Natalie Sebanz

in press

Curioni A, Sebanz N, Knoblich G (in press). Joint Action in Humans – A Model for Human-Robot Interactions. In: Goswami A, Vadakkepat P (eds). Humanoid Robotics: A Reference. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.

Freundlieb, M., Kovacs, A., & Sebanz, N. (in press). Reading your mind while you are reading - Evidence for spontaneous visuospatial perspective-taking during a semantic categorization task. Psychological Science.

Freundlieb, M., Sebanz, N., Kovács, Á.M. (in press). 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.

McEllin, L., Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (in press). Distinct Kinematic Markers of Demonstration and Joint Action Coordination? Evidence from Virtual Xylophone Playing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.


Schmitz, L., Vesper, C., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2017). Co-representation of others' task constraints in joint action. Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance43(8), 1480-1493.


Michael, J, Sebanz, N, & Knoblich G., (2016), Observing Joint Action: Coordination Creates CommitmentCognition 157, pp 106-113.

Milward, S. J., & Sebanz, N. (2016). Mechanisms and development of self–other distinction in dyads and groups. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 371(1686), 20150076.

Vesper, C., Schmitz, L., Safra, L., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2016). The role of shared visual information for joint action coordination. Cognition, 153, 118-123.
Vesper, C., & Sebanz, N. (2016). Acting Together: Representations and Coordination Processes. In S. S. Obhi & E. S. Cross (Eds), Shared Representations: Sensorimotor Foundations of Social Life (pp. 216-235). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 


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

Böckler, A., Wilkinson, A., Huber, L., & Sebanz, N. (2015). Social Coordination: from Ants to Apes. In The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Evolutionary Neuroscience (ed. S. V. Shepherd), Wiley.

Freundlieb, M., Kovacs, A. M., & Sebanz, N. (2015). When Do Humans Spontaneously Adopt Another’s Visuospatial Perspective? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Oct 19.

Eskenazi, T., Rueschemeyer, S.-A., de Lange, F.P., Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2015). Neural correlates of observing joint actions with shared intentions. Cortex, 70, 90-100.

Lugli, L., Iani, C., Milanese, N., Sebanz, N., & Rubichi, S. (2015). Spatial Parameters at the Basis of Social Transfer of Learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 41, 840-849.

Michael, J., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2015). The sense of commitment: a minimal approachFrontiers in psychology6.

Ramenzoni, V.C., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2015). Synchronous Imitation of Continuous Action Sequences: The Role of Spatial and Topological Mapping. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 41, 1209-1222.

Van der Wel, R.P.R.D., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2015). A joint action perspective on embodiment. In Y. Coello & M. Fischer (Eds), Foundations of Embodied Cognition (165-181). Oxford, UK: Psychology Press.


Baus, C., Sebanz, N., de la Fuente, V., Branzi, F. M., Martin, C., & Costa, A. (2014). On predicting others' words: Electrophysiological evidence of prediction in speech production. Cognition,133, 395-407.

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. .

He, X., Sebanz, N., Sui, J., & Humphreys, G. W. (2014). Individualism-collectivism and interpersonal memory guidance of attention. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 54, 102-114.

Kourtis, D., Knoblich, G., Wozniak, M., & Sebanz, N. (2014). Attention allocation and task representation during joint action planningJournal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26(10), 2275-86.

Ramenzoni, V., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2014). Scaling-up perception-action links: Evidence from synchronization with individual and joint action.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40, 1551-1565. 

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.

Vesper, C., Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2014). Our actions in my mind: Motor imagery of joint action. Neuropsychologia, 55, 115-121.


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.

Colling, L., Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2013). How does "mirroring" support joint action? Cortex, 29, 2964-2965.

Eskenazi, T., Doerrfeld, A., Logan, G.D., Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2013). Your words are my words: Effects of acting together on encoding. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66, 1026-1034.

Kourtis, D., Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2013). History of interaction and task distribution modulate action simulation.Neuropsychologia, 51, 1240-1247.

Kourtis, D., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2013). Predictive representation of other people's actions in joint action planning: An EEG study. Social Neuroscience, 8, 31-42.

Loehr, J.D., Kourtis, D., Vesper, C., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2013). Monitoring individual and joint action outcomes in duet music performance. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25, 1049-1061.

Loehr, J.D., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2013). Joint action: From perception-action links to shared representations. In W. Prinz, M. Beisert, & A. Herwig, Tutorials in Action Science (pp. 333-353). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Maister, L., Sebanz, N., Knoblich, G., & Tsakiris, M. (2013). Experiencing ownership over a dark-skinned body reduces implicit racial bias. Cognition, 128, 170-178.

van der Wel, R.P.R.D., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2013). Action perception from a common coding perspective. In K. Johnson and M. Schiffrar (Eds.). People Watching: Social, Perceptual and Neurophysiological Studies of Body Perception(pp. 101-119). New York: Oxford University Press.

Vesper, C., Schmitz, L., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2013). Joint action coordination through strategic reduction in variability. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1522 - 1527). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Vesper, C., van der Wel, P. R. D., Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2013). Are you ready to jump? Predictive mechanisms in interpersonal coordination. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39(1), 48-61.


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.

Doerrfeld, A., Sebanz, N., & Shiffrar, M. (2012). Expecting to lift a box together makes the load look lighterPsychological Research, 76, 467-475.

Eskenazi, T., van der Wel, R., & Sebanz, N. (2012). Mechanisms of skilled joint action performance. In A. M. Williams & N. J. Hodges (Eds.), Skill Acquisition in Sport: Research, Theory and Practice (pp. 229-246). New York: Routledge.

Kourtis, D., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2012). EEG correlates of Fitts's law during preparation for action. Psychological Research, 76, 383-387.

Van der Wel, R. P. R. D., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2012). The sense of agency during skill learning in individuals and dyads. Consciousness and Cognition, 21, 1267-1279.


Atmaca, S., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2011). The joint Flanker effect: Sharing tasks with real and imagined co-actorsExperimental Brain Research, 211, 371-385.

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

Butterfill, S., & Sebanz, N. (2011). . Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 2, 137-146.

Knoblich, G., Butterfill, S., & Sebanz, N. (2011). Psychological research on joint action: theory and data. In B. Ross (Ed.),The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, 54 (pp. 59-101), Burlington: Academic Press.

Milanese, N., Iani, C., Sebanz, N., & Rubichi, S. (2011). Contextual determinants of the social transfer of learning effect. Experimental Brain Research, 211, 415-422.

Obhi, S. S., & Sebanz, N. (Eds.) (2011). Moving together: Towards understanding the mechanisms of joint action. Experimental Brain Research, 211, 329-336.

Streuber, S., de la Rosa, S., Knoblich, G., Sebanz, N., & Buelthoff, H.H. (2011).The effect of social context on the use of visual information. Experimental Brain Research. 214, 273-284

Tsai, J. C. C., Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2011). On the inclusion of externally controlled actions in action planning.Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 37, 1407-1419.

Tsai, C., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2011). The GROOP effect: Groups mimic group actions. Cognition118, 135-140.

van der Wel, R.P.R.D., Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2011). Let the force be with us: Dyads exploit haptic coupling for coordination. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance1420-1431

Vesper, C., van der Wel, R.P.R.D., Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2011). Making oneself predictable: Reduced temporal variability facilitates joint action coordination. Experimental Brain Research, 211, 517-530.

Wilkinson, A., Sebanz, N., Mandl, I., & Huber, L. (2011). No evidence of contagious yawning in the red-footed tortoise Geochelone carbonaria. Current Zoology, 57, 477-484.


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.

Heed, T., Habets, B., Sebanz, N, & Knoblich, G. (2010). Others' actions reduce cross-modal integration in peripersonal spaceCurrent Biology, 20, 1345-1349.

Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2010). Mirror Neurons. In Bruce Goldstein (Ed.) Sage Encyclopedia of Perception.

Konvalinka, I., Vuust, P., Roepstorff, A., & Frith, C. D. (2010). Follow you, follow me: continuous mutual prediction and adaptation in joint tapping. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63(11), 2220-2230.

Kourtis, D., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2010). Favouritism in the motor system: Social interaction modulates action simulation. Biology Letters, 6, 758-761.

Sebanz, N. & Knoblich, G. (2010). Embodied Perception. In Bruce Goldstein (Ed.) Sage Encyclopedia of Perception.

Vesper, C., Butterfill, S., Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2010). A minimal architecture for joint action. Neural Networks, 23,998-1003.


Galantucci, B., & Sebanz, N. (2009). Joint action: Current perspectives. Topics in Cognitive Science, 1, 255-259.

Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2009). Jumping on the ecological bandwagon? Mind the gap! European Journal of Social Psychology, 39, 1230-1233.

Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2009). Prediction in Joint Action: What, when, and where. Topics in Cognitive Science, 1, 353-367.

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


Atmaca, S., Sebanz, N., Prinz, W., & Knoblich, G. (2008). Action co-representation: The joint SNARC effect. Social Neuroscience, 3, 410-420..

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. (2008). From mirroring to joint action. In: Wachsmuth, I., Lenzen, M., & Knoblich, G. (Eds.).Embodied Communication (pp. 129-150). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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


Sebanz, N. (2007). The emergence of self: Sensing agency through joint action. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 14, 234-251.

Sebanz, N., & Lackner, U. (2007). Who's calling the shots? Intentional content and feelings of control. Consciousness and Cognition, 16, 859-876.

Sebanz, N., Rebbechi, D., Knoblich, G., Prinz, W., & Frith, C. D. (2007). Is it really my turn? An event-related fMRI study of task sharingSocial Neuroscience, 2, 81-95.

Sebanz, N., & Shiffrar, M. (2007). Bodily bonds: Effects of Social Context on Ideomotor Movements. Attention and Performance, XXII. Oxford University Press.


Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2006). The social nature of perception and action. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 15, 99-104.

Prinz, W., Dennett, D., & Sebanz, N. (2006). Towards a science of volition. In N. Sebanz & W. Prinz (Eds.), Disorders of Volition. MIT Press.

Sebanz, N. (2006). It takes two to ... . Scientific American Mind, 52-57.

Sebanz, N. (2006). Eins und eins macht mehr als zwei. [One plus one is more than two]. Gehirn & Geist, 7-8, 22-27.

Sebanz, N., Bekkering, H., & Knoblich, G. (2006). Joint action: Bodies and minds moving together. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 10, 70-76.

Sebanz, N., Knoblich, G., Prinz, W., & Wascher, E. (2006). Twin Peaks: An ERP study of action planning and control in co-acting individuals. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 18, 859-870.

Sebanz, N., & Prinz, W. (Eds.) (2006). Disorders of Volition. MIT Press.


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

Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. Agency in the face of error (2005). Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 9, 259-261.

Sebanz, N., Knoblich, G., & Prinz, W. (2005). How two share a task: Corepresenting Stimulus-Response mappings. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 31, 1234-1246.

Sebanz, N., Knoblich, G., Stumpf, L., & Prinz, W. (2005). Far from action blind: Representation of others´ actions in individuals with autism. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 22, 433-454.


Schultz, J., Sebanz, N., & Frith, C. (2004). Conscious will in the absence of ghosts, hypnotists, and other people. (A commentary on Wegner, D. 2002. The Illusion of Conscious Will. MIT Press). Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 27, 674-675.

Sebanz, N., & Frith, C. (2004). Beyond simulation? Neural mechanisms for predicting the actions of others. Nature Neuroscience, 7, 5-6.


Sebanz, N., Knoblich, G., & Prinz, W. (2003). Representing others' actions: Just like one's own? Cognition, 88, B11-B21.

Sebanz, N., Knoblich, G., & Prinz, W. (2003). Your task is my task. Shared task representations in dyadic interactions. In R. Alterman & D. Kirsh (Eds.), Proceedings of the 25th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.