Language Acquisition, Representation, and Processing (L.A.R.P.)

Organization profile

Organisation Profile

The research focus of the L.A.R.P. group is on understanding the neural mechanisms of language processing and its acquisition. Our topics involve the neural basis of novel word learning, with specific emphasis on language morphology. In addition to native language learning, we address second language acquisition and the multilingual brain. We strive towards developing new experimental paradigms, with one branch of research focusing on the neural mechanisms of natural reading. Research methods involve eye-movement research, electro- and magnetoencephalography (MEEG), (functional) magnetic resonance imaging (f/MRI) as well as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Ongoing research projects involve close collaboration with Cognitive Brain Research Unit (Department of Psychology and Logopedics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki), Attention and Memory Research group (Department of Psychology and Logopedics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki), BioMag laboratory (Helsinki University Central Hospital), Center for Functionally Integrative Neuroscience (Aarhus University), Finnish Institute of Occupational Health as well as Pedagogical University Tyrol.

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Profiles

Projects 2018 2021

Rapid formation of language-related memory circuits in the human neocortex

Leminen, A., Balla, V. & Shtyrov, Y.

01/01/201831/12/2021

Project: University of Helsinki Three-Year Research Project

Publications 2018 2019

Action-associated modulation of visual event-related potentials evoked by abstract and ecological stimuli

Csifcsák, G., Balla, V. R., Dalos, V. D., Kilencz, T., Biró, E. M., Urbán, G. & Szalóki, S., Feb 2019, In : Psychophysiology. 56, 2, 15 p., 13289.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

An extensive pattern of atypical neural speech-sound discrimination in newborns at risk of dyslexia

Thiede, A., Virtala, P., Ala-Kurikka, I., Partanen, E., Huotilainen, M., Mikkola, K., Leppänen, P. HT. & Kujala, T., May 2019, In : Clinical Neurophysiology. 130, 5, p. 634-646 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Kehityksellisen lukihäiriön aivoperustasta

Partanen, E. J., 2019, In : Puheen ja kielen tutkimuksen yhdistyksen julkaisuja. 51, p. 30-42

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Online build-up of neocortical memory traces for spoken words: specificfacilitatory effect of novel semantic associations

Leminen, A., Partanen, E., Højlund, A., Wallentin, M. & Shtyrov, Y., 22 Mar 2019.

Research output: Conference materialsAbstractResearchpeer-review

Temporal boundary of auditory event formation: An electrophysiological marker

Simon, J., Balla, V. & Winkler, I., Jun 2019, In : International Journal of Psychophysiology. 140, p. 53-61 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Activities 2018 2019

MEG Nord 2019

Viktória Balla (Attendee)
9 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Cognitive Neuroscience Society 26th Annual Meeting

Viktória Balla (Attendee)
23 Mar 201926 Mar 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Kehityksellisen lukihäiriön aivoperustasta

Eino Partanen (Speaker)
28 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

LDA-C5005 Introductory Laboratory course in Cognitive Science

Alina Leminen (Teacher), Viktória Roxána Balla (Teacher)
4 Sep 201830 Jan 2019

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - External teaching and subject coordination

MMN2018: The 8th Mismatch Negativity conference

Alina Leminen (Speaker: Chair)
13 Jun 201815 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars