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Petri Ala-Laurila

  • PL 65 (Viikinkaari 1)

    00014

    Finland

19992020

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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Our ability to see in vastly varying conditions depends critically on the outstanding performance of vision. Vision begins in the neural circuits of the retina, which operates with a remarkable fidelity. I study novel signal processing mechanisms and their adaptive dynamics at the synaptic and cellular-element level across the entire neural circuit of the retina in conditions where only a handful of light quanta underlie detection. My research combines several fields of biosciences and natural sciences.

External positions

Assistant Professor, Aalto University

1 Mar 2014 → …

Fields of Science

  • 3112 Neurosciences
  • 1184 Genetics, developmental biology, physiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Visual Perception

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

Publications

Mice Reach Higher Visual Sensitivity at Night by Using a More Efficient Behavioral Strategy

Koskela, S., Turunen, T. & Ala-Laurila, P., 6 Jan 2020, In : Current Biology. 30, 1, p. 42–53 16 p.

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Paradoxical Rules of Spike Train Decoding Revealed at the Sensitivity Limit of Vision

Smeds, L., Takeshita, D., Turunen, T., Tiihonen, J. S., Westö, J., Martyniuk, N., Seppänen, A. J. & Ala-Laurila, P., 6 Nov 2019, In : Neuron. 104, 3, p. 576-+ 23 p.

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Rods progressively escape saturation to drive visual responses in daylight conditions

Tikidji-Hamburyan, A., Reinhard, K., Storchi, R., Dietter, J., Seitter, H., Davis, K. E., Idrees, S., Mutter, M., Walmsley, L., Bedford, R. A., Ueffing, M., Ala-Laurila, P., Brown, T. M., Lucas, R. J. & Muench, T. A., 27 Nov 2017, In : Nature Communications. 8, 17 p., 1813.

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Activities

Invited talk: Cosyne workshop "Retinal circuits for seeing nature"

Petri Ala-Laurila (Speaker)
4 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Journal of General Physiology (Journal)

Petri Ala-Laurila (Reviewer)
Jan 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Plenary talk: ICBEM 2018 (Aachen, Germany)

Petri Ala-Laurila (Speaker)
23 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Vladimir Kefalov

Petri Ala-Laurila (Host)
12 Dec 2018

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Journal of General Physiology (Journal)

Petri Ala-Laurila (Reviewer)
Jan 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Press / Media

Interview: Hämeen Sanomat

Petri Ala-Laurila

14/10/2017

1 Media contribution

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Interview: Helsingin Sanomat - its Teema magazine

Petri Ala-Laurila

01/01/2016

1 Media contribution

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Interview: Helsingin Sanomat daily magazine

Petri Ala-Laurila

05/05/2015

1 Media contribution

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Interview: Helsingin Sanomat daily magazine

Petri Ala-Laurila

07/01/2015

1 Media contribution

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