People working in the research unit.
Minna Laakso
Satu Saalasti

University Lecturer

Satu Saalasti Research Profile


Prof. Mikko Sams, Aalto University,

Prof. Iiro Jääskeläinen, Aalto University,

Prof Martti Vainio and Dr Juraj Simko (phonetics) University of Helsinki,

Dr Alice Lee University College Cork and

DELAD-initiative for Digital Databank of Disordered Speech, Martin Matthiesen, CSC Finland.

Ritva Torppa

University Lecturer

Ritva Torppa Research Profile


  • Professor Minna Huotilainen, CICERO Learning Network, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Professor Andrew Faulkner, Speech Hearing and Phonetic Sciences, University College London, UK
  • Professor Marja Laasonen, Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Phoniatrics, Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital and University of Helsinki, Finland; Department of Psychology and Speech-Language Pathology, University of Turku, Finland
  • Dr. Daniela Sammler, Otto Hahn Group “Neural Bases of Intonation in Speech and Music”, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
  • Dr. Valerie Looi, SCIC, An RIDBC Service, Sydney Australia; Advanced Bionics (Asia Pacific), Australia
  • Dr. Laura Huhtinen-Hilden, The School of Culture and Creative Studies, Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, Finland
  • Lindfors Foundation:
  • LapCI ry:
  • Cognitive Brain Research Unit:
  • CICERO Learning:
  • Financial support: Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation
Leena Tuomiranta

University Lecturer

Leena Tuomiranta has a special interest in learning in aphasia. She defended her doctoral thesis on the title "Novel word learning ability in chronic post-stroke aphasia: Variability and modality effects" in 2015. Her new project on New word learning in subacute and chronic aphasia started in 2018. The objectives are to follow up learning ability, cognitive-linguistic skills and recovery in people with aphasia during the first year post stroke.

Leena Tuomiranta Research Profile

Alisa Ikonen

University Teacher, PhD student

Alisa Ikonen Research Profile