Palva Lab
Original articles


Rouhinen S, Siebenhühner F, Palva JM, Palva S (2020). Spectral and Anatomical Patterns of Large-Scale Synchronization Predict Human Attentional Capacity. Cerebral Cortex In press.
Bruining H, Hardstone R, Juarez-Martinez EL, Sprengers J, Avramiea AE, Simpraga S, Houtman SJ, Poil SS, Dallares E, Palva S, Oranje B, Palva JM, Mansvelder HD, Linkenkaer-Hansen K. (2020). Measurement of excitation-inhibition ratio in autism spectrum disorder using critical brain dynamics. Scientific Reports 10(1):9195.
Siebenhühner F, Wang SH, Arnulfo G, Lampinen A, Nobili L, Palva JM, Palva S (2020). Resting-state cross-frequency coupling networks in human electrophysiological recordings. PLoS Biology18(5):e3000685.
Haque H, Lobier M, Palva JM, Palva S (2020). Neuronal correlates of full and partial visual conscious perception.
Consciousness and cognition 78: 102863.


Tokariev A, Stjerna S, Lano A, Metsäranta M, Palva JM, Vanhatalo S. (2019) Preterm Birth Changes Networks of Newborn Cortical Activity. Cerebral Cortex 29(2), 814-826.


Williams N, Arnulfo G, Wang SH, Nobili L, Palva S, Palva JM (2018). Comparison of Methods to Identify Modules in Noisy or Incomplete Brain Networks. Brain Connectivity 9(2), 128-143.
Hirvonen J, Monto S, Wang SH, Palva JM, Palva S (2018). Dynamic large-scale network synchronization from perception to action. Network Neuroscience 2(4), 442-463.
Keinänen T, Rytky S, Korhonen V, Huotari N, Nikkinen J, Tervonen O, Palva JM, Kiviniemi V (2018). Fluctuations of the EEG-fMRI correlation reflect intrinsic strength of functional connectivity in default mode network.
Journal of Neuroscience Research 96(10), 1689-1698.
Petkoski S, Palva JM, Jirsa V (2018). Phase lags in large scale brain synchronization: Methodological considerations and in silico analysis. PLoS Computational Biology 14(7).
Wang SH, Lobier M, Siebenhühner F, Puoliväli T, Palva S, Palva JM (2018). Hyperedge bundling: A practical solution to spurious interactions in MEG/EEG source connectivity analyses. NeuroImage 173:610–622.
Wang SH, Lobier M, Siebenhühner F, Puoliväli T, Palva S, Palva JM (2018). Hyperedge bundling: data, source code, and precautions to modeling-accuracy bias to synchrony estimates. NeuroImage Data in Brief 18:262-275.
Tokariev A, Stjerna S, Palva JM, Vanhatalo S (2018). Preterm birth changes networks of newborn cortical activity.
Cerebral Cortex 29(2), 814-826.
Huttunen H, Palva JM, Lindberg L, Palva S, Saarela V, Karvonen E, Latvala ML, Liinamaa J, Booms S, Castrén E, Uusitalo H (2018). Fluoxetine does not enhance the effect of perceptual learning on visual function in adults with amblyopia.
Scientific Reports 8(1), 1-12.


Hirvonen J, Wibral M, Palva JM, Singer W, Uhlhaas P and Palva S (2017). Whole-Brain Source-Reconstructed MEG-Data Reveal Reduced Long-Range Synchronization in Chronic Schizophrenia. eNeuro. 4 (5) 0338-17.2017.
Zhigalov A, Arnulfo G, Nobili L, Palva S, Palva JM (2017). Modular co-organization of functional connectivity and scale-free dynamics in the human brain. Network Neuroscience. 1(2):143–165.
Simola J, Zhigalov A, Morales-Munoz I, Palva JM & Palva S (2017). Critical dynamics of endogenous fluctuations predict cognitive flexibility in the Go/NoGo task. Scientific Reports. 7: 2909


Tokariev A, Videman M, Palva JM, Vanhatalo S (2016). Functional brain connectivity develops rapidly around term age and changes between vigilance states in the human newborn. Cerebral Cortex. 26(12):4540-4550
Zhigalov A, Kaplan A, Palva JM (2016). Modulation of critical brain dynamics using closed-loop neurofeedback stimulation. Clinical Neurophysiology. 127(8): 2882-2889
Tokariev A, Vanhatalo S, Palva JM (2016). Analysis of infant cortical synchrony is constrained by the number of recording electrodes and the recording montage. Clinical Neurophysiology. 127(1): 310-323
Kulashekar S, Pekkola J, Palva JM, Palva S (2016). The role of cortical beta oscillations in time estimation. Human Brain Mapping 37(9): 3262–3281
Ewerdwalbesloh JA, Palva S, Rösler F, Khader PH (2016). Neural correlates of maintaining generated images in visual working memory. Human Brain Mapping 37(12): 4349–4362


Arnulfo G, Hirvonen A, Nobili L, Palva S and Palva JM (2015) Phase and amplitude correlations in resting-state activity in human stereotactical EEG recordings. NeuroImage. 112:114-127
Zhigalov A, Arnulfo G, Nobili L, Palva S, Palva JM (2015). Relationship of Fast- and Slow-Timescale Neuronal Dynamics in Human MEG and SEEG. J Neurosci 35(13): 5385-5396
Pigorini A, Sarasso S, Proserpio C, Arnulfo G, Casarotto S, Fecchio M, Rosanova M, Mariotti M, Lo Russo G, Palva JM, Nobilini L, Massimini M (2015). Bistability breaks-off deterministic responses to intracortical stimulation during non-REM sleep. NeuroImage. 112: 105-113
Honkanen R, Rouhinen S, Wang SH, Palva JM, Palva S (2015). Gamma Oscillations Underlie the Maintenance of Feature-Specific Information and the Contents of Visual Working Memory. Cerebral Cortex. 25: 3788-3801
Arnulfo G, Narizzano M, Cardinale F, Fato MM, Palva JM (2015). Automatic segmentation of deep intracerebral electrodes in computed tomography scans. BMC bioinformatics. 16(1): 99


Korhonen O, Palva S, Palva JM (2014). Sparse weightings for collapsing inverse solutions to cortical parcellations optimize M/EEG source reconstruction accuracy. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 226C:147-160.
Hiltunen T, Elseoud AA, Lepola P, Suominen K, Starck T, Nikkinen J, Remes J, Tervonen O, Palva S, Kiviniemi V, Palva JM (2014). Infra-slow EEG fluctuations are correlated with resting-state network dynamics in fMRI. Journal of Neuroscience 34(2): 356-62.


Rouhinen S, Panula J, Palva JM, Palva S (2013). Load dependence of beta and gamma oscillations predicts individual capacity of attention. Journal of Neuroscience 33(48):19023-33.
Palva JM, Zhigalov A, Hirvonen J, Korhonen O, Linkenkaer-Hansen K, Palva S (2013). Neuronal long-range temporal correlations and avalanche dynamics predict behavioral scaling laws. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 110:3585–3590.
Palva S, Kulashekhar S, Hämäläinen M, Palva JM (2011). Localization of cortical phase and amplitude dynamics during visual working memory encoding and retention. Journal of Neuroscience. 31:5013-5025.


Palva JM, Monto S, Kulashekhar S, Palva S (2010). Neuronal synchrony reveals working memory networks and predicts individual memory capacity. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107:7580–7585.
Palmu K, Stevenson N, Wikström S, Hellström-Westas L, Vanhatalo S, Palva JM (2010). Optimization of an NLEO-based algorithm for automated detection of spontaneous activity transients in early preterm EEG. Physiological measurement. 31(11)
Monto S, Palva S, Voipio J, Palva JM (2008). Very slow EEG fluctuations predict the dynamics of stimulus detection and oscillation amplitudes in humans. Journal of Neuroscience. 28(33): 8268–8272.
Tolonen M, Palva JM, Andersson S, Vanhatalo S (2007). Development of the spontaneous activity transients and ongoing cortical activity in human preterm babies. Neuroscience. 145(3): 997-1006
Palva JM, Palva S, Kaila K (2005). Phase synchrony among neuronal oscillations in the human cortex. Journal of Neuroscience. 25(15): 3962-72
Review/opinion articles
He B, Astolfi L, Valdes-Sosa PA, Marinazzo D, Palva S, Benar CG, Michel CM, Koenig T (2019). Electrophysiological Brain Connectivity: Theory and Implementation. IEEE Trans Biomed Engineering 66(7), 2115-2137.
Palva JM, Wang SH, Palva S, Zhigalov A, Monto S, Brookes MJ, Schoffelen JM, Jerbi K (2018). Ghost interactions in MEG/EEG source space: A note of caution on inter-areal coupling measures. NeuroImage 173:632–643.
Palva S (2018). The importance of hubs in large-scale networks.
Nature Human Behaviour 2: 724-725.
Palva JM, Palva S (2017). Functional integration across oscillatory frequencies by cross-frequency phase synchronization. European Journal of Neuroscience 48(7), 2399-2406.

Palva S, Palva JM (2012). Discovering oscillatory interaction networks with M/EEG: challenges and breakthroughs. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 16(4): 219–230.
Vanhatalo S, Palva JM (2011). Phase brings a new phase to the exploration of the elusive neonatal EEG. Clinical Neurophysiology. 122(4): 645-647
Palva S, Palva JM (2007). New vistas for alpha-frequency band oscillations. Trends in Neurosciences. 30(4), 150–158.
Palva S (ed) (2016) Multimodal oscillation based connectivity Springer  (link)
Book chapters
Siebenhühner, F, Lobier M, Wang SH, Palva S, Palva JM. (2016). Measuring Large-Scale Synchronization with Human MEG and EEG: Challenges and Solutions in: Multimodal oscillation based connectivity
Palva S and Palva JM (2016) The Role of Local and Large-Scale Neuronal Synchronization in Human Cognition in: Multimodal oscillation based connectivity
Palva S and Palva JM (2016) Mielentilojen vaihtelut ja tietoisuuden rajat in: Mielen Salat ed. Ylikangas M, Gaudeamus Helsinki University Press, 129-139
Palva JM (2015) Phase-Locking Methods in: Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience. 2356-2359
Palva JM and Palva S (2011) Roles of multiscale brain activity fluctuations in shaping the variability and dynamics of psychophysical performance in: Progress in Brain Research, 193: 335-350