Hanna Poikonen

Hanna Poikonen

Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki

Hanna Poikonen is a neuroscientist and a contemporary dancer. She defends her PhD dissertation “Dance on Cortex – ERPs and Phase Synchrony in Dancers and Musicians during a Contemporary Dance Piece” in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland in May 2018. In 2008-2013, she worked as a technical co-worker in the Institute of Behavioral Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. She completed a Masters Degree in Biomedical engineering in Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland in 2011 combining studies in technology and neuroscience to art theory and intercultural communication. In addition, she studied Postgraduate in Art therapy, in Metáfora, Barcelona and has trained contemporary dance, martial arts, butoh and somatic methods in various workshops in Barcelona, New York, Berlin, Tokyo, Montreal and Helsinki.

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