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Lauri
Nummenmaa
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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Brain Basis of Psychopathy in Criminal Offenders and General Population (2021)

Cerebral Cortex
Nummenmaa Lauri, Lukkarinen Lasse, Sun Lihua, Putkinen Vesa, Seppälä Kerttu, Karjalainen Tomi, Karlsson Henry K., Hudson Matthew, Venetjoki Niina, Salomaa Marja, Rautio Päivi, Hirvonen Jussi, Lauerma Hannu, Tiihonen Jari
(A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)

Carnal pleasures (2021)

Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences
Nummenmaa Lauri, van Dillen Lotte
(A2 Katsausartikkeli tieteellisessä aikauslehdessä)

Seasonal variation in the brain μ-opioid receptor availability (2021)

Journal of Neuroscience
Lihua Sun, Jing Tang, Heidi Liljenbäck, Aake Honkaniemi, Jenni Virta, Janne Isojärvi, Tomi Karjalainen, Tatu Kantonen, Pirjo Nuutila, Jarmo Hietala, Valtteri Kaasinen, Kari Kalliokoski, Jussi Hirvonen, Harry Scheinin, Semi Helin, Kim Eerola, Eriika Savontaus, Emrah Yatkin, Juha O Rinne, Anne Roivainen, Lauri Nummenmaa
(A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)