Jukka Uolevi Hyönä


Jukka Uolevi Hyönä


1. Full name and date
• Hyönä, Jukka Uolevi
• Male, married, one son (born 1982)
• CV updated on May 26, 2014
2. Date and place of birth, nationality, current residence
• Born in Sippola (Finland), January 10, 1957
• Finnish citizen
• current residence: Piispankatu 6 E 35, 20500 Turku, Finland
3. Education and degrees awarded
• Doctor of Psychology (University of Turku), March 1993
• Master in the Social Sciences (Master’s degree in psychology, University of Turku), 1986
• Docent in cognitive psychology (University of Turku), May 1995
4. Other education and training, qualifications and skills
• Studies of law (University of Turku) in 1977-1979; not completed
5. Linguistic skills
• Mother tongue: Finnish
• Proficient user of English; independent user of Swedish and German; basic user of Spanish
6. Current position
• Professor of psychology since August 2012, University of Turku, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Philosophy, Division of Psychology
7. Previous work experience (all in psychology, University of Turku)
• earlier employment relations and grant periods (the most recent one first) incl. longer-term visits abroad: job description, employer and place of work or funding organisation, start and end date of the employment relation (possible part-time nature of work must be stated, brief job description if necessary)
• Professor (professori) 2012-Present
• University Lecturer (yliopistonlehtori) 2008-2012
• Acting Professor (vs. professori) 2007-2008 (12 months)
• Senior Lecturer (lehtori) 2006-2007
• Academy Research Fellow (akatemiatutkija); Academy of Finland 2001 – 2006
• Acting Professor (vs. professori) 1999-2000 (10 months)
• Acting Associate Professor (vs. apulaisprof.) 1997 (12 months)
• Adjunct processor (yliassistentti) 1996-2001
• Acting Associate Professor (vs. apulaisprof.) 1995 (5 months)
• Junior Assistant (assistentti) 1993-95
• Researcher (tutkija), Academy of Finland 1990-93
• Acting Junior Assistant (vs. assistentti) 1989
• Acting Senior Lecturer (vs. lehtori) 1988
• Acting Junior Assistant (vs. assistentti) 1987
• Research Assistant (tutkimusapulainen) 1983-86

8. Research funding as well as leadership and supervision

Personal grants for full-time employment
• Project grant, Academy of Finland (1990-1993) (3 years)
• Post-doctoral visiting fellowship grant (Academy of Finland) to
University of Colorado, USA (1993-1994) (1 year)
• Project grant, Academy of Finland (3 years)
• Academy Research Fellowship, Academy of Finland (5 years)

Other grants to employ junior researchers
• Project grant from Nordiska samarbetsnämnden för samhällsforskning (NOS-S), together with a number of other Scandinavian scholars (3 years)
• Research grant from the Turku University Foundation (3 years)
• Leverhulme Trust grant (UK; PI Dr. Van Gompel) (1 year)
• Tekes (Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation) (2 x 1½ years)
• Matine (Scientific Advisory Board for Defence) grant (2 x 1 year)

Supervision of post-doc researchers
• The following post-docs have worked in my research group for a 3-year period: Raymond Bertram (University of Turku), Juhani Järvikivi (University of Helsinki), Lauri Oksama (National Defense College), Johanna Kaakinen (University of Turku), Seppo Vainio (University of Turku). Jie Li (Zhejiang University, China) has worked as a post-doc for 1 year.

Supervision of doctoral students
• Supervisor of 8 completed doctoral theses (Matti Hannus, Johanna Kaakinen, Lauri Oksama, Lauri Nummenmaa, Seppo Vainio, Pirita Pyykkönen, Tuomo Häikiö, Jarkko Hautala)
• Currently supervising 4 doctoral theses (Krista Oinonen, Annu Haapakangas, Eeva-Leena Kataja, Henri Olkoniemi)
9. Merits in teaching and pedagogical competence
• Supervised about 40 master theses
• Annually supervising 8-10 candidate theses
• Master-level studies in education
• Co-authored a high-school textbook on cognitive psychology
• Four published chapters in university-level textbooks
10. Awards, prizes and honours
• George Z.F. Bereday Outstanding Scholarship Award granted by Comparative and International Education Society (1995) “in recognition for an outstanding article that has significantly advanced the study of comparative and international education”
• Awarded a Visiting Professorship; Academy of Psychology and Behavior, Tianjin Normal University, China, May 2004
• Top Reviewer in 2008 (Vision Research)
11. Other academic merits

Services as thesis examiner
• Eximiner of 8 doctoral theses (Laarni, Surakka, Mikkilä-Erdmann, Hyrskykari, Salmela, Kasisopa, Hohenstein, Lappi)
• External examiner of 8 doctoral disputations (University of Helsinki, Oslo, Durham, Uppsala, Southampton, Toulouse, Southampton, La Laguna, and Paris Descartes)
• Examiner of 3 habilitation theses (Isel, Schröder, Alamargot)

Elected memberships in scientific societies
• Member of the Psychonomic Society; Member of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology; Member of the Experimental Psychology Society; Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science

Editorial Board Memberships
• Regional Editor of Contemporary Educational Psychology (1996-2000)
• Editorial Board Member of Puhe ja kieli [Speech and Language] (2004-
• Editorial Board Member of Visual Cognition (2005-
• Editorial Board Member of Journal of Eye Movement Research (2007-
• Action Editor for a Special Issue of Language and Cognitive Processes
• Action Editor for a Special Issue of Journal of Research in Reading

Ad-hoc reviewer for the following 44 journals:
• Acta Ophthalmologica; Acta Psychologica; Applied Cognitive Psychology; Applied Psycholinguistics; Attention, Perception & Psychophysics; Behavior Research Methods; British Journal of Psychology; Cognition & Consciousness; Cognition & Emotion; Cognitive Computation; Cognitive Neuropsychology; Computers & Education; Contemporary Educational Psychology; Emotion; European Journal of Cognitive Psychology; Frontiers in Psychology; Instructional Science; Journal of Educational Psychology; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance; Journal of Eye Movement Research; Journal of Memory and Language; Journal of Research in Reading; Journal of Vision; Language and Cognitive Processes; Language and Linguistics Compass; Learning and Instruction; Memory & Cognition; Mental Lexicon; Perception; PLoS ONE; Psychological Research; Psychological Review; Psychonomic Bulletin & Review; Psykologia; Reading and Writing; Scandinavian Journal of Psychology; Scientific Study of Reading; Spanish Journal of Psychology; Suomen Lääkärilehti [The Finnish Medical Journal]; Trends in Cognitive Sciences; Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology; Vision Research.

Invited speeches
• Northern Scholar Scheme Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, December 6, 2000 (“On-line sentence parsing in Finnish”).
• What eye movements tell about identifying compound words in reading and top-down effects in reading long texts. Keynote speech given at the First International China Conference on Eye Movements, Tianjin (China), May 13-16, 2004.
• Eye movements index individual processing strategies when comprehending multiple-topic expository texts. Invited speech given at the Ecole Thématique: Analyses Pluridisciplinaires de l’Ecriture, Poitiers (France), July 4-8, 2005.
• Adopting a reading perspective influences how an expository text is read and what is remembered from it. Keynote speech presented at The Scandinavian Workshop on Applied Eye-Tracking, February 9-10, 2006, Lund, Sweden.
• The usefulness of eye-tracking for studying written language processing. Keynote speech presented Eye-to-IT conference on translation processes, sentence processing, and the bilingual mental lexicon, April 28-29, 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark.
• The usefulness and limitations of eye tracking in studying language processing and other cognitive tasks. Keynote speech presented at The Scandinavian Workshop on Applied Eye-Tracking, May 5-7, 2009, Stavanger, Norway.
• Emotion is prioritized over cognition in attentional guidance but not in recognition processes. Invited talk presented at the colloquium on Language and Cognition, University of Bielefeld (CITEC = Cognitive Interaction Technology Excellence Cluster), October 29, 2009.
• Effects of reading goal and reading task on eye fixation patterns. Keynote Speech given at the 4th China International Conference on Eye Movements (CICEM), May 24-26, 2010, Tianjin, China.
• What can readers’ eye movements tell us about written language processing? Keynote speech presented at the 4th Language, Culture & Mind Conference, June 21-23, 2010, Turku, Finland.
• The usefulness and limitations of eye-tracking in the study of reading (and writing). Keynote Speech given at the COST Summer School on Writing Process Research: Keystroke Logging and Eye-Tracking, September 7-9, 2011, Antwerp, Belgium.
• Eye movements in reading. Keynote Speech given at the ELDEL (Enhancing Literacy Development in European Languages) Workshop 7, November 10-13, 2011, Poitiers, France.
• Eye movements during multiple object tracking. Keynote Speech given at the 5th China International Conference on Eye Movements (CICEM), June 2-4, 2012, Dalian, China.

Grant application reviews
Reviewed grant applications for the following agencies: Suomen Akatemia (the Academy of Finland); Suomen Kulttuurirahasto (the Finnish Cultural Foundation); Israel Science Foundation; Leverhulme Trust (UK); Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (UK); Economic & Social Research Council (UK); Suomen Psykologinen Seura (the Finnish Psychological Society); Royal Society of Edinburgh; Slovenian Research Agency; Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft; Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada; Austrian Science Fund (FWF); Research Council of Lithuania; Research Foundation – Flanders (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek – Vlaanderen, FWO)

Evaluator of the report on “Initial training in reading. What does research suggest?” commissioned by the Commission of the European Communities.

Memberships in national or international expert groups
• Member of the evaluation panel for the Slovenian Research Agency
• Member of the evaluation panel for the Research Council of Lithuania
• Member of the Management Committee of COST Action IS0703 (The European Research Network on Learning to Write Effectively = ERN-LWE)
• Member of the NetWordS (Research Networking program of European Science Foundation) Steering committee
• Member of the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Educational Sciences Expert Panel (Sweden) for the mid-term evaluation of the Linnaeus Grants
• Member of Swedish Research Council’s (Vetenskapsrådet) Evaluation Panel for Linguistics (HS-J)

Administrative responsibilities (all at University of Turku)
• Vice-Head of the Department of Psychology 1998-2001
• Vice-Head of the Governing Board of the Language Center 1998-2001
• Board member of the Faculty of Social Sciences 1998-2001
• Board member of the Department of Psychology 1991-1993
• Deputy board member of the National Doctoral Program of Psychology 2005-
• Board member of Psykonet (The University Network of Psychology) 2010-
• Deputy board member of the Faculty of Social Sciences 2010-
• Board member of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Philosophy 2010-
• Board member of the Turku School of Behavioral Sciences 2011-2013
• Head of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Philosophy 2012-2013
• Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences 2012-2013
• Head of Psychology and Vice-Head of Department of Behavioral Sciences
and Philosophy 2010-
12. Scientific and societal impact of research
Hyönä has published 94 articles in international peer-reviewed journals, 18 peer-reviewed chapters in internationally published books, edited 3 internationally published books, published 8 articles in peer-reviewed national journals, 5 chapters in nationally published peer-reviewed books, and 7 nationally published textbooks or chapters in a textbook.

According to Web of Science, his h-index is 26 (a total of 1779 citations; 26/2/2014); according to Publish or Perish, his h-index is 38 (a total of 3850 citations; 26/2/2014).

Hyönä’s 10 most cited publications are the following (Web of Science):
1. Hyönä, J., & Pollatsek, A. (1998). Reading Finnish compound words: Eye fixations are affected by component morphemes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 24, 1612 1627. # of citations: 98
2. Nummenmaa, L., Hyönä, J., & Calvo, M.G. (2006). Eye-movement assessment of selective attentional capture by emotional pictures. Emotion, 6, 257-268. # of citations: 93
3. Oksama, L., & Hyönä, J. (2004). Is multiple object tracking carried out automatically by an early vision mechanism independent of higher-order cognition? An individual difference approach. Visual Cognition, 11, 631-671. # of citations: 89
4. Pollatsek, A. Hyönä, J., & Bertram, R. (2000). The role of morphological constituents in reading Finnish compound words. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 26, 820-833. # of citations: 80
5. Bertram, R., & Hyönä, J. (2003). The length of a complex word modifies the role of morphological structure: Evidence from eye movements when reading short and long Finnish compounds. Journal of Memory and Language, 48, 615-634. # of citations: 69
6. Hyönä, J., & Olson, R.K. (1995). Eye fixation patterns among dyslexic and normal readers: Effects of word length and word frequency. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 21, 1430-1440. # of citations: 61
7. Hyönä, J. (1995). Do irregular letter combinations attract readers’ attention? Evidence from fixation locations in words. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 21, 68-81. # of citations: 54
8. Hyönä, J., Lorch, R.F., Jr., & Kaakinen, J.K. (2002). Individual differences in reading to summarize expository text: Evidence from eye fixation patterns. Journal of Educational Psychology, 94, 44-55. # of citations: 53
9. Hyönä, J., Tommola, J., & Alaja, A.M. (1995). Pupil dilation as a measure of processing load in simultaneous interpreting and other language tasks. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 48A, 598-612. # of citations: 53
10. Hyönä, J., Niemi, P., & Underwood, G. (1989). Reading long words embedded in sentences: Informativeness of word halves affects eye movements. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 15, 142-152. # of citations: 50

13. Other merits

Major visits to foreign universities
• Visiting doctoral student at the University of Nottingham, UK, 1988 (1 month)
• Visiting scholar at the University of Colorado, USA, 1993-1994 (12 months)
• Visiting research fellow at the University of Massachusetts, USA, 2004 (6 months)
• Visiting professor at the Tianjin Normal University, China, 2009 (1 month)

Conference organizations
• Principal organizer of the 11th European Conference on Eye Movements, August 22-25, 2001, Turku.
• Principal organizer of the 13th Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing, August 24-27, 2007, Turku
• Member of the local organizing committee of the 46th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia, October 19-21, 2008, Turku, Finland
• Member of the local organizing committee of the 6th Morphological Processing Conference, June 14-17, 2009, Turku, Finland.
• Member of the local organizing committee of Psykologia 2012 conference. August 22-24, 2012, Turku, Finland.



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