In press 
  • Jessen, S. & Grossmann, T. (in press). Exploring the role of spatial frequency information during neural emotion processing in human infants. Front Hum Neurosci
  • Jessen, S. & Grossmann, T. (in press). Neural evidence for the subliminal processing of facial trustworthiness in infancy. Neuropsychologia.


  • Grossmann, T. & Jessen, S. (2017).  When in infancy does the ‚fear bias‘ develop? Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 153, 149-154.
  • Altvater-Mackensen, N., Jessen, S., & Grossmann, T. (2017). Brain responses reveal that infants’ face discrimination is guided by statistical learning from distributional information. Developmental Science, 20(2), e12393.
  • Jessen, S., Altvater-Mackensen, N., & Grossmann, T. (2016). Pupillary responses reveal infants’ discrimination of facial emotions independent of conscious perception. Cognition, 150, 163-169.
  • Jessen, S., & Grossmann, T. (2016).  Neural and behavioral evidence for infants’ sensitivity to the trustworthiness of faces. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28(11), 1728-1736.
  • Jessen, S. & Grossmann, T. (2016). The developmental emergence of unconscious fear detection from eyes in infancy. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 142, 334-343.
  • Obermeier, C., Kotz, S., Jessen, S., Raettig, T., von Koppenfels, M. & Menninghaus, W. (2016). Aesthetic appreciation of poetry correlates with processing ease in ERPs. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 16(2), 362-373.
  • Rajhans, P., Jessen, S., Missana, M. & Grossmann, T. (2016). Putting the face in context: Body expressions impact facial emotion processing in human infants. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 19, 115-121.
  • Jessen, S. & Grossmann, T. (2015). Neural signatures of emotional face processing with and without conscious perception in human infants. Cortex, 64, 260-270.
  • Jessen, S. & Kotz, S. (2015). Affect differentially modulates brain activation in uni- and multisensory body-voice perception. Neuropsychologia, 66, 134-143.
  •  Jessen, S. & Grossmann, T. (2014). Unconscious discrimination of social cues from eye whites in infants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 111(45), 16208-16213, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1411333111
  •  Jessen, S. & Kotz, S. (2013). On the Role of Crossmodal Prediction in Audiovisual Emotion Perception. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 7:369. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2013.00369.
  •  Paulmann, S., Jessen, S. & Kotz, S. (2012). There’s something special about the way you say it: An ERP investigation on the temporal dynamics of two types of prosody. Neuropsychologia, 50(7), 1609-1620.
  • Jessen, S., Obleser, J. & Kotz, S. (2012). How Bodies and Voices Interact in Early Emotion Perception. PLoS ONE 7(4): e36070. doi: 10.1371/journal. pone.0036070.
  • Garrido-Vasquez, P.*, Jessen, S.* & Kotz, S. (2011). Perception of emotion in psychiatric disorders: on the possible role of task, dynamics, and multimodality. Social Neuroscience, 6(5-6), 515-536. * both first authors contributed equally
  •  Jessen, S. & Kotz, S. (2011). The temporal dynamics of processing emotions from vocal, facial, and bodily expressions. NeuroImage, 58, 665-674.
  •  Paulmann, S., Jessen, S. & Kotz, S. (2009). Investigating the Multimodal Nature of Human Communication: Insights from ERPs. Journal of Psychophysiology, 23(2), 63-76.