Integrative Neuroscience and Cognition Center - CNRS UMR 8002
CNRS, Université de Paris
45 Rue des Saints Pères
75270 Paris Cedex 06

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Dr. Pia Rämä-Ory

Language and cognition

room 605-02

Recent Publications


  • Decarli G, Rämä P, Granjon L, Veggiotti L, de Hevia MD. Electrophysiological Evidence for A Number-Action Mapping in Infancy. Brain Sci, 2022, 12 (11).
  • Aygün O, Rämä P. Brain signatures of native and non-native words in French-learning 24-month-olds: The effect of vocabulary skills. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 2022, 62.
  • Helo A, Guerra E, Coloma Tirapegui CJ, Aravena Bravo P, Rämä P. Do Children with Developmental Language Disorder Activate Scene Knowledge to Guide Visual Attention? Effect of Object-Scene Inconsistencies on Gaze Allocation. Frontiers in Psychology, 2022.
  • Raynal L, Clément E, Rämä P, Sander E, Goyet L. Early Analogical Extensions: An ERP Study on Preschoolers’ Semantic Approximations. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 2021.
  • Helo A, Guerra E, Coloma CJ, Reyes MA, Rämä P. Objects Shape Activation during Spoken Word Recognition in Preschoolers with Typical and Atypical Language Development: An Eye-tracking Study. Language Learning & Development, 2021, pp.1-28.
  • Sirri L, Rämä P. Similar and distinct neural mechanisms underlying semantic priming in the languages of the French–Spanish bilingual children. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 2019, 22 (1), pp.93-102.
  • Rämä P, Sirri L, Goyet L. Event-related potentials associated with cognitive mechanisms underlying lexical-semantic processing in monolingual and bilingual 18-month-old children. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 2018, 47, pp.123-130. (PDF)
  • Rämä P, Leminen A, Koskenoja-Vainikka S, Leminen M, Alho K, Kujala T. Effect of language experience on selective auditory attention: an event-related potential study. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 2018, 127, pp.38-45. (PDF)
  • Krishna O, Helo A, Rämä P, Aizawa K. Gaze distribution analysis and saliency prediction across age groups. PLOS ONE, 2018, 13(2): e019.
  • Helo A, Azaiez N, Rämä P. Word processing in scene context: an event-related potential study in young children. Developmental Neuropsychology, 2017, 42, pp.482-494. (PDF)
  • Helo A, Van Ommen S, Pannasch S, Danteny-Dordoigne L, Rämä P. Influence of semantic consistency and perceptual features on visual attention during scene viewing in toddlers. Infant Behavior and Development, 2017, 49, pp.248-266. (PDF)
  • Le Meur O, Coutrot A, Le Roch A, Helo A, Rämä P, Liu Z. Visual attention saccadic models learn to emulate gaze patterns from childhood to adulthood. Proceedings of the IEEE, 2017, 26, pp.4777-4789. (PDF)
  • Helo A, Rämä P, Pannasch S, Méary D. Eye movement patterns and visual attention during scene viewing in 3- to 12-month-olds. Visual Neuroscience, 2016, 33, pp.1-7. (PDF)
  • Sirri L, Rämä P. Cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying semantic priming during language acquisition. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 2015, 35, pp.1-12. (PDF)
  • Helo A, Pannasch S, Sirri L, Rämä P. The maturation of eye movement behavior: Scene viewing characteristics in children and adults. Vision Research, 2014, 103, pp.83-91. (PDF)
  • Fagard J, Sirri L, Rämä P. Effect of handedness on the occurrence of semantic N400 priming effect in 18- and 24-month-old children. Frontiers in Psychology, 2014, 5, pp.1-8. (PDF)
  • Rämä P, Sirri L, Serres J. Development of lexical-semantic language system: N400 priming effect for spoken words in 18- and 24-month old children. Brain and Language, 2013, 125, pp.1-10.
  • Rämä P, Relander-Syrjänen K, Carlson S, Salonen O, Kujala T. Attention and semantic processing during speech: an fMRI study. Brain and Language, 2012, 122, pp.114-119. (PDF)
  • Rämä P, Baccino T. Eye-fixation related potentials (EFRPs) during object identification. Visual Neuroscience, 2010, 27, pp.187-192. (PDF)
  • Rämä P, Relander-Syrjänen K, Öhman J, Laakso A, Näätänen R, Kujala T. Semantic processing in comatose patients with intact temporal lobes as reflected by the N400 event-related potential. Neuroscience Letters, 2010, 474, pp.88-92. (PDF)
  • Toivonen M, Rämä P. N400 during recognition of voice identity and vocal affect. Neuroreport, 2009, 20, pp.1245-1249. (PDF)
  • Relander K, Rämä P, Kujala T. Word Semantics Is Processed Even without Attentional Effort. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 2009, 21, pp.1511-1522. (PDF)
  • Relander K, Rämä P. Separate neural processes for retrieval of voice identity and word content in working memory. Brain Research, 2009, 1252, pp.143-151. (PDF)
  • Rämä Pia. Domain-dependent activation during spatial and nonspatial auditory working memory. Cognitive Processing, 2008, 9, pp.29-34. (PDF)
  • Rämä P, Courtney S. Functional topography of working memory for face or voice identity. NeuroImage, 2005, 24, pp.224-234. (PDF)
  • Pertovaara A, Linnankoski I, Artchakov D, Rämä P, Carlson S. A potential aphrodisiac for female macaques. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 2004, 79, pp.137-141. (PDF)
  • Rämä P, Poremba A, Sala JB, Yee L, Malloy M, Mishkin M, Courtney SM. Dissociable functional cortical topographies for working memory maintenance of voice identity and location. Cerebral Cortex, 2004, 14, pp.768–780. (PDF)
  • Sala JB, Rämä P, Courtney SM. Functional topography of a distributed neural system for spatial and nonspatial information maintenance in working memory. Neuropsychologia, 2003, 41, pp.341-356. (PDF)
  • Rämä P, Sala JB, Gillen JS, Pekar JJ, Courtney SM. Dissociation of the neural systems for working memory maintenance of verbal and nonspatial visual information. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 2001, 1, pp.161-171. (PDF)
  • Rämä P, Martinkauppi S, Linnankoski I, Koivisto J, Aronen HJ, Carlson S. Working memory processing of emotional vocal expressions: an fMRI study. NeuroImage, 2001, 13, pp.1090-1101. (PDF)
  • Rämä P, Paavilainen L, Anourova I, Alho K, Reinikainen K, Sipila S, Carlson S. Modulation of slow brain potentials by working memory load in spatial and nonspatial auditory tasks. Neuropsychologia, 2000, 38, pp.913-922. (PDF)
  • Martinkauppi S, Rämä P, Aronen HJ, Korvenoja A, Carlson S. Working memory of auditory localization. Cerebral Cortex, 2000, 10, pp.889-898. (PDF)
  • Vuontela V, Rämä P, Raninen A, Aronen HJ, Carlson S. Selective interference reveals dissociation between memory for location and colour. NeuroReport: For Rapid Communication of Neuroscience Research, 1999, 10, pp.2235-2240. (PDF)
  • Anourova I, Rämä P, Alho K, Koivusalo S, Kalmari J, Carlson S. Selective interference reveals dissociation between auditory memory for location and pitch. NeuroReport: For Rapid Communication of Neuroscience Research, 1999, 10, pp.3543-3547.
  • Carlson S, Martinkauppi S, Rämä P, Salli E, Korvenoja A, Aronen HJ. Distribution of cortical activation during visuospatial n-back tasks as revealed by functional magnetic resonance imaging. Cerebral Cortex, 1998, 8, pp.743-752. (PDF)
  • Carlson S, Rämä P, Artchakov D, Linnankoski I. Effects of music and white noise on working memory performance in monkeys. Neuroreport, 1997, 8, pp.2853-2856.
  • Rämä P, Linnankoski I, Carlson S. 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, 1997, 44, pp.171-175. (PDF)
  • Carlson S, Rämä P, Tanila H, Linnankoski I, Mansikka H. Dissociation of mnemonic coding and other functional neuronal processing in the monkey prefrontal cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology, 1997, 77, pp.761-774. (PDF)
  • Rämä P, Kesseli K, Reinikainen K, Kekoni J, Hämäläinen H, Carlson S. Visuospatial mnemonic load modulates event-related slow potentials. Neuroreport: An International Journal for the Rapid Communication of Research in Neuroscience, 1997, 8, pp.871-876.
  • Tanila H, Rämä P, Carlson S. 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, 1996, 40, pp.117-119. (PDF)
  • Rämä P, Linnankoski I, Tanila H, Pertovaara A, Carlson S. Medetomidine, atipamezole, and guanfacine in delayed response performance of aged monkeys. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 1996, 55, pp.415-422. (PDF)
  • Hietanen JK, Rämä P. Facilitation and interference occur at different stages of processing in the Simon paradigm. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 1995, 7, pp.183-199.
  • Rämä P, Carlson S, Kekoni J, Hämäläinen H. A spatial oculomotor memory-task performance produces a task-related slow shift in human electroencephalography. Electroencephalography & Clinical Neurophysiology, 1995, 94, pp.371-380. (PDF)
  • Carlson S, Tanila H, Rämä P, Mecke E, Pertovaara A. 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, 1992, 58, pp.113-119.

Speech communication

  • Le Meur O, Coutrot A, Liu Z, Rämä P, Le Roch A, Helo A. Your gaze betrays your age. EUSIPCO, 2017, Kos, Greece. (PDF)