Eero Vuoksimaa

Eero Vuoksimaa is an Academy of Finland Research Fellow and Docent in Neuropsychology. He received PhD in Psychology in 2010 from the University of Helsinki. From doctoral studies to senior researcher position, Vuoksimaa has been part of the Finnish Twin Cohort (FTC) led by Jaakko Kaprio. Vuoksimaa was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, San Diego in 2012-2013 focusing on behavior genetics of brain and cognition in the Vietnam Era Twin Study of Aging group led by Carol Franz and William Kremen. Vuoksimaa started independent career in September 2018 as a FIMM group leader. With his longstanding interest in neuropsychology he is now focusing in cognitive aging.

Selected publications

Vuoksimaa E, Rinne JO, Lindgren N, Heikkilä K, Koskenvuo M, Kaprio J. Middle age self-report risk score predicts cognitive functioning and dementia in 20-40 years. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2016 Sep 14;4:118-125. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dadm.2016.08.003

Vuoksimaa E1, Panizzon MS, Chen CH, Fiecas M, Eyler LT, Fennema-Notestine C, Hagler DJ Jr, Franz CE, Jak AJ, Lyons MJ, Neale MC, Rinker DA, Thompson WK, Tsuang MT, Dale AM, Kremen WS.Is bigger always better? The importance of cortical configuration with respect to cognitive ability. Neuroimage. 2016 Apr 1;129:356-66. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.01.049.

Vuoksimaa E, Panizzon MS, Chen CH, Fiecas M, Eyler LT, Fennema-Notestine C, Hagler DJ, Fischl B, Franz CE, Jak A, Lyons MJ, Neale MC, Rinker DA, Thompson WK, Tsuang MT, Dale AM, Kremen WS. The genetic association between neocortical volume and general cognitive ability is driven by global surface area rather than thickness. Cereb Cortex. 2015 Aug;25(8):2127-37. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhu018. 

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Job title

Academy Research Fellow

Areas of expertise

Behavior Genetics
Brain structure
Cognitive ability
Cognitive aging
Neuropsychology
Twin Studies

Started at FIMM

2016

Degrees

M.Sc. (Psychology), University of Helsinki, 2004
Ph.D. (Psychology), University of Helsinki, 2010
Title of Docent (Neuropsychology), University of Helsinki, 2015
Last updated: 04.09.2018 - 16:21