Selected Publications

Selected peer-reviewed scientific journal articles

Kurthen, I., Christen, A., Meyer, M., & Giroud, N., (in press). Older Adults’ Oscillatory Brain Entrainment During Processing of Interrupted Speech Is a Function of Task Difficulty. NeuroImage.

Schmitt, R., Meyer, M., & Giroud, N. (2022). Better speech-in-noise comprehension is associated with enhanced neural speech tracking in older adults with hearing impairment. Cortex, 151, 133-146. 

Rehan, S., Giroud, N., Al-Yawer, F., Wittich, W., & Phillips, N.A. (2021). Visual performance differs between older adults with (or at risk for) Alzheimer's disease but does not predict cortical atrophy in vision-related brain areas. Journal of Alzheimer's disease.

Giroud, N. Pichora-Fuller, M. K., Mick P., Wittich, W., Al-Yawer, F., Rehan, S., & Phillips, N. A. (2021). Hearing loss is associated with gray matter differences in older adults at risk for and with Alzheimer's disease. Aging Brain, 1, 100018 

Giroud, N.*, Keller, M.*, & Meyer, M. (2021). Interacting effects of frontal lobe neuroanatomy and working memory capacity to older listeners’ speech recognition in noise. Neuropsychologia, 158, 107892. *shared first authorship.

Isler, B., Giroud, N., Hirsiger, S., Kleinjung, T., Meyer, M. (2021). Bilateral age-related atrophy in the planum temporale is associated with vowel discrimination difficulty in healthy older adults. Hearing Research, 406, 108252.   

Kliesch, M., Giroud, N., & Meyer, M. (2021). EEG resting-state and event-related potentials as markers of learning success in older adults following second language training. Brain Plasticity, 1-20.

Sauppe, S., Choudhary, K.K., Giroud, N., Blasi, D.E., Norcliffe, E., Bhattamishra, S., Gulati, M., Egurtzegi, A., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., Meyer, M., & Bickel, B. (2021). Neural signatures of syntactic variation in speech planning. PLOS Biology, 19(1), e3001038.

Kurthen, I., Galbier, J., Jagoda, L., Neuschwander, P., Giroud, N., Meyer, M. (2021). Selective Attention Modulates Neural Envelope Tracking of Informationally Masked Speech in Healthy Older Adults. Human Brain Mapping, 1-16, http://doi: 10.1002/hbm.25415

Gullifer, J., S. Kousaie; A. Gilbert; A. Grant; Giroud, N., K. Coulter; D. Klein; S. Baum; N. Phillips; D. Titone (2021). Bilingual language experience as a multidimensional spectrum: Associations with objective and subjective language proficiency. Applied Psycholinguistics. Applied Psycholinguistics, 42(2), 245–278.

Schwab, S., Giroud, N., Meyer, M., & Dellwo, V. (2020). Working memory and not acoustic sensitivity is related to stress processing ability in a foreign language: an ERP study. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 55, 100897.

Giroud, N., Baum, S.R., Gilbert, A.C., Phillips, N.A., Gracco, V. (2020). Earlier age of second language learning induces more robust speech encoding in the auditory brainstem in adults, independent of amount of language exposure during early childhood. Brain and Language, 207, 104815.

Giroud, N., Keller, M., Hirsiger, S., Dellwo, V., & Meyer, M. (2019). Bridging the brain structure – brain function gap in prosodic speech processing in older adults. Neurobiology of Aging, 80, 116–126.

Jagoda, L., Giroud, N., Neff, P., Kegel, A., Kleinjung, T., & Meyer, M. (2018). Speech perception in tinnitus is related to individual distress level - A neurophysiological study. Hearing Research, 367, 48-58.

Giroud, N., Lemke, U., Reich, P., Bauer, J., Widmer, S., & Meyer, M. (2018). Are you surprised to hear this? Longitudinal spectral speech exposure in older compared to middle-aged normal hearing adults. European Journal of Neuroscience, 47(1), 58-68.

Giroud, N., Hirsiger, S., Muri, R., Kegel, A., Dillier, N., & Meyer, M. (2018)*. Neuroanatomical and resting state EEG power correlates of central hearing loss in older adults. Brain Structure and Function, 223(1), 145-163.

Giroud, N., Lemke, U., Reich, P., Matthes, K. L., & Meyer, M. (2017). The impact of hearing aids and age-related hearing loss on auditory plasticity across three months - An electrical neuroimaging study. Hearing Research, 353, 162–175.

Giroud, N., Lemke, U., Reich, P., Matthes, K. L., & Meyer, M. (2017). Longitudinal auditory learning facilitates auditory cognition as revealed by microstate analysis. Biological Psychology, 123, 25–36.



Schwab, S., Mouthon, M., Salvadori, J., Ferreira da Silva, E., Yakoub, I., Giroud, N., & Annoni, J-M. (accepted). Neural correlates and L2 lexical stress learning: an fMRI study. Conference proceeding for Speech Prosody.

Pryss, R., Schobel, J., Hoppenstedt, B., Spiliopoulou, M., Langguth, B., Probst, T., Schlee, W., Reichert, M., Kurthen, I., Giroud, N., Jagoda, L., Neuschwander, P., Meyer, M., & Neff, P. (2019). Ecological Momentary Assessment based Differences between Android and iOS Users of the TrackYourHearing mHealth Crowdsensing Platform. Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference, 2019, 3951–3955.


Book chapters

Schwab, S. & Giroud, N. (accepted) Analyzing speech perception. In Gygax, P., & Zufferey, S. (Eds.), Handbook of Experimental Linguistics. The Routledge Handbook.

Meyer, M., Keller, M., & Giroud, N. (2018). Suprasegmental speech prosody and the human brain. In S. Frühholz & P. Belin (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Voice Perception. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Kliesch, M., Giroud, N., Pfenninger, S., & Meyer, M. (2017). Research on Second Language Acquisition in Old Adulthood: What We Have and What We Need. In D. Gabrys-Barker (Ed.), The third age in second language acquisition (pp. 48–76). Bristol: Multilingual Matters.



Benz, E.*, Eicher, S.*, Feld, R. *, Fuchs, B. *, Gfeller, D.*, Giroud, N.*, Lehmann, S.*, Lüscher, J.*, Mantel, R. *, Martin, M.*, Müller, T.*, Nieke, S.*, Oschwald, J.*, Sonderegger, B.*, Sturm, H.*, Thalmann, W.*, & Wartmann, U.* (2017). Participatingly developed criteria for good gerontological research [Partizipativ entwickelte Richtlinien für gute gerontologische Forschung am Zentrum für Gerontologie]. Project description and online publication can be found here: *authors contributed equally


Selected newsletter & newspaper articles

Giroud, N., Thakur, S., & Iyer, P. (2021). 8 tech innovations that support a healthy ageing population. Blog for the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Giroud, N. (2020). The future of age-related hearing loss treatment – a plea for a new interdisciplinary research field. Newsletter article for the LIFE Community (the International Max Planck Research School «The Life Course: Evolutionary and Ontogenetic Dynamics»)

Giroud, N. & Meyer, M. (2016). Healthy ears, but still suffering from hearing loss? [Trotz gesunden Ohren im Alter einen Hörverlust erleiden?]. Zeitschrift Dezibel, Dezember 2016.