Synnöve Carlson

Senior Advisor
Senior Advisor
T314 Dept. Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

In the Attention and Memory group, we investigate the neural mechanisms underlying sensory processing, attention and memory, the development of executive functions in healthy children, adolescents and adults, and in participants with neurodevelopmental disorders. We also study neural underpinning of brain plasticity in the early blind compared to normally sighted subjects. We carry out behavioral studies in conjunction with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to better understand the relationships between brain activity and behavior.  

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Brain Research, Aivotutkimus


Lecturer of the year, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering Jan 2009



Synnöve Carlson, Riitta Hari 2021

Aivojen rakenne ja toiminta

Synnöve Carlson 2021 Aivoaakkoset

A protocol for the analysis of DTI data collected from young children

Maksym Tokariev, Virve Vuontela, Jaana Perkola, Piia Lönnberg, Aulikki Lano, Sture Andersson, Marjo Metsäranta, Synnöve Carlson 2020

Altered working memory-related brain responses and white matter microstructure in extremely preterm-born children at school age

Maksym Tokariev, Virve Vuontela, Piia Lönnberg, Aulikki Lano, Jaana Perkola, Elina Wolford, Sture Andersson, Marjo Metsäranta, Synnöve Carlson 2019

Sushi repeat-containing protein X-linked 2

Mehwish Anwer, Tamuna Bolkvadze, Xavier Ekolle Ndode-Ekane, Noora Puhakka, Tuomas Rauramaa, Ville Leinonen, Erwin A. van Vliet, Dick F. Swaab, Annakaisa Haapasalo, Stina Leskela, Nea Bister, Tarja Malm, Synnove Carlson, Eleonora Aronica, Asla Pitkanen 2018

Anxiety- and activity-related effects of paracetamol on healthy and neuropathic rats

Zuyue Chen, Hong Wei, Antti Pertovaara, Jianhong Wang, Synnöve Carlson 2018

Prepulse Inhibition of Auditory Cortical Responses in the Caudolateral Superior Temporal Gyrus in Macaca mulatta

Zuyue Chen, Lauri Parkkonen, Jingkuan Wei, Jin Run Dong, Yuanye Ma, Synnöve Carlson 2018

Functional connectivity of intrinsic cognitive networks during resting state and task performance in preadolescent children

Ping Jiang, Virve Vuontela, Maksym Tokariev, Hai Lin, Eeva T. Aronen, Yuan Ye Ma, Synnöve Carlson 2018