Dr. Charlotte Grosse Wiesmann

Research group leader
Group leaders representative

Main Focus

Cognitive and neural basis of the development of social cognition, Theory of Mind, self-awareness, agency, action understanding, executive function, and language in early childhood

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Education


Studies in physics with minor in mathematics and philosophy; Specialisation: theoretical particle physics and gravity; University of Hamburg, Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris, Humboldt University Berlin
(Diploma in Physics from Humboldt University Berlin)


PhD at the Department of Neuropsychology at the Max Planck Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences (Lead by Prof. Dr. Angela D. Friederici)
(Dr. rer. nat. in Psychology at University of Leipzig)



Researcher in 3D quantum gravity, Department of Mathematics, University of Hamburg


Postdoc in the Department of Social Neuroscience at the Max Planck Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences (Lead by Prof. Dr. Tania Singer)


Marie Curie Fellowship at the Centre for Early Childhood Cognition, Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen (Lead by Prof. Victoria Southgate)

since 2019

Minerva Fast Track Group Leader of the group "Milestones of Early Cognitive Development" at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences



Award for studies in physics by the Wilhelm und Else Heraeus Foundation, Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin


Funding by the German National Academic Foundation


Berlin School of Mind and Brain


Marie Curie Fellowship of the European Union

since 2019

Minerva Fast Track Fellowship awarded by the Max Planck Society


Project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) on the cognitive and neural foundation of implicit Theory of Mind within the research group "Crossing the Borders: The Interplay of Language, Cognition, and the Brain in Early Human Development" (https://crossing-project.de)

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