Dr. Marlene Meyer
|Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour|
Radboud University Nijmegen
P.O. Box 9104
6500 HE Nijmegen
Phone: +31 24 3612604
Email: m.meyer [at] donders.ru.nl
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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Kayhan, E., Meyer, M., O’Reilly, J. X., Hunnius, S., & Bekkering, H. (in press). Nine-month-old infants update their predictive models of a changing environment. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. [abstract]
van Schaik, J.E., Meyer, M., & Hunnius, S. (in press). Motion tracking of parents’ infant- versus adult-directed actions reveals general and action-specific modulations. Developmental Science. [abstract]
Addabbo, M., Vacaru, V.S., Meyer, M., & Hunnius, S. (2019). “Something in the way you move”: Infants are sensitive to emotions conveyed in action kinematics. Developmental Science. [abstract]
Krause, F., Meyer, M., Bekkering, H., Hunnius, S., & Lindemann, O. (2019). Interaction between perceptual and motor magnitudes in early childhood. Cognitive Development, 49, 11-19. [abstract]
Meyer, M., Endedijk, H.M, van Ede, F., & Hunnius, S. (2019). Theta oscillations in 4-year-olds are sensitive to task engagement and task demands. Scientific Reports, 9:6049. [abstract]