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Prof. Dr. Birgit Elsner - Research Projects

Research projects with external funding

since January 2019 (funding period 3 years) DFG Research Grant “Development of the agentive self: Critical components in the emerging ability of action prediction and goal anticipation”; in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Martin V. Butz (University of Tübingen, Germany); part of the DFG Priority Program SPP 2134 “The active self”
since 2015 (funding period 6 years) PI in two projects and vice-speaker of the DFG Research Unit FOR 2253: “Crossing the borders: Interplay of language, cognition, and the brain in early human development”
In cooperation with Prof. Dr. Isabell Wartenburger (University of Potsdam, Germany): “Perception of boundary cues in speech and action: parallels in chunking continuous information streams?”
In cooperation with Prof. Dr. Nivedita Mani (University of Göttingen, Germany): “Cross-domain influences on early word and action learning”
2015-2016 DAAD German Exchange Service: Project-Related Personal Exchange (cooperation partner: Prof. Dr. Petra Hauf, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Canada): “Role of emotion cues in infants‘ action understanding”
2011-2016 PI in two research projects, main applicant, and speaker of the DFG Research Training Group GRK 1668/1: “Intrapersonal developmental risk factors in childhood and adolescence: A longitudinal perspective”
Project 1: “Executive functions, weight problems, and deviant eating behavior in middle childhood“
Project 2: “Theory of Mind, executive functions, and antisocial behavior in middle childhood”
2010-2014 DFG Research Grant “Infant understanding of agency and prediction of goal-directed actions: Associations between looking time and predictive gaze”
2009-2010 DFG Research Grant “Electrophysiological correlates of the understanding of agency and goal-directed action throughout development”