Lauri Nummenmaa

Lauri Nummenmaa (PhD) is one of Finland’s leading brain researchers and an internationally renowned name in emotion research. He works as a professor of medical image processing and modelling at the University of Turku, leading the Human Emotion Systems laboratory and heading up the Psychology department at the university. Nummenmaa has studied emotions for more than 15 years and published more than 130 scientific articles on the psychology and brain mechanisms of emotions and sociality. He is a former Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge (2007-2008). Nummenmaa is also a licensed psychologist and sought-after lecturer and speaker.

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