Dr Jakke Tamminen

Royal Holloway University of London

Lecturer in Psychology, Department of Psychology.
​Dr Tamminen was a delegate on the London Higher Europe Early Career Researcher Trip to Brussels in June 2017.


Contact Details:
Royal Holloway, University of London.
​Egham Hill
​TW20 0EX




PHD location/ discipline: University of York/Psychology

MA location/ discipline: University of York/Psychology (MSc)

BA: location/ discipline: Bangor University/Psychology (BSc)


Dr Tamminen’s research focuses on the impact of sleep and memory consolidation on learning. Specifically on the role of sleep on episodic memory, generalised (semantic) memory, the effect of sleep on eyewitness memory and false memory formation. He has also collaborated on some work on the effects of music on memory and learning.


Tamminen, J., Lambon Ralph, M. & Lewis, (2017) “Targeted memory reactivation of newly learned words during sleep triggers REM-mediated integration of new memories and existing knowledge”,
Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. 137, p. 77–82
Tamminen, J., Rastle, K., Darby, J., Lucas, R. & Williamson, V. (2015) “The impact of music on learning and consolidation of novel words”, Memory. p. 1-15
Tamminen, J., Davis, M. H. & Rastle, K. (2015), “From specific examples to general knowledge in language learning”, Cognitive Psychology. 79, p. 1–39
Tamminen, J. (2015), “Lexical consolidation”,
International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Science. Elsevier Science Publishers B.V. (North-Holland), Vol. 13, p. 919-924
Tamminen, J., Lambon Ralph, M. & Lewis, (2013), “The role of sleep spindles and slow-wave activity in integrating new information in semantic memory”, The Journal of Neuroscience. 33, 39, p. 15376-15381
Tamminen, J. & Gaskell, M. G (2013), “Novel word integration in the mental lexicon: Evidence from unmasked and masked semantic priming”, The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 66, 5, p. 1001-1025
Cleland, A. A., Tamminen, J., Quinlan, P. T. & Gaskell, M. G. (2012), “Spoken word processing creates a lexical bottleneck”, Language and Cognitive Processes. 27, 4, p. 572-593
Tamminen, J., Davis, M. H., Merkx, M. & Rastle, K. (2012) “The role of memory consolidation in generalisation of new linguistic information”, Cognition. 125, 1, p. 107-112
Tamminen, J., Payne, J. D., Stickgold, R., Wamsley, E. J. & Gaskell, M. G. (2012), “Sleep Spindle Activity is Associated with the Integration of New Memories and Existing Knowledge”, The Journal of Neuroscience. 30, 43, p. 14356-14360
Gaskell, M. G., Quinlan, P. T., Tamminen, J. & Cleland, A. A. (2008), “The nature of phoneme representation in spoken word recognition”, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 137, 2, p. 282-302
Tamminen, J. & Gaskell, M. G. (2008) “Newly learned spoken words show long-term lexical competition effects”, The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 61, 3, p. 361-371
Cleland, A. A., Gaskell, M. G., Quinlan, P. T. & Tamminen, J.  (2006), “Frequency effects in spoken and visual word recognition: Evidence from dual-task methodologies”, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 32, 1, p. 104-119
Tainturier, M. J., Tamminen, J. & Thierry, G. (2005), “Age of acquisition modulates the amplitude of the P300 component in spoken word recognition”, Neuroscience Letters. 379, 1, p. 17-22