News archive

01/09/2016 – Human Emotion Systems Laboratory has officially moved to Turku PET Centre. We are excited to start unraveling the molecular basis of emotions at the best human imaging centre in Finland. We are currently recruiting post-docs and PhD candidates, please contact us directly or wait for official announcements if you are interested in working with us!

18/05/2016 – Human Emotion Systems Laboratory receives 500,000€ from the Academy of Finland for studying opioidergic basis of emotions and sociability. We will be recruiting soon – stay tuned!

18/05/2016 – Our new study shows that surgical weight loss induces white and grey matter recovery in the morbidly obese: Tuulari, J.J., Karlsson, H.K., Antikainen, O., Hirvonen, J., Pham, T., Salminen, P., Helmiö, M., Parkkola, R., Nuutila, P., & Nummenmaa, L. (in press). Bariatric surgery induces white and grey matter density recovery in the morbidly obese: A voxel-based morphometric study. Human Brain Mapping.

12/04/2016 – Ville and the Martinos Center collaborators have worked out nice surface reconstruction methods for T1-EPI: Renvall, V., Witzel, T., Wald, L.L,, & Polimeni, J.R. (in press). Automatic cortical surface reconstruction of high-resolution T1 echo planar imaging data. Neuroimage.

11/04/2016 – Our theme issue “Attending to and neglecting people is now out in Phil Trans B .

See also our Introductory chapter to the issue: Hari, R., Sams, M., & Nummenmaa, L. (2016). Attending to and neglecting people: Bridging neuroscience, psychology and sociology. Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society B, 371, 1-9.

04/04/2016 – Ville and colleagues report cardiovagal responses to pain at 7 T in Phil Trans A: Sclocco, R., Reissner, F., Desbordes, G., Polimeni, J.R., Wald, L.L., Kettner, N.W., Kim, J., Garcia, R.G., Renvall, V., Bianchi, A.M., Cerutti, S., Napadow, V., & Barber, R. (in press). Neuroimaging brainstem circuitry supporting cardiovagal response to pain: a combined heart rate variability/ultra high-field (7 T) functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society Series A.

30/03/2016 – Mikko and Lauri discuss animal fears in Prisma Studio science documentary series (in Finnish).

25/03/2016 – Tomi’s first thesis paper on opioids and reward drive is out: Karjalainen, T., Tuominen, L., Manninen, S., Kalliokoski, K., Nuutila, P., Jääskeläinen, I.P., Hari, R., Sams, M., & Nummenmaa, L. (in press). Behavioural activation system sensitivity is associated with cerebral μ-opioid receptor availability. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.

21/03/2016 – Detailed maps of human erogenous zones published: Nummenmaa, L., Suvilehto, J.T., Glerean, E., Santtila, P., & Hietanen, J.K. (in press). Topography of human erogenous zones. Archives of Sexual Behaviour.

11/03/2016 – New mini-review on brain basis of emotions (in Finnish) out today: Nummenmaa, L. (2016). Tunteiden neurobiologia. Lääkärilehti 10/2016.

05/03/2016 – Our introductory chapter on upcoming Phil Trans B theme issue “Attending and neglecting people” is now available: Hari, R., Sams, M., & Nummenmaa, L. (in press). Attending and neglecting people: Bridging neuroscience, psychology and sociology. Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society B.

03/03/2016 – New review on data-driven methods in social neuroscience and psychology: Adolphs, R., Nummenmaa, L., Todorov, A., & Haxby, J.V. (in press). Data-driven approaches in the investigation of social perception. Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society B.

23/02/2016 – New paper in press: Hietanen, J.K., Glerean, E., Hari, R., & Nummenmaa, L. (in press). Bodily maps of emotions across child development. Developmental Science.

11/2/2016 – We just started a cross-cultural study on animal fears. You may participate online here.

29/1/2016 – Coverage of the lab in Helsingin sanomat.