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publications (selection 2010 –)

NeuroCine articles in peer-reviewed journals

  • Kauttonen J, Hannukainen J, Tikka P, Suomala J. 2020. Predictive modeling for trustworthiness and other subjective text properties in online nutrition and health communication. PloS one 15 (8), e0237144

  • Tikka P, Kauttonen J, Hlushchuk Y. (2018) Narrative comprehension beyond language: Common brain networks activated by a movie and its script. PlosOne (in review process).

  • Lankinen K, Saari J, Hlushchuk Y, Tikka P, Parkkonen L, Hari R, Koskinen M. 2018. MEG and fMRI dynamics during movie viewing.Journal of Vision 18 (10), 965-965. doi:

  • Lankinen K, Saari J, Hlushchuk Y, Tikka P, Parkkonen L, Hari R, Koskinen M. (2018). Consistency and similarity of MEG- and fMRI-signal time courses during movie viewing. Neuroimage. pii: S1053-8119(18)30142-3. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.02.045. 

  • Kauttonen J, Hlushchuk Y, Jääskeläinen IP, Tikka P.(2018) Brain mechanisms underlying cue-based memorizing during free viewing of movie Memento. Neuroimage, 172:313-325. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.01.068. 

  • Lankinen K, Smeds E, Tikka P, Pihko E, Hari R, Koskinen M. (2016). Haptic contents of a movie dynamically engage the spectator's sensorimotor cortex. Human Brain Mapping 37 (11): 4061–4068.

  • de Borst AW, Valente G, Jääskeläinen IP, Tikka P. (2016) Brain-based decoding of mentally imagined film clips and sounds reveals experience-based information patterns in film professionals. NeuroImage 129: 428-438.

  • Kauttonen J, Hlushchuk Y, Tikka P. (2015). Optimizing methods for linking cinematic features to fMRI data. NeuroImage 110:136-48. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.01.063.

  • Tikka P, Kaipainen M. (2014). From naturalistic neuroscience to modeling radical embodiment with narrative enactive systems. Front. Hum. Neurosci., 06 October 2014 | doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00794

  • Boldt R, Seppä M, Malinen S, Tikka P, Hari R, Carlson S. (2014). Spatial variability of functional brain networks in early-blind and sighted subjects. NeuroImage, 95:208-16. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.03.058. Epub 2014 Mar 27.

  • Boldt R, Malinen S, Seppä M, Tikka P, Savolainen P, Hari R, Carlson S. (2013). Listening to an Audio Drama Activates Two Processing Networks, One for All Sounds, Another Exclusively for Speech. PLoS ONE 8(5): e64489. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064489.

  • Tikka P, Väljamäe A, Borst de A, Pugliese R, Ravaja N, Kaipainen M, Takala T. (2012). Enactive cinema paves way towards understanding complex real-time social interaction in neuroimaging experiments. Perspective-article, ed. Kai Vogeley. Research Topic: Towards a neuroscience of social interaction. Front. Hum. Neurosci., 01 November 2012 | doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00298.

  • Pamilo S, Malinen S, Hlushchuk Y, Seppä M, Tikka P, Hari R. (2012). Functional subdivision of group-ICA results of fMRI data collected during cinema viewing. PLoS ONE 7(7): e42000. Epub 2012 Jul 30. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.

  • Lahnakoski JM, Salmi J, Jääskeläinen IP, Lampinen J, Glerean E, Tikka P, Sams M. (2012). Stimulus-Related Independent Component and Voxel-Wise Analysis of Human Brain Activity during Free Viewing of a Feature Film. PLoS ONE 7(4): e35215. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0035215.

  • Tikka P. (2011). Enactive Media – Generalizing from Enactive Cinema. Digital Creativity Journal 21 (4): 205–214. doi:10.1080/14626268.2011.550028.

  • Kaipainen M, Ravaja N, Tikka P, Vuori R, Pugliese R, Rapino M, Takala T. (2010). Enactive Systems and Enactive Media. Embodied human – machine coupling beyond interfaces. Leonardo Journal 44 (5): 433–438.

  • Rieser M, Tikka P, Dumitriu A, Yankowitz N. (2010). The Third Woman, a collaborative project in eMobiLArt. Reprinted from Leonardo Transactions online journal Leonardo 43(5): 494-495

  • Dumitriu A, Holder J, Tikka P, Withby, B. (2010). Enactive Dialectics, a collaborative project in eMobiLArt. Leonardo Transactions online journal (submitted Jan 12)


Chapters in anthologies (2010-)

  • Tikka P. 2022. Narrative sense-making in the service of health – a neurocinematic approach. In: Mette Hjort and Ted Nannicelli (Ed.). The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Motion Pictures and Public Value. Wiley-Blackwell Press [forthcoming].

  • Tikka P. 2022. Narrative sense-making under a neurocinematic searchlight. In: Worlding the Brain. Amsterdam University Press [forthcoming].

  • Tikka P, Kaipainen M. 2021. Artificial Intelligence and Art. What's left after the hype? In: Kelomees, Raivo; Laas, Oliver; Guljajeva, Varvara (Ed.). The Meaning of Creativity in the Age of AI. Estonian Academy of Arts [forthcoming].

  • Tikka P, Bastamow T, GerolinI, Gerry LJ, Pardinho V, Kaipainen M, Kosunen I. 2022. The State of Darkness: Non-human narratives embedded in the encounters with artificial agents. In: Lissa Holloway-Attaway and Néill O'Dwyer (Ed.). Non-Human Narratives. Carnegie Mellon Press [forthcoming].

  • Tikka P, Kaipainen M. (2018). Intersubjectivity, idiosyncrasy and narrative deixis a neurocinematic approach. In Narrative Complexity and Media: Experiential and Cognitive Interfaces, eds. Puolaki M. and Grishakova M. University of Nebraska Press, The Frontiers of Narrative Series (forthcoming).

  • Tikka P, Kaipainen M. (2016) Screendance as enactment in Maya Deren’s At Land: Enactive, embodied, and neurocinematic considerations. Ch. 15 in The Oxford Handbook of Screendance Studies, ed. Douglas Rosenberg. Oxford University Press.

  • Tikka P, Kaipainen M. (2015). Phenomenological considerations on time consciousness under neurocinematic search light. In Cinéma & Cie. Neurofilmology. Audiovisual Studies and The Challenge of Neuroscience, eds. D’Aloia A and Eugeni R. Mimesis International, p. 91-102

  • Tikka P, Kaipainen M. (2015) Embodied Narratives Embedded in Contexts: A Neurocinematic Approach. Ch. 6, Neuroscience and Media: New Understandings and Representations. ed. M.J. Grabowski, 76–88. Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies. ISBN 978-1-13-881150-8.

  • Kauttonen J, Kaipainen M, Tikka P. (2014). Model of Narrative Nowness for Neurocinematic Experiments. In 2014 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative, eds. Mark A. Finlayson, Jan Christoph Meister and Emile G. Bruneau .MIT, Cambridge, MA: OASICS. ISSN: 978-3-939897-71-2

  • Pugliese R, Tikka P, Kaipainen M. (2014). Navigating story ontospace: Perspective-relative drive and combinatory montage of cinematic content. Expanding Practices in Audiovisual Narrative, eds. R. Kelomees and Hales C., 105–127. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4438-6610-1

  • Tikka P. (2010). Cinema author’s embodied simulatorium – systems intelligence approach. In Essays in Systems Intelligence, eds. Raimo P. Hämäläinen and Esa Saarinen, 207 – 218. Systems Analysis Laboratory, Helsinki University of Technology. ISBN 978-952-60-3112-5.


Peer reviewed posters in neuroscience conference

  • Lankinen, K., Saari, J., Hlushchuk, Y., Tikka, P., Parkkonen, L., Hari, R., Koskinen, Miika.(2016). Replicability of MEG and fMRI responses to movie stimuli. Poster, Society for Neuroscience 2016 Annual Meeting, San Diego, USA, 12-16.11.2016.

  • Lankinen, K., Saari, J., Hlushchuk, Y., Tikka, P., Hari, R., Koskinen, Miika. (2016). Comparison of MEG and fMRI signals during movie viewing. Poster, MONA2 - Modelling Neural Activity, Waikoloa, USA, 22-24.6.2016.

  • Lankinen, K., Smeds, E., Tikka, P., Pihko, E., Hari, R., Koskinen, M., (2015). Engagement with tactile contents of a movie is reflected in the state of the sensorimotor cortex. Poster, Organization for Human Brain Mapping 2015 Annual Meeting, Honolulu, USA, 14-18.6.2015

  • Kauttonen J, Hluchshuk Y, Hasson U, Jääskeläinen IP, Tikka P. (2015) Neural functions of memory retrieval and narrative reconstruction during free-viewing of film Memento. Poster in Society for Neuroscience conference.

  • Kauttonen J, Kaipainen M, Tikka P. (2015). "Comparing functional connectivity and synchronization in free-viewing of feature films – an fMRI study”. Accepted poster in International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 12-14 March 2015 (forthcoming)

  • Kauttonen J, Hluschcuk Y, Tikka P. (2014). Linking cinematic features to fMRI data collected in free-­viewing condition. Poster at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., US, Nov 15-19, 2014

  • Tikka P, Hlushchuk Y. (2013). Common brain networks activated by narratives in a movie and its script - an fMRI study. 2013. A poster 186.15, GGG13, Session 186, Social Cognition: Neural Substrates I, Sunday, November 10, 2013, Society for Neuroscience 2013, San Diego

  • de Borst AW, Valente G, Jääskeläinen IP, Tikka P. (2013). Multivoxel fMRI patterns underlying auditory and visual imagery of movie clips. Higher Cognitive Functions, Poster 1392 at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Seattle, US (June 16–20, 2013).

  • Boldt R, Malinen S, Seppä M, Tikka P, Savolainen R, Hari R, Carlson S. (2012). Listening to audio drama activates parallel processing streams for speech and non-speech sounds. Nanosymposium Auditory systems: Behavior and Modeling, Poster 368.24 at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New Orleans, US, Oct 13–17, 2012.

  • Malinen S, Pamilo S, Tikka P, Hlushchuk Y, Koskela M, Laaksonen J, Hari R. (2011). FMRI correlates of essential movie-content extraction by an automatic algorithm and an expert viewer. Presenter S. Malinen. Conference poster, March 21–23 2011. Abstract in Opportunities and Challenges in Social Neuroscience, 56–57, Utrecht University.

  • Salmi J, Lahnakoski J, Jääskeläinen I, Lampinen J, Glerean E, Tikka P, Sams M. (2010). Activity in the dorsal and ventral attention systems during natural viewing. Poster 97 WTh-AM at the16th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Barcelona, Spain, June 6–10, 2010.

  • Lahnakoski J, Salmi J, Jääskeläinen I, Lampinen J, Glerean E, Tikka P, Sams M. (2010). Activity in the human visual and auditory cortex during watching a movie: an fMRI study. Poster 1493 MT-AM at the16th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Barcelona, Spain, June 6–10, 2010.


Oral presentations in scientific conference

  • Kosunen I, Rosic J, Kaipainen, Tikka P. 2019. Phenomenology of the Artificial. Drafting a Holistic Ontology of Experience for Affective Computing. ACII Cambridge 2019, September 4, 2019. Cambridge, UK: 8th International Conference on Affective Computing & Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2019), Cambridge, United Kingdom.

  • Rosic, J, Kosunen I, Tikka P. 2019. From Lived experience to empirical data. Steps toward the Science of Embodied Cognition. ACII 2019, Cambridge, September 4, 2019. Campridge: 8th International Conference on Affective Computing & Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2019), UK.

  • Tikka P, Hannukainen J, Himberg, T, Sams M. 2018. Narrative priming of moral judgments in film viewing. International conference: Worlding the Brain Conference, Aarhus University. Aarhus University.

  • Rosic J, Tikka P. (2013). Annotation of film content for a neurocinematic analysis: Implications for embodied approaches to filmmaking. SCSMI2013, Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image 2013 Conference, Berlin, Germany (June 12–15, 2013)

  • de Borst A, Tikka P. (2012). A glance into the future: neurofeedback controlled cinema. SCSMI2012, Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image 2012 Conference, Sarah Lawrence College & New York University, NY, USA (June 13-16, 2012)

  • Akkal D, Kätsyri J, Malinen S, Kallioinen O, Pamilo S, Hlushchuk Y, Tikka P, Carlson S, Hari R. (2010). Inter-subject brain synchrony during listening to natural auditory scenes. Nanosymposium Sound, Time, Movement, and Rhythm, 324.10, presenter D. Akkal at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, US, Nov 13–17, 2010

  • Tikka P. (2010). Neurocinematic tools in development: How film annotation can contribute to the neuroscientific observations? SCSMI2010, Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image 2010 Conference, Roanoke, VA, USA (June 2 – 5, 2010).


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