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Pia Rämä
Member of the Speech perception group
Research Scientist
Address : 45, rue des Saints-Pères, 75006 Paris, France
Telephone(s) : +33(0)
Fax : +33(0)
Office : 605-02
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Scientific interests : Language development, lexical-semantic processing, bilingualism, scene perception, attention, working memory, prefrontal cortex

PUBLICATIONS (by category, 1900 - 2017) by date -- 2005-2017

Journal article

Helo, A., Rämä, P., Pannasch, S., & Méary, D. (2016). Eye movement patterns and visual attention during scene viewing in 3- to 12-month-olds. Visual Neuroscience, 33, 1-7. pdf

Sirri, L., & Rämä, P. (2015). Cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying semantic priming during language acquisition. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 35, 1-12. pdf

Fagard, J., Sirri, L., & Rämä, P. (2014). Effect of handedness on the occurrence of semantic N400 priming effect in 18- and 24-month-old children. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 1-8. pdf

Helo, A., Pannasch, S., Sirri, L., & Rämä, P. (2014). The maturation of eye movement behavior: Scene viewing characteristics in children and adults. Vision Research, 103, 83-91. pdf

Rämä, P., Sirri, L., & Serres, J. (2013). Development of lexical-semantic language system: N400 priming effect for spoken words in 18- and 24-month old children. Brain and Language, 125(1), 1-10.

Rämä, P., Relander-Syrjänen, K., Carlson, S., Salonen, O., & Kujala, T. (2012). Attention and semantic processing during speech: an fMRI study. Brain and Language, 122, 114-119. pdf

Rämä, P., & Baccino, T. (2010). Eye-fixation related potentials (EFRPs) during object identification. Visual Neuroscience, 27, 187-192. pdf

Rämä, P., Relander-Syrjänen, K., Öhman, J., Laakso, A., Näätänen, R., & Kujala, T. (2010). Semantic processing in comatose patients with intact temporal lobes as reflected by the N400 event-related potential. Neuroscience Letters, 474, 88-92. pdf

Relander, K., & Rämä, P. (2009). Separate neural processes for retrieval of voice identity and word content in working memory. Brain Research, 1252, 143-151. pdf

Relander, K., Rämä, P., & Kujala, T. (2009). Word Semantics Is Processed Even without Attentional Effort. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21(8), 1511-1522. pdf

Toivonen, M., & Rämä, P. (2009). N400 during recognition of voice identity and vocal affect. Neuroreport, 20(14), 1245-1249. pdf

Rämä, P. (2008). Domain-dependent activation during spatial and nonspatial auditory working memory. Cognitive Processing, 9, 29-34. pdf

Rämä, P., & Courtney, S. (2005). Functional topography of working memory for face or voice identity. NeuroImage, 24, 224-234. pdf

Pertovaara, A., Linnankoski, I., Artchakov, D., Rämä, P., & Carlson, S. (2004). A potential aphrodisiac for female macaques. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 79, 137-141. pdf

Rämä, P., Poremba, A., Sala, J.B., Yee, L., Malloy, M., Mishkin, M., & Courtney, S.M. (2004). Dissociable functional cortical topographies for working memory maintenance of voice identity and location. Cerebral Cortex, 14, 768–780. pdf

Sala, J.B., Rämä, P., & Courtney, S.M. (2003). Functional topography of a distributed neural system for spatial and nonspatial information maintenance in working memory. Neuropsychologia, 41, 341-356. pdf

Rämä, P., Martinkauppi, S., Linnankoski, I., Koivisto, J., Aronen, H.J., & Carlson, S. (2001). Working memory processing of emotional vocal expressions: an fMRI study. NeuroImage, 13, 1090-1101. pdf

Rämä, P., Sala, J.B., Gillen, J.S., Pekar, J.J., & Courtney, S.M. (2001). Dissociation of the neural systems for working memory maintenance of verbal and nonspatial visual information. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 1, 161-171. pdf

Martinkauppi, S., Rämä, P., Aronen, H.J., Korvenoja, A., & Carlson, S. (2000). Working memory of auditory localization. Cerebral Cortex, 10, 889-898. pdf

Rämä, P., Paavilainen, L., Anourova, I., Alho, K., Reinikainen, K., Sipila, S., & Carlson, S. (2000). Modulation of slow brain potentials by working memory load in spatial and nonspatial auditory tasks. Neuropsychologia, 38, 913-922. pdf

Anourova, I., Rämä, P., Alho, K., Koivusalo, S., Kalmari, J., & Carlson, S. (1999). Selective interference reveals dissociation between auditory memory for location and pitch. NeuroReport: For Rapid Communication of Neuroscience Research, 10, 3543-3547. pdf

Vuontela, V., Rämä, P., Raninen, A., Aronen, H.J., & Carlson, S. (1999). Selective interference reveals dissociation between memory for location and colour. NeuroReport: For Rapid Communication of Neuroscience Research, 10, 2235-2240.

Carlson, S., Martinkauppi, S., Rämä, P., Salli, E., Korvenoja, A., & Aronen, H.J. (1998). Distribution of cortical activation during visuospatial n-back tasks as revealed by functional magnetic resonance imaging. Cerebral Cortex, 8, 743-752. pdf

Carlson, S., Rämä, P., Artchakov, D., & Linnankoski, I. (1997). Effects of music and white noise on working memory performance in monkeys. Neuroreport, 8, 2853-2856.

Carlson, S., Rämä, P., Tanila, H., Linnankoski, I., & Mansikka, H. (1997). Dissociation of mnemonic coding and other functional neuronal processing in the monkey prefrontal cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology, 77, 761-774. pdf

Rämä, P., Kesseli, K., Reinikainen, K., Kekoni, J., Hämäläinen, H., & Carlson, S. (1997). Visuospatial mnemonic load modulates event-related slow potentials. Neuroreport: An International Journal for the Rapid Communication of Research in Neuroscience, 8, 871-876.

Rämä, P., Linnankoski, I., & Carlson, S. (1997). The effects of alpha-2 agonist, medetomidine and its antagonist, atipamezole on reaction and movement times in a visual choice reaction time task in monkeys. Brain Research Bulletin, 44, 171-175. pdf

Rämä, P., Linnankoski, I., Tanila, H., Pertovaara, A., & Carlson, S. (1996). Medetomidine, atipamezole, and guanfacine in delayed response performance of aged monkeys. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 55, 415-422. pdf

Tanila, H., Rämä, P., & Carlson, S. (1996). The effects of prefrontal intracortical microinjections of an alpha-2 agonist, alpha-2 antagonist and lidocaine on the delayed alternation performance of aged rats. Brain Research Bulletin, 40, 117-119. pdf

Hietanen, J.K., & Rämä, P. (1995). Facilitation and interference occur at different stages of processing in the Simon paradigm. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 7(2), 183-199.

Rämä, P., Carlson, S., Kekoni, J., & Hämäläinen, H. (1995). A spatial oculomotor memory-task performance produces a task-related slow shift in human electroencephalography. Electroencephalography & Clinical Neurophysiology, 94, 371-380. pdf

Carlson, S., Tanila, H., Rämä, P., Mecke, E., & Pertovaara, A. (1992). Effect of medetomidine, an alpha-2 adrenoceptor agonist and atipamezole, an alpha-2 antagonist on spatial memory performance in adult and aged rats. Behavioral and Neural Biology, 58, 113-119.