Hämäläinen Jarmo, Yliopistotutkija / University Researcher

Hämäläinen Jarmo, Yliopistotutkija / University Researcher
Short number:
KÄRKI Aa364.2.


I received my PhD at the University of Jyväskylä in 2008 after which I spent a post doc year in  the Centre for Neuroscience in Education, University of Cambridge. Currently, I am a University Researcher at the University of Jyväskylä and one of the work package leaders in the ChildBrain project.

Areas of Interest

Developmental cognitive neuroscience including developmental trajectories related to reading difficulties and changes in brain plasticity during childhood. 

Research Areas

Development of auditory and speech perception, reading difficulties and perceptual learning

The Relevance and Benefits of my Research

Understanding the development of speech perception is important for example in creating efficient training tools for children with specific language impairment and reading problems.

Recent Publications

Hämäläinen, J. A., Ortiz-Mantilla, S., & Benasich, A. A. (2011). Source localization of event-related potentials to pitch change mapped onto age-appropriate MRIs at 6 months-of-age. NeuroImage, 54, 1910-1918.

Hämäläinen, J. A., Rupp, A., Soltesz, F., Szücs, D., & Goswami, U. (2012). Reduced phase locking to slow amplitude modulation in adults with dyslexia: An MEG study. NeuroImage, 59, 2952-2961.

Hämäläinen, J. A., Salminen, H., & Leppänen, P. H. T. (2013). Basic auditory processing deficits in dyslexia – systematic review of the behavioral, event-related potential/field evidence. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 46, 413-427.

Hämäläinen, J. A., Lohvansuu, K., Ervast, L., & Leppänen, P. H. T. (2015). Event-related potentials to tones show differences between children with multiple risk factors for dyslexia and control children before the onset of formal reading instruction. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 95, 101-112.