James Krykywy

James Kryklywy

Assistant Professor
+1 807-343-8010ext. 8646
SN 1010
Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Academic Qualifications: 

B.Sc., UWO (2009)
Ph.D. UWO (2016)
Postdoc, UBC (2016-22)

Research Interests: 

My research focuses on the interactions between sensation, perception and emotion. In this work, I investigate features of our environments that allows the attribution of emotional meaning (affect) to objects and events, and how these features impact our experience the world.

I use a combination of techniques (fMRI, psychophysical recording, behavioural measures, etc.), which enable me to probe how multi-sensory sources of emotional information are represented in the brain, and how they influence physiological responding and behaviour.

I am currently looking to recruit both undergraduate researchers and graduate students (Masters-level) to begin fall 2023.

Select publications

Kryklywy, J.H., Ehlers, M.E., Beukers, A.O., Moore, S., Todd, R.M., & Anderson, A.K. (2022). Decomposing neural representational patterns of discriminatory and hedonic information during somatosensory stimulation. eNeuro, 10 (1).

Kryklywy, J.H., Lu, A., Roberts, K.H., Rowan, M., & Todd, R.M. (2022) Lateralization of autonomic output in response to limb-specific threat. eNeuro, 9 (5)

Kryklywy, J.H., Dudarev, V. & Todd, R.M. (2021). Sense and timing: Localizing objects during emotional distraction. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 47(8), 1113-1131.

Kryklywy, J.H., Ehlers, M.R., Anderson, A.K. & Todd, R.M. (2020). From architecture to evolution: Multisensory evidence of decentralized emotion. Trends in Cognitive Science, 24(11), 916-921.

Kryklywy, J.H., MacPherson, E.A. & Mitchell, D.G.V. (2018). Decoding auditory spatial and emotional information using multivariate versus univariate techniques. Experimental Brain Research, 236 (4), 945-953.

Kryklywy, J.H. & Mitchell, D.G.V. (2014). Emotion modulates allocentric but not egocentric stimulus localization: Implications for dual visual systems perspectives. Experimental Brain Research, 232, 3719-1726.