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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.

Joint planning, coordination, and commitment

Communication and teaching in joint action

Joint attention, perspective taking, and mindreading

Self and other in perception and action

Insight and innovation
 

Funding

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
 

News

Somby Lab reponening on Jan 4

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.

Somby Lab in Vienna reopened

We are happy to announce that the Somby lab in Vienna has been reopened today.
New timeslots have been added to the Finger drumming and the Piano listening studies.

New York Times interview with Natalie Sebanz: How to get in sync with someone

We are happy to share that the NY Times has interviewed Prof. Natalie Sebanz about the findings of one of our studies.

Budapest lab has closed down until furthter notice due to COVID

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!

SOMBY Lab in Vienna

The SOMBY Lab has opened laboratories at CEU's new Vienna location (Quellenstrasse 51, Wien AT 1100).