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Developmental Cognitive Psychology

Prof. Dr. Dr. Moritz Köster

Welcome to our homepage for Developmental Cognitive Psychology at the University of Regensburg!

You can find an overview of our research here.


Recent Publications

Köster, M. & Hepach, R. (2024). Preverbal infants' understanding of social norms. Scientific Reports. doi.org/10.1038/s41598-024-53110-3

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Köster, M. (2024) The theta-gamma code in predictive processing and mnemonic updating. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2023.105529

Bohn, M., da Silva, W., Giner Torréns, M., Kärtner, J., Itakura, S., Cavalcante L., Haun, D., Köster, M.*, & Kanngiesser, P.* (2024). Mealtime conversations between parents and their 2-year-old children in five cultural contexts. Developmental Psychology. doi.org/10.1037/dev0001688

Bánki, A., Köster, M., Cichy, R. M., & Hoehl, S. (2024). Communicative signals during joint attention promote neural processes of infants and caregivers. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. doi.org/10.1016/j.dcn.2023.10132

Köster, M., Bánki, A., Yamasaki, D., Kato, M., Itakura, S., & Hoehl, S. (2023). Cross-cultural differences in visual object and background processing in the infant brain. Imaging Neuroscience. doi.org/10.1162/imag_a_00038

Köster, M.*, Brzozowska, A.*, Bánki, A., Tünte, M., Ward, E., & Hoehl, S. (2023). Rhythmic visual stimulation as a window into early brain development: a systematic review. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. doi.org/10.1016/j.dcn.2023.101315

First Newsletter

Dear parents, dear colleagues,

We are very pleased that 100 families have already visited us in the lab in the first few months!

This way, we would like to thank you wholeheartedly for your visit and also express our gratitude to all those colleagues who have supported us in setting up the laboratory.

In addition, we would like to draw your attention to our newsletter, in which we will inform you (from now on once a year) about current publications and news from the Regensburg Laboratory for Cognitive Development.

You can subscribe or unsubscribe to the newsletter at any time (mail to: entwicklungsstudien@ur.de).

Yours sincerely,

Your team from the Regensburg Laboratory for Cognitive Development

Study Participation

Dear parents,

The renovations in our new Lab for cognitive development are completed and we are now starting with our first developmental studies at the University of Regensburg.

We are please to invite you to participate in one of our studies.

To recieve information about our ongoing studies please register non-bindingly using our Online-Formular. We will be in touch with you, as soon as a suitable study is launched.

Fpr an overview on our research topics, please have look here, and for answers to some frequently asked questions can be found here (currently only in German).

With kind regards,

Your team from the Regensburger Labor für kognitive Entwicklung

Our beautiful new Lab... :)

Recent Publications

Xie, S., Hoehl, S., Moeskops, M., Kayhan, E., Kliesch, C., Turtleton, B., Köster, M.* & Cichy, R. M.* (2022) Visual category representations in the infant brain. Current Biology. doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2022.11.016

Köster, M., Giner Torréns, M., Kärtner, J., Itakura, S., Cavalcante L., & Kanngiesser, P. (2022). Parental teaching behavior in diverse cultural contexts. Evolution and Human Behavior. doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2022.07.002

Köster, M., & Gruber, T. (2022). Rhythms of human attention and memory: An embedded process perspective. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2022.905837

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Developmental Cognitive Psychology

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room: 023, Sedanstraße 1

phone 0941 943-7650

e-mail Sekretariat.Koester@ur.de