Charlotte Grosse Wiesman – University of Copenhagen

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Charlotte Grosse Wiesman

I am a postdoc and Marie Curie fellow in the Centre for Early Childhood Cognition at the University of Copenhagen since May 2018. My research aims at understanding the cognitive and neural mechanisms that contribute to typically human cognitive development in infancy and early childhood. I am particularly interested in how children learn to understand other's mental states (i.e., acquire a Theory of Mind), in the neural processes involved in this development, and in its relation to the development of other cognitive abilities, such as, language, executive function and self representation. To study these questions, I use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), near infrared spectoscropy (NIRS), behavioral methods, and eyetracking.

Before joining the University of Copenhagen, I did a PhD and a postdoc on the neural basis of Theory of Mind development at the Max Planck Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig.