LFE

Profile of the Leipzig Research Center
for Early Child Development (LFE)

Dr. Christine Michel

Post-Doc | Leipzig University  |  Research Group Haun

Early Child Development and Culture
Faculty of Education at Leipzig University
Jahnallee 59, Office 111
D-04109 Leipzig

T +49 97 31846

christine.michel(at)uni-leipzig.de

 

Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Stephanstraße 1a
D-04103 Leipzig

T +49 (0) 341 99 40 2468

michel(at)cbs.mpg.de

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Group members in the DFG project “The affective mechanism underlying joint attention and joint action in infancy and toddlerhood”

Nele Becker

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04/2020 -Post-Doc at the Department of Early Childhood Development and Culture
since 2019Principal investigator of the DFG-funded project "The affective mechanism underlying joint attention and joint action in infancy and toddlerhood"
10/2016–02/2019Establishment and organization of the EEG and eye tracking laboratory of the Social Cognition Development Unit at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
seit 10/2016Post-Doc in the Research Group Development of Social Cognition at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
05/2016Doctorate in psychology, Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, Germany. Dissertation: "Neural and Behavioral Correlates of Object-Directed Attention in Early Infancy and Preschoolers", grade: summa cum laude
12/2012–09/2016Research Assistant: Research Unit Developmental and Biological Psychology, Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, Germany
06/2012–05/2016PhD student in the Research Unit Developmental and Biological Psychology, Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, Germany
10/2008Pre-degree in Psychology, Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, Germany.
10/2006-05/2012Study of psychology, Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, degree: Diplom-Psychologist

Publications

ManyBabies Consortium (2019). Quantifying sources of variability in infancy research using the infant-directed speech preference.Advances in Methods and Prac-
tices in Psychological Science.

Michel, C., Wronski, C., Pauen, S., Daum, M. M., & Hoehl, S. (2019). Infants’ object processing is guided specifically by social cues. Neuropsychologia, 126, 54-
61. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.05.022

Michel, C., Pauen, S., & Hoehl, S. (2017). Schematic eye-gaze cues influence infants’ object encoding dependent on their contrast polarity. Scientific Reports,
7(1), 7347. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-07445-9

Michel, C., Kaduk, K., Ni Choisdealbha, À., & Reid, V. M. (2017). Event-related potentials discriminate familiar and unusual goal outcomes in 5-month-olds and
adults. Developmental Psychology

Michel, C., Stets, M., Parise, E., Reid, V.M., Striano, T., & Hoehl, S. (2015). Theta- and alpha-band EEG activity in response to eye gaze cues in early infancy. NeuroImage, 118, 576-583. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.06.042

Hoehl, S., Michel, C., Reid, V. M., Parise, E., & Striano, T. (2014). Live social interaction influences infants’ oscillatory brain activity. Social Neuroscience, 9(3),
300-308. doi: 10.1080/17470919.2014.884982

Michel, C., Hoehl, S., & Striano, T. (2014). The Influence of Familiarity on Explicit Eye Gaze Judgment in Preschoolers. European Journal of Developmental
Psychology, 11(3), 344-355 doi: 10.1080/17405629.2013.832670

Wahl, S., Michel, C., Pauen, S., & Hoehl, S. (2013). Head and eye movements affect object processing in 4-month-old infants more than an artificial orienta-
tion cue. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 31(2), 212-230. doi: 10.1111/bjdp.12001

Hoehl, S., Wahl, S., Michel, C., & Striano, T. (2012). Effects of eye gaze cues provided by the caregiver compared to a stranger on infants’ object processing. De-
velopmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 2(1), 81-89. doi: 10.1016/j.dcn.2011.07.015

Keynotes
Michel, C. (April 2018). Synchronized brains – Synchronized behavior?! A dual EEG approach to investigate Joint Attention. Presented on the Research
Platform Cognitive Science, Universität Wien, Wien, Österreich.

Michel, C. (Januar 2018). How do I make the comic mouse dance? The role of reinforcement learning for infants’ gaze following behavior. Presented in the research colloquium Philosophy and the Cognitive Sciences – Recent Debates, Bochum, Deutschland.

Michel, C. (September 2017). Wenn Babys Comicmäuse zum Tanzen bringen: Der Einsatz interaktiver Eye Trackings zur Untersuchung der Flexibibilität von Blickfolgeverhalten bei Säuglingen. Presented at the focus meeting Eye Tracking in research with children from psychological and educational backgrounds
perspective at the Leipzig Research Center for Early Childhood Development, Leipzig, Germany.

Michel, C. (Januar 2016). Auswertung ereigniskorrelierter Potentiale bei Säuglingen. Presented at the Baby and Children EEG workshop of theDFG Network Neuroscientific Methods in Developmental Psychology, Potsdam, Germany

Michel, C. (November 2013). The influence of social and nonsocial cues on object processing in infancy. Presented in the Centre for Brain and Cognitive
Development, Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK.

Presentations
Langeloh, M., Michel, C., Matthes, D. & Hoehl, S. (Juli 2020). Are you like me? Contingent adult-infant interactions in a naturalistic dual-EEG paradigm.
Presented at the International Congress of Infant Studies (virtual)

Köster, M., Langeloh, M., Michel, C., & Hoehl, S. (Januar 2020). The neural dynamics of processing the unexpected in the infant brain. Presented at the 2020 Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development, Budapest, Ungarn.

Thiele, M., Hepach, R., Gredebäck, G., Michel, C., & Haun, D. (September 2019). Social interaction targets foster 13-month-old’s performance in a visual
learning task. Presented at the paEpsy Conference, Leipzig, Germany.

Chen, X., Ke, H., Michel, C., Wong, K., & Westermann, G. (September 2019). The Impact of Parents? Smartphone Use on Object Learning in 9-month-old
Infants: A Dual Head-mounted Eye-tracking Study. Presented at the  paEpsy Conference, Leipzig, Deutschland.

Michel, C., Matthes, D. & Hoehl, S. (September 2019). Neural correlates of joint attention and object encoding during natural mother-infant interactions.  Presented at the paEpsy Conference, Leipzig, Deutschland.

Langeloh, M., Michel, C., Matthes, D. & Hoehl, S. (September 2019). Infants prefer contingent social interactions: Novel insights from a dual-EEG paradigm.
Presented of the paEpsy Conference, Leipzig, Deutschland.

Langeloh, M., Michel, C., Matthes, D. & Hoehl, S. (Mai 2019). Are we on the same wavelength? Brain-to-brain coupling in adult-infant-dyads during contingent
social interactions. Presented at the Hengstberger Symposium on Social Interaction at the University of Heidelberg, Germany

Hoehl, S., Pauen, S., & Michel, C. (März 2019). Infants learn to follow an object’s motion with their gaze – if it features eyes. Presented at the Biennial
Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, USA.

Michel, C., Kayhan, E., Pauen, S., & Hoehl, S. (Juli 2018). Infants’ gaze following behavior in response to schematic eyes – an interactive eye tracking paradigm.
Presented at the International Congress of Infant Studies, Philadelphia, USA.

Thiele, M., Hepach, R., Michel, C., & Haun, D. (Juli 2018). Investigating young infants’ attentional preference for social interactions. Presented at the
International Congress of Infant Studies, Philadelphia, USA.

Michel, C., Pauen, S., & Hoehl, S. (September 2017). Gaze contingent reinforcement learning in response to (non)social cues in 4-month-olds. Presented at the joint conference of the Departments of Developmental and Educational Psychology, Münster, Germany.

Michel, C., Pauen, S., & Hoehl, S. (Januar 2017). Investigating the role of reward for infants’ acquisition of gaze following behavior. Presented at the 2017
Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development, Budapest, Hungary.

Michel, C., Pauen, S., & Hoehl, S. (August 2016). Follow Me! Infants’ ability to learn about the referential nature of a cue. Presented at the Lancaster
Conference on Infant and Child Development, Lancaster, UK.

Michel, C., Kaduk, K., Ni Choisdealbha, À., & Reid, V. M. (Mai 2016). Event-related potentials discriminate familiar and unusual goal outcomes in 5-month-olds and adults. Presented at the XX International Conference on Infant Studies, New Orleans, USA.

Michel, C. (Oktober 2015). Neuronale und Verhaltenskorrelate der Blickverarbeitung bei Säuglingen und Vorschülern. Presented to the doctoral students-
forum Society, Culture and Nature of the German National Academic Foundation, Bonn, Germany.

Michel, C. (August 2015). Investigating different aspects of eye gaze. Presented at the Department of Psychology, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.

Michel, C., Pauen, S., & Hoehl, S. (Juni 2015). Looking times hint at eye gaze detecting neurons in infants. Presented at the 41st Conference Psychology and Brain, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Michel, C. (April 2015). Wenn Babys Mickey Mäuse zum Tanzen bringen – eine blickkontingente Eye Tracking Studie. Presented to the doctoral students-
forum Culture and Nature of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Heidelberg, Germany.

Michel, C., Wronski, C., Pauen, S., Daum, M. M., & Hoehl, S. (März 2015). Eyes Matter – How Nonsocial Motion Cues Influence Infants’ Object Processing
on the Neurophysiological and the Behavioral Level. Presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, USA

Michel, C. (November 2014). Schau’ mir in die Augen, Kleines! Wie Babys Blicksignale verarbeiten und nutzen. Presented at the PhD-
rum Culture and Society of the German National Academic Foundation, Rastatt, Germany.

Michel, C., Striano, T., Peykarjou, S., Bechtel, S., & Hoehl, S. (September 2014). Unterschiede in der Reaktion auf vertraute und fremde Gesichter bei
Vorschülern. Presented at the 49th Congress of the German Society for Psychology, Bochum, Germany.

Michel, C. (Mai 2014). Der Einfluss sozialer und nonsozialer Hinweisreize auf die Aufmerksamkeit und Objektverarbeitung bei Säuglingen. Presented at
the Doctoral Forum Nature and Society of the German National Academic Foundation, Berlin, Germany.

Michel, C., & Hoehl, S. (September 2013). Understanding observed gaze towards objects by 4-month-old infants: An EEG oscillation study. Presented at
the Joint Annual Conference of the BPS Developmental and Cognitive Sections, Reading, UK.

Reid, V. M., Hoehl, S., Michel, C., & Parise, E. (September 2013). Live social interaction influences infants’ oscillatory brain activity. Presented at the Joint Annual Conference of the BPS Developmental and Cognitive Sections, Reading, UK.

Michel, C. (Juli 2013). Der Einfluss sozialer und nonsozialer Hinweisreize auf die Aufmerksamkeit und Objektverarbeitung bei Säuglingen. Presented at the PhD Workshop of the Developmental Psychology Section of the German Psychological Society, Munich, Germany.

Wahl, S., Michel, C., Striano, T., & Hoehl, S. (September 2012). Blicksignale vertrauter und fremder Personen und deren Einfluss auf die Objektverarbeitung bei
Säuglingen. Presented at the 48th Congress of the German Society for Psychology, Bielefeld, Germany.

Poster

Michel, C., Matthes, D., & Hoehl, S., (Juli 2020), Neural and behavioral correlates of ostensive cues in naturalistic mother-infant interactions. Poster presented at the International Congress of Infant Studies (virtual).

Michel, C., Langeloh, M., Köster, M., & Hoehl, S., (Juli 2020), Nine-to-ten-month-olds do not discriminate between expected and unexpected events in four different core knowledge domains. Presented at the International Congress of Infant Studies (virtuell).

Thiele, M., Hepach, R., Michel, C., Gredebäck, G., & Haun, D., (Juli 2020),13-month-old infants seek out third-party social interactions. Presented on the
dem International Congress of Infant Studies (virtual).

Thiele, M., Hepach, R., Michel, C., & Haun, D., (Juli 2020), Investigating developmental trajectories of infants’ preference for social interactions. Presented on the International Congress of Infant Studies (virtual).

Thiele, M., Hepach, R., Michel, C., Gredebäck, G., & Haun, D., (Januar 2020), 13-month-olds’ visual learning is reinforced by social interaction targets. Presented on the Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development, Budapest, Hungary.

Michel, C., Matthes, D., & Hoehl, S., (September 2019), The influence of social cues on infants’ object encoding in natural mother-infant interactions. Presented on the
paEpsy Conference, Leipzig, Germany.

Langeloh, M., Michel, C., Matthes, D., & Hoehl, S., (July 2019), Are we in sync? Brain-to-brain coupling during imitation.Presented on the IMPRS
NeuroCom Summer School, Leipzig, Germany.

Michel, C., Langeloh, M., Matthes, D., Kayhan, E., & Hoehl, S., (März 2019), Inter-brain and behavioral synchrony during joint attention. Presented on
the 4th workshop of the DFG Scientific Network “Understanding Other” – Technical Issues Related to Real-Time Social Interaction Phenomena: Focus on Study Design
and Data Analysis, München, Deutschland.

Langeloh, M., Michel, C., Matthes, D., & Hoehl, S., (Januar 2019), Brain-to- brain coupling between adults and infants in a live imitation paradigm. Presented on the  Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development, Budapest, Hungary.

Michel, C., Kayhan, E., Pauen, S., & Hoehl, S., (Juli 2018), Heading in the cued direction: Infants’ gaze following behavior is based on head orientation. Presented on the International Congress of Infant Studies, Philadelphia, USA.

Michel, C., Kayhan, E., Pauen, S., & Hoehl, S. (Februar 2018). Infants’ at 4 months of age perform gaze following based on head direction. Presented on the Interactive Eye Gaze Conference, London, UK.

Langeloh, M., Michel, C., Matthes, D., & Hoehl, S., (2017), Are we on the same wavelength? Brain-to-brain coupling during dyadic interaction between adults and
infants. Presented on the IMPRS NeuroCom Summer School, London, UK.

Michel, C., Kayhan, E., Pauen, S., & Hoehl, S. (September 2017). Just have a look at that! Infants’ overt following of eye movements. Presented on
the focus meeting Eye Tracking in Research with Children from a Psychological and Educational Perspective at the Leipzig Research Center for Early Childhood Education
Development, Leipzig, Germany.

Michel, C., Kayhan, E., Pauen, S., & Hoehl, S. (September 2017). Just have a look at that! Infants’ overt following of eye movements. Presented at the
joint conference of the Developmental Psychology and Educational Psychology groups, Münster, Germany.

Michel, C., Kayhan, E., Pauen, S., & Hoehl, S. (August 2017). Just have a look at that! Infants’ overt following of eye movements. Presented on the 2nd
Lancaster Conference on Infant and Early Child Development, Lancaster, UK.

Michel, C., Pauen, S., & Hoehl, S. (Mai 2016). When it Pays off to Take a Look: Four-Month-Old Infants Enhance Gaze Following When Being Rewarded. Presented on the  XX International Conference on Infant Studies, New Orleans, USA.

Michel, C., Pauen, S., & Hoehl, S. (März 2016). Altering infants’ looking behavior by a gaze contingent reward. Presented at the 58th conference experi-
a team of psychologists, Heidelberg, Germany.

Michel, C., Pauen, S., & Hoehl, S. (August 2015). Erlernen von Blickfolgeverhalten durch Belohnung bei Säuglingen – eine blickkontingente Eye Tracking Stu-
die. Poster presented at the 22nd Divisional Conference on Developmental Psychology, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Michel, C., Pauen, S., & Hoehl, S. (März 2015). Examining the Influence of Low-Level Properties of Social Cues – Schematic Eyes Can Affect Infants’ Object
Learning. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, USA

Bechtel, S., Peykarjou, S., Michel, C., & Hoehl, S. (Januar 2015). Those fair girls? Sex differences in sharing goods and correlations with inhibitory control.
Poster presented at the Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development 2015, Budapest, Hungary

Michel, C., Wronski, C., Pauen, S., Daum, M. M., & Hoehl, S. (September 2014). Machen Augen den Unterschied? (Non)soziale Hinweisreize und ihre Auswirkung
auf die Objektverarbeitung bei Säuglingen. Presented at the 49th Congress of the German Society of Psychology, Bochum, Germany.

Michel, C.,Wronski, C., Pauen, S., Daum, M. M., & Hoehl, S. (Juli 2014). The influence of a motion cue on infants? object processing on the neurophysiological
and the behavioural level. Presented on the XIX Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, Berlin, Deutschland.

Michel, C.,Wronski, C., Pauen, S., Daum, M. M., & Hoehl, S. (Januar 2014). The influence of a motion cue on infants’ object processing. Presented on the
Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development 2014, Budapest, Hungary.

Michel, C., Stets, M., Parise, E., Reid, V. M., Striano, T., & Hoehl, S. (September 2013). Oscillatory brain activity in reaction to object-directed and object-averted gazes in infants. Presented at the joint meeting of the Federation of European Societies of Neuropsychology and the Society of Neuropsychology, Berlin, Germany.

Michel, C., Reid, V. M., Striano, T., Parise, E., & Hoehl, S. (Mai 2013). Oszillatorische Gehirnaktivität bei Säuglingen: Der Einfluss von Joint Attention auf die Objektverarbeitung. Poster presented at the 39th Conference Psychology and Brain, Würzburg, Germany.

Wahl, S., Michel, C., Pauen, S., & Hoehl, S. (April 2013). Eye Gaze Versus Head Orientation: The Role of Social Cues for Infants’ Object Processing. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, Washington, USA

Michel, C., Reid, V. M., Striano, T., & Hoehl, S. (Januar 2013). Oscillatory brain activity of joint attention in infancy. Presented on the Budapest
CEU Conference on Cognitive Development, Budapest, Hungary.

Wahl, S., Michel, C., Pauen, S., & Hoehl, S. (Juni 2012). What guides infants’ attention? The role of social and non-social cues for object processing Presented on the 18. Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Wahl, S., Michel, C., Pauen, S., & Hoehl, S. (April 2012). Social cues facilitate infants’ object processing at 4 months of age. Poster presented at the 54th conference
experimental psychologist, Mannheim, Germany.

Michel, C., Wahl, S., Pauen, S., & Hoehl, S. (August 2011). Social Cues or Motion Cues – What Affects Object Processing in Infancy? Presented on
the 15th European Conference on Developmental Psychology, Bergen, Norway.

Wahl, S., Michel, C., Pauen, S., & Hoehl, S. (August 2011). Neural and Behavioral Correlates of Social Attention in infancy. Presented at the 15th European Conference on Developmental Psychology, Bergen, Norway

Michel, C., Wahl, S., Striano, T., & Höhl, S. (Juni 2011). Der Einfluss von Familiarität auf die Verarbeitung von Blicksignalen bei Säuglingen. Presented at the 37th Conference Psychology and the Brain, Heidelberg, Germany.

Wahl, S., Michel, C., Pauen, S., & Hoehl, S. (Juni 2011). Die Rolle sozialer und non-sozialer Hinweisreize für objektbezogene Aufmerksamkeitslenkung bei 4
Monate alten Säuglingen. Presented at the 37th Conference Psychology and Brain, Heidelberg, Germany.