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Katharina Kühne

Katharina Kühne
Foto: eigene Aufnahme

Katharina Kühne ist Doktorandin der Potsdam Embodied Cognition Group (PECoG). Sie hat ein
Diplom als Sprachlehrerin, einen Master-Abschluss in Linguistik und einen Master-Abschluss in
Kognitionspsychologie. Ihre Forschungsinteressen sind soziale Robotik, Mensch-Roboter-Interaktion,
klinische Neuropsychologie, verkörperte Sprach- und Zahlenverarbeitung und bilinguale

Ihre Fachkenntnisse umfassen Elektroenzephalographie (EEG), transkranielle Magnetstimulation
(TMS), Griffkraftsensoren sowie neuropsychologische Diagnostik und Rehabilitation.


Kontakt E-Mail: ekaterina.kuehnegooglemailcom

Raum: 14.6.24





  1. Ibáñez, A., Kühne, K., Miklashevsky, A., Monaco, E., Muraki, E., Ranzini, M., Speed, L. J., & Tuena, C (2023). Ecological Meanings: A Consensus Paper on Individual Differences and Contextual Influences in Embodied Language. J Cogn., 6(1):59. doi: 10.5334/joc.228
  2. Gianelli, C., Kühne, K., Miklashevsky, A., Jeglinski-Mende, M. A., Canessa, N., & Borghi, A. M. (2023). COVID-19 and the perceived dangerousness of everyday objects: A behavioural online study in Italy and Germany. Collabra: Psychology, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.89171
  3. Michirev, A., Kühne, K., Lindemann, O., Fischer, M. H., & Raab, M. (2023). How to not induce SNAs: The insufficiency of directional force. PLoS ONE 18(6): e0288038. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0288038
  4. Kühne, K., & Jeglinski-Mende, M. A. (2023). Refraining from interaction can decrease fear of physical closeness during COVID-19. Scientific Reports13, 7700. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-34667-x
  5. Kühne, K., Nenaschew, K., & Miklashevsky, A (2022). Space-valence mapping of social concepts: Do we arrange negative and positive ethnic stereotypes from left to right?. Frontiers in Psychology, 7808. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.1070177
  6. Kühne, K., Fischer, M. H, & Jeglinski-Mende, M. A. (2022). During the COVID‑19 pandemic participants prefer settings with a face mask, no interaction and at a closer distance. Scientific Reports, 12, 12777. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-16730-1
  7. Kühne, K., Jeglinski-Mende, M. A., Fischer, M. H., & Zhou, Y. (2022). Social robot – Jack of all trades? Paladyn. Journal of Behavioral Robotics, 13, 1–22. https://doi.org/10.1515/pjbr-2022-0002
  8. Felisatti, A., Fischer, M., Kulkova, E., Kühne, K., & Michirev, A. (2021). Separation/connection procedures: From cleansing behavior to numerical cognition. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 44, E5. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X20000461
  9. Kühne, K., & Mende, M.A. (2020). Noli me tangere. Unser peripersonaler Raum in den Corona-Zeiten. The Inquisitive Mind4https://de.in-mind.org/article/noli-me-tangere-unser-peripersonaler-raum-in-den-corona-zeiten
  10. Gianelli, C., & Kühne, K. (2019). Is embodied cognition bilingual? Current evidence and perspectives of the embodied cognition approach to bilingual language processing. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 108. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00108
  11. Gianelli, C., Kühne, K., Presti, S. L., Mencaraglia, S., & Dalla Volta, R. (2020). Action processing in the motor system: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) evidence of shared mechanisms in the visual and linguistic modalities. Brain and Cognition, 139, 105510. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bandc.2019.105510
  12. Kühne, K., Fischer, M. H., & Zhou, Y. (2020). The Human Takes It All: Humanlike Synthesized Voices Are Perceived as Less Eerie and More Likable. Evidence From a Subjective Ratings Study. Frontiers in Neurorobotics, 14, 105.  https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbot.2020.593732
  13. Morey, R. D., Kaschak, M. P., Díez-Álamo, A. M., Glenberg, A. M., Zwaan, R. A., Lakens, D., Ibáñez, A., García, A., Gianelli, C., Jones, J. L., Madden, J., Alifano, F., Bergen, B., Bloxsom, N. G., Bub, D. N., Cai, Z. G., Chartier, C. R., Chatterjee, A., Conwell, E., … Ziv-Crispel, N. (2022). A pre-registered, multi-lab non-replication of the action-sentence compatibility effect (ACE). Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 29(2), 613–626. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-021-01927-8



  1. Kühne, K., & Gianelli, C. (2024). Neuropsychological methods: Patient studies. In: Felisatti, A., & Fischer, M. H. (eds.). Experimental Methods in Embodied Cognition. How Cognitive Psychologists Approach Embodiment (pp. 133–148). Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003290698-11
  2. Laubrock, J., Miklashevsky, A., Kühne, K., Michirev, A., Jeglinski-Mende, M. A., & Felisatti, A. (2024). Continuous methods: Eye tracking, hand tracking, and grip force recording. In: Felisatti, A., & Fischer, M. H. (eds.). Experimental Methods in Embodied Cognition. How Cognitive Psychologists Approach Embodiment (pp. 49–69). Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003290698-6
  3. Kühne, K., Jeglinski-Mende, M. A., & Bendel, O. (2022). Tamagotchi on our Couch: Are Social Robots Perceived as Pets?. In: Hakli, R., Mäkelä, P, & Seibt, J. (Hrsg.). Social Robots in Social Institutions. Proceedings of Robophilosophy 2022, 755–759. Amsterdam: IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/FAIA220688
  4. Gianelli, C., & Kühne, K. (2021). Location, Timing, and Magnitude of Embodied Language Processing: Methods and Results. In: Robinson, M.D., Thomas, L.E. (eds) Handbook of Embodied Psychology. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-78471-3_11
  5. Mende, M. A., Fischer, M. H., & Kühne, K. (2019). The Use of Social Robots and the Uncanny Valley Phenomenon. In Y. Zhou & M. H. Fischer (Eds.), AI Love You: Developments in Human-Robot Intimate Relationships (pp. 41–73). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-19734-6_3



1. Kühne, K., & Jeglinski-Mende, M.A. (2023). Sprache und Embodiment. Wiesbaden: Springer-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-66385-1


Poster Präsentationen

  1. Kühne, K., Lindemann, O., & Fischer, M. H. (2023, September 06–09). The SNARC effect
    relies on an egocentric frame of reference
    [Poster presentation]. 23rd meeting of the European
    Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP 2023), Porto, Portugal.
  2. Jeglinski-Mende, M. A., & Kühne, K. (2023). Negation has a size! Number magnitude corresponds with set-size in linguistic negation, V12 [Poster presentation]. 10th Mind, Brain, Body Symposium (MBBS), Berlin, Germany, March 14–17, 2023. https://www.academia.edu/99466285/Negation_has_a_size_Number_magnitude_corresponds_with_set_size_in_linguistic_negation
  3. Kühne, K., Jeglinski-Mende, M. A., & Bendel, O. (2022, September 15-19). Tamagotchi on our couch: Are social robots perceived as pets? [Poster presentation]. Robophilosophy Conference, Helsinki, Finnland. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.23236.30089
  4. Jeglinski-Mende, M. A., Kühne, K., & Fischer, M.H. (2022, March 16-18). Shaping Negation - Spatial-Numerical Associations in Negative Numbers [Poster presentation]. 9th Mind, Brain, Body Symposium (MSSB), Leipzig, Germany.
  5. Kühne, K., Fischer, M. H., & Jeglinski-Mende, M. A. (2022, March 16-18). Shaking hands in the face of danger? Interpersonal distance, peripersonal space, pro- and anti-social consequences of face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic [Poster presentation]. 9th Mind, Brain, Body Symposium (MSSB), Leipzig, Germany. https://www.cbs.mpg.de/1922349/d08_k_hne.pdf
  6. Kühne, K., Mende, M. A., Fischer, M. H., & Zhou, Y. (2022, January 25–28). A friend in need: Loneliness and the duration of isolation enhance the acceptance of social robots [Poster presentation]. 40th European Workshop in Cognitive Neuropsychology (EWCN), Bressanone, Italy https://www.academia.edu/79610372/A_friend_in_need_Loneliness_and_the_duration_of_isolation_enhance_the_acceptance_of_social_robots
  7. Gianelli, C., & Kühne, K. (2017, October 19-21). Eat Pray Love. Processing of concrete and abstract verbs by native and non-native speakers [Poster presentation]. CIMeC Conference "Ten years of Mind/Brain Sciences at the University of Trento”, Rovereto, Italy.  
  8. Gianelli, C., Kühne, K., Mencaraglia, S., & Volta, R. D. (2019, May 2-5). Action semantics in the motor system: TMS evidence of shared mechanisms in the visual and linguistic modalities [Poster presentation]. Rovereto Workshop on Concepts, Actions, and Objects: Functional and Neural Perspectives, Rovereto, Italy.
  9. Zhou, Y., Kühne, K., & Fischer, M.H. (2019, September 25-28). Perception of artificial voices – an auditory Turing test [Poster presentation]. ESCoP Conference, Spain, Tenerife.
  10. Gianelli, C., Kühne, K., & Rugani, R. (2017, September 3-6). Numerical magnitude spatially biases unusual responses. [Poster presentation]. ESCoP Conference, Potsdam, Germany.



  1. Kühne, K., & Jeglinski-Mende, M. A. (2022, August 29 – September 01). Face masks as social instruments? Effects on estimated interpersonal distance and implicit perception of danger during the COVID-19 pandemic [Conference presentation]. 22nd meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP 2022), Lille, France.
  2. Miklashevsky, A., & Kühne, K. (2022, August 29 – September 01). Situated flexibility of time concepts: The role of task [Conference presentation]. 22nd meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP 2022), Lille, France.
  3. Kühne, K., &Miklashevsky, A. (2021, September 20-29) Where is your time? Focus on spatial language activates horizontal time representations [Conference presentation]. Embodied and Situated Language Processing Conference. Current Directions and Future Perspectives (ESLP 2021), online.
  4. Gianelli, C., Kühne, K., & H-Kivanani, N. (2018, May 25 – 27). On grasping and being grasped: processing active and passive language in the motor system [Conference presentation]. MeeTo 2018: from moving bodies to interactive minds, Turin, Italy.


Katharina Kühne
Foto: eigene Aufnahme