Melinda A. Jeglinski (Mende)

Photo: Tobias Jeglinski, Tamjeg Design

Melinda A. Jeglinski is a doctoral candidate in the Potsdam Embodied Cognition Group (PECoG). She holds a Bachelor's degree in Linguistics from University of Constance and received her Master's degree  from Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt University, Berlin.

Her research interests contain a wide spectrum within the cognitive sciences and neuroscience. In particular, she is interested in numerical cognition with a focus on cognition of negative integers and in social neuroscience. She is experienced in the scientific methods EEG, ECG, breath measurement, GSR/skin conductance and cortical stimulation with TMS, TdCS and TaCS.

In her doctoral project with the title  Grounding Negation – Investigations on Negative Numbers and Linguistic Negation she investigates the underlying mechanisms of numerical cognition. Her work aims to inform the general understanding of number processing as well as the processing of abstract concepts - such as negativity - from the perspective of embodiment. This person has no teaching duties.


E-Mail: mamendeuni-potsdamde | melinda.a.jeglinskigmailcom

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ORCID: 0000-0002-7462-4495

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Telephone: +49 7531 9369924





  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Kühne, K., & Mende, M. A. (2020). Noli me tangere. Unser peripersonaler Raum in den Corona-Zeiten. The Inquisitive Mind, 4, URL:
  4. Fischer, M. H., Winter, B., Felisatti, A., Myachykov, A., Mende, M. A., & Shaki, S. (2021). More instructions make fewer subtractions. Frontiers in Psychology 12, 720616.
  5. Mende, M. A. (2017). The combination of EEG hyperscanning and EEG neurofeedback in social interaction. Master Thesis, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany. URL:
  6. Mende, M. A. (2017). Human Language – How are speech sounds perceived and what does the brain do? Brain Sundays – Your Weekly Neuroscience Fix ( URL:
  7. Mende, M. A., & Schmidt, H. (2021). Psychotherapy in the Framework of Embodied Cognition – Does Interpersonal Synchrony Influence Therapy Success? Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12, 562490.
  8. Miklashevsky, A., Kulkova, E., Michrev, A., Mende, M. A., & Bertonatti, M. (2021). Book Review: Judgment, Decision-Making, and Embodied Choices. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 665728.
  9. Müller, V., Perdikis, D., Mende, M. A., and Lindenberger, U. (2021). Interacting brains coming in sync through their minds: An inter-brain neurofeedback study. Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 1500(1), 48–68.
  10. Mende, M. A. (2019). Alcohol in the Aging Brain – The Interplay between Alcohol Consumption, Cognitive Decline and the Cardiovascular System. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 13(713).
  11. Mende, M. A., Shaki, S., & Fischer, M. H. (2018). Commentary: The mental representation of integers: An abstract-to-concrete shift in the understanding of mathematical concepts. Frontiers in Psychology 9(209).


Book chapters

  1. 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. (eds.). Social Robots in Social Institutions. Proceedings of Robophilosophy 2022, 755–759. Amsterdam: IOS Press.
  2. Fischer, M. H., Felisatti, A., Kulkova, E., Mende, M. A., & Miklashevsky, A. (2021). Embodied Numbers and Arithmetic. In: Robinson, M.D., & Thomas, L. E. (eds.). Embodied Psychology: Thinking, Feeling, and Acting. Springer: New York. https://10.1007/978-3-030-78471-3
  3. Mende, M. A., Fischer, M. H., & Kühne, K. (2019). The Use of Social Robots and the Uncanny Valley Phenomenon. In: Fischer, M.H., & Zhou, Y. (eds.), AI LOVE YOU – Developments on Human-Robot Intimate Relationships, 41–76. Springer: Berlin. ISBN: 978-3-030-19733-9
  4. Mende, M. A., & Fischer, M. H. (2018). Symmetrie in den Kognitionswissenschaften. In: Petsche, H.-J. (ed.), Grenzen im Fokus der Wissenschaften: Eine multidisziplinäre Vorlesungsreihe, 149–166, Trafo Verlagsgruppe Berlin. ISBN: 978-3864-64082-7



Kühne, K., & Jeglinski-Mende, M.A. (2023). Sprache und Embodiment. Wiesbaden: Springer-Verlag.


Poster presentations and invited talks

  1. Jeglinski-Mende, M. A., Kühne, K., & Fischer, M. H. (2022). Shaping Negation - Spatial-Numerical Associations in Negative Numbers, B07. Poster presentation at 9th Mind, Brain, Body Symposium (MBBS), Leipzig, Germany, March 16–18, 2022.
  2. Kühne, K., & Jeglinski-Mende, M. A. (2022). Face masks as social instruments? Effects on estimated interpersonal distance and implicit perception of danger during the COVID-19 pandemic. Oral presentation at 22nd meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP 2022), Lille, France, August 29 – September 01, 2022.
  3. Kühne, K., Jeglinski-Mende, M. A., & Bendel, O. (2022). Tamagotchi on our Couch: Are Social Robots Perceived as Pets?. Poster presentation at Robophilosophy Conference 2022, Helsinki, Finnland, August 16–19, 2022.
  4. Kühne, K., Fischer, M. H., & Jeglinski-Mende, M. A. (2022). Shaking hands in the face of danger? Interpersonal distance, peripersonal space, pro- and anti-social consequences of face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, D08. Poster presentation at 9th Mind, Brain, Body Symposium (MBBS), Leipzig, March 16–18, 2022.
  5. Kühne, K., Mende, M. A., Fischer, M. H., & Zhou, Y. (2022). A friend in need: Loneliness and the duration of isolation enhance the acceptance of social robots, 58A (08). Poster presentation at 40th European Workshop in Cognitive Neuropsychology (EWCN), Bressanone, Italy, January 25–28, 2022.
  6. Mende, M. A., & Fischer, M. H. (2021). Coloring Negation – Selection of Alternatives is Situated in Context, B10. Poster presentation at 8th Mind, Brain, Body Symposium (MBBS), Leipzig, March 15–18, 2021.
  7. Mende, M. A., & Fischer, M. H. (2018). Shaping Number Cognition: Space and Size Associations for Negative Numbers, 144(12). Poster Presentation at 36th European Workshop in Cognitive Neuropsychology (EWCN), Bressanone, Italy, January 22–26, 2018.