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Dr. Sarah  Verlage (Dolscheid)
Dr. Sarah Verlage (Dolscheid)
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

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Herbert-Lewin-Str. 10
Brieffach: 3
50931 Köln

Telefon 0221-470-6373
E-Mail sarah.dolscheid@uni-koeln.de
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RESEARCH INTERESTS Language and cognition, language acquisition, numerical cognition,cross-modal associations, metaphors, music, attention


2009 - 2013

PhD, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics & Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Title: "High pitches and thick voices: The role of language in space-pitch associations"

2005 - 2013

Diploma in Psychology, University of Münster, Germany

2003 - 2008

M.A. (Magister Artium), major subject: General Linguistics; minor subjects:  Communication Science, Psychology, University of Münster, Germany


2013 - present

Postdoctoral research fellow & Lecturer, Department of Rehabilitation and Special Education, University of Cologne, Germany

2016 - 2017

Developmental psychologist, Center for Child Neurology and Social Pediatrics, Rheinhessen Fachklinik Mainz, Germany

2009 - 2012

Research fellow, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands


Visiting scholar at The New School for Social Research, New York, USA (02/2012 - 05/2012)


2017 - 2020

DFG-funded CRC 1252 "Prominence in Language", University of Cologne (Principle investigator together with Prof. Martina Penke), Project: "Attention and Prominence in Language Production and Acquisition", 250000€

2017 - 2019

Didactic initiative "Innovations in Teaching", University of Cologne, Project: "Interdisciplinary Teaching in Language and Music Cognition", (in collaboration with Prof. Uwe Seifert, Prof. Aria Adli, Rie Asano, Prof. Martine Grice, Dr. Doris Muecke, Prof. Martina Penke, Dr. Volker Struckmeier & Prof. Kai Vogeley), 145500€

2014 - 2016

"UoC Postdoc Grant" by the Excellence Initiative of the University of Cologne, Project: "The Impact of Language on Numerical Cognition in Typically and Atypically Developing Children", 31275€


2009 - 2012

PhD fellowship, International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Language Sciences, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Dolscheid,S., Schleussinger, F., & Penke, M. (in press). When one can be two:Cross-linguistic differences affect children's interpretation of the numeral one. Journal of Numerical Cognition.

Esaulova, Y.,Penke, M., & Dolscheid, S. (2019). Describing events: changes in eye movements and language production due to visual and conceptual properties of scenes. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 835. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00835/full

Dolscheid, S., & Penke, M. (2018). Quantifier comprehension is linked to linguistic rather than to numerical skills. Evidence from children with Down syndrome and Williams syndrome. PloS ONE13(6), e0199743. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/comments?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0199743

Asano, R., Bornus, P., Craft, J., Dolscheid, S., Faber, S. EM., Haase, V., Heimerich, M., ..., Vogeley, K., (2018). Spring School on Language, Music, and Cognition: Organizing Events in Time. Music & Science, 1, 1 - 17.

Walker, P., Bremner, G.J., Lunghi, M., Dolscheid, S., Barba, D. B., & Simion, F. (2018). Neonates Are Sensitive To The Correspondence Between Auditory Pitch And Visuospatial Elevation. Developmental Psychobiology, DOI: 10.1002/dev.21603.

Dolscheid-Pommerich, R. C., Dolscheid, S., Eichhorn, L., Stoffel-Wagner, B., & Graeff, I. (2018). Thrombolysis in stroke patients: Comparability of point-of-care versus central laboratory international normalized ratio. PLoS ONE, 13(1): e0190867.

Dolscheid, S., Ostrowski, L., Winter, C. & Penke, M. (2017). TheMany Ways Quantifiers Count: Children's Quantifier Comprehension and Cardinal NumberKnowledge are not Exclusively Related. CognitiveDevelopment. 44, 21-31.

Dolscheid-Pommerich, R.C., Dolscheid, S., Grigutsch, D., Stoffel-Wagner, B., & Graeff, I.(2016). Comparability of Point-of-Care versus CentralLaboratory Hemoglobin Determination in Emergency Patients at a Supra-MaximalCare Hospital. PloS one, 11(11), e0166521.

Dolscheid,S. & Casasanto, D. (2015). Spatial Congruity EffectsReveal Metaphorical Thinking, not Polarity Correspondence. Frontiers in Psychology, 6. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01836.

Dolscheid,S., Hunnius, S., Casasanto, D., & Majid, A.(2014). Prelinguistic Infants are Sensitive to Space-pitch Associations Found acrossCultures. Psychological Science, 25(6), 1256-1261.

Dolscheid,S., Shayan, S., Majid, A., & Casasanto, D. (2013).The Thickness of Musical Pitch: Psychophysical Evidence for LinguisticRelativity. Psychological Science, 24(5), 613-621.

Peer Reviewed ConferenceProceedings Papers

Dolscheid, S., Winter, C. & Penke, M. (2015). Counting on Quantifiers:Specific Links between Linguistic Quantifiers and Number Acquisition. In Proceedings of the EuroAsianPacific JointConference on Cognitive Science, 762-767.

Dolscheid,S., Hunnius, S. & Majid, A. (2015). When High PitchesSound Low: Children's Acquisition of Space-pitch Metaphors. In D. Noelle, R.Dale, A. Warlaumont, J. Yoshimi, T. Matlock, C. Jennings, & P. Maglio(Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th AnnualMeeting of the Cognitive Science Society, (pp. 584-598). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Dolscheid,S., Willems, R.M., Hagoort, P., & Casasanto, D.(2014). The Relation of Space and Musical Pitch in the Brain. In P. Bello, M.Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36thAnnual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, (pp. 421-426). Austin, TX: Cognitive ScienceSociety. 

Dolscheid,S., Graver, C., & Casasanto, D. (2013). Spatial CongruityEffects Reveal Metaphors, not Markedness. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz,& I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings ofthe 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, (pp. 2213-2218).Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Dolscheid,S., Hunnius, S., Casasanto, D., & Majid, A.(2012). The Sound of Thickness: Prelinguistic Infants' Associations of Spaceand Pitch. In N. Miyake, D. Peebles, & R. P. Cooper (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting ofthe Cognitive Science Society, (pp. 306-311). Austin, TX: Cognitive ScienceSociety.

Dolscheid,S., Shayan, S., Majid, A., & Casasanto, D. (2011).The Thickness of Musical Pitch: Psychophysical Evidence for the Whorfian Hypothesis.In L. Carlson, C. Hölscher, & T. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive ScienceSociety, (pp. 537-542). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.


Dolscheid, S.(2013). High pitches and thick voices:The role of language in space-pitch associations. PhD Thesis, Nijmegen:Radboud University.