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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Life Sciences - Department of Psychology

Dr. Laura Kaltwasser

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Name
Dr. Laura Kaltwasser
Email
laura.kaltwasser (at) hu-berlin.de

CV

Since 2016

Postdoc at Berlin School of Mind and Brain with Einstein Visiting Fellow Prof. Vittorio Gallese

 

2012-2016

Dissertation in Biological Psychology, Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

 

Ph.D. Project: Influence of interpersonal abilities on social decisions and their physiological correlates

Summa cum laude

Funded by Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

 

2006-2012

Diplom (eq. Master) in Psychology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Master thesis: The interplay of emotion and motivation in word recognition

 

2010-2011

Visiting scholar and student at University of California, Berkeley and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute (Prof. Bob Knight)

Funded by Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienst (DAAD)

 

2008-2010

Student research assistant at Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development, Berlin

Project: Neuromodulation of lifespan cognition

 

Research Interests

  • Socio-cultural identity and the role of the self in social interaction (intersubjectivity)
  • Emotions in social interaction
  • Face Cognition
  • Empathy
  • Socio-economic decisions and social preferences
  • Value-based decision-making
  • Inter-individual differences and personality
  • EEG and fMRI
  • Autonomous nervous system

 

Publications

 

Kaltwasser, L., Ries, S., Sommer, W., Knight, R. T., & Willems, R. M. (2013). Independence of valence and reward in emotional word processing: electrophysiological evidence. Frontiers in psychology, 4, 168. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00168

Kaltwasser, L., Hildebrandt, A., Recio, G., Wilhelm, O., & Sommer, W. (2014). Neurocognitive mechanisms of individual differences in face cognition: A replication and extension. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 14(2), 861-878. doi: 10.3758/s13415-013-0234-y

Kaltwasser, L., Hildebrandt, A., Wilhelm, O., & Sommer, W. (2016). Behavioral and neuronal determinants of negative reciprocity in the ultimatum game. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11(10), 1608-1617. doi:10.1093/scan/nsw069

Kaltwasser, L., Hildebrandt, A., Wilhelm, O., & Sommer, W. (2016). On the relationship of emotional abilities and prosocial behavior. Evolution and Human Behavior. doi:10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2016.10.011

Kaltwasser, L. (2016). Influence of interpersonal abilities on social decisions and their physiological correlates. Dissertation, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Kaltwasser, L., Moore, K., Weinreich, A., & Sommer, W. (2017). The influence of emotion type, social value orientation and processing focus on approach-avoidance tendencies to negative dynamic facial expressions. Motivation and Emotion, 41(4), 532-544.

Wilhelm, O., Kaltwasser, L., & Hildebrandt, A. (2017). Will the Real Factors of Prosociality Please Stand Up? A Comment on Böckler, Tusche, and Singer (2016). Social Psychological and Personality Science, 0(0), 1948550617707021. doi: 10.1177/1948550617707021

Kaltwasser, L., Mikac, U., Buško, V., & Hildebrandt, A. (2017). No robust association between static markers of testosterone and facets of socio-economic decision making. Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience, 11, 250. doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2017.00250

Kaltwasser, L., Rost, N., Ardizzi, M., Calbi, M., Settembrino, L., Fingerhut, J., Pauen, M. & Gallese, V. (in preparation) Sharing the filmic experience - the physiology of socio-emotional processes in the cinema.

Kaltwasser, L., Palazova, M., Köster, M., Stürmer, B., & Gallese V. (in preparation). The self in face identity processing with fast periodic visual stimulation.

 

Conference contributions

Kaltwasser, L., Geller, S., Sommer, W., Wilhelm, O., & Hildebrandt, A. (2018, 17-21 Juli). Organisation des Symposiums Novel methods in the assessment of cooperation behavior und Vortrag zu On the relationship of endogenous peripheral oxytocin and prosociality in couples and parents bei dem European Congress on Personality Psychology (ECP) in Zadar, Kroatien.

Kaltwasser, L., Köster, M., Palazova, M., Stürmer, B., & Gallese, V. (2018, 1-5 Juli). The self in face identity processing with fast periodic visual stimulation. Poster bei der CuttingEEG Konferenz in Paris, Frankreich.

Kaltwasser, L., Ardizzi, M., Calbi, M., Settembrino, L., Fingerhut, M., Pauen, M., & Gallese, V. (2018, 14-15 Juni). Sharing the filmic experience – the physiology of socio-emotional processes in the cinema. Vortrag bei dem Symposium “Social Experiences of Film” am New Europe College in Bukarest, Rumänien.

Kaltwasser, L., Kurnoth, E., Ouyang, G., Dimigen, O., & Hildebrandt, A. (2017, 23-25 März). Emotion recognition in children with autism disorder and typically developing children. Vortrag bei dem International Congress of Psychological Science (ICPS), Wien.

Kaltwasser, L. (2016, 4-5 November). See my fear and be prosocial. Talk at the State of Emotion Festival in Kühlhaus, Berlin.

Kaltwasser, L., Hildebrandt, A., Sommer, W., & Wilhelm, O. (2016, 18-22 September). Individual differences in negative reciprocity and neuronal correlates in the ultimatum game. Talk at the 50th Congress of “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie” (DGPs), Leipzig.

Kaltwasser, L., Hildebrandt, A., Sommer, W., & Wilhelm, O. (2015, 27-31 July). Individual differences in negative reciprocity and neuronal correlates in the ultimatum game. Talk at the Conference of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID) in London, Ontario.

Kaltwasser, L. (2015, 11-15 March). Shared Cognition in the Bayesian Brain. Talk at a neurophilosophical workshop on Predictive Coding/Free Energy Account, Venice International University, San Servolo.

Kaltwasser, L. (2014, 25-27 May). Sentimentalism and free-will. Talk at the work-shop Free-Will: Philosophy Meets Neuroscience at Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv.

Kaltwasser, L., Hildebrandt, A., Sommer, W., & Wilhelm, O. (2014, 1-3 April). Individual differences in prosociality and emotion recognition abilities. Talk at the work-shop on Biological underpinnings of cognitive abilities in health and diseases at Beijing Computational Science Research Center.

Kaltwasser, L., Hildebrandt, A., Sommer, W., & Wilhelm, O. (2014, 26-28 March). On the Relationship of Emotional Abilities and Prosocial Behavior. Talk and organization of the symposium Psychophysiology and Pathology of Emotion Perception and Production at the Consortium of European Research on Emotion Conference 2014 in Berlin.

Kaltwasser, L., Hildebrandt, A., & Sommer, W. (2013, 23-25 September). Emotionsperzeption und prosoziales Verhalten. Talk at the „Arbeitstagung der Fachgruppe Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik“ (DPPD) in Greifswald, Germany.

Kaltwasser, L., Hildebrandt, A., Sommer, W., & Wilhelm, O. (2013, 3-5 August). On the Relationship of Emotional Abilities and Prosocial Behavior. Talk at the Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Research on Emotion (ISRE) in Berkeley, CA.

Kaltwasser, L., Hildebrandt, A., Recio, G., Wilhelm, O. & Sommer, W. (2012, October 2-5). Brain-Behavior Relationships of Face Cognition. Talk at the workshop Biological Basis of Individual Differences in Human Social Communicative Abilities. Quantitative Experiments, Computational Methods and Modeling (Prof. Dr. Changsong Zhou and Prof. Dr. Werner Sommer), Centre for Nonlinear Studies at the Institute of Computational and Theoretical Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University.