Lisanne Schroer

PhD Student

Email address: lschro01@mail.bbk.ac.uk

Supervisors

Prof. Denis Mareschal
Prof. Richard Cooper

 

Research interest

Most of our daily activities consist of action sequences. These sequences have multiple steps. For example, when making coffee in the morning, a step would be adding sugar, or adding milk. Each of these steps incorporate several actions such as picking up the package of sugar or opening the package. My PhD project aims to investigate how young children learn to plan such complicated action sequences, and whether improvements in executive functioning contribute to the development of this form of action planning. To explore this, I am planning to use motion capture among other measures.

My PhD project is one within the MOTION innovative training network (https://www.motion-eu.org/) and is funded by a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Doctoral fellowship of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program (grant agreement No 765298).

 

Education

PhD in Psychology
Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck College, University of London, United Kingdom
September 2018 – present

MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience
Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
2016 – 2018

BSc in Psychology
Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
2013 – 2016

Research Experience
2017 – 2018 Master internship
‘Infant’s sensitivity to emotional expressions in kinematics’ at Baby & Child Research Centre, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

2015 – 2016 Bachelor internship
‘Neural underpinnings of action predictions in statistical learning in infancy’ at Baby & Child Research Centre, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

2014 – 2015 Honours internship
‘Relationship between action experience and statistical learning in infancy’ at Baby & Child Research Centre, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

 

Publications


Schröer, L., Cooper, R.P., & Mareschal, D. (in press). Science with Duplo: Multilevel goal management in preschoolers’ toy house constructions. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology

Monroy, C.D., Meyer, M., Schröer, L., Gerson, S.A., Hunnius, S. (2019). The infant motor system predicts actions based on visual statistical learning. NeuroImage, 185, 947-954. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.12.016


Posters & talks


Schröer, L., Cooper, R.P., & Mareschal, D. Science with Duplo: the development of embodied planning of action sequences in toddlers and preschoolers. Talk given at Uppsala Child and Baby Lab, October 2020.
 

Schröer, L., Cooper, R.P., & Mareschal, D. The development of hierarchical action planning in toddlers. Poster presented at virtual International Conference on Infant Studies, July 2020.
 

Schröer, L., Çetin, D., Vacaru, S.V., Addabbo, M., van Schaik, J.E., & Hunnius, S. The role of motor representations for infants’ sensitivity to emotional information in action kinematics. Poster presented at virtual International Conference on Infant Studies, July 2020.
 

Schröer, L., Cooper, R.P., & Mareschal, D. The relationship between control of action sequences and executive functions in preschoolers. Poster presented at Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development, Budapest, January 2020.
 

Schröer, L., Cooper, R.P., & Mareschal, D. The development of embodied control and planning of action sequences in preschoolers. Talk given at lab meeting at Cowie Lab, Durham University, November 2019.
 

Schröer, L., Cooper, R.P., & Mareschal, D. The relationship between control of action sequences and executive functions in preschoolers. Poster presented at 21st Anniversary of Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, London, November 2019.