LFE

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

Dr. Manuela Missana

Research Associate | AG Schmitz  |  Research Group Schmitz

Institute of Psychology
AG Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Neumarkt 9-19,
Staircase E, 1st floor,
D-04109 Leipzig

manuela.missana(at)uni-leipzig.de

07/2020 -Psychotherapeutic university outpatient clinic
Employee Research Group Schmitz
01/2018 – 06/2020Study Coordinator
Leipzig Research Center for Early Child Development
2015 – 2020Post-Doc
Department of Early Child Development and Culture | Leipzig University

Guest Scientist
Research Group "Social Stress and Family Health" | Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive & Brain Sciences
2010 – 2015PhD in Psychology
Heidelberg University || Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive & Brain Sciences
Thesis title: “Infant processing of emotional faces and bodies: Insights from event-related potentials and asymmetrical frontal brain activity”
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Tobias Grossmann
2002 – 2010M.A. in Education
Leipzig University
Minor: Psychology, American Studies

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.