Latest Research News

Here you can find the latest news from our labs.

Jul 2022 | New Publication in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

We demonstrate in this paper, how machine learning can be used to improve the diagnostic assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the context of differential and co-occuring diagnoses. We developped an App to showcase the results, demonstrate potential translation into clinical practice and to further validate the approach.

Jun 2022 | New Project in the DFG Priority Program ViCom

ViCom investigates the special features and linguistic significance of visual communication from a multidisciplinary perspective.
Our project deals with multimodal aspects of visual communication and how to measure and classify these using machine learning methods. We will investigate typical behavior in children, and atypical behavior in disorders of social interaction.

May 2022 | New research projects funded

Two research projects on the early detection of developmental disabilities have been awarded to the Marschik-Lab. The BMBF and the Fondation Paralysie Cerebrale will fund two multi center studies. Our team will be involved in pattern-recognition work-packages to analyse early motor functions in infants at elevated likelihood for developmental disabilities.

May 2022 | New e-Book on Child Development Research

Luise Poustka and Peter Marschik have co-edited a new e-Book in Frontiers in Psychiatry on „Trajectories in Developmental disabilities: Infancy – Childhood – Adolescence“. Details can be found at:

May 2022 | Mareike Spengler will attend the Summer School for computational modelling of social behavior (COSMOS)

Mareike Spengler (Social Interaction and Developmental Neuroscience Lab) was selected to participate at the Computational Summer school on Modeling Social and collective behavior (COSMOS) in Konstanz. Congratulations! She will present first pilot data of our DFG funded project about social learning in Anorexia Nervosa and social anxiety (ARLANOS) and will explore novel computational modelling techniques.

Mar 2022 | Election for the board of directors of the German Society for Research in Autism Spectrum Conditions (WGAS)

Luise Poustka und Martin Schulte-Rüther were re-elected to the board of the German Society for Research in Autism Spectrum Conditions (WGAS). Congratulations! 

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