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Melinda Mende

Melinda A. Mende is a cognitive scientist. She holds a Bachelors degree in Linguistics from the University of Constance and received her Masters degree from the Berlin School of Mind and Brain at the Humboldt University in the year 2017.

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, GSR/skin conductance and cortical stimulation with TMS, TdCS and TaCS.


contact E-Mail: mamendeuni-potsdamde

phone +49 151 275 352 52



Fischer, M.H., Felisatti, A., Kulkova, E., Mende, M., & Miklashevsky, A. (2020). Embodied Numbers and Arithmetic. In: Robinson, M.D., & Thomas, L. E. (eds.). Embodied Psychology: Thinking, Feeling, and Acting. Springer: New York, in press.

Mende, M. A., & Fischer, M. H. (2018). Symmetrie in den Kognitionswissenschaften. In Petsche, H.-J. (ed.), Grenzen im Fokus der Wissenschaften: Eine multidisziplinäre Vorlesungsreihe, 197-212, Trafo Verlagsgruppe Berlin. ISBN: 978-3864-64082-7.

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. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00209.

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, Springer: Berlin. ISBN 978-3-030-19733-9.

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. doi: doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2019.00713.

Mende, M.A., Miklashevsky, A., & Fischer, M.H. (2020). Shaping Number Cognition: Space and Size Associations for Negative Numbers, in preparation.