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Saara
Nolvi
Psychiatry
Ph.D (FT)

Areas of expertise

prenatal stress
early life stress
postnatal stress
anxiety
temperament
fear reactivity
executive functioning
socioemotional development
cognitive development
structural equation modelling
milk cortisol
brain structure
amygdala
MRI
fMRI, DTI

Research topic

Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS); Department of Psychology and Speech-Language Pathology; the FinnBrain Birth Cohort Study; Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Teaching

Teacher education (60 ects); experience from teaching and lecturing from all age groups and educational levels

Taught courses currently:

PSYK4323 Master's thesis (Psychology)

Research

I am psychologist and post-doctoral researcher (Ph.D.) affiliated in Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS) under the division of Psychology, the FinnBrain Birth Cohort Study and Charité University of Medicine in Berlin. My research focuses on early life stress effects on child self-regulation development and the neural mechanisms underlying these effects in a multi-cohort setting. I am also interested in the inter-individual differences in sensitivity to stress and environment, and how these differences in plasticity are shaped by the environment across development.

Publications

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Gut microbiota composition is associated with temperament traits in infants (2019)

Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
Anna-Katariina Aatsinki, Leo Lahti, Henna-Maria Uusitupa, Eveliina Munukka, Anniina Keskitalo, Saara Nolvi, Siobhain O'Mahony, Sami Pietilä, Laura L. Elo, Erkki Eerola, Hasse Karlsson, Linnea Karlsson
(A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)