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Janeen Loehr B.A. (Hon.), Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Faculty Member in Psychology and Health Studies

Arts 176

Research Area(s)

  • Cognitive neuroscience of action and interaction
  • Interpersonal coordination
  • Joint action
  • EEG
  • Ensemble music performance

About me

My research investigates how people coordinate their actions with others, for example, when having a conversation or playing in a musical ensemble. Check out the video below for a short summary of the projects we're currently working on.


Selection of Publications (by Year)

  • Bolt, N. C., Poncelet, E. M., Schultz, B. G., & Loehr, J. D. "Mutual coordination strengthens the sense of joint agency during cooperative joint action". Consciousness and Cognition In Press
  • Loehr, J, Kourtis, D., & Brazil, I. A. "It's not just my fault: Neural correlates of feedback processing in solo and joint action". Biological Psychology 111 (2015): 1-7.
  • Loehr, J. D., Vesper, C. "The sound of you and me: Novices represented shared goals in joint action". Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 69 (2015): 535-547.
  • Keller, P. E., Novembre, G., Loehr, J. D. "Musical ensemble performance: Representing self, other, and joint action outcomes." In Shared representations: Sensorimotor foundations of social life, edited by S. S. Obhi & E. S. Cross. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press In Press
  • Palmer, C., Loehr, J. D. "Meeting of two minds in duet piano performance" In Musical implications: Essays in honor of Eugene Narmour, edited by L. Bernstein & A. Rozin, 323-338. New York: Pendragon Press, 2013.
  • Loehr, J. D., Kourtis, D., Vesper, C., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. "Monitoring individual and joint action outcomes in duet music performance". Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 25 (2013): 1049-1061.
  • Loehr, J. "Sensory attenuation for jointly produced action effects". Frontiers in Psychology 4 (2013): 172.
  • Loehr, J. D., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. "Joint action: From perception-action links to shared representations" In Action Science: Foundations of an Emerging Discipline, edited by W. Prinz, M. Beisert, and A. Herwig, 333-356. USA: MIT Press, 2013.
  • Loehr, J. D., Large, E. W., & Palmer, C. "Temporal coordination and adaptation to rate change in music performance". Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 37 (2011): 1292-1309.
  • Loehr, J. D. , Palmer, C. "Temporal coordination between performing musicians". Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 64 (2011): 2153-2167.
  • Palmer, C., Koopmans, E., Loehr, J. D., & Carter, C. "Movement-related feedback and temporal accuracy in clarinet performance". Music Perception 26 (2009): 439-450.
  • Loehr, J. D., Palmer, C. "Sequential and biomechanical factors constrain timing and motion in tapping". Journal of Motor Behavior 41 (2009): 128-136.
  • Loehr, J. D. , Palmer, C. "Subdividing the beat: Auditory and motor contributions to synchronization". Music Perception 26 (2009): 415-425.
  • Loehr, J. D., Palmer, C. "Cognitive and biomechanical influences in pianists' finger tapping". Experimental Brain Research 178 (2007): 518-528.

Teaching & Supervision

Selection of Courses Taught (by Year)

  • 2012 - PSY 347 Advanced Human Neuropsychology
  • 2013 - PSY 246 Introduction to Human Neuropsychology
  • 2013 - PSY 448 Advanced Seminar in Neuroscience


Cognition & Neurosciences EEG cognitive neuroscience of action and interaction ensemble music performance interpersonal coordination joint action

My research investigates the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying people’s ability to perform actions alone and in coordination with other people. Recent projects have examined the mechanisms that allow people to a) precisely time their actions (e.g., to achieve the precise synchrony of ensemble music performance), b) monitor their own and others’ actions to ensure that shared goals are achieved, and c) maintain a sense of agency or control over their actions when coordinating with others.