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Das Leipziger Forschungszentrum für
frühkindliche Entwicklung (LFE) im Profil

Dr. Manuela Missana

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin | AG Schmitz  |  AG Schmitz

Institut für Psychologie
AG Klinische Kinder- und Jugendpsychologie
Neumarkt 9–19,
Treppenhaus E, 1. OG,
04109 Leipzig

manuela.missana(at)uni-leipzig.de

07/2020 -Psychotherapeutische Hochschulambulanz
Mitarbeiterin in der AG Schmitz
01/2018 – 06/2020Studiengangskoordinatorin
M.Sc. Early Childhood Research | Leipziger Forschungszentrum für frühkindliche Entwicklung
2015 – 2020Post-Doc
Lehrstuhl Frühkindliche Entwicklung und Kultur | Universität Leipzig

Gastwissenschaftlerin
Forschungsgruppe "Sozialer Stress und Familiengesundheit" | Max-Planck-Institut für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften
2010 – 2015PhD in Psychologie
Universität Heidelberg || Max-Planck-Institut für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften
Dissertationsschrift: “Infant processing of emotional faces and bodies: Insights from event-related potentials and asymmetrical frontal brain activity”
Betreuer: Prof. Dr. Tobias Grossmann
2002 – 2010M.A. in Erziehungswissenschaft
Universität Leipzig
Nebenfächer: Psychologie, Amerikanistik

2020

Puglia, M. H., Krol, K. M., Missana, M., Williams, C. L.,Lillard, T. S.,Morris, J. P.,Connelly, J. J. and Grossmann, T.(2020). Epigenetic tuning of brain signal entropy in emergent human social behavior, BMC Medicine, 18:244.

2018

Grossmann, T., Missana, M., & Krol, K. M. (2018). The neurodevelopmental precursors of altruistic behavior in infancy. PLoS biology, 16(9), e2005281.

2017

Missana, M., Altvater-Mackensen, N., & Grossmann, T. (2017). Neural correlates of infants’ sensitivity to vocal expressions in peers. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 26, 39-44.

2016

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.

2015

Rajhans, P., Missana, M., Krol, K. M., & Grossmann, T. (2015). The association of temperament and maternal empathy with individual differences in infants‘ neural responses to emotional body expressions. Development and Psychopathology, 27(4pt1), 1205-1216

Missana, M., Atkinson, A. P., & Grossmann, T. (2015). Tuning the developing brain to emotional body expressions. Developmental Science, 18, 243-253.

Krol, K. M., Rajhans, P., Missana, M., & Grossmann, T. (2015). Duration of exclusive breastfeeding is associated with differences in infants‘ brain responses to emotional body expressions. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 8: 459.

Missana, M., & Grossmann, T. (2015). Infants’ emerging sensitivity to emotional body expressions: Insights from frontal asymmetrical brain activity. Developmental Psychology, 51, 151-160.

2014

Missana, M., Rajhans, P., Atkinson, A. P., & Grossmann, T. (2014). Discrimination of fearful and happy body postures in 8-month-old infants: An event-related potential study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8: 531.

Missana, M., Grigutsch, M., & Grossmann, T. (2014). Developmental and individual differences in the neural processing of dynamic expressions of pain and anger. PLoS One, 9(4): e93728.

2012

Grossmann, T., Missana, M., Friederici, A. D., & Ghazanfar, A. A. (2012). Neural correlates of perceptual narrowing in cross-species face-voice matching. Developmental Science, 15(6), 830-839.

2011

Vaish, A., Missana, M., & Tomasello, M. (2011). Three-year-old children intervene in third-party moral transgressions. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 29(1), 124-130.