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Salmelin, Riitta

Works: 7 works in 18 publications in 1 language and 163 library holdings
Roles: Editor, Author, Opponent
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Most widely held works by Riitta Salmelin
MEG : an introduction to methods( )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magnetoencephalography (MEG) is an exciting brain imaging technology that allows real-time tracking of neural activity, making it an invaluable tool for advancing our understanding of brain function. In this comprehensive introduction to MEG, Peter Hansen, Morten Kringelbach, and Riitta Salmelin have brought together the leading researchers to provide the basic tools for planning and executing MEG experiments, as well as analyzing and interpreting the resulting data. Chapters on the basics describe the fundamentals of MEG and its instrumentation, and provide guidelines for designing experiments and performing successful measurements. Chapters on data analysis present it in detail, from general concepts and assumptions to analysis of evoked responses and oscillatory background activity. Chapters on solutions propose potential solutions to the inverse problem using techniques such as minimum norm estimates, spatial filters and beamformers. Chapters on combinations elucidate how MEG can be used to complement other neuroimaging techniques. Chapters on applications provide practical examples of how to use MEG to study sensory processing and cognitive tasks, and how MEG can be used in a clinical setting. These chapters form a complete basic reference source for those interested in exploring or already using MEG that will hopefully inspire them to try to develop new, exciting approaches to designing and analyzing their own studies
Perceptual reorganization of vowels Separating the linguistic and acoustic parts of the mismatch response by Ellen Marklund( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

During the first year of life, infants go from perceiving speech sounds primarily based on their acoustic characteristics, to perceiving speech sounds as belonging to speech sound categories relevant in their native language(s). The transition is apparent in that very young infants typically discriminate both native and non-native speech sound contrasts, whereas older infants show better discrimination for native contrasts and worse or no discrimi­na­tion for non-native contrasts. The rate of this perceptual reorganization depends, among other things, on the salience of the relevant speech sounds within the speech signal. As such, the perceptual reorganization of vowels and lexical tone typically precedes the perceptual reorganization of consonants. Perceptual reorganizatoin of speech sounds is often demonstrated by measuring in­fants' discrimination of specific speech sound contrasts across development. One way of measuring discriminatory ability is to use the mismatch response (MMR). This is a brain response that can be measured using external electroencephalography re­cord­ings. Pre­senting an oddball (deviant) stimulus among a series of standard stimuli elicits a response that, in adults, correlates well with behavioral discrimination. When the two stimuli are speech sounds contrastive in the listeners' language, the response arguably reflects both acoustic and linguistic processing. In infants, the response is less studied, but has nevertheless already proven useful for studies on the perceptual reorganization of speech sounds. The present thesis documents a series of studies with the end game of investigating how amount of speech exposure influences the perceptual reorganization, and whe­ther the learning mechanisms involved in speech sound cate­gory learning is specific to speech or domain-general. In order to be able to compare MMR results across diffe­rent age groups in infancy, a non-speech control condition needed to be devised however, to account for changes in the MMR across development that are attributable to general brain matura­tion rather than language development specifically. Findings of studies incorporated in the thesis show that spectrally rotated speech can be used to approximate the acoustic part of the MMR in adults. Subtracting the acoustic part of the MMR from the full MMR thus estimates the part of the MMR that is linked to linguistic, rather than acoustic, processing. The strength of this linguistic part of the MMR in four- and eight-month-old infants is directly related to the daily amount of speech that the infants are exposed to. No evidence of distributional learning of non-speech auditory categories was demonstrated in adults, but the results together with previous research generated hypo­theses for future study. In conclusion, the research performed within the scope of this thesis highlight the need of a non-speech control condition for use in developmental speech perception studies using the MMR, demonstrates the viability of one such non-speech control condition, and points toward relevant future research within the topic of speech sound category development
Neural processing of spoken words in specific language impairment and dyslexia( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Construction of the rotating cryostat rota2, its use for zero sounds experiments in 3 He-B, and calculations of ion mobility in 3 He-A and 3 He-P by Riitta Salmelin( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Construction of the rotating cryostat ROTA2, its use for zero sound experiments in [sup 3]He-B, and calculations of ion mobility in [sup 3]He-A and [sup 3]He-P by Riitta Salmelin( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Construction of the rotating cryostat rota2, its use for zero sound experiments in 3He-B, and calculation of ion mobility in 3He-A and 3He-P by Riitta Salmelin( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

14th annual meeting of the organization for human brain mapping by Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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MEG : an introduction to methods
Alternative Names
Riitta Salmelin Finnish professor of imaging language (Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland); academy (research) professor (Academy of Finland)

Riitta Salmelin Fins onderzoekster (1961-)

Riitta Salmelin suomalainen systeemisen ja kognitiivisen neurotieteen professori Aalto-yliopiston perustieteiden korkeakoulun Neurotieteen ja lääketieteellisen tekniikan laitoksella; akatemiaprofessori (Suomen Akatemia)

English (18)