Principal Investigator and Director of the Baby & Child Research Center
The BabyBRAIN group investigates 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, 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.