News

  • Welcome to the Institute of Medical Psychology

    Since the beginning of the year, the Babylab has officially been part of the newly founded (or rather: re-established) Institute of Medical Psychology. On June 26, the opening ceremony of the institute, which is headed by Sarah Jessen from the Babylab, Ulrike Krämer (https://www.cns-luebeck.com) and Daniel Scholz from the Lübeck University of Music, took place.…

  • Lübeck Babylab goes PUG 2024

    Our lab went to the annual meeting “Psychologie und Gehirn” (Psychology and Brain) which took place in Hamburg just around the corner. Antonia presented the newest work from her project, and we spent three great days hearing all about the newest research from labs all around Germany.

  • Our lab is growing!

    Last year, a number of new people joined our lab! Antonia Düfeld started her PhD in summer, and Laura Maffongelli joined us as a postdoc. Since November, Robin Nehler is also working on his PhD project in our lab. We are very much looking forward to many exciting project in the coming year, and of…

  • How do children and adults ascribe authority?

    The results from our first study with preschoolers are out! We went to several preschools in Lübeck and asked 3-to-6 -year-olds to watch short video clips of two people interacting. Afterwards, we asked them who of the two people is more likely to be the boss. Turns out, children go mostly by looks – they…

  • Professorship!

    We already mentioned it in our last post, but now it’s official: Sarah Jessen has been appointed as a professor at the University of Lübeck! This means our work here will continue and we are looking forward to many exciting studies in the years to come!

  • Heisenberg grant

    Sarah Jessen has been awarded a Heisenberg grant by the German Research Foundation. More infos on what this means for our research here to come soon!

  • 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 and Rejection Expectations Modulate Neural and Behavioral Responses to Social Feedback. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience,…

  • 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 the University of Lübeck. Huge thanks to the University and of course to all the…

  • 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 works quite well but requires the baby to watch the same picture (or listen to…

  • 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 article can be found here: Hippmann, B., Tzvi, E., Göttlich, M., Weiblen, R., Münte, T.,…