Behavioral and Brain Science Seminar 24.-25.11.2022

In November we have the honour of hosting several international and national guest speakers in Jyväskylä in the two-day Behavioral and Brain Science Seminar!


The registration has been closed. Thursday 24.11. is already fully booked, but there is still room on Friday 25.11. in Agora. Warmly welcome!


Thursday 24.11.
Ruusupuisto, Helena
(Alvar Aallon katu 9)

12:00-12:15 Opening
12:15-13:00 Kimmo Alho, University of Helsinki: Brain activity during selective attention to audiovisual dialogues
13:00-13:30 Viljami Salmela, University of Helsinki: Perception of facial expressions: Integration of features and the structure of neural representations
13:30-14:15 Lauri Nummenmaa, University of Turku: Imaging the human emotion circuits with positron emission tomography
14:15-14:45 Coffee break
14:45-15:15 Anneli Kylliäinen, Tampere University: Early detection of autism spectrum disorder
15:15-16:00 Jari Hietanen, Tampere University: Eye contact and the meeting of minds
16:00-18:00 Poster session at Ruusupuisto, 2nd floor lobby

Friday 25.11.
Agora Aud3
(Mattilanniemi 2)

9:30-10:15 Carles Escera, University of Barcelona: Maturational changes in the frequency-following response (FFR) during early language acquisition
10:15-10:45 Tiina Parviainen, University of Jyväskylä: Child brain is more than adult brain: What MEG reveals about cortical maturation and cognitive competence in children?
10:45-11:15 Vesa Putkinen, University of Turku: Molecular and functional neural basis of music-induced emotions
11:15-12:15 Lunch break
12:15-12:45 Kairi Kreegipuu, University of Tartu: Pre-attentional information processing for the eye and ear
12:45-13:15 Piia Astikainen, University of Jyväskylä: Electrophysiological change detection responses in studying brain’s predictive perceptual mechanisms in depression and aging
13.15-13.45 Paavo Leppänen, University of Jyväskylä: Neural responses for speech in infancy and childhood as a precursor of reading difficulties
13:45-14:00 Closing

Poster session

The poster session will be held in Ruusupuisto, 2nd floor lobby (Alvar Aallon katu 9) on Thursday 24th November, at 16:00-18:00.

Posters relevant to the seminar’s topic are welcome without prior evaluation. The size of the poster board is 80 x 180 cm. Please indicate in the registration if you will present a poster.

Participation fee

These is no participation fee. The event is open for all interested in brain and behavioral sciences.


Piia Astikainen
phone: +358 40 805 34 80


Centre for Interdisciplinary Brain Research, CIBR, University of Jyväskylä
Piia Astikainen, Head of the organizing committee
Sara Veistola, CIBR / Jyväskylä Brain & Mind coordinator
Xueqiao Li, Kaijun Jiang, Aino Sorsa, Chaoxiong Ye, Leevi Saukkola


The Finnish Psychological Society