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Lauri
Nummenmaa
Professor, Turku PET Centre
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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Mapping emotions on the body (2022)

Scandinavian Journal of Pain
Nummenmaa Lauri
(Kirjoitus tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (B1))

[11C]carfentanil PET imaging for studying the peripheral opioid system in vivo: effect of photoperiod on mu-opioid receptor availability in brown adipose tissue (2022)

European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Sun Lihua, Aarnio Richard, Herre Erika Atencio, Karna Salli, Palani Senthil, Virtanen Helena, Liljenback Heidi, Virta Jenni, Honkaniemi Aake, Oikonen Vesa, Han Chunlei, Laurila Sanna, Bucci Marco, Helin Semi, Yatkin Emrah, Nummenmaa Lauri, Nuutila Pirjo, Tang Jing, Roivainen Anne
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Aberrant motor contagion of emotions in psychopathy and high-functioning autism (2022)

Cerebral Cortex
Sun Lihua, Lukkarinen Lasse, Noppari Tuomo, Nazari-Farsani Sanaz, Putkinen Vesa, Seppälä Kerttu, Hudson Matthew, Tani Pekka, Lindberg Nina, Karlsson Henry K., Hirvonen Jussi, Salomaa Marja, Venetjoki Niina, Lauerma Hannu, Tiihonen Jari, Nummenmaa Lauri
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Brain structural alterations in autism and criminal psychopathy (2022)

NeuroImage: Clinical
Noppari Tuomo, Sun Lihua, Lukkarinen Lasse, Putkinen Vesa, Tani Pekka, Lindberg Nina, Saure Emma, Lauerma Hannu, Tiihonen Jari, Venetjoki Niina, Salomaa Marja, Rautio Päivi, Hirvonen Jussi, Salmi Juha, Nummenmaa Lauri
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Secretin activates brown fat and induces satiation (2021)

Nature Metabolism
Laurila Sanna, Sun Lihua, Lahesmaa Minna, Schnabl Katharina, Laitinen Kirsi, Klén Riku, Li Yongguo, Balaz Miroslav, Wolfrum Christian, Steiger Katja, Niemi Tarja, Taittonen Markku, U-Din Mueez, Välikangas Tommi, Elo Laura L, Eskola Olli, Kirjavainen Anna K, Nummenmaa Lauri, Virtanen Kirsi A, Klingenspor Martin, Nuutila Pirjo
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))