Publications – Laura Maffongelli

  • Maffongelli, L., Friederici, A., Paulus, M., Altvater-Mackensen, N. Assessing hierarchical action processing in preschool children. A systematic review in different action tasks. (submitted).
  • Kliesch, C., Neumann, M.T., Maffongelli, L., Paulus, M., Altvater-Mackensen, N. The Camelot Task: A novel task to measure children’s hierarchical action planning and problem-solving abilities. (submitted)


  • Daum, M.M, Bleiker, M., Wermelinger, S., Kurthen, I., Maffongelli, L., Antognini, K., Beisert, M., Gampe, A. The KleineWeltentdecker App – A smartphone-based developmental diary. Behavior Research Methods, 2022; 1-23.


  • Lauer, T., Willenbockel, V., Maffongelli, L., VÕ, L.-H., M. The influence of scene and object orientation on the scene constancy effect. Behavioral Brain Research, 2020; (394), 11281.
  • Maffongelli, L., Öhlschläger, S., VÕ, L.-H., M. The development of scene semantics: First ERP indications for the processing of semantic object-scene inconsistencies in 24-month-olds. Collabra: Psychology, 2020; 6(1).
  • Maffongelli, L*., Ferrari E*., Bartoli E., Campus C., Olivier E., Fadiga L., D’Ausilio A. Role of sensorimotor areas in early detection of motor errors: an EEG and TMS study. BrainBehavioral Research, 2020; (378),112248.


  • Maffongelli, L., D’Ausilio, A., Fadiga, L., & Daum, M. M. The Ontogenesis of Action Syntax. Collabra: Psychology, 2019; 5(1), 21.


  • Maffongelli L., Antognini K., Daum M.M. Syntactical regularities of action sequences in the infant brain: When structure matters. Developmental Science, 2018;e12682
  • Schmitz J., Bartoli E., Maffongelli L., Fadiga L., Sebastian-Galles N., D’Ausilio A. Motor cortex compensates for lack of sensory and motor experience during auditory speech perception. Neuropsychologia 2018; 128:290-296


  • Bartoli E., Maffongelli L., Campus C., D’Ausilio A. Beta rhythm modulation by speech sounds: somatotopic mapping in somatosensory cortex. Scientific Reports 2016; 6: 31182


  • Finisguerra A. *, Maffongelli L. *, Bassolino M., Jacono M., Pozzo T., D’Ausilio A. Generalization of motor resonance during the observation of hand, mouth and eye movements. Journal of Neurophysiology 2015; 2295-2304
  • D’Ausilio A., Bartoli E., Maffongelli L. Motor control may support mirror neuron research with new hypotheses and methods. Reply to comments on “Grasping synergies: A motor-control approach to the mirror neuron mechanism”. Physics of life review 2015; 133-137
  • Maffongelli L., Bartoli E., Sammler D., Kölsch S., Campus C., Olivier E., Fadiga L., D ’Ausilio A. Distinct brain signatures of content and structure violation during action observation. Neuropsychologia 2015; 30-39


  • D’Ausilio A., Bartoli E., Maffongelli L. Grasping Synergies: A motor-control approach to the mirror neuron mechanism. Physics of life review 2014; 91-103 
  • D’Ausilio A., Bartoli E., Maffongelli L., Berry J.J., Fadiga L. Vision of tongue movements bias auditory speech perception. Neuropsychologia 2014; 63:85-91  
  • Bartoli E., Maffongelli L., Jacono M., D’Ausilio A. Representing tools as hand movements: early and somatotopic visuomotor transformations. Neuropsychologia. 2014; 61:335-44
  • D’Ausilio A., Maffongelli L., Bartoli E., Campanella M., Ferrari E., Berry J., Fadiga L. Listening to Speech Recruits Specific Tongue Motor Synergies as Revealed by TMS and Tissue Doppler Ultrasound Imaging. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2014 28;369(1644):20130418
  • Dröge, A., Maffongelli L., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I. Luigi piace a Laura? Electrophysiological evidence for thematic reanalysis with Italian dative object experiencer verbs, In: Structuring the Argument. Multidisciplinary research on verb argument structure, by Bachrach, Asaf, Isabelle Roy and Linnaea Stockall (eds.) [LFAB 10, 2014]


  • D’Ausilio A., Maffongelli L., Fadiga L. L’origine comune di linguaggio e azione. Rivista internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia. 2013; Vol. 4, n.2, 198-203