Majored in psychology, graduated from the University of Turku in 2003, defended PhD in 2011. My biggest research interests concern the language processing and development of reading. I largely employ eye movement tracking in my studies.

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Peer-reviewed publications

  1. Eskola, E., Kataja, E.-L., Hyönä, J., Nolvi, S., Häikiö, T., Carter, A. S., Karlsson, H., Karlsson, L., & Korja, R. (In press). Higher attention bias for fear at 8 months of age is associated with better socioemotional competencies during toddlerhood. Infant Behavior and Development. doi:10.1016/j.infbeh.2023.101838
  2. Schroeder, S., Häikiö, T., Pagán, A., Dickins, J. H., Hyönä, J., & Liversedge, S. P. (2022). Eye movements of children and adults reading in three different orthographies. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 48(10), 1518–1541. doi:10.1037/xlm0001099
  3. Laasanen, M., Pajunen, A., & Häikiö, T. (2022). Kielen natiivihallinnan variaatio ja sosiolingvistinen meneillään olevan kielenmuutoksen tutkimus. Virittäjä, 126(3). doi:10.23982/vir.83371
  4. Kataja E-L., Eskola, E., Pelto, J., Paija, S-P., Nolvi, S., Häikiö, T., Karlsson, L., Karlsson, H., & Leppänen, J. M. (2022). The stability of early-developing attentional bias for faces and fear from 8 to 30 and 60 months. Developmental Psychology. doi:10.1037/dev0001432
  5. Fawcett, C., Nordenswan, E., Yrttiaho, S., Häikiö, T., Korja, R., Karlsson, L., Karlsson, H., & Kataja, E-L. (2022). Individual differences in pupil dilation to others’ emotional and neutral eyes with varying pupil sizes. Cognition and Emotion, 36(5), 928-942. doi:10.1080/02699931.2022.2073973
  6. Aatsinki, A-K., Kataja, E-L., Munukka, E., Lahti, L., Keskitalo, A., Korja, R., Nolvi, S., Häikiö, T., Tarro, S., Karlsson, H., & Karlsson, L. (2022). Infant fecal microbiota composition and attention to emotional faces. Emotion, 22(6), 1159-1170. doi:10.1037/emo0000924
  7. Kanerva, O. & Häikiö, T. (2022). Sound symbolic potential of Russian onomatopoeias: Evidence from eye-tracking. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 48(3), 432-445. doi:10.1037/xlm0001114
  8. Häikiö, T. & Luotojärvi, T. (2022). The effect of syllable-level hyphenation on novel word reading in early Finnish readers: Evidence from eye movements. Scientific Studies of Reading, 26(1), 38-46. doi:10.1080/10888438.2021.1874384
  9. Holm, S. K., Häikiö, T., Olli, K., & Kaakinen, J. K. (2021). Eye movements during dynamic scene viewing are affected by visual attention skills and events of the scene: Evidence from first-person shooter gameplay videos. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 14(2). doi:10.16910/jemr.14.2.3
  10. Kataja, E-L., Rodrigues, A. J., Scheinin, N. M., Nolvi, S., Korja, R., Häikiö, T., Ekholm, E., Sousa, N., Karlsson, L., & Karlsson, H. (2021). Prenatal glucocorticoid-exposed infants do not show an age-typical fear bias at 8 months of age – Preliminary findings from the FinnBrain Birth Cohort Study. Frontiers in Psychology, section Developmental Psychology, 12:655654. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2021.655654
  11. Eskola, E., Kataja, E-L., Hyönä, J., Häikiö, T., Pelto, J., Karlsson, H., Karlsson, L., & Korja. R. (2021). Behavioral regulatory problems are associated with a lower attentional bias to fearful faces during infancy. Child Development, 92(4), 1539-1553. doi:10.1111/cdev.13516
  12. Tuulari, J. J., Kataja, E-L., Leppänen, J., Lewis, J., Nolvi, S., Häikiö, T., Lehtola, S., Hashempour, N., Saunavaara, J., Scheinin, N., Korja, L., Karlsson, L., & Karlsson, H. (2020). Newborn left amygdala volume associates with attention disengagement from fearful faces at eight months. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 45, October 2020, 100839. doi:10.1016/j.dcn.2020.100839
  13. Kataja, E-L., Leppänen, J. M., Kantojärvi, K., Pelto, J., Häikiö, T., Korja, R., Nolvi, S., Karlsson, H., Paunio, T., & Karlsson, L. (2020). The role of TPH2 variant rs4570625 in shaping infant attention to social signals. Infant Behavior and Development, 60, August 2020, 101471. doi:10.1016/j.infbeh.2020.101471
  14. Tervola, M., Vainio. S., & Häikiö, T. (2020). Potilassanaston hallinta terveydenhuoltoalalla: maahanmuuttajataustaisten lääkärien ja asioimistulkkiopiskelijoiden sananmerkityksen tarkkuus. Virittäjä, 124(1). doi:10.23982/vir.70136
  15. Kataja, E-L., Karlsson, L., Leppänen, J. M., Pelto, J., Häikiö, T., Nolvi, S., Pesonen, H., Parsons, C. E., Hyönä, J., & Karlsson, H. (2020). Maternal depressive symptoms during the pre- and postnatal periods and infant attention to emotional faces. Child Development, 91, e475-e480. doi:10.1111/cdev.13152
  16. Kataja. E-L., Karlsson, L., Parsons, C. E., Pelto, J., Pesonen, H., Häikiö, T., Hyönä, J., Nolvi, S., Korja, R., & Karlsson, H. (2019). Maternal pre- and postnatal anxiety symptoms and infant attention disengagement from emotional faces. Journal of Affective Disorders, 243, 280-289. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2018.09.064
  17. Vainio, S., Pajunen, A., & Häikiö, T. (2019). Acquisition of Finnish derivational morphology: school-age children and young adults. First Language, 39(2), 139-157. doi:10.1177/0142723718805185
  18. Häikiö, T. & Vainio, S. (2018). Syllables and inflectional morphemes in early Finnish readers: Evidence from eye movements. Journal of Child Language, 45(5), 1227-1245. doi:10.1017/S0305000918000132
  19. Häikiö, T., Heikkilä, T. T., & Kaakinen. J. K. (2018). The effect of syllable-level hyphenation on reading comprehension: Evidence from eye movements. Journal of Educational Psychology, 110(8), 1149-1159. doi:10.1037/edu0000261
  20. Cui, L., Häikiö, T., Zhang, W., Zheng, Y., & Hyönä, J. (2017). Reading monomorphemic and compound words in Chinese. The Mental Lexicon, 12(1), 1-20. doi:10.1075/ml.12.1.01cui
  21. Häikiö, T., Bertram, R., & Hyönä, J. (2016). The hyphen as a syllabification cue in reading bisyllabic and multisyllabic words among Finnish 1st and 2nd graders. Reading and Writing, 29(1), 159-182. doi:10.1007/s11145-015-9584-x
  22. Häikiö, T., Hyönä, J., & Bertram, R. (2015). The role of syllables in word recognition among beginning Finnish readers: Evidence from eye movements during reading. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 27(5), 562-577. doi:10.1080/20445911.2014.982126
  23. Häikiö, T., Bertram, R., & Hyönä, J. (2011). The development of whole-word representations in compound word processing: Evidence from eye fixation patterns of elementary school children. Applied Psycholinguistics, 32(3), 533-551. doi:10.1017/S0142716411000208
  24. Blythe, H. I., Häikiö, T., Bertram, R., Liversedge, S. P., & Hyönä, J. (2011). Reading disappearing text: Why do children refixate words? Vision Research, 51(1), 84-92. doi:10.1016/j.visres.2010.10.003
  25. Häikiö, T., Bertram, R., & Hyönä, J. (2010). Development of parafoveal processing within and across words in reading: Evidence from the boundary paradigm. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63(10), 1982-1998. doi:10.1080/17470211003592613
  26. Häikiö, T., Bertram, R., Hyönä, J., & Niemi, P. (2009). Development of the letter identity span in reading: Evidence from the eye movement moving window paradigm. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 102(2), 167-181. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2008.04.002
  27. Hyönä, J. & Häikiö, T. (2005). Is emotional content picked up of parafoveal words during reading? An eye movement analysis. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 46(6), 475-483. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9450.2005.00479.x
  28. Moscoso del Prado Martin, F., Bertram, R., Häikiö, T., Schreuder, R., & Baayen, R. H. (2004). Morphological Family Size in a Morphologically Rich Language: The Case of Finnish Compared With Dutch and Hebrew. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 30(6), 1271-1278. doi:10.1037/0278-7393.30.6.1271


Häikiö, T. (2011). Reading development during elementary school years. Evidence from eye movements. Annales Universitatis Turkuensis, Ser. B, 333.

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