Iiro Jääskeläinen
Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

Iiro Jääskeläinen

Professor (Associate Professor)

Contact information

Postal address
Otakaari 3
Mobile phone
+358505609503
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Description

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.

Honors and awards

Award or honor granted for academic career
Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering
Jan 2005

Monetary award for high-quality teaching at the Helsinki University of Technology Based on high scores in student feedback.

Publications

Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

Differential brain mechanisms during reading human vs. machine translated fiction and news texts

Publishing year: 2019 Scientific Reports
Department of Media, Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Professorship Saramäki J.

Contextual knowledge provided by a movie biases implicit perception of the protagonist

Publishing year: 2019 Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Professorship Saramäki J., Aalto University

Inferior parietal lobule and early visual areas support elicitation of individualized meanings during narrative listening

Publishing year: 2019 Brain and Behavior
Department of Computer Science, Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Department of Art

Opioidergic regulation of emotional arousal: A combined PET–fMRI study

Publishing year: 2018 Cerebral Cortex
Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Professorship Saramäki J., Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT

A drama movie activates brains of holistic and analytical thinkers differentially

Publishing year: 2018 Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Professorship Saramäki J., Professorship Lampinen J.

Reproducibility of importance extraction methods in neural network based fMRI classification

Publishing year: 2018 NeuroImage
Department of Media, Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

Brain mechanisms underlying cue-based memorizing during free viewing of movie Memento

Publishing year: 2018 NeuroImage
Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Professorship Saramäki J.

Distributed affective space represents multiple emotion categories across the human brain

Publishing year: 2018 Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

Distinct brain areas process novel and repeating tone sequences

Publishing year: 2018 Brain and Language
Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

Event-related potentials during individual, cooperative, and competitive task performance differ in subjects with analytic vs. holistic thinking

Publishing year: 2018 International Journal of Psychophysiology