Lauri Parkkonen is Associate Professor at the Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Aalto University School of Science. He is Director of Aalto Brain Centre (ABC), research group leader, responsible professor of the Human Neuroscience and Technology major and vice chairman of the Brain&Mind doctoral training network. His main research area is non-invasive neuroimaging, mainly instrumentation and data analysis methods related to magnetoencephalography (MEG) as well as human systems neuroscience. His key contribution to the field is the co-development of the world’s first whole-scalp MEG system and its descendants. He has also developed ultra-low-field MRI and invasive monitoring of local cortical activity. In cognitive neuroscience, he has studied neural mechanisms of sensory processing, particularly conscious visual perception, and contributed to “two-person neuroscience”, i.e. neuroimaging of two interacting subjects to uncover brain mechanisms supporting social interaction. Recently he was awarded an ERC grant to develop high-resolution MEG to study human brain function in a new way.