Low fitness may indicate poor arterial health in adolescents

A recent Finnish study conducted at the University of Jyväskylä showed that adolescents with better aerobic fitness have more compliant arteries than their lower fit peers do. The study also suggests that a higher anaerobic threshold is linked to better arterial health. The results were published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology.

Athlete Wellbeing -seminar
Nov 19, 2018 12:00 PM to Nov 20, 2018 04:00 PM

Finnish Association of Sport Psychology (SUPY), University of Jyväskylä and Mental Training committee of Finnish Psychological Association (Psyli) are cooperatively organising an international mental training seminar this autumn.

New issue of Human Technology

The journal Human Technology has published a new issue. The English-language Open Access, international, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal is published by the Open Science Centre at the University of Jyväskylä.

Dissertation: 15.10.2018 M.Sc. Yue Zhou-Kangas (Facul­ty of In­for­ma­tion Tech­no­lo­gy, Mathematical Information Technology)
Oct 15, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM

M.Sc. Yue Zhou-Kangas' defends her doctoral dissertation in Mathematical Information Technology "Interactive Methods for Multiobjective Robust Optimization". Opponent Professor Margaret Wiecek (Clemson University, USA) and Custos Professor Kaisa Miettinen (University of Jyväskylä). The doctoral dissertation is held in English.

Highly distinguished award to Professor Mikko Siponen

Professor Mikko Siponen was awarded with a prize from China and Jiangxi Province, which is given for highly distinguished scholars or professors. The prize is rarely awarded for non-Chinese persons - typically for Nobel laureates.

International panel evaluates research at JYU

A general evaluation of research at the University is in progress. The evaluation focuses on 2010–2017 and is implemented as a combination of thorough self-assessment and international peer evaluation.

Teaching development afternoon
Sep 25, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM

How to do something that seems impossible? How to participate and become a part of a group? How student wellbeing can be promoted in university teaching? The teaching development afternoon will focus on the power of doing together and believing in dreams with sign language rap artist Signmark aka Marko Vuoriheimo.

AI Ethics Seminar
Sep 25, 2018 from 02:15 PM to 04:30 PM

Welcome to JYU's 1st international seminar on Implementing AI Ethics on Tuesday Sep-25th, 2018, 14:15 - 16:30 @startuplab, University of Jyväskylä, Mattilanniemi 2, Agora, B313.

Heartbeat paces learning

The electrophysiological activity of the brain is dominated by rhythmically coupled oscillations with different frequencies. The synchrony between oscillations enables effective communication locally and between brain regions. Many physiological functions, such as breathing and heartbeat, are also rhythmically coupled in nature. Furthermore, the rhythms of the brain and body are coupled. For instance, the neural activities of the hippocampus and the breathing pattern have been shown to oscillate in synchrony. The hippocampus is a crucial brain structure for learning, meaning that the rhythmical coupling of the brain and the body might affect the learning process. The Behavioral Neuroscience Group from the Department of Psychology in the University of Jyväskylä studied the effects of the cardiac cycle in a simple learning task.