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Nele Becker

Research Fellow

Methoden zur Erforschung frühkindlicher Entwicklung (JP)
Haus 3
Marschnerstraße 31, Room 217
04109 Leipzig

Abstract

Nele Becker is a research assistant at the Department of Early Childhood Development and Culture.


She received her Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences from the University of Braunschweig. For her Master's degree, she chose the program "Early Childhood Research" at the University of Leipzig, which she completed in 2019. Her master's thesis dealt with the influence of binding on brain-brain synchronicity in mother-child dyads.


During her studies she worked as a research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in the Social Stress and Family Health Research Group.


Her current research focuses on social and prosocial attention in early childhood, the development and motivation of prosocial behavior and positive emotions as a reward mechanism.

Professional career

  • since 04/2020
    PhD StudentLeipzig University, Faculty of EducationLFE –Leipzig Research Center for Child Development
  • 09/2019 - 02/2020
    Student assistant, Max-Planck-Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences,Research group Social Stress and Family Health,Organization of behaviouraland ECG data, Preparing data for analysis
  • 02/2019 - 08/2019
    Master student, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Research Group Social Stress and Family Health fNIRS data acquisition and analysis
  • 10/2018 - 01/2019
    Student assistant, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Research group Social Stress and Family Health:data acquisition (fNIRS and behavioral data) and recruitment of participants

Education

  • 10/2017 - 09/2019
    Master of Science in Early Childhood Research, University of Leipzig Master thesis: A dual fNIRS study investigating the influence of attachment on brain-to-brain synchrony in mother-child dyads
  • 10/2012 - 09/2016
    Bachelor of Arts in Social SciencesUniversity of BraunschweigMain focus: political science and sociology

Topics:

  • social and prosocial attention in early childhood
  •    Development and motivation of prosocial behavior
  •    positive emotions as a reward mechanism


Methods:

  •    eye tracking
  •    Electromyography
  •    Kinect System