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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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Vitutus (2023)

Tehohoito
Nummenmaa Lauri, Hietanen Jari K.
(Artikkeli ammattilehdessä tai kirjoitus ammatillisessa blogissa (D1))

Resistance Training Increases White Matter Density in Frail Elderly Women (2023)

Journal of Clinical Medicine
Bucci Marco, Iozzo Patricia, Merisaari Harri, Huovinen Ville, Lipponen Heta, Räikkönen Katri, Parkkola Riitta, Salonen Minna, Sandboge Samuel, Eriksson Johan G, Nummenmaa Lauri, Nuutila Pirjo
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Mapping Lesion-Related Epilepsy to a Human Brain Network (2023)

JAMA Neurology
Schaper Frederic L. W. V. J., Nordberg Janne, Cohen Alexander L., Lin Christopher, Hsu Joey, Horn Andreas, Ferguson Michael A., Siddiqi Shan H., Drew William, Soussand Louis, Winkler Anderson M., Simo Marta, Bruna Jordi, Rheims Sylvain, Guenot Marc, Bucci Marco, Nummenmaa Lauri, Staals Julie, Colon Albert J., Ackermans Linda, Bubrick Ellen J., Peters Jurriaan M., Wu Ona, Rost Natalia S., Grafman Jordan, Blumenfeld Hal, Temel Yasin, Rouhl Rob P. W., Joutsa Juho, Fox Michael D.
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))