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Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development

Sofia Scatolin

Sofia Scatolin, MSc.

  • Doctoral Research Associate
  • Developmental Neuroscience
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AND 4.13

Sofia Scatolin holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from PUCPR, in Brazil, and a master’s degree in Behavioral Science from Radboud University, in the Netherlands. Throughout her master’s program, she worked as a student assistant at the Developmental Psychobiology Lab at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, as well as at the Genetics and Language Department at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. Her master's thesis explored the associations between maternal caregiving and infant cognitive functioning, employing behavioral observations, eye-tracking, and cognitive modeling.

Currently, Sofia Scatolin is pursuing a PhD degree at the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development at the University of Zurich. As part of the SMILIES project, Sofia investigates the intergenerational transfer of socioemotional skills. Her research is centered on understanding the neural, physiological (such as heart rate), and behavioral correlates of socioemotional processes shared between children and their parents, utilizing naturalistic movie-watching paradigms.