Budapest Lab closed down permanently

January 14, 2022

We'd like to thank everyone who helped our reserach, especially our dear participants. We've tested thousands of people, ran 190+ studies and published 100+ papers over the last six years in Budapest. Thank you all for making it possible, and we are looking forward to see you in Vienna!

Social Mind Center looking for Vienna Lab Manager

June 9, 2021

The Social Mind Center at Central European University invites applications for a part-time (20 hours/week) Lab Manager position. 

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How to Get in Sync With Someone

December 7, 2020

“Don’t talk,” says Natalie Sebanz, a professor of cognitive science at Central European University in Austria.

Read full interview on with Prof Natalie Sebanz HERE.

Wolf, Sebanz and Knoblich publish new online article

May 13, 2020

The rhythms and melodies produced by Amadinda players are so intricate that they seem impossible to produce ( Research on inter-limb coordination has shown that maintaining such intricate coordination at a high tempo is indeed almost impossible. Amadinda players however distribute their melodies and rhythms across performers in a certain way that might hint at how unusual coordination patterns are achieved in joint music-making and other joint actions.

McCallum, Mitchell and Scott-Phillips publish article on the art experience

July 24, 2019

Art theory has consistently emphasised the importance of situational, cultural, institutional and historical factors in viewers’ experience of fine art. However, the link between this heavily context-dependent interpretation and the workings of the mind is often left unexamined. The recently published article situates and describes the Western fine art tradition as a phenomenon that is a consequence of both the cognitive processes involved in communication, and of cultural norms, practices and institutions.