About me

Pleased to make your acquintance 👋

Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the Internet.” –President Merkin Muffley

I am a Finn living in the Netherlands. I work at Tilburg University. Prior to moving to the Netherlands, I studied Psychology and Philosophy in Wellington, New Zealand, at the Victoria University of Wellington Kelburn campus from 2008 to 2013. The hobbits were right, Aotearoa is a wonderful place, and I never really left.

After NZ I completed a PhD in Psychology at Columbia University in New York City in the spring of 2018. My PhD “Using Visual Illusions to Examine Action-Related Perceptual Changes” is in the area of cognitive psychology, and examined how simple manual movements can distort perception. In New York, I was very busy eating bagels and Trader Joe’s “Everything but the bagel” seasoning1. (We lived right next to Riverside Park so, yeah, it was pretty sweet!) After that I worked as a post-doc2 at Columbia and Oxford. In 2023 I moved to the Netherlands and am now an Assistant Professor at Tilburg University.

When I’ve some free time, I like hiking, making photographs, rock climbing (mostly crushing V2 problems on plastic—beast mode!), spending time with my family, badminton, eating Korean food, and playing with computers. I’m not very good at any of those things, but hey, life is all about learning.

During the Global Pandemic of 2020-20xx© I mostly read Hacker News and Gelman’s blog on my phone, watched quality TV, and enjoyed Salt Denim IPAs 🤣.


If you find something particularly silly on this website, please let me know!


  1. Thanks Andy!↩︎

  2. If you’re not sure what a post-doc is or what they do (I don’t think anyone does), I remember someone saying in a tweet (remember those?) that this video is a pretty accurate summary:

    Wow, who doesn’t love monster trucks?↩︎