Katri Saarikivi works as a researcher at University of Helsinki. She is a cognitive neuroscientist, researcher, team leader and co-founder of the NEMO project (Natural Emotionality in Digital Interaction), which won the grand-prize in the science-based idea competition, Helsinki Challenge.
In her research, she explores the neural mechanisms behind empathy and fruitful interaction, particularly in digital environments. She is fascinated by social cognition, cognitive control, and how these functions emerge from the brain processes.
As an independent consultant and speaker, Saarikivi works with organizations on subjects like the future of work, digital work, connectivity, creativity, and human-centeredness. She hopes to bring relevant neuroscientific knowledge to organizations to support human interaction and learning, and thereby better value-creation.
Katri Saarikivi holds a Master’s in Psychology from the University of Helsinki.