BRAHE symposium

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The BRAHE (Brain Research at Aalto University and University of Helsinki) consortium supports and develops neuroscience collaboration between the two universities.


The 2nd BRAHE symposium will be organized on November 20th, 2013 in Biomedicum Helsinki (Auditorium 1).

The symposium will present neuroscience research conducted in Aalto University and University of Helsinki including a keynote lecture by professor Josef Rauschecker (FiDiPro) and presentations from four BRAHE postdoctoral researchers. In addition to other exciting lectures selected by the BRAHE Executive Board to represent different fields of neuroscience, we have a poster session with 40 poster presentations.

Registration to the 2nd BRAHE symposium
(All non-presenting participant are asked to use this registration form. Deadline for registration is November 13, 2013)





Title of talk

12:00 – 12:05

Synnöve Carlson

Welcome words

1. Session

Chair: Synnöve Carlson


12:05 – 12:25

Masamichi Hayashi (BRAHE postdoc, University of Helsinki)

Functional and neuroanatomical correlates of time perception in humans

12:25– 12:45

Hanna Heikkinen (BRAHE postdoc, Aalto University)

Dendritic filtering can bridge functional magnetic resonance imaging and neural responses in a recurrent network model of the visual cortex

12:45 – 13:05

Miiamaaria Kujala (BRAHE postdoc, University of Helsinki)

Visual perception of social stimuli in humans and dogs: Why and how to compare processing across species?

13:05 – 13:25

Mia Liljeström (BRAHE postdoc, Aalto University)

Preparing to speak: dynamic reconfigurations within the language network

13:25 – 13:45

Juha Kere (Karolinska Institute, University of Helsinki)

Merging neuroimaging and genetics for human phenotypes: the example of dyslexia

13:45– 15:00

Poster session

Coffee + sandwiches


2. Session

Chair: Mikko Sams


15:00 – 15:45

Keynote lecture by

Josef Rauschecker (Georgetown University and Aalto University)

Auditory cortex of primates: What can we learn from studies of visual cortex

15:45 – 16:00

Tommi Anttonen (University of Helsinki)

Ultrastructural 3D Characterization of Wound Healing in the Deafened Hearing Organ Powered by SBF-SEM

16:00 – 16:15

Robert Boldt (University of Helsinki, Aalto University)

Spatial variability of functional brain networks in early-blind and sighted subjects

16:15 – 16:30

Jan Kujala (Aalto University)

Multivariate analysis of correlation between electrophysiological and hemodynamic responses during cognitive processing

16:30 – 16:45

Heini Heikkilä (Aalto University)

Multi-voxel pattern analysis of fMRI data reveals discrete neural signatures of basic emotions

16:45 – 17:00

Ewa Sokolowska (University of Helsinki)

Behavioral outcome of chronic social defeat in four inbred mouse strains


End of the meeting






Organizing committee / BRAHE Executive Board:

Kimmo Alho, University of Helsinki
Synnöve Carlson (chairperson), Aalto University & University of Helsinki
Eero Castren, University of Helsinki
Nina Forss, Aalto University & Helsinki University Central Hospital
Kai Kaila, University of Helsinki
Samuel Kaski, Aalto University
Riitta Salmelin, Aalto University
Mikko Sams, Aalto University
Jyrki Mäkelä, University of Helsinki & Helsinki University Central Hospital
Pentti Tienari, University of Helsinki & Helsinki University Central Hospital

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Katri Wegelius
BRAHE secretary


The symposium is sponsored by the Aalto Brain Center (ABC), the Doctoral Program Brain & Mind (B&M), Aalto University and the University of Helsinki.