Dr M. Meyer (Marlene)

Assistant professor - Cognitive Psychology
Employee - Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
Assistant professor - Donders Centre for Cognition
Assistant professor - Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour

Dr M. Meyer (Marlene)

My research focuses on social-cognitive development in early childhood and how this development is portrayed in brain and behavior. In my PhD project I investigated joint action development and its distinct neurocognitive processes (planning, controlling and monitoring one’s own actions; predicting and monitoring others’ actions). As a postdoc, I am continuing my research on joint action development and, in addition, am investigating other social processes such as perspective-taking, learning from others (infant-directed actions) and the development of agency in early infancy. I tested infants (3-, 8-, 10-, 14-month-olds), young children (2½-, 3-, 3½-, 4- and 5-year-olds) and adults to study social-cognitive processes. Moreover, I make use of a combination of techniques including behavioural, eye-tracking, motion-tracking and neuroimaging techniques (e.g. EEG) to link neural and behavioral measures.

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