Risto Näätänen#


Risto Näätänen
Email:risto.naatanen 'at' helsinki.fi
Membership Number:1069
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FINLAND
Section:BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES
Username:rnaatanen
Elected:1991
Homepage:http://www.psychology.ut.ee/en/international/prof-risto-naatanen-principal-investigator-university-tartu





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2013 - Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences and Education, Institute of Psychology
  • 2007 - 2012 Professor, University of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences and Education, Institute of Psychology
  • 2001 - 2007 Director of Helsinki Brain Research Centre
  • 1991 - 2006 Director of Helsinki University Cognitive Brain Research Unit
  • 1983 - 2007 Research Professor (Academy Professor) of the Academy of Finland
  • 1975 - 1998 University of Helsinki, Professor of Psychology

Fields of Scholarship
  • Culture and Society
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Mechanisms of Cognition and Personality Processes
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • The mismatch negativity phenomenon

Honours and Awards
  • 1985 Member of the International Academy of Science
  • 1990 Knight, First Class, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland
  • 1991 Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 1994 Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • 1998 - 2002 The Board of the Finnish Science Academies: Member and Vice-president
  • 2000 Honorary Doctor of Psychology, University of Jyväskylä
  • 2000 Honorary Doctor of Social Sciences, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • 2001 - 2007 International Steering Committee of the Centre of Behavioural and Health Sciences, Estonia
  • 2007 Nordic Prize for research within Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Sweden
  • 2007 Honorary Doctor of Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • 2008 Honorary Doctor (Neuroscience), University of St. Petersburg
  • 2008 Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
  • 2010 The Grand Medal of the University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
  • 2010 Honorary Doctor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2012 The Golden Medal of the Finnish Psychological Association, Finland
  • 2012 Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland


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