Original peer-reviewed articles in international scientific journals

In press

  1. Lähteenmäki, M., Kauramäki, J., Sauter, D., & Nummenmaa, L. (in press). Auditory affective processing requires awareness. Emotion. See also our prior study showing similar constraits in visual processing.
  2. Nummenmaa, L., & Karjalainen, T. (in press). Opioidergic regulation of pain and pleasure in human social relationships. Neuropsychopharmacology reviews.
  3. Saanijoki, T., Nummenmaa, L., Koivumäki, M., Kalliokoski, K.K., Hannukainen, J. (in press). Affective adaptation to repeated SIT and MICT protocols in insulin resistant subjectsMedicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
  4. Saanijoki, T., Tuominen, L.J., Nummenmaa, L., Arponen, E., Kalliokoski, K., & Hirvonen, J. (in press). Opioid release after high-intensity interval training in healthy human subjectsNeuropsychopharmacology.
  5. Nummenmaa, L., & Saarimäki, H. (in press). Emotions as discrete patterns of systemic activity. Neuroscience Letters.
  6. Li, J., Oksama, L., Nummenmaa, L. & Hyönä, J. (in press). Anger improves sustained attention on targets during dynamic multiple object tracking. Cognition & Emotion,
  7. Nummenmaa, L., & Tuominen, L.J. (2017). Opioid system and human emotions. British Journal of Pharmacology.


  1. Tuulari, J.J., Tuominen, L., de Boer, F., Hirvonen, J., Nuutila, P., & Nummenmaa, L. (2017). Feeding releases endogenous opioids in humans. The Journal of Neuroscience, 37, 8284-8291.
  2. Karjalainen, T., Karlsson, H.K., Lahnakoski, J.M., Glerean, E., Nuutila, P., Jääskeläinen, I.P., Hari, R., Sams, M., & Nummenmaa, L. (2017). Dissociable roles of cerebral μ-opioid and type 2 dopamine receptors in vicarious pain: A combined PET–fMRI study. Cerebral Cortex, 27, 4257–4266.
  3. Lahnakoski, J., Jääskeläinen, I.P., Sams, M., & Nummenmaa, L. (2017). Neural mechanisms for integrating consecutive and interleaved natural events. Human Brain Mapping, 38, 3360-3376.
  4. Salmi, J., Koistinen, O-P., Jylänki, P., Vehtari, A., Jääskeläinen, I-P., Mäkelä, S., Nummenmaa, L., Nummi-Kuisma, K., Nummi, I., & Sams, M. (2017). Distributed neural signatures of natural audiovisual speech and music in the human auditory cortex. NeuroImage, 157, 108-117.
  5. Manninen, S., Tuominen, L., Dunbar, R.I.M., Karjalainen, T., Hirvonen, J., Arponen, E., Hari, R., Jääskeläinen, I.P., Sams, M., & Nummenmaa, L. (2017). Social laughter triggers endogenous opioid release in humans. The Journal of Neuroscience, 37, 6125-6131; see also commentary on our work by Fausto Caruana in the same journal
  6. Komulainen, E., Glerean, E., Meskanen, K., Heikkilä, R., Nummenmaa, L., Raij, T.T., Lahti, J., Jylhä, P., Melartin, T., Isometsä, E., & Ekelund, J., (2017). Single dose of mirtazapine modulates whole-brain functional connectivity during emotional narrative processing. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 30, 60-69.
  7. Nummenmaa, L., Oksama, L., Glerean, E., & Hyönä, J. (2017). Cortical circuit for binding object identity and location during multiple object tracking. Cerebral Cortex, 27, 162–172.
  8. Chen,T.,  Nummenmaa, L.,  & Hietanen, J.K. (2017). Eye contact judgment is influenced by perceiver’s social anxiety but not by their affective stateFrontiers in Psychology.


  1. Hautala, J. Lohberg, O., Hietanen, J.K., Nummenmaa, L., & Astikainen, P. (2016). Effects of conversation content on viewing dyadic conversations. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 9, 1-12.
  2. Nummenmaa, L., Tuominen, L., Dunbar, R., Hirvonen, J., Manninen, S., Arponen, E., Machin, A., Hari, R., Jääskeläinen, I.P., & Sams, M. (2016). Social touch modulates endogenous µ-opioid system activity in humansNeuroImage, 138, 242-247.
  3. Tuulari, J.J., Karlsson, H.K., Antikainen, O., Hirvonen, J., Pham, T., Salminen, P., Helmiö, M., Parkkola, R., Nuutila, P., & Nummenmaa, L. (2016). Bariatric surgery induces white and grey matter density recovery in the morbidly obese: A voxel-based morphometric studyHuman Brain Mapping, 37, 3745-3756.
  4. Karjalainen, T., Tuominen, L., Manninen, S., Kalliokoski, K., Nuutila, P., Jääskeläinen, I.P., Hari, R., Sams, M., & Nummenmaa, L. (2016). Behavioural activation system sensitivity is associated with cerebral μ-opioid receptor availabilitySocial Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11, 1310-1316.
  5. Hietanen, J.K., Glerean, E., Hari, R., & Nummenmaa, L. (in press). Bodily maps of emotions across child developmentDevelopmental Science.
  6. Karlsson, H.K., Tuulari, J.J., Tuominen, L., Hirvonen, J., Honka, H., Parkkola, R., Helin, S., Salminen, P., Nuutila, P., & Nummenmaa, L. (2016). Weight loss after bariatric surgery normalizes brain opioid receptors in morbid obesity. Molecular Psychiatry, 21, 1057-1062.
  7. Saarimäki, H., Gostopoulos, A., Jääskeläinen, I.P., Lampinen, J., Vuilleumier, P., Hari, R., Sams, M., & Nummenmaa, L. (2016). Discrete neural signatures of basic emotionsCerebral Cortex, 6, 2563-2573.
  8. Nummenmaa, L., Suvilehto, J.T., Glerean, E., Santtila, P., & Hietanen, J.K. (2016). Topography of human erogenous zonesArchives of Sexual Behaviour, 45, 1207-1216.
  9. Glerean, E., Pan, R., Salmi, J., Kujala, R., Roine, U., Nummenmaa, L., Leppämäki, S., Nieminen-von Wendt, Tani, P., Saramäki, J., Sams, M., & Jääskeläinen, I.P. (2016). Reorganization of functionally connected brain subnetworks in high-functioning autismHuman Brain Mapping, 37, 1066–1079.
  10. Komulainen, E., Heikkilä, R., Meskanen, K., Raij, T.T, Nummenmaa, L., Lahti, J., Jylhä, P, Melartin, T., Isometsä, E., & Ekelund, J. (2016) A single dose of mirtazapine attenuates the default mode network activity during self-referential processing in healthy volunteers. Journal of Psychopharmacology30, 23-32.


  1. Saanijoki, T., Nummenmaa, L., Eskelinen, J.J., Savolainen, A.M., Vahlberg, T., Kalliokoski, K.K., & Hannukainen, J.C. (2015). Affective responses to repeated sessions of high-intensity interval trainingMedicine & Science in Sports & Exercise,47, 2604-2611.
  2. Suvilehto, J., Glerean, E., Dunbar, R.I.M., Hari, R., & Nummenmaa, L.
    (2015).Topography of social touching depends on emotional bonds between humans.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115, 13811-13816.
  3. Tuominen, L., Tuulari, J.J., Karlsson, H.K.,  Hirvonen, J., Helin, S., Salminen, P., Parkkola, R., Hietala, J., Nuutila, P., & Nummenmaa, L. (2015). Aberrant mesolimbic dopamine-opiate interaction in obesity. NeuroImage122, 80-86.
  4. Hotta, J., Harno, H., Nummenmaa, L., Hari, R., & Forss, N. (2015). Patients with complex regional pain syndrome overestimate applied force in observed hand actions. European Journal of Pain, 19, 1372-1381.
  5. Nummenmaa, L., Manninen, S., Tuominen, L., Hirvonen, J., Kalliokoski, K., Nuutila, P., Jääskeläinen, I.P. Hari, R., Dunbar, R.I.M., & Sams, M. (2015). Adult attachment style is associated with cerebral mu-opioid receptor availability in humansHuman Brain Mapping, 36, 3621-3628.
  6. Halko, M-L., Mäkelä, T., Nummenmaa, L., Hlushchuk, Y., & Schürmann, M. (2015).Hedonic context modulates risky choices and reward responses in amygdala and dorsal striatum. Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology and Economics8, 100-115.
  7. Alho, J., Salminen, N., Sams, M., Hietanen, J.K. & Nummenmaa, L. (2015).Facilitated early cortical processing of nude human bodiesBiological Psychology,109,103–110.
  8. Lähteenmäki, M., Hyönä, J., Koivisto, M., & Nummenmaa, L. (2015). Affective processing requires awarenessJournal of Experimental Psychology: General144, 339-365.
  9. Karlsson, H.K., Tuominen, L., Tuulari, J.J., Hirvonen, J., Parkkola, R., Helin, S., Salminen, P., Nuutila, P., & Nummenmaa, L. (2015). Obesity is associated with decreased mu-opioid but unaltered dopamine D2 receptor availability in the brain.The Journal of Neuroscience35, 3959-3965.
  10. Tuulari, J.J., Karlsson, H.K., Hirvonen, J., Salminen, P., Nuutila, P., & Nummenmaa, L. (2015). Neural circuits for cognitive appetite control in healthy and obese individuals: An fMRI studyPLoS One10(2), e0116640.


  1. Calvo, M.G., Gutiérrez-García, A., Fernández-Martín, A., & Nummenmaa, L. (2014).Recognition of facial expressions of emotion is related to their frequency in everyday lifeJournal of Nonverbal Behavior38, 549-567.
  2. Smirnov, D., Glerean, E., Lahnakoski, J., Salmi, J., Jääskeläinen, I.P., Sams, M.,Nummenmaa, L. (2014). Fronto-parietal network supporting context-dependent speech comprehensionNeuropsychologia, 63, 293–303.
  3. Hietanen, J.K., Kirjavainen, I., & Nummenmaa, L., (2014). Additive effects of affective arousal and top-down attention on the event-related brain responses to human bodiesBiological Psychology, 103, 167–175.
  4. Nummenmaa, L., Saarimäki, H., Glerean, E., Gotsopoulos, A., Hari, R., & Sams, M. (2014). Emotional speech synchronizes brains across listeners and engages large-scale dynamic brain networks. NeuroImage, 102, 498-509.
  5. Lahnakoski, J., Glerean, E.G., Jääskeläinen, I.P., Hyönä, J., Hari, R., Sams, M., &Nummenmaa, L. (2014). Synchronous brain activity across individuals underlies shared psychological perspectivesNeuroImage, 100, 316–324.
  6. Orava, J., Nummenmaa, L.,Noponen, T., Viljanen, T., Parkkola, R., Nuutila, P. & Virtanen, K. (2014). Brown adipose tissue function is accompanied by cerebral activation in lean humansJournal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, 34, 1018-23.
  7. Tuominen, L., Nummenmaa, L., Keltikangas-Järvinen, L., Raitakari, O. & Hietala, J. (2014). Mapping neurotransmitter networks with PET: An example on serotonin and opioid systemsHuman Brain Mapping, 35, 1875-1884.
  8. Calvo, M.G., Fernández-Martín, A., & Nummenmaa, L. Facial expression recognition in peripheral versus central vision:  Role of the eyes and the mouth (2014).Psychological Research, 78, 180-195.
  9. Nummenmaa, L., Smirnov, D., Lahnakoski, J., Glerean, E., Jääskeläinen, I.P., Sams, M., & Hari, R. (2014). Mental action simulation synchronizes action-observation circuits across individualsThe Journal of Neuroscience, 34,748 –757.
  10. Nummenmaa, L., Glerean, E., Hari, R., & Hietanen, J.K. (2014). Bodily maps of emotionsProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111, 646-651.


  1. Karlsson, H.K., Tuulari, J.J., Hirvonen, J., Lepomäki, V., Parkkola, R., Hiltunen, J., Hannukainen, J., Nuutila, P., & Nummenmaa, L. (2013). Obesity is associated with white matter atrophy: A combined diffusion tensor imaging and voxel-based morphometric studyObesity, 21, 2530-2537.
  2. Salmi, J., Roine, U., Glerean, E., Lahnakoski, J., Nieminen-von Wendt, T., Tani, P., Leppämäki, S., Nummenmaa, L., Jääskeläinen, I.P., Carlson, S., Rintahaka, P., & Sams, M. (2013). The brains of high functioning autistic individuals do not synchronize with those of othersNeuroImage: Clinical3, 489–497.
  3. Kätsyri, J., Ravaja, N., Hari, R., & Nummenmaa, L. (2013). The opponent matters: Elevated fMRI reward responses to winning against a human versus a computer opponent during interactive video game playingCerebral Cortex23,2829-2839.
  4. Calvo, M.G., Fernández-Martín, A., & Nummenmaa, L. (2013) A smile biases the recognition of eye expressions: Configural projection from a salient mouthQuarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 66, 1159-1181.
  5. Tuulari, J.J., Karlsson, H.K., Hirvonen, J., Bucci, M., Hannukainen, J.M., salminen, P., Helmiö, M., Ovaska, J., Soinio, M., Forsback, S., Nummenmaa, L., & Nuutila, P.Weight loss after bariatric surgery reverses insulin-induced increases in brain glucose metabolism of the morbidly obese (2013). Diabetes, 62, 2747-2751.
  6. Kätsyri, J., Ravaja, N., Hari, R., & Nummenmaa, L. (2013). Just watching the game ain’t enough: Striatal fMRI reward responses to successes and failures in a video game during active and vicarious playingFrontiers in Human Neuroscience.


  1. Calvo, M.G., Fernández-Martín, A., & Nummenmaa, L. (2012).  Perceptual and affective processing of ambiguous smiling facial expressions. Cognition, 125, 373-393.
  2. Laaksonen, K., Kirveskari, E. Mäkelä, J.P., Kaste, M., Mustanoja, S., Tatlisumak, T,Nummenmaa, L., & Forss, N. Effect of afferent input on motor cortex excitability during stroke recovery (2012). Clinical Neuropshysiology123, 2429-2436.
  3. Nummenmaa, L., Hietanen, J.K., Santtila, P., & Hyönä, J. (2012). Gender and visibility of sexual cues modulate eye movements while viewing faces and bodies.Archives of Sexual Behavior, 41, 1439-1451.
  4. Viinikainen, M., Glerean, E., Jääskeläinen, I.P., Kettunen, J., Sams, M., &Nummenmaa, L. (2012). Nonlinear neural representation of emotional feelings elicited by dynamic naturalistic stimulationThe Open Neuroimaging Journal, 2.
  5. Lahnakoski, J.M., Glerean, E., Salmi, J., Jääskeläinen, I.P., Sams, M., Hari, R. &Nummenmaa, L. (2012). Naturalistic fMRI mapping reveals superior temporal sulcus as the hub for the distributed brain network for social perceptionFrontiers in Human Neuroscience.
  6. Nummenmaa, L., Glerean, E., Viinikainen, M., Jääskeläinen, I.P., Hari, R., & Sams, M. (2012) Emotions promote social interaction by synchronizing brain activity across individuals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109, 9599–9604.
  7. Nevalainen, P., Pihko, E., Mäenpää, H., Valanne, L., Nummenmaa, L., & Lauronen, L. (2012). Bilateral alterations in somatosensory cortical processing in hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 54, 361-7.
  8. Nummenmaa, L., Engell, A.D., von dem Hagen, E., Henson, R.N.A., & Calder, A.J. (2012). Autism  spectrum  traits  predict  the  neural  response  to  eye  gaze  in  typical  individuals. NeuroImage, 59, 3356-3363.
  9. Nummenmaa, L., Hirvonen, J., Hannukainen, J.C, Immonen, H., Lindroos, M.M., Salminen, P., & Nuutila, P. (2012). Dorsal striatum and its limbic connectivity mediate abnormal anticipatory reward processing in obesityPLoS One, 7(2), e31089.


  1. Calvo, M.G. & Nummenmaa, L. (2011). Time course of discrimination between emotional facial expressions: The role of visual saliencyVision Research, 51, 1751–1759.
  2. Calvo, M.G., Avero, P., & Nummenmaa, L. (2011). Primacy of emotional vs. semantic scene recognition in peripheral visionCognition & Emotion, 25,1358-75.
  3. Hietanen, J.K. & Nummenmaa, L. (2011). The Naked Truth: The Effect of Nudity on Face and Body Sensitive N170 ResponsePLoS One, 6(11), e24408.
  4. Hirvonen J., Virtanen, K.A., Nummenmaa, L., Hannukainen, J.C., Honka, M-J., Bucci, M., Nesterov, S.V., Parkkola, R., Rinne, J., Iozzo, P., & Nuutila, P. Effects of insulin on brain glucose metabolism in impaired glucose tolerance. (2011).Diabetes60, 443-447.
  5. Kallio, S., Hyönä, J., Revonsuo, A., Pilleriin, S., & Nummenmaa, L. (2011). The existence of a hypnotic state revealed by eye movements. PLoS One6, e26374 – e26374.
  6. Nummenmaa, L., Hietanen, J.K., Calvo, M.G. & Hyönä, J. (2011). Food catches the eye but not for everyone: A BMI–contingent attentional bias in rapid detection of nutrimentsPLoS One, 6(5), e19215.
  7. von dem Hagen, E., Nummenmaa, L., Yu, R., Engell, A., Ewbank, M., &  Calder, A. (2011). Autism Spectrum traits in the typical population predict structure and function in the posterior superior temporal sulcusCerebral Cortex, 21, 493-500


  1. Calvo, M.G., Nummenmaa, L., & Avero, P. (2010). Recognition advantage of happy faces in extrafoveal vision: Featural and affective processingVisual Cognition, 18, 1274 – 1297.
  2. Engell, A.D., Nummenmaa, L., Oosterhof, N.N., Henson, R.N.A., Haxby, J.V., & Calder, A.J. (2010). Differential activation of frontoparietal attention networks by social and symbolic spatial cuesSocial Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 5,432-440.
  3. Nummenmaa, L., Passamonti, L., Rowe, J., Engell, A.D., & Calder, A.J. (2010)Connectivity analysis reveals a cortical network for eye gaze perception. Cerebral Cortex8, 1780-1787.
  4. Nummenmaa, L., & Hyönä, J., & Calvo, M.G. (2010). Semantic categorization precedes affective evaluation of visual scenesJournal of Experimental Psychology: General, 139, 222-246.


  1. Calvo, M.G. & Nummenmaa, L. (2009). Eye movement assessment of the time course in facial expression recognition: Neurophysiological implications.Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 9, 398-411.
  2. Calvo, M.G. & Nummenmaa, L. (2009). Lateralised covert attention in word identification. Laterality, 14(2),178- 195.
  3. Gutierrez, A., Nummenmaa, L., & Calvo, M.G. (2009). Enhanced processing of a coarse impression of emotional scenes in peripheral visionSpanish Journal of Psychology, 12, 414-423.
  4. Nummenmaa, L. & Hietanen, J. K (2009). How attentional systems process conflicting cues? The superiority of social over symbolic orienting revisited.Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance35, 1738-1754.
  5. Nummenmaa, L., Hyönä, J., & Calvo, M.G. (2009). Emotional scene content drives the saccade generation system reflexively. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 35, 305-323.
  6. Nummenmaa, L., Hyönä, J., & Hietanen, J.K. (2009). I’ll walk this way: Eyes reveal the direction of locomotion and make passers-by to look and go the other wayPsychological Science20, 1454-1458.


  1. Calvo, M.G. & Nummenmaa, L. (2008). Detection of emotional faces: salient physical features guide effective visual search. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 137, 471-494.
  2. Calvo, M.G., Nummenmaa, L., & Avero, P. (2008). Visual search of emotional faces: Eye-movement assessment of component processesExperimental Psychology55, 359-370.
  3. Calvo, M.G., Nummenmaa, L., & Hyönä, J. (2008). Emotional scenes in peripheral vision: Selective orienting and gist processing, but not content identificationEmotion8, 68–80.
  4. Hietanen, J.K., Leppänen, J.M., Nummenmaa, L., & Astikainen, P. (2008).Visuospatial attention shifts by gaze and arrow cues: An ERP study. Brain Research, 1215, 123 – 136.
  5. Nummenmaa, L., Hirvonen, J., Parkkola, R., & Hietanen, J. K. (2008). Is emotional contagion special? An fMRI study on neural systems for affective and cognitive empathyNeuroImage, 43, 571–580.
  6. Nummenmaa, M., & Nummenmaa, L. (2008). Emotions and interest in visible and invisible web-based learning activitiesBritish Journal of Educational Psychology, 78, 163 – 178.
  7. Nummenmaa, L., Peets, K., & Salmivalli, C. (2008). Automatic activation of adolescents’ peer-relational schemas: Evidence from priming with facial identity.Child Development, 79, 1659 – 1675.


  1. Calvo, M.G., Nummenmaa, L., & Hyönä, J. (2007). Emotional and neutral scenes in competition: orienting, efficiency, and identificationThe Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology60, 1585-1593.
  2. Calvo, M.G., & Nummenmaa, L. (2007). Processing of unattended emotional visual scenes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 136, 347–369.


  1. Hietanen, J.K., Nummenmaa, L., Nyman, M., Parkkola, R., & Hämäläinen, H. (2006) Automatic attention orienting by social and symbolic cues activate different neural networks: An fMRI studyNeuroImage, 33, 406-413.
  2. Nummenmaa, L., & Hietanen, J.K. (2006) Gaze distractors influence saccadic curvature: Evidence for the role of the oculomotor system in gaze-cued orienting.Vision Research46, 3674–3680.
  3. Nummenmaa, L., & Hyönä, J., & Calvo, M.G. (2006). Eye movement assessment of selective attentional capture by emotional picturesEmotion, 6, 257-268.


  1. Vuorela, M., & Nummenmaa, L. (2004). How undergraduate students meet a new learning environment? Computers in Human Behavior, 20, 763-777.
  1. Vuorela, M., & Nummenmaa, L. (2004). Affect, regulation and behavior in web-based learning environmentsEuropean Journal of Psychology of Education, 19, 423-436.


Review articles in international scientific journals

  1. Hari, R, Sams, M., & Nummenmaa, L. (2016). Attending and neglecting people: Bridging neuroscience, psychology and sociologyPhilosophical Transactions of The Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 371.
  2. Adolphs, R., Nummenmaa, L., Todorov, A., & Haxby, J.V. (2016). Data-driven approaches in the investigation of social perceptionPhilosphical Transactions of The Royal Society of London Series B, 371
  3. Calvo, M.G. & Nummenmaa, L. (2016). Perceptual and affective mechanisms in facial expression recognition: An integrative review. Cognition & Emotion, 30, 1081-1106.
  4. Nummenmaa, L., & Calvo, M.G. (2015). Dissociation between recognition and detection advantage for facial expressions: A meta-analysisEmotion,15, 243-256.
  5. Nummenmaa, L., & Calder, A.J. (2009). Neural mechanisms of social attention.Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 13(3), 135-143.
  6. Nummenmaa, L., & Niemi, P. (2004). Inducing affective states with success-failure manipulations: A meta-analysis. Emotion, 4, 207-214.

Review articles in Finnish scientific journals

  1. Nummenmaa, L. (2016). Aivot, mielihyvä ja liikuntaLiikunta & Tiede, 63, 39-43.
  2. Nummenmaa, L. (2016). Tunteiden neurobiologiaLääkärilehti, 10/2016.
  3. Nummenmaa, L. (2011). Sinun silmiesi tähden: Katseen havaitsemisen aivomekanismit. Psykologia, 46, 4-19.
  4. Nummenmaa, L. (2005). Efektikoko psykologisessa tutkimuksessa [Effect size in psychological science]. Psykologia, 5-6/05, 559-567.
  5. Juujärvi, P., & Nummenmaa, L. (2003). Emootiot, emootion säätely ja hyvinvointi[Emotions, emotion regulation and well being]. Psykologia, 1/2004, 59-66.


Book chapters and non-reviewed scientific articles

  1. Nummenmaa, L. (2017). Mistä puhumme kun puhumme tunteista. Tieteessä tapahtuu, 2/2017, 35-39.
  2. Nummenmaa, L. (2016). Keholliset tunteet. Psykologianopettaja 1/2016, 7-10.
  3. Nummenmaa, L. & Hari, R. (2017). Koskettavat tunteet. In Ylikoski, M. (eds), Tutkitusti-Ihmisen Mieli.
  4. Hari, R., Himberg, T., Nummenmaa, L., Hämäläinen, M., & Parkkonen, L. (2013).Synchrony of brains and bodies during implicit interpersonal interactionTrends in Cognitive Sciences, 17, 105-106.
  5. Hari, R., & Nummenmaa, LMiten toivo ja epätoivo tarttuvat? In M. O. Huttunen, R. Pelkonen, & K. Saarelma (2014). Toivo lääketieteessä. Helsinki: Duodecim.
  6.   Nummenmaa, L. (2013). Tunteet kriisien keskellä. In J. Hämeen-Anttila, K. Katajala, A. Sihvola, & I. Hetemäki. (eds.) Kaikki syntyy kriisistä. Helsinki: Gaudeamus.
  7. Nummenmaa L. & Sams, M. (2011). Tunteet mielessä ja aivoissa. In L.C. Andersson, I. Hetemäki, R. Mustonen & A.Sihvola (eds.). Kaikki irti arjesta. Helsinki: Gaudeamus
  8. Sams, M. & Nummenmaa, L. (2011). Miten suomalaiset kuvailevat tunteitaan? In L.C. Andersson, I. Hetemäki, R. Mustonen & A.Sihvola (eds.). Kaikki irti arjesta. Helsinki: Gaudeamus.
  9. Nummenmaa L. (2009). Tunteiden aivomekanismit. In M. Sams (Eds.). Aivot ja oppiminen. Electronic textbook available at
  10. Nummenmaa, L., Hyona, J., & Calvo, M.G. (2008). Do emotional scenes catch the eye? In K. Rayner, J. Shen, X. Bai, and G. Yan (Eds.), Cognitive and Cultural Influences on Eye Movements.  Tinajin: Tianjin People’s Publishing House/Hove: Psychology Press.
  11. Calder, A.J., & Nummenmaa, L. (2007). Face cells: Separate processing of expression and gaze in the amygdalaCurrent Biology17, R371-R372.
  12. Nummenmaa, L. (2007). Sosiaalisen tarkkaavaisuuden suuntautuminen.Psykologia, 42, 289-294.
  13. Nummenmaa, L. (2006). Emootiotutkimuksen menetelmät [Research methods in Emotion]. In H. Hämäläinen, A. Revonsuo, O. Aaltonen, & M. Laine (Eds.), Mieli ja aivot. Kognitiivisen neurotieteen oppikirja. Jyväskylä: Gummerus.
  14. Nummenmaa, L. (2006) Kogntio ja emootio [Cognition and Emotion]. In H. Hämäläinen, A. Revonsuo, O. Aaltonen, & M. Laine, Mieli ja aivot. Kognitiivisen neurotieteen oppikirja. Jyväskylä: Gummerus. 


  1. Nummenmaa, L,, Holopainen, M., & Pulkkinen, P. (in press). Tilastollisten menetelmien perusteet – opettajan opas [Teacher’s guide to Introductory Statistics]. Helsinki: SanomaPRO.
  2. Nummenmaa, L,, Holopainen, M., & Pulkkinen, P. (2014). Tilastollisten menetelmien perusteet [Introductory Statistics]. Helsinki: SanomaPRO.
  3. Nummenmaa, L. (2006; 2009). Käyttäytymistieteiden tilastolliset menetelmät: Harjoituskirja [Excercises on multivariate statistics for behavioural sciences].Vammala: Tammi.
  4. Nummenmaa, L. (2004;2009) Käyttäytymistieteiden tilastolliset menetelmät[Multivariate statistics for behavioural sciences]. Vammala: Tammi.
  5. Nummenmaa, L. (2002). Psykometriikan perusteet [Introduction to psychometrics]. Turku: Turun yliopisto, Psykologian laitos.

Books popularizing science

  1. Nummenmaa, L. (2010). Tunteiden psykologia (The Psychology of Emotions). Falun: Tammi.

Articles popularizing science

  1. Nummenmaa, L. (2015). Tunteet sosiaalisen ihmisen palveluksessaMielenterveys, 2 / 2015.
  2. Nummenmaa, L. (2015). Tunteet, järki ja päätöksentekoChydenius 3 / 2015.
  3. Nummenmaa, L., & Hari, R (2014). Aivot rakastavat seuraaTiede 4 / 2014.
  4. Nummenmaa, L., & Hyönä, J. (2005). Mitä sinä näet tässä kuvassa? Projektiivisen testaamisen tieteellinen perusta [Tell me what do you see in this picture. What is the scientific evidence for validity of projective testing?].Psykologi, 4 / 2005.


  1. Nummenmaa, L. (2006). Orienting of social attention. Turku: Turun yliopisto. Doctoral thesis.
  2. Nummenmaa, L. (2001). Minäpystyvyys ja tilastoahdistus tilastotieteen oppimisen selittäjinä [How self-efficacy and statistics anxiety predict success on introductory statistics course?] Master’s thesis.