Publications – Sarah Jessen

  • Petereit, P., Jessen, S., Goregliad Fjaellingsdal, T., & Krämer, U. (2022). Social context and rejection expectations modulate neural and behavioral responses to social feedback. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 34(5), 823-845.


  • Jessen, S. & Grossmann, T. (2019). Neural Evidence for the Impact of Facial Trustworthiness on Object Processing in a Gaze-cueing Task in 7-month-old Infants. Social Neuroscience. DOI: 10.1080/17470919.2019.1651764
  • Hippmann, B., Kuhlemann, I., Bäumer, T., Bahlmann, J., Münte, T.F., & Jessen, S. (2019). Boosting the effect of reward on cognitive control using TMS over the left IFJ. Neuropsychologia, 125, 109-115.
  • Jessen, S. & Grossmann, T. (2019). Neural evidence for the subliminal processing of facial trustworthiness in infancy. Neuropsychologia. 126, 46-53. (pdf)
  • Jessen, S., Fiedler, L., Münte, T.F., & Obleser, J. (2019). Quantifying the individual auditory and visual brain response in 7-month-old infants watching a brief cartoon movieNeuroImage, 116060.


  • Jessen, S. & Grossmann, T. (2017). Exploring the role of spatial frequency information during neural emotion processing in human infants. Front Hum Neurosci, 11, 486,  doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00486
  • Grossmann, T. & Jessen, S. (2017).  When in infancy does the ‘fear bias’ develop? Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 153, 149-154. (pdf)
  • 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. (pdf)
  • Jessen, S., Altvater-Mackensen, N., & Grossmann, T. (2016). Pupillary responses reveal infants’ discrimination of facial emotions independent of conscious perception. Cognition, 150, 163-169. (pdf)
  • 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. (pdf)
  • Jessen, S. & Grossmann, T. (2016). The developmental emergence of unconscious fear detection from eyes in infancy. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 142, 334-343. (pdf)
  • 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. (pdf)
  • 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 (pdf)
  •  Paulmann, S., Jessen, S. & Kotz, S. (2012). It’s special the way you say it: An ERP investigation on the temporal dynamics of two types of prosody. Neuropsychologia, 50(7), 1609-1620. (pdf)
  • 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. (pdf)
  •  Paulmann, S., Jessen, S. & Kotz, S. (2009). Investigating the Multimodal Nature of Human Communication: Insights from ERPs. Journal of Psychophysiology, 23(2), 63-76.