The Somby lab in Budapest will be closed on 3rd of March due to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in Hungary. We will reopen as soon as the situation improves. Stay safe!
The Social Mind and Body group (SOMBY), led by Natalie Sebanz and Günther Knoblich, investigates the perceptual, cognitive, and motor processes that underlie social cognition and social interaction. Our take is that individual minds are geared towards understanding others and interacting with others. This is why we study perception, cognition, and action in social context. As a tribute to good old solitary thinking we also study the processes underlying insight in problem solving.
2014-2020 ERC Consolidator grant Joint action expertise: behavioral, cognitive, and neural mechanisms for joint action learning (JAXPERTISE) led by Natalie Sebanz
2015-2021 ERC Synergy grant Constructing social minds: Coordination, communication, and cultural transmission (SOMICS) led by Günther Knoblich
2016-2021 ERC Starting Grant The Sense of Commitment: An Integrative Framework for Modeling the Sense of Commitment (SENSE OF COMMITMENT) led by John Michael
We are happy to announce that our lab reopened on the 4th of January. A strict hygiene protcol has been established to ensure the safety of our researchers and participants. If you are interested in participating in the new studies, please check Sona for the available timeslots. https://ceuparticipate.sona-systems.com/
We are happy to share that the NY Times has interviewed Prof. Natalie Sebanz about the findings of one of our studies. Click here to read the interview and learn more about how to get in sync with someone.
The interview was based on this publication:
As the number of cases are raising in Hungary, we have decided to close down the lab in Budapest until the situation improves. Stay safe!