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SOMBY Lab joins Researchers’ Night at CEU

October 10, 2018

On September 28th, 2018 the Social Mind and Body Lab (SOMBY) – among other CEU units – joined the Researchers’ Night event series, which takes place every year all across Europe with the aim to boost public awareness of the positive role of research in society, especially among young people.

Job opportunity in Warwick: Research Assistant in The Sense of Commitment Lab

July 11, 2018

The Sense of Commitment Lab at University of Warwick (England) led by Dr John Michael is hiring a part-time (0.6 FTE) research assistant for a 1-year position (extendable for up to 3 years), beginning autumn 2018.

The lab is currently involved in both experimental ERC funded studies of commitment in young children and adults and theoretical work on commitments. Our investigations help us to understand how people develop their understanding of the commitments and obligations involved in collaborative activities.

When height carries weight - article in Cognitive Science Journal

June 25, 2018

Laura Schmitz, a recently graduated PhD student of the Social Mind and Body group, has published a reserach paper on how people create novel communication systems to successfully coordinate their actions toward a joint goal in the abscense of pre‐established communicative conventions. 

New publication on joint action coordination in expert-novice pianists

June 22, 2018

Joint action coordination in expert-novice pairs: Can experts predict novices’ suboptimal timing?

Paper published on cumulative culture in Royal Society Journal Proceedings B

June 11, 2018

Social Mind Center researchers Helena Miton and Mathieu Charbonneau publish a paper  titled "Cumulative culture in the laboratory: methodological and theoretical challenges" in Proceedings B of the Royal Society