Psychology

Christopher Striemer

Associate Professor, Psychology

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

6-384, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
780-633-3467

Biography

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 senior students' independent study.

Expertise
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

Craig B.T., Morrill A., Anderson B., Danckert J., & Striemer C.L. (pre-print, submitted). Cerebellar lesions disrupt spatial and temporal visual attention. bioRxiv: www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/822635v1

Striemer, C.L., Enns, J.T., & Whitwell, R.L. (2019). Visuomotor adaptation in the absence of input from early visual cortex. Cortex. 115, 201-215. doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2019.01.022

Striemer C.L., Whitwell R.L., & Goodale M.A. (2018). Affective blindsight in the absence of input from face processing regions in occipital-temporal cortex. Neuropsychologia. 128, 50-57. doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.11.014

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. doi.org/10.1007/s00221-017-5038-9

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.

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 
  • Society for Neuroscience

Boards / Committees

Human Research Ethics Board, MacEwan University, chair (2019–present)