Parent Synchrony Project (PSP) 

Principal Investigators:

Dr. med. Isabella SchneiderProf. Dr. med. Sabine C. Herpertz & Prof. Dr. Sabina Pauen


Center for Psychosocial Medicine, Department of General Psychiatry
Psychological Institute, Developmental and Biological Psychology


August 2021 - June 2022

Laboratories used:

Interaction Lab

Project description:

This is a study of the Clinic for General Psychiatry and the Psychological Institute of the University of Heidelberg. It examines parenting couples during communication about parenting issues by measuring their brain activity using EEG and simultaneously recording affect-associated peripheral physiological parameters. This method, called hyperscanning allows the investigation of interpersonal neuronal synchronisation processes.