Dr. Laura Maffongelli


My name is Laura Maffongelli.and I am a postdoc in the Babylab. I studied Linguistics and my research interests focus on the relation between language and action with respect to the syntactic mechanisms involved. I investigate the neurophysiological basis of the processing of complex action sequences during action observation from a developmental perspective. Specific interest lies on how similar phenomena might, or might not, relate to the processing of complex sentences in language. EEG is the basic method of my investigations.

Since 2023
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Lübeck, Department of Neurology (Prof. Dr. Sarah Jessen)
Postdoctoral Researcher, Psychological Institute, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
Postdoctoral Researcher, Psychological Institute, Goethe University, Frankfurt
Postdoctoral Researcher (Fellow), Psychological Institute, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Ph.D. in Robotics, Cognition, and Interaction Technologies, Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, Italy
Master of Arts in German Linguistics, Philipps University Marburg
Bachelor of Arts in German Language and Literature, Philipps University Marburg