Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

Translational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (Salmi Lab)

Salmi's Lab for naturalistic neuroscience, attention, and ADHD research

Our research group aims at pursuing cognitive neuroscience research that matters. We are developing several 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 multimodal brain imaging (fMRI, DTI, EEG, MEG, PET, brain stimulation, imaging genetics), computational science (complex networks, machine learning, neural nets, pattern recognition), and experimental research (experimental tasks, naturalistic stimuli, computer games). We use modern technology to acquire rich data (e.g., online platforms, virtual reality, ecological momentary assessments, sensor data) in various clinical populations (currently we are mainly focusing on ADHD, autism, and personality disorders). Our fundamental goal is to do translational clinical research that will lead in the long run to better healthcare solutions.

TCN lab publications

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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

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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
 Mostafa Metwaly

Mostafa Metwaly

Doctoral Student | Brain imaging, naturalistic neuroscience, ADHD
 Tuija Tolonen

Tuija Tolonen

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

Elisa Sahari

Doctoral Student (University of Helsinki) | Naturalistic attention, reading, imaging genetics

Liisa Ritakallio

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

Tuomo Noppari

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

Tilda Eräste

Master Student (University of Turku) | clinical neuropsychology, attention, ADHD
 Jyri Kallela

Jyri Kallela

Master Student (University of Helsinki)| naturalistic neuroscience, attention, perception

Roosamaria Manninen

Master Student (University of Turku) | ADHD, child-parent relationship

Matias Piispanen

Doctoral Student

Kaisla Kasteenpohja

Master Student (University of Helsinki & Aalto University)

Suvi Kangas

Master Student (University of Helsinki)

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)

Moscow Higher School of Economics, Russia (Joe McInnes)

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