Alina Leminen

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    Research areas

  • 515 Psychology - Cognitive Neuroscience , Neurolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, Cognitive Science

Description of research and teaching

I investigate the neural dynamics of language processing and language learning. The specific emphasis is on morphological and morphosyntactic (grammatical) processing. I currently focus on investigating the neural mechanisms of selective attention to natural speech. I use electro- and magnetoencephalography (EEG, MEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) as well as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). 

I currently work in the Attention and Memory Networks research project (PI Prof. Kimmo Alho) at the Department of Psychology and Logopedics, the University of Helsinki. I am also affiliated to Cognitive Brain Research Unit (CBRU), University of Helsinki where I supervise 4 Doctoral students and act as a Principal Investigator in a research project funded by the KONE foundation. 

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Further information on the affiliationSupervising 4 Doctoral students of Psychology and Cognitive Science in the Cognitive Brain Research Unit, University of Helsinki. Principal investigator of the Words in linguistic Networks (Sanat kielellisissä verkostoissa) research project funded by KONE Foundation (2014-2017).

Latest publications

  1. Beyond volume: A surface-based approach to bilingualism-induced grey matter changes

    Hämäläinen, S., Joutsa, J., Sihvonen, A. J., Leminen, A. & Lehtonen, M. 1 May 2018 In : Neuropsychologia. 117 ?, 7 p.

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  2. TMS uncovers details about sub-regional language-specific processing networks in early bilinguals

    Hämäläinen, S., Mäkelä, N., Sairanen, V., Lehtonen, M., Kujala, T. & Leminen, A. 1 May 2018 In : NeuroImage. 171, p. 209-221 13 p.

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  3. ERP priming studies of bilingual language processing

    Bosch, S. & Leminen, A. May 2018 In : Bilingualism. 21, 3, p. 462-470 9 p.

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Latest activities

  1. Cognitive Control, Perception and Communication Workshop

    Leminen, A. (Speaker: Presenter)
    4 Dec 20146 Dec 2014

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  2. Society for the Neurobiology of Language Annual Meeting

    Leminen, A. (Poster Presentation)
    27 Aug 201429 Aug 2014

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  3. Meaning, Language, Communication: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Leminen, A. (Speaker: Presenter)
    5 May 2014

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Education

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