Lisanne Schroer

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email address: l.schroer@bbk.ac.uk
Twitter:
@LisanneSchroer

 

Research interests

I am interested in the development of action planning and problem-solving in naturalistic situations. My PhD research focused on how young children learned to plan complicated action sequences. To investigate this development, I used fun naturalistic tasks with Duplo blocks in which preschoolers can move freely and wireless methods such as motion capture and wearable fNIRS. My first study in the ToddlerLab has featured in the New Scientist.

I am currently postdoctoral researcher on the collaborative problem-solving project funded by the Leverhulme Trust. We are interested in how solving a problem together with a peer develops through preschool period, and we use EEG, fNIRS and motion capture in the new ToddlerLab to investigate this development.

 

Education

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

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

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

 

Publications

Schröer, L., Cooper, R.P., & Mareschal, D. (2021). Science with Duplo: Multilevel goal management in preschoolers’ toy house constructions. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 206, 105067. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2020.105067

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.12.016

 

Posters & talks

Schröer, L., Pinti, P., Cooper, R.P., & Mareschal, D. Preschoolers’ prefrontal cortex activation in action sequence planning in a naturalistic situation. Oral presentation given at Society of fNIRS Virtual Conference 2021, October 2021.

Schröer, L., Cooper, R.P., & Mareschal, D. Science with Duplo: Multilevel goal management in preschooler’s toy house constructions. Oral presentation given at Developmental Psychology Section Annual Conference by British Psychology Society (BPS), September 2021.

Schröer, L., Maninger, J.-K., Cooper, R.P., & Mareschal, D. Science with Duplo: Embodied planning of action sequences in preschoolers. Poster presented at Developmental Psychology Section Annual Conference by British Psychology Society (BPS), September 2021.

Schröer, L., Cooper, R.P., & Mareschal, D. The U-shaped relationship between working memory and complex planning in 2- to 3-year-olds. Poster presented at the 6th Lancaster Conference on Infant and Early Child Development (LCICD), August 2021.

Schröer, L., Cooper, R.P., & Mareschal, D. Preschoolers’ multilevel goal management in action sequences. Oral presentation given at Development in MOTION Conference, June 2021.

Schröer, L., Cooper, R.P., & Mareschal, D. Science with Duplo: The development of embodied action sequence planning in toddlers and preschoolers. Talk given at internal seminar of CBCD, Birkbeck, May 2021.

Schröer, L., Cooper, R.P., & Mareschal, D. Science with Duplo: Multilevel goal management in preschoolers’ toy house constructions. Poster presented at virtual Biennial Society for Research in Child Development Meeting, April 2021.

Schröer, L., Cooper, R.P., & Mareschal, D. The development of complex action planning over toddlerhood and early preschool years. Poster presented at virtual Biennial Society for Research in Child Development Meeting, April 2021.

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.

 

Funding and Awards

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).

Student Research Excellence Award for fNIRS in neurodevelopmental research (2021) from the Society of fNIRS virtual Conference.