Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Dr. Claudia Männel

Stephanstraße 1a

04103 Leipzig




Dr. Claudia Männel

Dr. Claudia Männel


Research staff (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)


  • +49 341 9940-126


  • +49 341 9940-2260


Main Focus

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (EEG/ERP, fNIRS, eye-tracking)

Early language acquisition: Prosodic processing, lexical segmentation, word-object mapping, artificial grammar learning, perceptual anchoring

Comparative research: Phylogenetic and ontogenetic perspectives on sequence processing

Developmental dyslexia: Phonological deficits, brain morphometry, genetics

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Education

since 2009
Dr. rer. nat. (PhD) in Psychology
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
since 2005
Diplom (MSc) in Psychology
Free University, Berlin, Germany
since 1997
Diplom (MA) in Social Pedagogy (Major: Music Therapy)
University of Applied Sciences, Würzburg, Germany


since 2017
Principal Investigator
DFG project “Perceptual anchoring as a stepping-stone into word learning: A combined brain–behavior approach”
Medical Faculty, University Leipzig, Germany
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI-CBS) Leipzig, Germany
2015 - 2017
Scientific Researcher
DFG project “Crossing the borders: The interplay of language, cognition, and the brain in early human development”
MPI-CBS Leipzig, Germany
2009 - 2015
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Neuropsychology, MPI-CBS Leipzig, Germany
2005 - 2009
PhD Student
Research group “German Language Development Study”, Children’s Hospital Berlin Lichtenberg
Department of Neuropsychology, MPI-CBS Leipzig, Germany
2003 - 2005
Student Assistant
Department of Psychology, Free University, Berlin, Germany
2001 - 2002
Research Assistant
Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
2000 - 2001
Research Assistant
Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany

Organizational Unit (Department, Group, Facility):

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