Verónica Mäki-Marttunen

Bilde av Verónica Mäki-Marttunen
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Rom S01-13
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Besøksadresse Psykologisk Institutt Harald Schjelderups hus Forskningsveien 3A 0373 Oslo
Postadresse Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Faglige interesser

My research builds in the field of human neurophysiology and cognitive neuroscience:

  • brain executive functions: how we plan, perform and monitor complex cognitive tasks

  • externally and internally directed attention: how voluntary attention (visuo-spatial, semantic, motor) and self-focused attention (mind-wondering and self-centered thoughts) interact

  • role of neuromodulatory systems on cognition

  • brain functional and dynamic connectivity

I am interested in studying these brain processes in health and pathology by means of brain imaging techniques (fMRI, EEG).

I am part of the Cognitive NeuroGenetics group led by Thomas Espeseth. We employ different psycho-physical tasks to study the associated behavior, the physiological responses and the neural basis.


Ph.D. University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Project title: “Study of neuronal networks related to spontaneous brain processes, attention and motor planning in healthy subjects and neurological patients using functional magnetic resonance imaging.” Workplace: FLENI Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Thesis director: Ramón Leiguarda.

fMRI and EEG data analysis collaboration with the Behavioral Neurology Research Unit, Department of Neurosciences and Rehabilitation, Tampere University Hospital.

Emneord: Nevrovitenskap, Nevropsykologi, Avdeling for kognitiv og klinisk nevrovitenskap


  • Mäki-Marttunen, Verónica & Espeseth, Thomas (2021). Uncovering the locus coeruleus: Comparison of localization methods for functional analysis. NeuroImage.  ISSN 1053-8119.  224:117409, s 1- 15 . doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117409
  • Mäki-Marttunen, Verónica; Andreassen, Ole Andreas & Espeseth, Thomas (2020). The role of norepinephrine in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews.  ISSN 0149-7634.  118, s 298- 314 . doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2020.07.038 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv.
  • Mäki-Marttunen, Verónica; Hagen, Thomas & Espeseth, Thomas (2019). Proactive and reactive modes of cognitive control can operate independently and simultaneously. Acta Psychologica.  ISSN 0001-6918.  199, s 102891 . doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2019.102891
  • Mäki-Marttunen, Verónica; Hagen, Thomas & Espeseth, Thomas (2019). Task context load induces reactive cognitive control: An fMRI study on cortical and brain stem activity. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience.  ISSN 1530-7026.  s 1- 21 . doi: 10.3758/s13415-019-00691-6 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv. Vis sammendrag
  • Mäki-Marttunen, Verónica; Hagen, Thomas; Laeng, Bruno & Espeseth, Thomas (2019). Distinct Neural Mechanisms Meet Challenges in Dynamic Visual Attention due to Either Load or Object Spacing. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.  ISSN 0898-929X.  32(1), s 65- 84 . doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_01469
  • Mäki-Marttunen, Verónica; Hagen, Thomas; Aminihajibashi, Samira; Foldal, Maja Dyhre; Stavrinou, Maria; Halvorsen, Jens; Laeng, Bruno & Espeseth, Thomas (2018). Ocular signatures of proactive versus reactive cognitive control in young adults. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience.  ISSN 1530-7026.  s 1- 15 . doi: 10.3758/s13415-018-0621-5
  • Expósito, Verónica; Castro, M.; Olmos, L; Leiguarda, R & Villarreal, M (2016). Modulation of the default-mode network and the attentional network by self-referential processes in patients with disorder of consciousness. Neuropsychologia.  ISSN 0028-3932. . doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.01.022

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Publisert 1. okt. 2019 13:48 - Sist endret 5. feb. 2020 11:35