Iiro Jääskeläinen

T314 Dept. Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

My current research interests encompass using naturalistic stimuli such as movies and narratives during non-invasive neuroimaging to stimulate human social cognition and emotions in health and disorders. The neuroimaging methods that I am using include both functional magnetic resonance imaging and simultaneously recorded magnetoencephalography/electroencephalography, complemented by behavioral measures. Given the complexity of the resulting neuroimaging data, data analysis method development is advanced hand-in-hand with the cognitive neuroscience substance research. We were the first to show that movies can be used to study prefrontal cortical functions using model-free inter-subject correlation approach. Subsequently, I have been involved in development of inter-subject phase synchrony and complex network physics based analyses of brain activity during watching of emotionally engaging drama movies to study social cognition. Prior to my current research interest, I conducted both neuroscience theoretical and multimodal neuroimaging research on neural and neurotransmitter basis of human auditory cognition.

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Monetary award for high-quality teaching at the Helsinki University of Technology

Based on high scores in student feedback.
Award or honor granted for academic or artistic career Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering Jan 2005


Visual Stimuli Modulate Local Field Potentials But Drive No High-Frequency Activity in Human Auditory Cortex

Jyrki Ahveninen, Hsin Ju Lee, Hsiang Yu Yu, Cheng Chia Lee, Chien Chen Chou, Seppo P. Ahlfors, Wen Jui Kuo, Iiro P. Jääskeläinen, Fa Hsuan Lin 2024

Similar Cognitive Skill Impairment in Children with Upper Limb Motor Disorders Due to Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita and Obstetrical Brachial Plexus Palsy

Evgeny Blagovechtchenski, Maria Koriakina, Dimitri Bredikhin, Olga Agranovich, Dzerassa Kadieva, Evgenia Ermolovich, Iiro P. Jääskeläinen, Anna N. Shestakova 2023

Altered evoked responses for motor-related words in children with upper limb motor impairments

Dimitri Bredikhin, Olga Agranovich, Maxim Ulanov, Maria Koriakina, Anna N. Shestakova, Dzerassa Kadieva, Grigory Kopytin, Evgenia Ermolovich, Beatriz Bermúdez-Margaretto, Yury Shtyrov, Iiro P. Jääskeläinen, Evgeny Blagovechtchenski 2023

Editorial: Magnetoencephalography for social science

Jonathan Levy, Iiro P. Jääskeläinen, Margot J. Taylor 2023

Developmental differences in the perception of naturalistic human movements

Ioannis Ntoumanis, Anna Shestakova, Maria Koriakina, Dzerassa Kadieva, Grigory Kopytin, Iiro P. Jääskeläinen 2023

Neural mechanisms of expert persuasion on willingness to pay for sugar

Ioannis Ntoumanis, Alina Davydova, Julia Sheronova, Ksenia Panidi, Vladimir Kosonogov, Anna N. Shestakova, Iiro P. Jääskeläinen, Vasily Klucharev 2023

Lipreading a naturalistic narrative in a female population: Neural characteristics shared with listening and reading

Satu Saalasti, Jussi Alho, Juha M. Lahnakoski, Mareike Bacha-Trams, Enrico Glerean, Iiro P. Jääskeläinen, Uri Hasson, Mikko Sams 2023

Impact of Induced Moods, Sensation Seeking, and Emotional Contagion on Economic Decisions Under Risk

Kirill Efimov, Ioannis Ntoumanis, Olga Kuskova, Dzerassa Kadieva, Ksenia Panidi, Vladimir Kosonogov, Nina Kazanina, Anna Shestakova, Vasily Klucharev, Iiro P. Jääskeläinen 2022

Processing of an Audiobook in the Human Brain Is Shaped by Cultural Family Background

Maria Hakonen, Arsi Ikäheimonen, Annika Hultèn, Janne Kauttonen, Miika Koskinen, Fa Hsuan Lin, Anastasia Lowe, Mikko Sams, Iiro P. Jääskeläinen 2022