Dr. Carolina Pletti



Telefon: 089 / 2180 - 6413

Email: Carolina.Pletti@psy.lmu.de

Raum: 3421


Weitere Informationen unter www.carolinapletti.com




Peer-reviewed journal manuscripts – as first author:

Pletti, C., Paulus, M. (2020) Neural processing of equitable and inequitable distributions in

5-year-old children. Social Neuroscience 15 (5), 584-599. doi: 10.1080/17470919.2020.1816578


Pletti C., Decety, J., Paulus, M. (2019). Moral identity relates to the neural processing of third-

party moral behavior. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 14 (4), 435-445. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsz016.


Pletti, C., Scheel, A., & Paulus, M. (2017). Intrinsic altruism or social motivation–What does

pupil dilation tell us about children's helping behavior? Frontiers in psychology, 8, 2089. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02089.


Pletti C., Lotto L., Buodo G., Sarlo M. (2017) It’s immoral, but I’d do it! Psychopathy traits affect

decision-making in sacrificial dilemmas and in everyday moral situations. British Journal of Psychology 108(2), 351-368. doi:10.1111/bjop.12205.


Pletti C., Lotto L., Tasso A., Sarlo M. (2016) Will I Regret It? Anticipated Negative Emotions

Modulate Choices in Moral Dilemmas. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1918, doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01918.


Pletti C., Sarlo M., Palomba D., Rumiati R., Lotto L. (2015) Evaluation of the legal consequences

of action affects neural activity and emotional experience during the resolution of moral dilemmas. Brain and Cognition 94, 24-31, doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2015.01.004.


Pletti C., Dalmaso M., Sarlo M., Galfano G. (2015) Gaze cuing of attention in snake phobic

women: the influence of facial expression. Frontiers in Psychology 6:454, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00454.


As co-author:

Nijssen, S., Pletti, C., Paulus, M., Müller, B. (2021) Does agency matter? Neural processing of 

robotic movements in 4- and 8-year olds. Neuropsychologia 157, 107853. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2021.107853


Sticker, R., Christner, N., Pletti, C., Paulus, M. (2021) The moral self-concept in preschool

children: Its dimensions and relation to prosocial behaviors. Cognitive Development 58, 101033. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogdev.2021.101033


Rütgen, M., Pfabigan, D.M., Tik, M., Kraus, C., Pletti, C., Sladky, R., Klöbl, M., Woletz, M.,

Vanicek, T., Windischberger, C., Lanzenberger, R., Lamm, C. (2021) Detached empathic experience of others’ pain in remitted states of depression – an fMRI study. Neuroimage: Clinical 31, 102699. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2021.102699


Christner, N., Pletti, C., Paulus, M. (2020) Emotion understanding and the moral self-concept

as motivators of prosocial behavior in middle childhood. Cognitive Development 55, 100893. doi: 10.1016/j.cogdev.2020.100893


The ManyBabies Consortium. (2020) Quantifying sources of variability in infancy research

using the infant-directed speech preference. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science 3(1), 24-25. doi: 10.1177/2515245919900809


Rütgen, M., Pletti, C., Tik, M., Kraus, C., Pfabigan, D.M., Sladky, R., Klöbl, M., Woletz, M.,

Vanicek, T., Windischberger, C., Lanzemberger, R., Lamm, C. (2019). Antidepressant treatment, not depression, leads to reductions in behavioral and neural responses to pain empathy. Translational Psychiatry 9 (1), 164. doi: 10.1038/s41398-019-0496-4.


Rütgen, M., Seidel, E. M., Pletti, C., Riečanský, I., Gartus, A., Eisenegger, C., & Lamm, C. (2018).

Psychopharmacological modulation of event-related potentials suggests that first-hand pain and empathy for pain rely on similar opioidergic processes. Neuropsychologia, 116, 5-14., doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.04.023.


Cellini N. , Lotto L., Pletti C., Sarlo M. (2017) Daytime REM sleep affects emotional experience

but not decision choices in moral dilemmas. Scientific Reports, 7 (1), 11059. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-11530-4.


Published abstracts:

Cellini, N., Pletti, C., Lotto, L., Sarlo M. (2016). Sleep is not for everything: a daytime nap does

not affect moral judgment. Abstracts of the 23rd Congress of the European Sleep Research Society. Journal of Sleep Research 25 (S1), 206.


Sarlo M., Lotto L., Manfrinati A., Pletti C., Rumiati R., Palomba D. (2013). Egoistic rather than

prosocial motivation predicts cortical activity and behavioral choices in moral dilemmas. Proceedings of the 53rd annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR). Psychophysiology 50 (S1), S108.