Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

Translational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (Salmi Lab)

Our research group pursues cognitive neuroscience research that matters
A scheme shows that our experimental design, computational and neuroimaging methods support clinical projects and translational goals (integration into clinical practice)

Our research group aims at pursuing cognitive neuroscience research that matters. We are developing research innovations to advance clinical aspects in cognitive neuroscience research, especially in the domain of naturalistic neuroscience, and related behavioural methods. Our aim is to facilitate multidisciplinary research at the intersection of experimental psychology, multimodal brain imaging, computational science, and clinical medicine. We use modern technologies, such as virtual reality, wearables, and online behavioral testing, to acquire rich data in various clinical populations. Our fundamental goal is to do translational clinical research that will lead in the long run to better healthcare solutions. These could be, for instance, VR games that accurately detect or can be used to rehabilitate neurodevelopmental disorders, easily accessible online platforms for home-based cognitive testing, sensor-based measurement solutions for quantification of real-life goal-directed behavior, or personalized medicine tools for behavioral data analytics.

TCN lab publications

Here you can find the latest publications of our research group

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TCN lab research projects

This page summarizes the ongoing research projects at TCN laboratory.

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TCN Lab News

Recent lab events, activities, and other news

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Lab head

  Juha Pekka Samuli Salmitaival

Juha Pekka Samuli Salmitaival

Academy Research Fellow


 Erik Seesjärvi

Erik Seesjärvi

Doctoral Student (University of Helsinki) | Ecologically valid assessment of attention and executive functions; clinical neuropsychology
 Liya Merzon

Liya Merzon

Doctoral Student | Attention, ADHD, computational modelling
 Tuija Tolonen

Tuija Tolonen

Doctoral Student (University of Helsinki) | Neurodevelopmental disorders, neural networks, whole brain connectome
 Sofia Tauriainen

Sofia Tauriainen

Doctoral Student | ADHD, personality disorders, naturalistic neuroscience
 Mostafa Metwaly

Mostafa Metwaly

Doctoral Student | Brain imaging, naturalistic neuroscience, ADHD
 Emma Saure

Emma Saure

Doctoral Student (University of Helsinki) | Autism, gender, eating disorders, learning problems
 Jenni Uimonen

Jenni Uimonen

Doctoral student (Helsinki University Hospital) | Attention, neglect, clinical neuropsychology, virtual reality

Liisa Ritakallio

Doctoral Student (Åbo Akademi University) | Strategy use in working memory training

Matias Piispanen

Doctoral Student

Tuomo Noppari

Doctoral Student (Helsinki University Hospital) | Brain imaging (fMRI, PET), psychopathy, autism

Collaborations (past and present)

Aalto University, Espoo Finland (Mikko Sams, Iiro Jääskeläinen, Jari Saramäki, Aki Vehtari, Timo Roine, Jarno Tuominen)

Åbo Akademi, Turku, Finland (Matti Laine, Jussi Jylkkä)

Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland (Eeva Aronen, Pekka Tani, Sami Leppämäki, Marja Hietanen)

University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland (Kimmo Alho, Viljami Salmela, Maija Castren, Anssi Peräkylä)

University of Turku, Turku, Finland (Juha Rinne, Lauri Nummenmaa)

University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland  (Jussi Tohka)

Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm Sweden (Juha Kere)

Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden (Lars Nyberg, Daniel Fellman)

University of Geneva, Switzerland (Matthias Kliegel, Alexandra Herring)

University of British Columbia, Canada (Tamara Vanderwall)

University of California, US (Susanne Jaeggi)

Claude Bernard University Lyon, France (Emiliano Macaluso)

Swansea University, Great Britain (Joe McInnes)

logo wall with Finnish cultural foundation, Brain research foundation, Aalto University, Instrumentarium and Arvo and Lea Ylppö Foundation logos
logo wall of our collaborators: University of Geneva, The University of British Colombia, Karolinska Institute, Lyon University, University of Barcelona, Umea University, and Tilburg University
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