Short CV/Education and training


  • 1983
    Docent (Senior Lecturer) of Neurophysiology, University of Helsinki

  • 1981
    Specialist in Clinical Neurophysiology, University of Helsinki

  • 1980
    Doctor of Medical Sciences (MD PhD), University of Helsinki

  • 1974
    Licentiate of Medicine (MD), University of Helsinki

Selected publications

  • Hari R and Puce Aina: MEG–EEG Primer. Oxford University Press. April 12, 2017; 344 pages. ISBN: 9780190497774.

  • Hari R, Sams M and Nummenmaa L: Attending to and neglecting people: Bridging neuroscience, psychology and sociology. Phil Trans Royal Soc B 2016, 371: 1–6. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0365.

  • Zhou G, Bourguignon M, Parkkonen L and Hari R: Neural signatures of hand kinematics in leaders vs. followers: a dual-MEG study. Neuroimage 2016, 125: 731–738. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.11.002

  • Hari R, Henriksson L, Malinen S and Parkkonen L: Centrality of social interaction in human brain function. Perspective article. Neuron 2015, 88: 181–193. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2015.09.022.

  • Hari R and Parkkonen L: The brain timewise: How timing shapes and supports brain function. Phil Trans Royal Soc B 2015, 370: 20140170.

  • Hari R, Bourguignon M, Piitulainen H, Smeds E, De Tiège X and Jousmäki V: Human primary motor cortex is both activated and stabilized during observation of other person’s phasic motor actions. Phil Trans Royal Soc B 2014, 369: 20130171.

  • Nummenmaa L, Glerean E, Hari R and Hietanen JK: Bodily maps of emotions. PNAS 2014, 111: 646–651.

  • Hari R and Salmelin R: Magnetoencephalography: From SQUIDs to neuroscience. Invited review. Neuroimage 2012, 61: 386–396.

  • Hari R and Kujala MV: Brain basis of human social interaction. From concepts to brain imaging. Physiol Reviews 2009, 89: 453–479.

  • Parkkonen L, Andersson J, Hämäläinen M and Hari R: Early visual areas reflect the percept of an ambiguous scene. Proc Nat Acad Sci USA 2008, 105: 20500–20504.

  • Hari R, Forss N, Avikainen S, Kirveskari E, Salenius S and Rizzolatti G: Activation of human primary motor cortex during action observation: A neuromagnetic study. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 1998, 95: 15061–15065.

  • Malinen S, Hlushchuk Y and Hari R: Towards natural stimulation in fMRI—issues of data analysis. Neuroimage 2007, 25: 131–139.

  • Saarela MV, Hlushchuk Y, de C Williams AC, Schürmann M, Kalso E and Hari R: The compassionate brain: Humans detect intensity of pain from another’s face. Cerebral Cortex 2007, 17: 230–237.

  • Hämäläinen M, Hari R, Ilmoniemi R, Knuutila J and Lounasmaa OV: Magnetoencephalography – theory, instrumentation, and applications to non¬invasive studies of signal process¬ing in the human brain. Rev Mod Phys 1993, 65: 413–497.

Complete list of publications

Additional qualifications

  • Academician of Science (Finland), since 2010

  • Member of the National Academy of Sciences USA, since 2004


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  1. Riitta Hari receives Finnish Academy of Sciences Honorary Prize

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