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Harri Piitulainen - O.V. Lounasmaa Laboratory - Aalto University



Harri Piitulainen

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Education

2010 Doctoral Degree in Sport Sciences (Biomechanics, Ph.D.), Department of Biology of Physical Activity, Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

2009 Teacher's Pedagogical Studies (Adult Education Studies, 60 ECTS), Department of Education, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

2006 Master of Sport Sciences (Biomechanics, M.Sc.), Department of Biology of Physical Activity, Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

Career

2010 - present Post-doctoral Researcher, Brain Research Unit, O.V. Lounasmaa Laboratory, School of Science, Aalto University

2006 - 2010 Student Researcher, Department of Biology of Physical Activity, Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä

Research interests

Function and adaptation of human motor control | Cortical sensorimotor mapping | Coupling between cortical activity and distal motor-actions | Cortico-muscular coherence (CMC) | Corticokinematic coherence (CKC) | Mirror neuron system | Muscle mechanics and physiology | Development and application of high-density/multichannel surface electromyography (sEMG) | Magnetoencephalography (MEG)

Publications

Piitulainen H, Bourguignon M, De Tiège X, Hari R and Jousmäki V. Corticokinematic coherence during active and passive finger movements. Neuroscience, 2013, 238:361–70. [pdf]

Piitulainen H, Bourguignon M, De Tiège X, Hari R and Jousmäki V. Coherence between magnetoencephalography and hand-action-related acceleration, force, pressure, and electromyogram. Neuroimage, 2013,72:83–90. [pdf]

Piitulainen H, Botter A, Merletti R and Avela J. Multi-channel electromyography during maximal isometric and dynamic contractions. J Electromyogr Kinesiol, 2012, DOI: 10.1016/j.jelekin.2012.10.009

Piitulainen H, Holobar A, Avela J. Changes in motor unit characteristics after eccentric elbow flexor exercise. Scand J Med Sci in Sports, 2012, 22(3):418–29.

Rantalainen T, Kłodowski A, Piitulainen H. Effect of innervation zones in estimating biceps brachii force-EMG relationship during isometric contraction. J Electromyogr Kinesiol, 2012, 22(1):80-7.

Torvinen S, Silvennoinen M, Piitulainen H, Närväinen J, Tuunanen P, Gröhn O, Koch L, Britton S, Kainulainen H. Rats Bred for Low Aerobic Capacity Become Promptly Fatigued and Have Slow Metabolic Recovery after Stimulated, Maximal Muscle Contractions. PLOS ONE, 2012, 7(11):e48345, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048345

Piitulainen H, Botter A, Merletti R, Avela J. Muscle fiber conduction velocity is more affected after eccentric than concentric exercise. Eur J Appl Physiol, 2011, 111(2):261-73.

Piitulainen H, Bottas R, Komi P, Avela J. Impaired action potential conduction at high force levels after eccentric exercise. J Electromyogr Kinesiol, 2010 20(5):879-87.

Piitulainen H, Rantalainen T, Linnamo V, Komi P, Avela J. Innervation zone shift at different levels of isometric contraction in the biceps brachii muscle. J Electromyogr Kinesiol, 2009, 19(4), 667-675.

Piitulainen H, Bottas R, Linnamo V, Komi P, Avela J. Effect of electrode location on surface electromyography changes due to eccentric elbow flexor exercise. Muscle Nerve, 2009, 40(4):617-625.

Piitulainen H, Komi P, Linnamo V, Avela J. Sarcolemmal excitability as investigated with M-waves after eccentric exercise in humans. J Electromyogr Kinesiol 2008, 18, 672-81.

Piitulainen H, Kivelä R, Komi P, Kainulainen H, Kyröläinen H. Molecular adaptations of voltage-gated Na channel related proteins after fatiguing stretch-shortening cycle exercise. Scand J Med Sci Sports, 2008, 18(5), 636-43.


Contact infromation

Harri Piitulainen
Brain Research Unit
O.V.Lounasmaa Laboratory
Aalto NeuroImaging
School of Science
Aalto University
Puumiehenkuja 2, room #231
PO Box 15100
FI-00076 AALTO, Espoo
Finland

Email: harri.piitulainen@aalto.fi
Tel: +358-50-568-0654
Fax: +358-9-470-22969