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Fixing back problems and improving hygiene at music festivals: innovative ideas by this year’s undergraduate student projects

The theme of this year’s annual SCI course project was health and well-being
Studies
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Vesi-ilmapallojen heittopeli. Kuva: Matti Ahlgren.

Listeners immerse themselves in audiobooks in very different ways – and this shows in the brain

In the future, a new brain research method could be used to study creativity
Research & Art
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Tutkimuksessa arvioitiin, miten lähellä tai kaukana koehenkilöiden tuottamat sanalistaukset olivat merkityksen perusteella toisistaan. Kuva: Iiro Jääskeläinen.

Aalto dissertation award 2019 in the School of Science

Annual prize ceremony celebrates the best doctoral dissertations of the past year
Honoured, Research & Art, University
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Sci dissertaion winners 2019

AScI funding awarded to planning future energy systems and to designing penguin-inspired active surfaces

Each programme to receive funding of €150 000 over three years.
Research & Art
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World-leading neuroscientists gathered on Twitter for online research conference

Scientific conferences are expensive, time-consuming and often involve a heavy carbon footprint. Luckily, there are alternatives
Press releases
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Twitter-konferenssi kokoaa yhteen aivokuvantamisen asiantuntijoita eri puolilta maailmaa. Kuva: Baran Aydogan.

Brain scans shine light on how we solve clues

Partnered with machine learning, brain scans reveal how people understand objects in our world.
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Merkitys / Safa Hovinen

Brain recordings show that background noise strongly impairs children’s ability to concentrate on a single speaker

A new brain-imaging study compared the cocktail party effect between adults and children. The purpose was to understand how children can cope the often noisy surroundings in which they grow and learn.
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Image: Jean-Marc Bodson, Erasme.

Sustainable ideas and inspiring people presented with Aalto SCI Alumna of the Year and SCI Awards 2018

SCI Alumna 2018 Annu Nieminen is an entrepreneur with a passion to encourage companies in maximizing the positive impact on the society. SCI awardees are described as inspirational, helpful, patient, and knowledgeable persons in the community.
Research & Art, Studies
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Aalto SCI Alumna of the Year and SCI Awardees 2018

Holistic thinkers’ brains have similar responses to drama, while analytical thinkers differ widely

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans of people watching the same clip from a dramatic film show that holistic thinkers all have similar brain responses to the scene, whereas analytical thinkers respond differently to each other.
Press releases, Research & Art
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Cold colours indicate higher ISC, more similar brain responses, among the analytical thinkers and warm colours indicate higher ISC among the holistic thinkers. Image: Iiro Jääskeläinen.

Brain maps reveal: cuddles with loved ones are universal – but hugging strangers depends on culture

According to a recent doctoral study, cultural differences regarding physical touch between close partners are smaller than was believed. Different cultures are more comfortable with different levels of contact from strangers, and what counts as acceptable physical contact in public spaces changes based on where you are. The brain data also reveals whether the relationship between the person touching and the one being touched is close or not.
Research & Art
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Social touching

Quantum physics and technology research receives billion-euro funding from the EU — Aalto University involved in three projects

Aalto University research groups will study and develop technology for quantum communication, ultra-sensitive magnetic sensors based on quantum optics, and photon-emitting quantum chips. The Quantum Flagship launched by the European Union will provide funding for ten years and for over 5000 researchers with one billion euros. The flagship will consolidate the best quantum physics research in Europe and transfer quantum technology from the lab to the market.
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Aalto University Quantum Bit Silicon Chip. Image: Jan Goetz.

ERC Synergy Grant worth €10M will help develop new techniques for brain research, disease diagnostics, and patient care

ERC Synergy Grant worth €10M will help develop new techniques for brain research, disease diagnostics, and patient care
Press releases, Research & Art
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ConnectToBrain mTMS / Northbay Oy

Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence and research groups from Aalto received €1.4M funding from The Future Makers program

Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence and research groups from Aalto received €1.4M funding
Cooperation, Research & Art
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People working

€17 million to fund European detection and imaging innovation pipeline—product development sparred by Aalto Design Factory

The ATTRACT initiative will fund 170 breakthrough projects in advanced technology for a year with €100.000 each.
Cooperation, Research & Art
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Image: ESO.

Bodily sensations give rise to conscious feelings

A Finnish research group from the University of Turku, University of Tampere and Aalto University has mapped the organisation of human conscious feelings and found them to cluster into five major categories: positive emotions, negative emotions, cognitive functions, somatic states, and illnesses.
Research & Art
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Feelings are associated with discernible bodily 'fingerprints'.

Centre for Quantum Engineering funding awarded for four projects

A total of EUR 318 000 has been granted for project proposals that represent new openings, support emergence of new technologies, applications, and/or industrial collaboration.
Research & Art
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"Water tower"

Professor Kimmo Kaski’s farewell seminar attracted renowned researchers to Aalto

Professor Kaski, pioneer of computational complex systems research in Finland, will continue to work as senior adviser at Aalto.
Research & Art
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The latest installation talks available on video

Petri Ala-Laurila and Guy Julier tell why the retina offers a pathway to the secrets of the brain and why design should be done with publics.
Research & Art
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Petri Ala-Laurila: The retina offers a pathway to the secrets of the brain

This Professor, awarded for his scientific courage, knows that it’s worth going after the big “fish” even if you don’t always catch it.
Research & Art
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GE Healthcare donates anaesthesia machines

Aalto students can get acquainted with health technology devices used in hospitals as a part of their studies
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