Prof. Risto Näätänen, Principal Investigator, University of Tartu
Prof. Risto Näätänen, Ph.D., Academy Professor em. of the Academy of Finland, and was a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience of the University of Tartu (Institute of Psychology), Tartu, Estonia, and Visiting professor of the University of Aarhus (Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience, CFIN), Aarhus, Denmark. His principal research field is cognitive electrophysiology and he is an author of over 400 articles in refereed international journals. Most of these articles deal with MMN discovered by him and his research group in 1978 (see Näätänen et al., 1978; currently there are more than 3000 articles in international refereed journals using, or referring to, the MMN or its magnetic equivalent MMNm).
Risto Näätänen was the Principal Investigator of the BerTa-LAB project, being also the initiator of the collaborative research between the researchers of the Institute of Psychology at the University of Tartu and the Bergen fMRI group.