Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

Translational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (Salmi Lab)

Our research group pursues cognitive neuroscience research that matters
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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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Brain activations in ADHD and controls

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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Some members of the TCN lab visiting Heureka museum.
Some members of the TCN lab visiting Heureka museum

Lab head

  Juha Pekka Samuli Salmitaival

Juha Pekka Samuli Salmitaival

Academy Research Fellow
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5623-6598

Members

 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
 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

Matias Piispanen

Doctoral Student | Narcissism, experimental psychology, naturalistic neuroscience

Tuomo Noppari

Doctoral Student (Helsinki University Hospital) | Brain imaging (fMRI, PET), psychopathy, autism
 Roosa-Maaria Rantala

Roosa-Maaria Rantala

Master's Student (University of Helsinki) | ADHD in children, neural networks
 Beatrice Aquilino

Beatrice Aquilino

Doctoral Student (University of Helsinki) | ADHD, Virtual Reality, Brain Imaging
 Carla Corander

Carla Corander

Master's Student (University of Helsinki) | Neurodevelopmental disorders, social cognition, clinical neuropsychology
 Merja Nikula

Merja Nikula

Doctoral Student (Oulu University Hospital) | Virtual reality in rehabilitation of executive functions, clinical neuropsychology
 Nea Rinne

Nea Rinne

Doctoral Student (University of Helsinki) | Language processing, developmental dyslexia, genetics
 Olli Vuorio

Olli Vuorio

Psychiatrist, M.D., Doctoral Student (University of Helsinki) | Novel adult ADHD screening and diagnostic methods, Associations between behaviour, temperament and neurodevelopmental disorders

Collaborations

Collaborations of the laboratory

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