New article on social exclusion

In her new study, Pauline Petereit from the Cognitive Neuroscience Group is looking at how adults respond to social rejection. You can find all the details here: Petereit, P., Jessen, S., Goregliad Fjaellingsdal, T., & Krämer, U.M. (2022). Social Context…

Annual Teaching Award of the University of Lübeck

We not only do lots of exciting baby research – the second big part of our job is teaching at the University of Lübeck. For her course in Social Psychology, Sarah Jessen has just won the annual teaching award of…

Using neural tracking to analyze infant EEG data

In our newest publication, we discuss and describe how a recent approach to data analysis, namely neural tracking, can be applied to infant EEG data. In most of our studies, we use a different approach called event-related potentials (ERPs), which…

What’s the brain connectivity behind reward and executive control?

Our PhD student Bernadette Hippmann published a new article in Human Brain Mapping. In the study, she tested adult participants in an fMRI paradigm, investigating the neural connectivity behind executive control and the influence of reward vs. punishment. The full…

New Commentary in Psychological Science

Measurements and testing in the Babylab still aren’t back to normal due to the impact of the pandemic, but we are nevertheless busy writing and analyzing data. Have a look at the commentary that just came out in Psychological Science,…

How does maternal odor impact infants’ responses to emotional faces?

First results from our project on the impact of maternal odor on emotion processing in infancy are out! Testing 7-month-olds in an EEG paradigm, we found that infants at this age show a reduced fear response when they can smell…

Changes in the lab due to Corona pandemic

The safety of our participants, their family and our lab members is our top priority. Therefore we strictly follow the safety guidelines for measurements developed by the University of Lübeck in times of Corona. Specifically, this means: All measurements at…

Unconscious face processing in infancy

Our new review article discussing the current state of research on unconscious face processing in infancy was just accepted! Jessen, S., & Grossmann, T. (in press). The developmental origins of subliminal face processing. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 

What is the role of early visual cortices on the processing of facial trustworthiness?

In a new study in adult participants conducted by our collaborators in Maastricht, we investigated the role of early visual cortices for the processing of facial trustworthiness. To that end, processing in early visual cortices in adults was interrupted using…

How does a mother’s scent impact emotion perception in babies?

Finally – we have the first results from our odor study. We invited 91 babies (and their moms) from Lübeck and the surrounding area to the lab to test how the mother’s familiar scent would impact the babies’ response to…