Prof. Birgit Elsner

Research Interests

  1. Development of action understanding and action control in the first two years of life; imitation; social learning.

  2. Physiological correlates of infant attention: event-related potentials (ERP), electroencephalogram (EEG), heart rate.

  3. Cognitive development in infancy and toddlerhood: acquisition of functional knowledge, categorization of artifacts.

  4. Cognitive neuroscience of action control; integration of movements and their perceivable consequences.

Head of the BabyLab of the University of Potsdam together with Prof. Barbara Höhle (Psycholinguistics: Language Acquisition).


Postal address

Department Psychologie
Universität Potsdam
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
OT Golm
14476 Potsdam

Visitor address

Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
Potsdam - Golm
University Campus Golm
Building 14

Map of Golm campus

University of Potsdam, Germany