(10), 3193-3206.

Striemer, C., Cusimano, M., Danckert, J., & Schweizer, T. (2015). Deficits in reflexive covert attention following cerebellar injury. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, article 428.

Striemer, C., Chouinard, P. A., Goodale, M. A., & de Ribaupierre, S. (2015). Overlapping neural circuits for viual attention and eye movements in the human cerebellum. Neuropsychologia, 69, 9–21.

Striemer, C. & Danckert, J. (2010). Through a prism darkly: Re-evaluating prisms and neglect. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 14(7), 308–316.

Awards / Grants / Fellowships

NSERC Discovery Grant, 2014–2019

Professional Associations / Memberships

  • Cognitive Neuroscience Society
  • Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science 
  • Vision Sciences Society
  • Canadian Association for Neuroscience 

Boards / Committees

Human Research Ethics Board, MacEwan University (2016–present)