Interaction Analysis Lab is a group of five members directed by Dr. Ville Harjunen. 
Ville Harjunen

Ville Harjunen studies how people process others' body language, and emotional expressions and how individuals differ in their interaction styles and way to react to others' social actions. His research builds on a combination of naturalistic lab experiments, virtual reality simulations, and neuroscience methods. He received his BSSc and MSSc in social psychology from the University of Helsinki and his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Helsinki. Currently, he works as a postdoctoral researcher at the faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki.

Emmi Koskinen

Emmi Koskinen is a PhD in sociology. She defended her dissertation on story reception and affiliation in interactions with neurotypical and Asperger participants in Spring 2022. After that she investigated similar phenomena in relation to narcissistic personality traits in the Academy of Finland funded project ‘Facing Narcissism’. Koskinen has experience in combining qualitative, conversation analytical observations to psychophysiological measurements, and in the EnTiTy project she will continue this line of research as well as broaden the scope of enquiry to electrophysiological measures of brain activity.

Markus Söderman

Markus Söderman wrote his Master's thesis on language choice in digital environments, using combined methods and knowledge from several different subjects and areas of study. Söderman focuses on language choice, sociology of language and digitally mediated communication. Söderman participates in The Interaction Analysis Lab as a doctoral researcher.

Pyry Heikkinen

Pyry Heikkinen (MA) Is a doctoral researcher with extensive experience in working with electrophysiological data in varied contexts. His PhD project is focused on how shared music-induced emotional experiences and rhythmic scaffolding affects the physiological underpinnings of goal-directed cooperation, and social evaluations. Heikkinen is a part of the interaction analysis lab.

Santeri Lepistö

Santeri Lepistö is a doctoral researcher in the Department of Psychology and Logopedics at the University of Helsinki. He received B.A. and M.A. in Psychology from the University of Jyväskylä and M.Sc. in Neuroscience from the University of Helsinki. Lepistö’s research concerns neurobehavioral and psychophysiological processes of social interaction in face-to-face and video-mediated settings. His research focuses on engagement in dyadic interaction, encompassing topics such as emotions, attention, social presence, and media richness and naturalness.

Jan Lindström

Professor Jan Lindström from the Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian, and Scandinavian Studies (UH) is a central scholar in Scandinavian interactional linguistics. He contributes to the multimodal interaction analysis of the EnTiTy -project and is responsible for the comparative pragmatic analysis, also supervising Ph.D. candidate Markus Söderman.

Mariel Wuolio

Mariel Wuolio is a social psychologist and aspiring researcher. As the project planner of Engine, Wuolio holds many strings in her hands, including the project’s data collection, management, and configuration processes, as well as facilitation of publication processes, event organization, and research participant recruitment.