Prof. S. Hunnius (Sabine)

Professor - Cognitive Psychology
Principal Investigator - Donders Centre for Cognition
Principal Investigator - Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour

Prof. S. Hunnius (Sabine)
Visiting address

Thomas van Aquinostraat 4

Postal address

Postbus 9104

Together with my research group, I investigate the developmental mechanisms and neurocognitive changes underlying early social-cognitive development. On the one hand, we study how infants perceive other persons and, as their development progresses, come to understand what others are doing and thinking. On the other hand, we investigate how infants develop to become efficient and skilled agents themselves. As part of this research line, we carry out studies on infants' action processing and action understanding as well as on imitation, tool-use, action planning, and joint action in early childhood. We make use of state-of-the-art techniques of infancy research, such as remote infrared eye-tracking, EEG and NIRS.

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Sabine Hunnius studies how babies learn about the world and explore their surroundings, and how curiosity can be stimulated in young children. She is also interested in how babies interact with the people around them and how they learn to play and do things together with others.