Miiamaaria Kujala

Contact information: Currently not present at LTL.


Miiamaaria (Miiu) Kujala, née Saarela

Current address:
INSERM U1028 - CNRS UMR5292
Lyon Neuroscience Research Center
Brain Dynamics and Cognition team
Centre Hospitalier Le Vinatier
69675 Bron Cedex, France

Doctoral thesis (22.6.2010) "Social perception and cognition: processing of gestures, postures and facial expressions in the human brain" available from http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-10-6328-2

Publications in peer-reviewed journals


Kujala MV, Kujala J, Carlson S & Hari R (2012). Dog experts’ brains distinguish socially relevant body postures similarly in dogs and humans. PLoS ONE 7:e39145.

Kujala MV, Carlson S & Hari R (2011). Engagement of amygdala in third-person view of face-to-face interaction. Human Brain Mapping 33:1753-1762.

Kujala MV, Tanskanen T, Parkkonen L & Hari R (2009). Facial expressions of pain modulate observer's long-latency responses in superior temporal sulcus. Human Brain Mapping 30:3910-3923.

Hari R & Kujala MV (2009). Brain basis of human social interaction - from concepts to brain imaging. Physiological Reviews 89:453-479.

Saarela MV & Hari R (2008). Listening humans walking together activates the social brain circuitry. Social Neuroscience 3:401-409.

Saarela MV, Hluschuk Y, C. de C. Williams A, Schürmann M, Kalso E & Hari R (2007). The compassionate brain: humans detect intensity of pain from another's face. Cerebral Cortex 17:230-237.

Schürmann M, Hesse MD, Stephan KE, Saarela M, Zilles K, Hari R & Fink GR (2005). Yearning to yawn: the neural basis of contagious yawning. Neuroimage 24:1260-1264.

Paavilainen P, Mikkonen M, Kilpelainen M, Lehtinen R, Saarela M & Tapola L (2003). Evidence for the different additivity of the temporal and frontal generators of mismatch negativity: a human auditory event-related potential study. Neuroscience Letters 349:79-82.