Sarah Jessen

Dr. Sarah Jessen, a cognitive neuroscientist by training, is working in a number of different subfields of human social neuroscience. She did her PhD at the MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, studying multisensory emotion perception and its neural bases in adults. After that, she continued to work at the MPI, now as a postdoc in the “Early Social Development” lab, where she conducted a number of studies investigating socioemotional development in infancy. Currently, she is running a project at the University of Lübeck, in which she is investigates how maternal odor influences social processing in human infants.