Topi Tanskanen

Contact information: Currently not present at LTL.

Current affiliation

Laboratory for Cognitive Brain Mapping
RIKEN Brain Science Institute
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako-shi, Saitama
351-0198 JAPAN
tel: +81 - 48 - 462 - 1111 (Ext 7109)
fax: +81 - 48 - 462 - 4651

Research areas

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i.e. neural basis of visual perception, MEG, fMRI

Current post doctoral project
Characterization of the organization of the extrastriate cortical areas at columnar level with fMRI

Publications

Articles in peer reviewed journals

  1. Kujala MV, Tanskanen T, Parkkonen L and Hari R: Facial expressions of pain modulate observer's long-latency STS responses. Human Brain Mapping, in press.
  2. Tanskanen T, Saarinen J, Parkkonen L and Hari R: From local to global: Cortical dynamics of contour integration. Journal of Vision, 8(7): Article 15, 1–12. Online
  3. Tanskanen T, Näsänen R, Ojanpää H and Hari, R: Face recognition and cortical responses: effect of stimulus duration. Neuroimage 2008, 35(4): 1636–44.
  4. Longcamp M, Tanskanen T and Hari R: The imprint of action: motor-cortex involvement in visual perception of handwritten letters. Neuroimage 2006, 33(2): 681–688.
  5. Näsänen R, Ojanpää H, Tanskanen T, Päällysaho J: Estimation of temporal resolution of object identification in human vision. Exp Brain Res 2006, 172(4): 464-471.
  6. Furey ML, Tanskanen T, Beauchamp MS, Avikainen S, Uutela K, Hari R and Haxby JV: Dissociation of face-selective cortical responses by attention. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2006, 103(4):1065–1070.
  7. Aspell JE, Tanskanen T and Hurlbert AC: Neuromagnetic correlates of visual motion coherence. European Journal of Neuroscience 2005, 22(11): 2937–45.
  8. Tanskanen T, Näsänen R, Montez T, Päällysaho J and Hari R: Face recognition and cortical responses show similar sensitivity to noise spatial frequency. Cerebral Cortex 2005, 15(5): 526–534.
  9. Hari R, Renvall H and Tanskanen T: Left minineglect in dyslexic adults. Brain 2001, 24(Pt 7):1373–80.
  10. Vanni S, Raninen A, Näsänen R, Tanskanen T and Hyvärinen L: Dynamics of cortical activation in a hemianopic patient. Neuroreport 2001, 12(4):861–5.
  11. Vanni S, Tanskanen T, Seppä M, Uutela K and Hari R: Simultaneous activation of the human primary visual cortex and anteromedial cuneus. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2001, 98(5):2776–80.


Conference abstracts

  1. Saarela, M. V., Tanskanen, T., Hari, R. (2007). Neuromagnetic responses to viewing facial expressions of pain. International Brain Research Organization world congress of neuroscience, Melbourne, Australia.
  2. Tanskanen, T., Näsänen, R., Ojanpää, H., & Hari, R. (2006). Variability of single-trial MEG responses indicates graded rather than categorical cortical responses to faces. Neuroscience 2006, Atlanta, GA, USA.
  3. Aspell, J. E., Tanskanen, T., & Hurlbert, A. C. (2006). Integration of visual and auditory motion signals in the human brain: an MEG study. European Conference on Visual Perception, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  4. Tanskanen, T., Näsänen, R., Ojanpää, H., & Hari, R. (2003). Face recognition and cortical responses: effect of display duration. Society for Neuroscience 33rd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA.
  5. Näsänen R. Ojanpää H., & Tanskanen, T.(2003). Estimation of the speed of object perception. European Conference on Visual Perception, Paris, France.
  6. Tanskanen, T., Näsänen, R., Montez, T., Päällysaho, J., & Hari, R. (2002). Effect of band-pass filtered noise on cortical face responses. Vision Sciences Society 2nd Annual Meeting, Sarasota, FL, USA.
  7. Tanskanen, T., Saarinen, J., & Hari, R. (2002). Human cortical responses to contours. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA.
  8. Tanskanen, T., Saarinen, J., & Hari, R. (2001). Timing of contour integration in human visual cortex: MEG recordings. Society for Neuroscience 31st Annual Meeting,, San Diego, CA, USA.
  9. Furey, M. L., Tanskanen, T., Beauchamp, M. S., Avikainen, S., Haxby, J. V., & Hari, R. (2001). Temporal characteristics of selective attention to faces and houses: a MEG study. Society for Neuroscience 31st Annual Meeting,, San Diego, CA, USA.
  10. Furey, M. L., Tanskanen, T., Beauchamp, M. S., Avikainen, Hari, R., & Haxby, J. V. (2001). Perceptual selectivity is diminished after shifting selective attention between object categories. 7th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Brighton, UK.
  11. Tanskanen, T., Saarinen, J., Vanni, S., Seppä, M., & Hari, R. (2000). Ventral occipital correlate for the effect of visual spatial frequency on reaction time. Society for Neuroscience 30th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA.
  12. Aspell, J. E., Bramwell, D. I., Tanskanen, T., Hari, R., & Hurlbert, A. C. (2000). Neural correlates of coherent visual motion perception measured with MEG. Society for Neuroscience 30th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA.
  13. Tanskanen, T., Saarinen, J., Vanni, S., Seppä, M., & Hari, R. (2000). Cortical correlate for the dependence of reaction time on visual spatial frequency. 12th International Conference on Biomagnetism, Espoo, Finland.
  14. Vanni, S., Tanskanen, T., Seppä, M., Uutela, K., & Hari, R. (2000) Parallel activation of primary visual and parieto-occipital cortices. 12th International Conference on Biomagnetism, Espoo, Finland.

Other

  1. Tanskanen T: Dynamics of contour, object and face processing in the human visual cortex. University of Helsinki, Department of Psychology, Studies 51:2008 [doctoral dissertation] PDF
  2. Tanskanen T: Visual search in graphical user interface. University of Helsinki, Department of Psychology, 1999. [Unpublished master's thesis]