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Lauri
Nummenmaa
Professor
PhD

Contact

+358 29 450 3003
+358 50 574 7933
Assistentinkatu 7
20500
Turku

Areas of expertise

Emotions
Psychology
Neurotransmission
Neuroimaging

Biography

I did my undergraduate studies majoring in psychology at University of Turku, Finland. I defended my PhD on neurocognitive mechanisms of social attention at University of Turku in 2006. After that, I worked as a post-doc at the MRC CBU in Cambridge, UK studying neural mechanisms of face perception in Andy Calder’s group. I returned to Finland in 2008, to work as Academy of Finland junior fellow and subsequently as senior fellow at Turku Pet Center and Aalto University. After a four-year appointment as Assistant professor in cognitive neuroscience at Aalto University, I returned to the University of Turku with my laboratory. Currently I lead the Human Emotion Systems laboratory at Turku PET Centre and Department of Psychology, University of Turku.

Teaching

Our group focuses on training world-class PhDs, and junior & senior scientists in neuroscience and signal analysis.

Research

Our group studies functional and molecular neural mechanisms of human emotions and social interaction in complex, life-like settings with magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, magneto- and electroencephalography and behavioural techniques. I have written over 100 scientific articles on brain basis of emotions and social cognition, and acquired more than 4M€ grant money for our group. Currently our research is funded by the European Research Council, the Academy of Finland, The Sigrid Juselius Foundation and the Emil Aaltonen Foundation.

Publications

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