Katharina Kaduk

Laboratory Manager for the Infancy and Early Development Group

Research Overview

In August 2011, I obtained my Diploma in Psychology at the University of Potsdam. During my studies, I gained valuable experience in preparing, conducting, and analysing psychological studies with infants and adults. I used both EEG- and behavioural methodologies in well-established research groups in Developmental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience (e.g. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department of Cultural Ontogeny; Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences under the direction of Dr. Tricia Striano & Dr. Vincent M. Reid; Institute of Child Health - Behavioural and Brain Sciences Unit under the direction of Dr. Jessica Hobson; and University of Potsdam - Developmental Psychology, BabyLab under the direction of Prof. Dr. Birgit Elsner).

After my studies I worked as a research associate at Durham University, Developmental Psychology, EEG Baby-Laboratory under Dr. Vincent Reid's supervision which was funded by the ESRC.

My PhD project as a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher at Lanaster University seeks to build knowledge in how language derives from understanding the content of action in early development.

In my current role as the Infancy and Early Development Laboratory Manager I am trying to link my roles as a early stage researcher and a mother of a now 4-year-old with the aim to create an optimal envirounment for both researchers as well as visiting members of the public.

Links between action perception and action production in 10-week-old infants
Reid, V.M., Kaduk, K., Lunn, J. 7/11/2017 In: Neuropsychologia.
Journal article

Event-related potentials discriminate familiar and unusual goal outcomes in 5-month-olds and adults
Michel, C., Kaduk, K., Ní Choisdealbha, Á., Reid, V.M. 10/2017 In: Developmental Psychology. 53, 10, p. 1833-1843. 11 p.
Journal article

Sensitivity to structure in action sequences: an infant event-related potential study
Monroy, C.D., Gerson, S.A., Domínguez-Martínez, E., Kaduk, K., Hunnius, S., Reid, V. 6/05/2017 In: Neuropsychologia.
Journal article

The semantic link: action & language: an investigation of relations between different cognitive domains in early development
Kaduk, K. 2017 Lancaster University. 186 p.
Doctoral Thesis

Semantic processing of actions at 9 months is linked to language proficiency at 9 and 18 months
Kaduk, K., Bakker, M., Juvrud, J., Gredebäck, G., Westermann, G., Lunn, J., Reid, V.M. 11/2016 In: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 151, 13 p.
Special issue

The neuropsychology of infants' pro-social preferences
Gredebäck, G., Kaduk, K., Bakker, M., Gottwald, J., Ekberg, T., Elsner, C., Reid, V., Kenward, B. 04/2015 In: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 12, p. 106-113. 8 p.
Journal article

The neural basis of non-verbal communication – enhanced processing of perceived give-me gestures in 9-month-old girls
Bakker, M., Kaduk, K., Elsner, C., Juvrud, J., Gredebäck, G. 12/01/2015 In: Frontiers in Psychology. 2015, 28 p.
Special issue

Discrimination of animate and inanimate motion in 9-month-old infants: an ERP study
Kaduk, K., Elsner, B., Reid, V. 10/2013 In: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 6, p. 14-22. 9 p.
Journal article

The neural correlates of passively viewed sequences of true and false beliefs
Geangu, E., Gibson, A., Kaduk, K., Reid, V.M. 2013 In: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. 8, 4, p. 432-437. 6 p.
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