M.A. (Cognitive Science), Ph.D. Student.
Areas of Expertise: cognitive neuroscience, brain imaging (fMRI, EEG, DTI), attention, memory, multitasking.
Mona Moisala is a doctoral candidate majoring in psychology at the Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland. She is a part of the research group Attention and Memory Networks, and she is currently carrying out her thesis research in the Mind the Gap -project.
Mona Moisala is interested in the neural basis of complex attention and memory phenomena. Her research aims at revealing the neural mechanisms behind, for example, performing two simultaneous tasks or ignoring distracting stimuli during task performance. In the context of the Mind the Gap project, she is currently investigating how extensive ICT use affects the memory and attention capabilities of adolescents, and how neuroanatomy might be altered by exposure to different types of daily ICT use. She is also interested in tracking the effects of maturation on neuroanatomy and task-related brain activity during demanding cognitive tasks.