© Rio Gandara / Helsinki Times

© Rio Gandara / Helsinki Times

Who am I, and what do I do?

I am a postdoctoral researcher specialised in cognitive neuroscience. I have a PhD in psychology from the Faulty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki. My research interests revolve around understanding how the modern digital era shapes the brains and minds of the current youth. I have studied, for example, how media multitasking is related to attentional abilities and brain functioning in Finnish adolescents and young adults. A list of my published scientific articles can be found here. 

I am also an active public speaker, giving talks to a large variety of audiences both in the public and private sector.  My goal is to make brain research more approachable to the general public. The topics of my talks range from the effects of technology on the brain, to adolescent brain development and to brain health in the workplace. If you are organising an event and think that I would be a suitable speaker, please do not hesitate to contact me at mona.moisala@gmail.com. I am fluent in English.