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  • PL 21 (Haartmaninkatu 3)

    00014

    Finland

20042021

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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Dr. Teppo Särkämö, PhD, Docent (Psychology), is currently working as an Associate Professor of Neuropsychology at the Cognitive Brain Research Unit (CBRU), Department of Psychology and Logopedics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki. His main research interest is on the neural mechanisms of music and speech perception and their deficits (amusia and aphasia), ageing, neuroplasticity of auditory and cognitive functions, and the clinical use of music-based interventions in neurological diseases (e.g. stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia). By using a combination of research methods from cognitive neuroscience, clinical neuropsychology, and psychology, his research team (Music, Ageing and Rehabilitation Team, MART) focuses specifically on the impact of music and speech on the recovery and preservation of cognitive, auditory and motor functions in the ageing brain as well as on emotions, mood, and psychological well-being.

Education information

Adjunct Professor (Title of Docent) in Psychology, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland (May 30, 2014)
Ph.D. (Psychology), Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki (Mar 18, 2011)
M.A. (Psychology), Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland (Jan 13, 2004)

Fields of Science

  • 515 Psychology
  • neuropsychology
  • music perception
  • speech processing
  • attention
  • memory
  • executive function
  • emotion
  • 3112 Neurosciences
  • cognitive neuroscience
  • neuroplasticity
  • magnetoencephalography
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • voxel-based morphometry
  • diffusion tensor imaging
  • voxel-based lesion-symptom mapping
  • 3124 Neurology and psychiatry
  • stroke
  • dementia
  • brain injury
  • neurology
  • gerontology
  • recovery
  • rehabilitation
  • ageing
  • 6131 Theatre, dance, music, other performing arts
  • music rehabilitation
  • music therapy
  • music psychology

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

Publications

Music-based interventions in neurological rehabilitation

Sihvonen, A. J., Särkämö, T., Leo, V., Tervaniemi, M., Altenmueller, E. & Soinila, S., Aug 2017, In : Lancet Neurology. 16, 8, p. 648-660 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

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Golden oldies and silver brains: Deficits, preservation, learning, and rehabilitation effects of music in ageing-related neurological disorders

Sarkamo, T. & Sihvonen, A. J., Dec 2018, In : Cortex. 109, p. 104-123 20 p.

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Music listening enhances cognitive recovery and mood after middle cerebral artery stroke

Särkämö, T., Tervaniemi, M., Laitinen, S., Forsblom, A., Soinila, S., Mikkonen, M., Autti, T., Silvennoinen, H., Erkkilä, J., Laine, M., Peretz, I. & Hietanen, M., 2008, In : Brain : a journal of neurology. 131, 3, p. 866-876 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Structural changes induced by daily music listening in the recovering brain after middle cerebral artery stroke: a voxel-based morphometry study

Särkämö, T. T., Ripollés, P., Vepsäläinen, H. R., Autti, T. H., Silvennoinen, H. M., Salli, E., Laitinen, S., Forsblom, A., Soinila, S. & Rodríguez-Fornells, A., 17 Apr 2014, In : Frontiers in Human Neuroscience . 8, 16 p., 245.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Music and Speech Listening Enhance the Recovery of Early Sensory Processing after Stroke

Sarkamo, T., Pihko, E., Laitinen, S., Forsblom, A., Soinila, S., Mikkonen, M., Autti, T., Silvennoinen, H., Erkkila, J., Laine, M., Peretz, I., Hietanen, M. & Tervaniemi, M., 2010, In : Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 22, 12, p. 2716-2727 12 p.

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Projects

Efficacy and Mechanisms of Music-Based Rehabilitation in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Särkämö, T., Tervaniemi, M., Rantanen, P., Melkas, S., Ylinen, A., Pekkola, J., Koskinen, S., Ala-Ruona, E., Laitinen, S., Holma, M., Ahlfors, M., Jordan-Kilkki, P., Kuusela, L., Peltonen, J., Sairanen, V., Siponkoski, S., Ala-Kauhaluoma, K., Lehtonen, M., Mänttäri, A., Rodriguez-Fornells, A., Ripolles Vidal, P. & Zasler, N.

01/03/2012 → …

Project: Research project

Prizes

Cortex Prize

Teppo Särkämö (Recipient), 15 Sep 2017

Prize: Prizes and awards

Doctoral Thesis Prize 2011 of the University of Helsinki

Teppo Särkämö (Recipient), 26 Mar 2012

Prize: Prizes and awards

Publication of the Year 2008

Teppo Särkämö (Recipient), 7 May 2009

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities

Studia Generalia lecture, University of Helsinki, Finland

Teppo Särkämö (Speaker: Presenter)
14 Feb 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

Neurosciences and Music IV, Edinburgh, UK

Teppo Särkämö (Speaker: Chair)
9 Jun 201112 Jun 2011

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

Neurobiology of Aging (Journal)

Teppo Särkämö (Reviewer)
2019 → …

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

BMJ Open (Journal)

Teppo Särkämö (Reviewer)
2019 → …

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

Supervisor, Doctoral Thesis, Nella Moisseinen (University of Helsinki)

Teppo Särkämö (Supervisor)
Mar 2019 → …

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Press / Media

Web news interview: Yle / Uutiset, Finland

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28/01/2020

1 Media contribution

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TV interview: Yle / Puoli seitsemän, Finland

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28/01/2020

1 Media contribution

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Web news interview: Memocate, Finland

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31/12/2019

1 Media contribution

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Newspaper interview: Hufvudstadsbladet, Finland

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20/12/2019

1 Media contribution

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Newspaper interview: Västra Nyland, Finland

Teppo Särkämö

20/12/2019

1 Media contribution

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