Joint attention, perspective taking, and mindreading


Fogd, D., Sebanz, N., & Kovacs, A. (2024). Flexible social monitoring as revealed by eye movements: spontaneous mental state updating triggered by others’ unexpected actions. Cognition, 249

Lukosiunaite, I., Kovacs, A. M., Sebanz, N. (2024). The influence of another's action and presence on perspective taking. Sci Rep 14, 4971. 



Székely, M., & Michael, J. (2023). Perceiving Others’ Cognitive Effort Through Movement: Path Length, Speed and Time. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 17470218231183963.


Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2021). Progress in Joint-Action Research. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 30(2), 138-143.


Begus, K., Curioni, A., Knoblich, G., & Gergely, G. (2020). Infants understand collaboration: Neural evidence for 9-month-olds’ attribution of shared goals to coordinated joint actions. Social Neuroscience15(6), 655-667.


Michael, J & Szigeti A. (2019) The Group Knobe Effect Evidence that People Intuitively Attribute Agency and Responsibility to GroupsPhilosophical Explorations. 22(1), 44-61.

Ooi, J., Francóva, A., Székely, M., & Michael, J (2019). The Sense of commitment in individuals with borderline personality disorder traits in a non-clinical population, Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9: 519. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00519

Voinov, P. V., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2019). Collective benefit in joint perceptual judgments: Partial roles of shared environments, meta-cognition, and feedback. Cognition189, 116–130.



Curioni A, Sebanz N, Knoblich G (2018) Can we identify others' intentions from seeing their movements? Comment on “Seeing mental states: An experimental strategy for measuring the observability of other minds” by Cristina Becchio et al., Physics of Life Reviews, 84-87.

Freundlieb, M., Kovács, A. M., & Sebanz, N. (2018). Reading your mind while you are reading – Evidence for spontaneous visuospatial perspective-taking during a semantic categorization task. Psychological Science, 29(4), 614-622.

McEllin, L., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2018). Identifying others' informative intentions from movement kinematics. Cognition, 180, 246-258.

Michael, J., Wolf, T., Letesson, C., Butterfill, S., Skewes, J., & Hohwy, J. (2018). Seeing it both ways: Using a double-cuing task to investigate the role of spatial cuing in Level-1 visual perspective-taking. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance44(5), 693.

Michael, J., Székely, M., & Christensen, W. (2018) Using episodic memory to gauge implicit and/or indeterminate social commitments. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X1700142X



Elekes, F., Varga, M., Király, I. (2017). Level-2 perspectives computed quickly and spontaneously: Evidence from eight –to nine-year-old childrenBritish Journal of Developmental Psychology. 10.1111/bjdp.12201

Freundlieb, M., Sebanz, N., & Kovács, A. M. (2017). Out of your sight, out of my mind: Knowledge about another person’s visual access modulates spontaneous visuospatial perspective-taking. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43(6), 1065- 1072.

Michael, J., & Székely, M. (2017). Goal slippage: a mechanism for spontaneous instrumental helping in infancy?Topoi, 1-11.

Novembre, G., Knoblich, G., Dunne, L., & Keller, P. E. (2017). Interpersonal synchrony enhanced through 20 Hz phase-coupled dual brain stimulation. Social cognitive and affective neuroscience12(4), 662-670.

Voinov, P. V., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2017). Perceptual judgments made better by indirect interactions: Evidence from a joint localization task. PLoS ONE12(11), e0187428.



Christensen, W., & Michael, J. (2016). From two systems to a multi-systems architecture for mindreading. New Ideas in Psychology, 40, 48-64

Elekes, F., Varga, M., Király, I. (2016). Evidence for spontaneous level-2 perspective taking in adults. Consciousness and Cognition, 41, 93-103. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2016.02.010

Elekes, F., Bródy, G., Halász, E., Király, I (2016). Enhanced encoding of the co-actor’s target stimuli during a shared non-motor task. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. Doi: 10.1080/17470218.2015.1120332

Freundlieb, M., Kovács, Á. M., & Sebanz, N. (2016). When do humans spontaneously adopt another’s visuospatial perspective? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 42(3), 401- 412.

Michael, J. & Christensen, W. (2016). Flexible goal attribution in early mindreadingPsychological Review, 123(2), 219-227



Böckler, A., Eskenazi, T., Sebanz, N., & Rueschemeyer, S. A. (2015). (How) observed eye-contact modulates gaze following. An fMRI study. Cognitive Neuroscience, 1-12.

Michael, J. (2015) Putting unicepts to work: A teleosemantic perspective on the infant mindreading puzzleSynthese, 1-24, DOI: 10.1007/s11229-015-0850-x

Steglich‐Petersen, A., & Michael, J. (2015). Why Desire Reasoning is Developmentally Prior to Belief Reasoning Mind & Language 30.5: 526-549



Böckler, A., Hoemke, P., & Sebanz, N. (2014). Invisible Man: Exclusion from shared attention affects gaze behavior and self-reports. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5, 140-148..

Böckler, A., Timmermans, B. Sebanz, N., Vogeley, K., & Schilbach, L. (2014). Effects of observing eye contact on gaze following in high-functioning autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(7), 1651-1658. .

Michael, J., Christensen, W. & Overgaard, S. (2014). Mindreading as social expertise. Synthese 191:817-840.

van der Wel, R.P.R.D., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2014). Do people automatically track others' beliefs? Evidence from a continuous measure. Cognition, 130(1), 128-133.



Böckler, A., & Sebanz, N. (2013). Linking joint attention and joint action. In J. Metcalfe & H. Terrace (Eds.), Joint Attention and Metacognition. New York: Oxford University Press.



Böckler, A., Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2012). Effects of co-actor's focus of attention on task performance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 38(6),1404-1415.

Böckler, A., & Sebanz, N. (2012). A co-actor's focus of attention affects stimulus processing and task performance: An ERP study. Social Neuroscience., 7, 565-577.



Böckler, A., Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2011). Giving a helping hand: Effects of joint attention on mental rotation of body partsExperimental Brain Research, 211, 531-545.

Böckler, A., Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2011). Observing shared attention modulates gaze following. Cognition, 120, 292-298


Böckler, A., Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2010). Socializing cognition. In B. Glatzeder, V. Goel, & A. Mueller (Eds.),Perspectives on Thinking (pp. 233-250). Heidelberg: Springer.

Carrion, R., Keenan, J., P., & Sebanz, N. (2010). A truth that's told with bad intent: An ERP study of deceptionCognition, 114, 105-110.



Sebanz, N., & Shiffrar, M. (2009). Detecting deception in a bluffing body: The role of expertise. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 16, 170-175.



Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2008). Evolving intentions for social interaction: From entrainment to joint action. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 363, 2021-2031

Sebanz, N., Knoblich, G., & Humphreys., G. (2008). "Cognitive Ethology" for Humans: Inconvenient Truth or Attentional Deficit? British Journal of Psychology, 99, 347-350.



Bosbach, S., Cole, J., Prinz, W., & Knoblich, G. (2005). Inferring another's expectation from action: The role of peripheral sensation. Nature Neuroscience, 8, 1295-1297.

Goldman, A., & Sebanz, N. (2005). Simulation, mirroring, and a different argument from error. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 9, 320.