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. 

JAM8 brought together over 150 cognitive scientists in Genoa

July 15, 2019

The Social Mind and Body Lab's 8th bi-annual Joint Action Meeting (JAM) was held in Genoa, Italy on July 10-13, 2019. More than 150 cognitive scientists and researchers came together from related disciplines studying individuals’ ability to act together. 

The conference was co-organized by the Central European University, Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia and Università degli Studi di Genova.