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Publications

in press

Grossmann, T. (in press). How to build a helpful baby: A look at the roots of prosociality in infancy. Current Opinion in Psychology.

Vaish, A., Kelsey, C.M., Tripathi, A., & Grossmann, T. (in press). Attentiveness to eyes predicts generosity in a reputation-relevant context. Evolution and Human Behavior. PDF  

Jessen, S., & Grossmann, T. (in press). Neural evidence for the subliminal processing of facial trustworthiness in infancy. Neuropsychologia. PDF

2017

Missana, M., Altvater-Mackensen, N., & Grossmann, T. (2017). Neural correlates of infants’ sensitivity to vocal expressions in peers. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 26, 39-44. PDF

Grossmann, T. (2017). The eyes as windows into other minds: An integrative perspective. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 12, 107-121. PDF

Grossmann, T., & Jessen, S. (2017). When in infancy does the ‘fear bias’ develop? Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 149-154PDF

Altvater-Mackensen, N., Jessen, S., & Grossmann, T. (2017). Brain responses reveal that infants’ face discrimination is guided by statistical learning from distributional information. Developmental Science, 20, e12393. PDF

2016

Jessen, S., & Grossmann, T. (2016). Neural and behavioral evidence for infants’ sensitivity to the trustworthiness of faces. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28, 1728-1736. PDF

Hepach, R., Vaish, A., Grossmann, T., & Tomasello, M. (2016). Young children want to see others get the help they need. Child Development, 87, 1703-1714. PDF

Rajhans, P., Altvater-Mackensen, N., Vaish, A., & Grossmann, T. (2016). Children’s altruistic behavior in context: The role of emotional responsiveness and culture. Scientific Reports, 6, 24089.  PDF

Jessen, S., Altvater-Mackensen, N., & Grossmann, T. (2016). Pupillary responses reveal infants’ discrimination of facial emotions independent of conscious perception. Cognition, 150, 163-169. PDF

Rajhans, P., Jessen, S., Missana, M., & Grossmann, T. (2016). Putting the face into context: Body expressions impact facial emotion processing in human infants. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 19, 115-121. PDF

Altvater-Mackensen, N., Jessen, S., & Grossmann, T. (2016). Brain responses reveal that infants’ face discrimination is guided by statistical learning from distributional information. Developmental Science. [Epub ahead of print] PDF

Altvater-Mackensen, N., & Grossmann, T. (2016). The role of left inferior frontal cortex during audiovisual speech perception in infants. NeuroImage133, 14-20. PDF

Altvater-Mackensen, N., Mani, N., & Grossmann, T. (2016). Audiovisual speech perception in infancy: The influence of vowel identify and infants’ productive abilities on sensitivity to (mis)matches between auditory and visual speech cues. Developmental Psychology, 52, 191-204. PDF

Jessen, S. & Grossmann, T. (2016). The developmental emergence of unconscious fear processing from eyes in infancy. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 142, 334-343. PDF

2015

Grossmann, T. (2015). The development of social brain functions during infancy. Psychological Bulletin, 141, 1266-1287. PDF

Krol, K.M., Monakhov, M., Lai, P.S., Ebstein, R., & Grossmann, T. (2015). Genetic variation in CD38 and breastfeeding experience interact to impact infants’ attention to social eye cues. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112, E5434-5442. PDF

Altvater-Mackensen, N., Mani, N., & Grossmann, T. (2015). Audiovisual speech perception in infancy: The influence of vowel identity and infants’ productive abilities on sensitivity to (mis)matches between auditory and visual speech cues. Developmental Psychology. [Epub ahead of print] PDF

Rajhans, P., Missana, M., Krol, K.M., & Grossmann, T. (2015). The association of temperament and maternal empathy with individual differences in infants’ neural responses to emotional body expressions. Development & Psychopathology, 27, 1205-1216. PDF

Vaish, A., Grossmann, T., & Woodward, A. (2015). Person-centered positive emotions, object-centered negative emotions: Two-year-olds generalize negative but not positive emotions across individuals. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 33, 391-397. PDF

Krol, K.M., Rajhans, P., Missana, M., & Grossmann, T. (2015). Duration of exclusive breastfeeding is associated with differences in infants’ brain responses to emotional body expressions. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 8: 459. PDF

Jessen, S. & Grossmann, T. (2015). Neural signatures of conscious and unconscious emotional face processing in human infants. Cortex, 64, 260-270. PDF

Missana, M. & Grossmann, T. (2015). Infants’ emerging sensitivity to emotional body expressions: Insights from frontal asymmetrical brain activity. Developmental Psychology, 51, 151-160.  PDF

Missana, M., Atkinson, A. P., & Grossmann, T. (2015). Tuning the developing brain to emotional body expressions. Developmental Science, 18, 243-253. PDF

Altvater-Mackensen, N., & Grossmann, T. (2015). Learning to match auditory and visual speech cues: Social influences on the acquisition of phonological categories.Child Development, 86, 362-378. PDF

2014

Jessen, S. & Grossmann, T. (2014). Unconscious discrimination of social cues from eye whites in infants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111, 16208-16213. PDF

Krol, K.M., Kamboj, S., Curran, V. & Grossmann, T. (2014). Breastfeeding experience differentially impacts recognition of happiness and anger in mothers. Nature Scientific Reports, 4: 7006. PDF

Missana, M., Rajhans, P., Atkinson, A. P., & Grossmann, T. (2014). Discrimination of fearful and happy body postures in 8-month-old infants: An event-related potential study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8: 531. PDF

Fairhurst, M.T., Löken, L., & Grossmann, T. (2014). Physiological and behavioral responses reveal 9-month-old infants’ sensitivity to pleasant touch. Psychological Science, 25, 1124-1131. PDF

Missana, M., Grigutsch, M., & Grossmann, T. (2014). Developmental and individual differences in the neural processing of emotional expressions of pain and anger. PLOS ONE, 9 : e93728. PDF

Marschik, P.B., Tager-Flusberg, H., Kaufmann, W.E., Grossmann, T., & Einspieler, C. (2014). Three different profiles: early socio-communicative capacities in typical Rett syndrome, the preserved speech variant and normal development. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 17, 34-38. PDF

2013

Grossmann, T., Lloyd-Fox, S., & Johnson, M.H. (2013). Brain responses reveal young infants’ sensitivity to when a social partner follows their gaze. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 6, 155-161. PDF

Bartl-Pokorny, K.D., Marschik, P.B., Sigafoos, J., Tager-Flusberg, H., Kaufmann, W.E., Grossmann, T., & Einspieler, C. (2013). Early socio-communicative forms and functions in typical Rett syndrome. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34, 3133-8. PDF

Grossmann, T. (2013). The role of prefrontal cortex in early social cognition. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7:340. PDF

Grossmann, T., Vaish, A., Franz, J., Schroeder, R., Stoneking, M., & Friederici, A.D. (2013). Emotional voice processing: Investigating the role of genetic variation in the serotonin transporter across development. PLOS ONE, 8, e68377. PDF

Grossmann, T. (2013). Mapping prefrontal cortex function in human infancy. Infancy, 18, 303-324. PDF

Grossmann, T., Cross, E. S., Ticini, L. F., & Daum, M. M. (2013). Action observation in the infant brain: the role of body form and motion. Social neuroscience, 8(1), 22-30. PDF

2012

Grossmann, T., Missana, M.*, Friederici, A.D., & Ghazanfar, A.A. (2012). Neural correlates of multisensory perceptual narrowing. Developmental Science, 15, 830-839. PDF

Grossmann, T. & Friederici, A.D. (2012). When during development do our brains get tuned to the human voice? Social Neuroscience, 7, 369-372. PDF

2011

Grossmann, T.,  Johnson, M.H., Vaish, A., Hughes, D., Quinque, D., & Friederici, A.D. (2011). Genetic and neural dissociation of individual responses to facial expressions of emotion in human infants. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 1, 57-66. PDF

2010

Grossmann, T., Parise, E., & Friederici, A.D. (2010). The detection of communicative signals directed at the self in infant prefrontal cortex. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 4, 201. PDF

Grossmann, T. & Johnson, M.H. (2010). Selective prefrontal cortex responses to joint attention in early infancy. Biology Letters, 6, 540-543. PDF

Grossmann, T., Oberecker, R., Koch, S.P., & Friederici, A.D. (2010).  The developmental origins of voice processing in the human brain. Neuron, 65, 852-858. PDF

Grossmann, T. (2010). The development of emotion perception in face and voice during infancy. Restorative Neurology & Neuroscience, 28, 219-236. PDF

2009

Grossmann, T., Gliga, T., Johnson, M. H., & Mareschal, D. (2009). The neural basis of perceptual category learning in human infants. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21, 2276-2286. PDF

Johnson, M. H., Grossmann, T., & Cohen Kadosh, K. (2009). Mapping functional brain development: Building a social brain through Interactive Specialization. Developmental Psychology, 45, 151-159. PDF

2008

Grossmann, T., Johnson, M. H., Lloyd-Fox, S., Blasi, A., Deligianni, F., Elwell, C., & Csibra, G. (2008). Early cortical specialization for face-to-face communication in human infants. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 275, 2803-2811. PDF

Vaish, A., Grossmann, T., & Woodward, A. (2008). Not all emotions are created equal: The negativity bias in early social-emotional development. Psychological Bulletin, 134, 383-403. PDF

Grossmann, T. (2008). Shedding light on infant brain function: The use of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) in the study of face perception. Acta Paediatrica, 97, 1156-1158. PDF

Johnson, M. H., Grossmann, T., & Farroni, T. (2008). The social cognitive neuroscience of infancy: Illuminating the early development of social brain functions.  Advances in Child Development and Behavior, 36, 331-364. PDF

Kobiella, A.*, Grossmann, T., Striano, T., & Reid, V. M. (2008). The discrimination of angry and fearful facial expressions in 7-month-old infants: An event-related potential study. Cognition & Emotion, 22, 134-146. PDF

2007

Grossmann, T., & Johnson, M. H. (2007). The development of the social brain in infancy. European Journal of Neuroscience, 25, 909-919. PDF

Grossmann, T., Johnson, M. H., Farroni, T., & Csibra, G. (2007). Social perception in the infant brain: Gamma oscillatory activity in response to eye gaze. Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience, 2, 284-291. PDF

Grossmann, T., Striano, T., & Friederici, A. D. (2007). Developmental changes in infants’ processing of happy and angry facial expressions: A neurobehavioral study. Brain & Cognition, 64, 30-41. PDF

2006

Striano, T., Kopp, F., Grossmann, T., & Reid, V.M. (2006). Eye contact influences neural processing of emotional expressions in 4-month-old infants. Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience, 1, 87-94. PDF

Grossmann, T., Striano, T., & Friederici, A.D. (2006). Crossmodal integration of emotional information from face and voice in the infant brain. Developmental Science, 9, 309-315.  PDF

2005

Grossmann, T., Striano, T., & Friederici, A.D. (2005). Infants’ electric brain responses to emotional prosody. NeuroReport, 16, 1825-1828. PDF

2003

Koelsch, S., Grossmann, T., Gunter, T.C., Hahne, A., Schröger, E., & Friederici, A.D. (2003). Children processing music: Electric brain responses reveal musical competence and gender differences. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 15, 683-693. PDF

Koelsch, S., Maess, B., Grossmann, T., & Friederici, A.D. (2003). Electric brain responses reveal gender differences in music processing. NeuroReport, 14, 709-713. PDF