in press

Marschner, M., Dignath, D., & Knoblich, G. (in press). Me or We? Action-Outcome Learning in Synchronous Joint Action. Cognition247


Constable, M., McEwen, E. S., Knoblich, G., Gibson, C., Addison, A., Peddie, S., & Call, J. (2024). Chimpanzees demonstrate a behavioural signature of human joint action. Cognition  

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. 

McEllin, L., & Sebanz, N. (2024). Synchrony influences estimates of cooperation in a public goods game. Psychological Science

Vorobyova, L., Begus, K., Knoblich, G., Gergely, G., Curioni, A. (2024). PDF icon Better together: 14-month-old infants expect agents to cooperate. Open Mind



Azaad, S. & Sebanz, N (2023) Potential benefits of synchronous action observation and motor imagery: a commentary on Eaves et al. 2022. Psychological Research. 
Charbonneau, M., Curioni, A., McEllin, L., & Strachan, J. W. A. (2023). Flexible Cultural Learning Through Action Coordination. Perspectives on Psychological Science0(0).
Dockendorff, M., & Mercier, H. (2023). Argument evaluation and production in the correction of political innumeracy. Thinking and Reasoning.
Dockendorff M, Schmitz L, Vesper C, Knoblich G (2023) Understanding others’ distal goals from proximal communicative actions. PLOS ONE 18(1): e0280265. 
Gordon, J., Knoblich, G., &Pezzulo, G. (2023). Strategic task decomposition in joint action. Cognitive Science  
Konvalinka, I., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2023). The role of reciprocity in dynamic interpersonal coordination of physiological rhythms. Cognition, 230
McEllin, L., Fiedler, S., & Sebanz, N. (2023). Action planning and execution cues influence economic partner choice. Cognition, 241,105632.
Székely, M., & Michael, J. (2023). In it together: evidence of a preference for the fair distribution of effort in joint action. Evolution and Human Behavior44(4), 339-348


Székely, M., & Michael, J. (2023). Perceiving Others’ Cognitive Effort Through Movement: Path Length, Speed and Time. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 17470218231183963.
Wolf, T., Goupil, L., & Canonne, C. (2023). Beyond togetherness: Interactional dissensus fosters creativity and tension in freely improvised musical duos. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts
Wolf, T., Novák, T. & Knoblich, G. Videos posted on the internet provide evidence for joint rushing in naturalistic social interactions. Sci Rep 13, 10584 (2023). 
Woźniak, M., McEllin, L., Hohwy, J., & Ciaunica, A. (2023). Depersonalization affects self-prioritization of bodily, but not abstract self-related information. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 49(11), 1447–1459.
Zamm, A., Debener, S. & Sebanz, N. (2023). The spontaneous emergence of rhythmic coordination in turn taking. Sci Rep 13, 3259.  

Chennells, M., Woźniak, M., Butterfill, S., Michael, J. (2022). Coordinated decision-making boosts altruistic motivation—But not trust. PLoS ONE, 17(10): e0272453.

Ciaunica, A., McEllin, L., Kiverstein, J., Hohwy, J., Woźniak, M. (2022) Zoomed out – digital media use and depersonalization experiences during the COVID-19 lockdown. Scientific Reports, 12(1), 3888. 

Curioni, A. (2022) What makes us act together? On the cognitive models supporting humans’ decisions for joint action. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 95.

Curioni, A., Voinov, P., Allritz, M., Wolf, T., Call, J., & Knoblich, G. (2022). Human adults prefer to cooperate even when it is costly. Proceeding of the Royal Society B,

Dezecache, G., Dockendorff, M., Ferreiro, D. N., Deroy, O., & Bahrami, B. (2022). Democratic forecast: Small groups predict the future better than individuals and crowds. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied  10.1037/xap0000424
Donner, M. R., Azaad, S., Warren, G. A., & Laham, S. M. (2022). Specificity versus generality: a meta-analytic review of the association between trait disgust sensitivity and moral judgment. Emotion Review
McEllin, L., Felber, A., & Michael, J. (2022). The Fruits of our Labour: Interpersonal coordination generates commitment by signaling a willingness to adapt. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 17470218221079830.
McEllin, L., & Michael, J. (2022). Sensorimotor communication fosters trust and generosity: The role of effort and signal utility. Cognition, 224, 105066.
Schweinfurth, M. K., Baldrige, D. B., Finnerty, K., Call, J., & Knoblich, G. (2022). Inter-individual coordination in walking chimpanzees. Current Biology.
Tominaga, A., Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2022). Expert pianists make specific exaggerations for teaching. Scientific Reports
Wolf, T., & Knoblich, G. (2022). Joint rushing alters internal timekeeping in non-musicians and musicians. Scientific Reports12(1), 1190.
Woźniak, M., Knoblich, G. (2022). Communication and action predictability: two complementary strategies for successful cooperation. Royal Society Open Science, 9(9), 1-21.
Woźniak, M., Knoblich, G. (2022) Self-prioritization depends on assumed task-relevance of self-association. Psychological Research 
Woźniak, M., Schmidt, TT., Wu, YH, Blankenburg, F., Hohwy, J. (2022) Differences in working memory coding of biological motion attributed to oneself and others. Human Brain Mapping 
Zhang, N., Bogart, K., Michael, J., & McEllin, L. (2022). Web-based sensitivity training for interacting with facial paralysis. Plos one17(1), e0261157.

Azaad, S., Knoblich, G., Sebanz, N. (2021). Perception and Action in a Social Context (Elements in Perception). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Bonalumi, F., Michael, J. & Heintz, C. (2021). Perceiving commitments: when we both know that you are counting on me. Mind & Language, 37(4), 502–524.

Constable, M. D., Becker, M. L., Oh, Y. I., & Knoblich, G. (2021). Affective compatibility with the self modulates the self-prioritisation effect. Cognition and Emotion, 35(2), 291-304.
Cross, L., Atherton, G. & Sebanz, N. (2021). Intentional synchronisation affects automatic imitation and source memory. Scientific Reports, 11, 573.
Dockendorff, M., Schmitz, L., Knoblich, G., & Vesper, C. (2021). Understanding distal goals from proximal communicative actions. In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (Vol. 43, No. 43). Retrieved from
Goupil, L., Wolf, T., Saint‐Germier, P., Aucouturier, J. J., & Canonne, C. (2021). Emergent Shared Intentions Support Coordination During Collective Musical Improvisations. Cognitive Science, 45(1), e12932.
Green, A., Siposova, B., Kita, S., & Michael, J. (2021). Stopping at nothing: Two-year-olds differentiate between interrupted and abandoned goals. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 209, 105171.
Keric, V., Sebanz, N. (2021). Task Construal Influences Estimations of the Environment, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, section Cognitive Neuroscience 
Mercier, H., Dockendorff, M., Majima, Y., Hacquin, A. S., & Schwartzberg, M. (2021). Intuitions about the epistemic virtues of majority votingThinking and Reasoning27(3), 445-463. 
Michael, J., Chennells, M., Nolte, Ooi, J., Griems, J., London Personality and Mood Disorder Network, T, Christensen, W King-Casas, B., Fonagy, P. & Montague, R. (2021), Probing Commitment in Individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Research,
Schmitz, L., Knoblich, G., Deroy, O., & Vesper, C. (2021). Crossmodal correspondences as common ground for joint action. Acta Psychologica, 212,

Scott-Phillips, T., Tominaga, A., & Miton, H. (2021). Ecological and psychological factors in the cultural evolution of music. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 44, E110.[Opens in a new window]

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

Strachan, J. W., Curioni, A., Constable, M. D., Knoblich, G., & Charbonneau, M. (2021). Evaluating the relative contributions of copying and reconstruction processes in cultural transmission episodes. PLOS ONE, 16(9), e0256901.

Török, G., Stanciu, O., Sebanz, N., & Csibra, G. (2021). Computing Joint Action Costs: Co-Actors Minimize the Aggregate Individual Costs in an Action Sequence. Open Mind, 1-13.

Van der Wel, R.P.R.D., Becchio, C., Curioni A. & Wolf, T. (2021) Understanding joint action: Current theoretical and empirical approaches. Acta Psychologica, 215,

Westra, E., Terrizzi, B. F., van Baal, S. T., Beier, J. S., & Michael, J. (2021). Beyond avatars and arrows: Testing the mentalising and submentalising hypotheses with a novel entity paradigm. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 74(10), 1709-1723.

Zamm, A., Debener, S., Konvalinka, I., Sebanz, N., Knoblich, G. (2021). The Sound of Silence: An EEG study of how musicians time pauses in individual and joint music performance. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 16, 31-42, 



Azaad, S., & Laham, S. M. (2020). Pixel asymmetry predicts between-object differences in the object-based compatibility effect. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 73(12), 2376–2388.
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.
Constable, M.D., & Knoblich, G. (2020) Sticking together? Re-binding previous other-associated stimuli interferes with self-verification but not partner-verification. Acta Psychologica, 210(103167). doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2020.103167

Curioni, A., Knoblich, G., Sebanz, N., Sacheli, L. (2020) The engaging nature of interactive gestures. PLoS ONE 15(4): e0232128.

Cross, L., Michael, J., Wilsdon, L., Henson, A., & Atherton, G. (2020), Still Want to Help? Interpersonal Coordination’s Effects on Helping Behaviour After a 24 Hour Delay,’ Acta Psychologica), 206, 103062.

Elekes, F., & Sebanz, N. (2020). Effects of a partner's task on memory for content and source. Cognition, 198

Kourtis, D., Jacob, P., Sebanz, N., Sperber, D., & Knoblich, G. (2020). Making sense of human interaction benefits from communicative cues. Scientific Reports,

Lev-Ari, S., & Sebanz, N. (2020). Interacting with multiple partners improves communication skills. Cognitive Science, 44, e12836. DOI: 10.1111/cogs.12836

McEllin, L., Knoblich, G. & Sebanz, N. (2020). Synchronicities that shape the perception of joint action. Scientific Reports, 1015554.

Michael, J., Felber, A., and McEllin, L. (2020), ‘Prosocial Effects of Coordination: What, Why and How?’, Acta Psychologica 207, 103083. DOI: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2020.103083

Miton, H., Wolf, T., Vesper C., Knoblich G., Sperber D. (2020). Motor constraints influence cultural evolution of rhythm, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 287,

Ooi, J., Siew, C., Butterfill, S., Lemola, S., Michael, J. (corresponding author), & Walasek, L., (2020), ‘Interpersonal Functioning in Borderline Personality Disorder Traits: A Social Media Perspective’, Nature: Scientific Reports 10, 1068 (2020).

Sabu, S., Curioni, A, Vesper, C., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2020). How does a partner’s motor variability affect joint action? PLoS ONE

Simonsen, A., Mahnkeke, M. I., Fusaroli, R., Wolf, T., Roepstorff, A., Michael, J., ... & Bliksted, V. (2020). Distinguishing Oneself from Others: Spontaneous Perspective-Taking in First Episode Schizophrenia and its relation to Mentalizing and Psychotic Symptoms. Schizophrenia Bulletin Open  

Strachan, J., Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2020). Skill and Expertise in Joint Action. In E. Fridland & C. Pavese (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Skill and Expertise. London, UK: Routledge 

Strachan, J. W., & Török, G. (2020). Efficiency is prioritised over fairness when distributing joint actions. Acta Psychologica, 210, 103158.

Strachan, J. W., Constable, M. D., & Knoblich, G. (2020). It goes with the territory: Ownership across spatial boundaries. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance46(8), 789.

Székely, M., & Michael, J. (2020). The Sense of Effort: A Cost-Benefit Theory Of The Phenomenology Of Mental Effort. Forthcoming in Review of Philosophy and Psychology

Vignolo, A., Sciutti, A., & Michael, J. (2020). Using Robot Adaptivity to Support Learning in Child-Robot Interaction. In International Conference on Social Robotics (pp. 428-439). Springer, Cham. 

Voinov, P. V., Call, J., Knoblich, G., Oshkina, M., Allritz, M. (2020). Chimpanzee coordination and potential communication in a two-touchscreen turn-taking game. Scientific Reports 

Wolf, T., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2020). Adaptation to unstable coordination patterns in individual and joint actions. PLOS ONE15(5), e0232667.

Woźniak, M., Hohwy, J. (2020). Stranger to my face: top-down and bottom-up effects underlying prioritization of images of one’s face. PLoS ONE, 15(7): e0235627

Atherton, G., Sebanz, N., & Cross, L. (2019). Imagine All The Synchrony: The effects of actual and imagined synchronous walking on attitudes towards marginalised groups. PloS one, 14(5), e0216585.
Bonalumi, F., Isella, M., & Michael, J. (2019). Cueing implicit commitment, Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 1-20
Clarke, S., McEllin, L., Francová, A., Székely, M., Butterfill, S. A., & Michael, J. (2019). Joint action goals reduce visuomotor interference effects from a partner’s incongruent actions. Nature: Scientific reports9(1), 1-9. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-52124-6
Constable, M. D., Elekes, F., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2019). Relevant for us? We-prioritization in cognitive processing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 45 (12), 1549-1561. DOI: 10.1037/xhp0000691
Curioni, A., & Sacheli, L. M. (2019). The role of social learning and socio-cognitive skills in sensorimotor communication. Comment on" The body talks: Sensorimotor communication and its brain and kinematic signatures" by Pezzulo et al. Physics of life reviews28, 24-27. DOI: 10.1016/j.plrev.2019.01.021
Curioni A, Sebanz N, Knoblich G (2019). Joint Action in Humans – A Model for Human-Robot Interactions. In: Goswami A, Vadakkepat P (eds). Humanoid Robotics: A Reference. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht. DOI:10.1007/978-94-007-6046-2_126
Curioni, A., Vesper, C., Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2019). Reciprocal information flow and role distribution support joint action coordination, Cognition, 187, 21-31. 
Dockendorff, M., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2019). Deviations from optimality should be an integral part of a working definition of SMC: Comment on" The body talks: Sensorimotor communication and its brain and kinematic signatures" by Pezzulo et alPhysics of life reviews28, 22.
Essa, F., Sebanz, N., & Diesendruck, G. (2019). The automaticity of children’s imitative group bias. Cognitive Development52, 100799.
Mills, P. F., Harry, B., Stevens, C. J., Knoblich, G., & Keller, P. E. (2019). Intentionality of a co-actor influences sensorimotor synchronisation with a virtual partner. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology72(6), 1478-1492. DOI: 10.1177/1747021818796183
Green, A., McEllin, L., & Michael, J. (2019). Does Sensorimotor Communication Stabilize Commitment in Joint Action?: Comment on “The body talks: Sensorimotor communication and its brain and kinematic signatures” by G. Pezzulo et al. Physics of Life Reviews. DOI: 10.1016/j.plrev.2019.01.009
Kourtis, D., Woźniak, M., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2019). Evidence for we-representations during joint action planning. Neuropsychologia131, 73-83.
Liang, Y., Wolf, T., Török, G., Székely, M., & Michael, J. (2019, May 9). Comparing effort perception in individual and joint action contexts. 10.17605/OSF.IO/B7STN
Michael, J., Gutoreva, A., Lee, H. M., Tan, P. N., Bruce, E. M., Székely, M., … Ludvig, E. A. (2019) Decision-makers use social information to update their preferences—but choose for others as they do for themselvesJournal of Behavioral Decision Making, 1-16. 
Michael, J & Szigeti A. (2019) The Group Knobe Effect Evidence that People Intuitively Attribute Agency and Responsibility to Groups, Philosophical 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
Török, G., Pomiechowska, B., Csibra, G., & Sebanz, N. (2019). Rationality in Joint Action: Maximizing Coefficiency in Coordination. Psychological Science30(6), 930-941. DOI: 10.1177/0956797619842550
Powell, H., & Michael, J. (2019). Feeling committed to a robot: why, what, when and how?. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 374(1771), 20180039.
Strachan, J. W., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2019). The role of emotion in the dyad inversion effect. PloS One14(7).
Strachan, J. W., Smith, A. K., Gaskell, M. G., Tipper, S. P., & Cairney, S. A. (2019). Investigating the formation and consolidation of incidentally learned trust. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition
Székely, M., Powell, H., Vannucci, F., Rea, F., Sciutti, A., & Michael, J. (2019). The perception of a robot partner’s effort elicits a sense of commitment to human-robot interactionInteraction Studies20(2), 234-255. DOI:10.1109/RO-MAN46459.2019.8956455
Vignolo, A., Powell, H., McEllin, L., Rea, F., Sciutti, A., & Michael, J. (2019, October). An adaptive robot teacher boosts a human partner’s learning performance in joint action. In 2019 28th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) (pp. 1-7). IEEE. DOI: 10.1109/RO-MAN46459.2019.8956455
Vignolo, A., Sciutti, A., Rea, F., & Michael, J. (2019, November). Spatiotemporal Coordination Supports a Sense of Commitment in Human-Robot Interaction. In International Conference on Social Robotics (pp. 34-43). Springer, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-35888-4_4
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.
Wolf, T., Vesper, C., Sebanz, N., Keller, P. E., & Knoblich, G. (2019). Combining Phase Advancement and Period Correction Explains Rushing during Joint Rhythmic Activities. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 9350.
Wozniak, M., & Knoblich, G. (2019). Self-Prioritization of Fully Unfamiliar Stimuli. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology


Bing, R., & Michael, J. (2018). Overcoming the uncanny valley through shared stressful experience with a humanoid robot. Journal of Emerging Investigators.

Chennells, M & Michael, J (2018). Effort and performance in a cooperative activity are boosted by the perception of a partner’s effort, Nature: Scientific Reports (2018) 8:15692 

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.plrev.2017.11.018

de Bruin, L. & Michael (2018) Prediction Error Minimization as a Framework for Social Cognition Research, Journal of Erkenntnis pp. 1-20.

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. DOI: 10.1177/0956797617740973

Lewis, P. A., Knoblich, G., & Poe, G. (2018). How memory replay in sleep boosts creative problem solving. Trends in Cognitive Science, 22, 491-503. DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2018.03.009

McEllin, L., Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2018). Distinct kinematic markers of demonstration and joint action coordination? Evidence from virtual xylophone playing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 44(6), 885-897. DOI: 10.1037/xhp0000505

McEllin, L., Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2018). Imitation from a Joint Action PerspectiveMind and Language33(4), 342–354.

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

Michael, J., & Székely, M. (2018). The developmental origins of commitment. Journal of Social Philosophy49(1), 106-123.

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 

Milward, S. J., & Sebanz, N. (2018). Imitation of coordinated actions: How do children perceive relations between different parts?. PloS one13(1), e0189717.

Nagatsu, M, Larsen, L, Karabegovic, M, Székely, M,  Mønster, D. & Michael, J. (2018) Making good cider out of bad apples -- Signaling expectations boosts cooperation among would-be free riders, Judgment and Decision Making 13 (1), 137-149

Sakurada, T., Knoblich, G., Sebanz, N., Muramatsu, S. I., & Hirai, M. (2018). Probing links between action perception and action production in Parkinson's disease using Fitts' law. Neuropsychologia111, 201-208. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2018.02.001

Schmitz, L., Vesper, C., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2018). Co-actors Represent the Order of Each Other’s Actions. Cognition, 181, 65-79.

Schmitz, L., Vesper, C., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2018). When height carries weight: Communicating hidden object properties for joint action. Cognitive Science, 42(6), 2021-2059.

Székely, M., & Michael, J. (2018). Investing in commitment: Persistence in a joint action is enhanced by the perception of a partner’s effort. Cognition174, 37-42.

Wolf, T., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2018). Joint Action coordination in expert-novice pairs: Can experts predict novices’ suboptimal timing? Cognition, 178, 103-108.  DOI:10.1016/j.cognition.2018.05.012 

Woźniak M, Kourtis D, Knoblich G (2018) Prioritization of arbitrary faces associated to self: An EEG study. PLoS ONE 13(1): e0190679 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0190679

Woźniak, M. (2018). "I" and "Me": The self in the context of consciousness. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1656. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01656


Curioni, A., Minio-Paluello, I., Sacheli, L. M., Candidi, M., & Aglioti, S. M. (2017). Autistic traits affect interpersonal motor coordination by modulating strategic use of role-based behavior. Molecular autism8(1), 23 DOI: 10.1186/s13229-017-0141-0

de Bruin, L., & Michael, J. (2017). Prediction error minimization: Implications for Embodied Cognition and the Extended Mind Hypothesis. Brain and Cognition. 112, 58-63 DOI: 10.1016/j.bandc.2016.01.009

Elekes, F., Varga, M., Király, I. (2017). Level-2 perspectives computed quickly and spontaneously: Evidence from eight –to nine-year-old children. British Journal of Developmental PsychologyDOI: 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. DOI: 10.1037/xhp0000379

Hohwy, J., Michael, J. (2017). Why should any body have a self? In: The Subject’s matter: Self-consciousness and the body. Vignemont, F., Alsmith, A. (eds.). MIT Press DOI:10.31234/

Knauff, M., & Knoblich, G. (2017). Logisches Denken. In Allgemeine Psychologie (pp. 533-585). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 

Michael, J. (2017). Music Performance as Joint Action. In The Routledge Companion to Embodied Music Interaction (pp. 160-166). Routledge. DOI:10.4324/9781315621364-18

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

Michael, J., & Salice, A. (2017). The Sense of Commitment in Human–Robot Interaction.International Journal of Social Robotics, 1-9.9 (5), 755-763 DOI: 10.1007/s12369-016-0376-5

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. DOI: 10.1093/scan/nsw172

Pezzulo, G., Iodice, P., Donnarumma, F., Dindo, H., & Knoblich, G. (2017). Avoiding accidents at the champagne reception: A study of joint lifting and balancing. Psychological science28(3), 338-345.

Salice, A., & Michael, J. (2017). Joint commitments and group identification in human-robot interaction. In Sociality and Normativity for Robots (pp. 179-199). Springer, Cham 

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. 

Vesper, C., Schmitz, L., & Knoblich, G. (2017). Modulating action duration to establish non-conventional communication. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146, 1722-1737. DOI:10.1037/xge0000379

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 

Dewey, J., & Knoblich, G. (2016). Representation of Self vs. Others’ Actions. In S. S. Obhi & E. S. Cross (Eds), Shared Representations: Sensorimotor Foundations of Social Life. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. DOI:

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 

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.

Lowe, R., Almer, A., Lindblad, G., Gander, P., Michael, J., & Vesper, C. (2016). On the role of cognitive-affective states in joint action. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 10, 88.

Michael, J. (2016). What Are Shared Emotions (for)? Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 412. DOI:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00412

Michael, J. & Christensen, W. (2016). Flexible goal attribution in early mindreading. Psychological Review, 123(2), 219-227  DOI: 10.1037/rev0000016

Michael, J, Sebanz, N, & Knoblich G., (2016), Observing Joint Action: Coordination Creates Commitment, Cognition 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. 

Peter F. Dominey, Tony J. Prescott, Jeannette Bohg, Andreas K. Engel, Shaun Gallagher, Tobias Heed, Matej Hoffmann, Günther Knoblich, Wolfgang Prinz, and Andrew Schwartz (2016). Implications of Action-Oriented Paradigm Shifts in Cognitive Science. In A. K. Engel, K. J. Friston, and D. Kragic (Eds.): The Pragmatic Turn: Toward Action-Oriented Views in Cognitive Science (Strüngmann Forum Reports, 18, pp. 333-356). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262034326.003.0020 

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., Schmitz, L., & Knoblich, G. (2016). Using Violations of Fitts’ Law to Communicate during Joint Action. In A. Papafragou, D. Grodner, D. Mirman, & J.C. Trueswell (Eds.),Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2219-2224). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
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Wahn, B., Schmitz, L., Koenig, P., & Knoblich, G. (2016). Benefiting from Being Alike: Interindividual Skill Differences Predict Collective Benefit in Joint Object Control. In A. Papafragou, D. Grodner, D. Mirman, & J.C. Trueswell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2747-2752). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.


Candidi, M., Curioni, A., Donnarumma, F., Sacheli, L. M., & Pezzulo, G. (2015). Interactional leader–follower sensorimotor communication strategies during repetitive joint actions. Journal of the Royal Society Interface12(110), 20150644. 

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. DOI:10.1002/9781118316757.ch17 

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.cortex.2015.05.027

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. DOI:10.1037/xhp0000047 

Michael, J. (2015). Cultural learning and the reliability of the intentional stance. In Munoz-Suárez, C. (Ed.) Content and Consciousness 2.0: Four Decades After (Studies in Brain and Mind Series, vol 7). Springer, pp: 163-184. Response by Daniel Dennett, pp: 216-218. 

Michael, J., Bogart, K., Tylen, K., Østergaard, J.R., Krueger, J., & Fusaroli, R. (2015). Training in compensatory strategies enhance rapport in interactions involving people with Möbius Syndrome. Frontiers in Endovascular and Interventional Neurology.,Volume 6, article 213. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2015.00213

Michael, J. & D’Ausilio, A. (2015). Domain-Specific and Domain-General Processes in Social Cognition – A Complementary Approach. Consciousness and Cognition. 18, 434-437. 

Michael, J. & DeBruin, L. (2015). How direct is social perception? Consciousness and Cognition. 36, 373-375. DOI: 10.1016/j.concog.2015.08.005

Michael, J. (2015) Putting unicepts to work: A teleosemantic perspective on the infant mindreading puzzle, Synthese 

Michael, J., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2015). The sense of commitment: a minimal approach. Frontiers 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. DOI: 10.1037/xhp0000093

Steglich-Petersen, A. & Michael, J. (2015), Why Desire Reasoning is Developmentally Prior to Belief Reasoning. Mind & Language, 30: 526–549. 

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. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-014-2038-5

Dewey, J. A., & Knoblich, G. (2014). Do implicit and explicit measures of the sense of agency measure the same thing? PLoS ONE, 9(10):e110118. 

Dewey, J. A., Pacherie, E., & Knoblich, G. (2014). The phenomenology of controlling a moving object with another person. Cognition, 132(3), 383-397. 

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 planning. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26(10), 2275-86DOI: 10.1162/jocn_a_00634

Michael, J. (2014). Towards a consensus about the role of empathy in interpersonal understanding. Topoi Vol. 33 (1): 157-172.

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

Michael, J. &  Fardo, F. (2014). What (if anything) is shared in pain empathy? A critical discussion of De Vignemont and Jacob’s (2012) theory of the neural substrate of pain empathy. Philosophy of Science 81 (January 2014): 154-160. DOI: 

Michael, J. & Pacherie, E. (2014). On Commitments and other uncertainty reduction tools in joint action. Journal of Social Ontology. DOI:10.1515/jso-2014-0021

Michael, J., Sandberg, K., Skewes. J., Wolf, T., Blicher, J., Overgaard, M. & Frith, C. (2014). Continuous theta burst demonstrates a causal role of premotor homunculus in action interpretation. Psychological Science 25: 963-972. doi: 10.1177/0956797613520608

Oláh K., Elekes F., Bródy G., Király I. (2014). Social Category Formation is Induced by Cues of Sharing Knowledge in Young Children. PLOS ONE 9(7): e101680. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0101680

Öllinger, M., Jones, G., & Knoblich, G. (2014). The dynamics of search, impasse, and representational change provide a coherent explanation of difficulty in the nine-dot problem. Psychological Research, 78(2), 266-275. DOI: 10.1007/s00426-013-0494-8

Öllinger, M., Jones, G., & Knoblich, G. (2014). Insight and search in Katona’s Five-Square problem. Experimental Psychology. 61(4), 263-272. DOI: 10.1027/1618-3169/a000245 

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. DOI: 10.1037/a0036925

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2013.10.004

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. DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988341.003.0013 

Colling, L., Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2013). How does "mirroring" support joint action? Cortex, 29, 2964-2965. DOI: 10.1016/j.cortex.2013.06.006

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. DOI: 10.1080/17470218.2012.725058

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. DOI: 10.1080/17470919.2012.694823

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. DOI: 10.1162/jocn_a_00388

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. DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262018555.001.0001

Maister, L., Sebanz, N., Knoblich, G., & Tsakiris, M. (2013). Experiencing ownership over a dark-skinned body reduces implicit racial bias. Cognition, 128, 170-178. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2013.04.002 

Michael, J. & Macleod, M. (2013). Applying the causal theory of reference to intentional concepts. Philosophy of Science 80 (2): 212-230. 

Overgaard, S. & Michael, J. (2013). The interaction theory of social cognition - a critique. Philosophical Psychology DOI: 10.1080/09515089.2013.827109.

Öllinger, M., Jones, G., & Knoblich, G. (2013). Cognitive mechanisms of insight: The role of heuristics and representational change in solving the 8-coin problem. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 39, 931-939. DOI: 10.1037/a0029194 

van der Wel, R.P.R.D., & Knoblich, G. (2013). Cues to agency: Time can tell. In J. Metcalfe & H. Terrace, Joint Attention and Metacognition. New York: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988341.001.0001 

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. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393705.001.0001

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. DOI:10.1007/s00221-011-2706-z

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. DOI: 10.1037/a0028066 

Wu, L., Knoblich, G., & Luo, J. (2013). The role chunk tightness and chunk familiarity in problem solving: Evidence from ERPs and fMRI. Human Brain Mapping, 34(5), 1173-1186.


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. DOI: 10.1037/a0027523 

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. DOI: 10.1080/17470919.2012.682119

Doerrfeld, A., Sebanz, N., & Shiffrar, M. (2012). Expecting to lift a box together makes the load look lighterPsychological Research, 76, 467-475. DOI 10.1007/s00426-011-0398-4 

Eskenazi, T., Rotshtein, P., Grosjean, M., & Knoblich, G. (2012). The neural correlates of Fitts's law in action observation: an fMRI study. Social Neuroscience, 7, 30-41. 

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. DOI: 10.1007/s00426-012-0418-z

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. DOI: 10.1007/s00221-011-2709-9

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. DOI: 10.1007/s00221-011-2625-z 

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

Butterfill, S., & Sebanz, N. (2011). Joint action: What is shared? (Introduction to special issue). Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 2, 137-146. DOI 10.1007/s13164-011-0062-3

Hauser, M(artha), Knoblich, G., Repp, B., Lautenschlager, M., Gallinat, J., Heinz, A., & Voss, M. (2011). Altered sense of agency in schizophrenia and putative psychotic syndrome. Psychiatry Research186, 170-176.

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. DOI: 10.1007/s00221-011-2721-0

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 doi: 10.1007/s00221-011-2830-9

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. DOI: 10.1037/a0024672

Tsai, C., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2011). The GROOP effect: Groups mimic group actions. Cognition118, 135-140. DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2010.10.007

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 DOI: 10.1037/a0022337

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. DOI:10.1007/s00221-011-2706-z 

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2009.05.014

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.

Kourtis, D., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2010).Favouritism in the motor system: Social interaction modulates action simulation. Biology Letters, 6, 758-761. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2010.0478

Leube, D. T., Knoblich, G., Erb, M., Schlotterbeck, P., & Kircher, T. J. (2010). The neural basis of disturbed efference copy mechanism in patients with schizophrenia. Cognitive Neuroscience, 1, 111-117. 

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

Spivey, M. J., Dale, R., Knoblich, G., & Grosjean, M. (2010). Do curved reaching movements emerge from competing perceptions? A reply to van der Wel et al. (2009). Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 36, 251-254. 

Vesper, C., Butterfill, S., Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2010). A minimal architecture for joint action. Neural Networks, 23,998-1003. DOI:10.1016/j.neunet.2010.06.002 


Bach, P., Gunter, T. C., Knoblich, G., Prinz, W., & Friederici, A. D. (2009). N400-like negativities in action perception reflect the activation of two components of an action representation. Social Neuroscience, 4, 212-232. DOI: 10.1080/17470910802362546

Eskenazi, T., Grosjean, M., Humphreys, G. W., & Knoblich, G. (2009). The role of motor simulation in action perception: A neuropsychological case study. Psychological Research, 73, 477-485. doi: 10.1007/s00426-009-0231-5 

Galantucci, B., & Sebanz, N. (2009). Joint action: Current perspectives. Topics in Cognitive Science, 1, 255-259. DOI: 10.1111/j.1756-8765.2009.01017.x

Knoblich, G., & Repp, B. (2009). Inferring agency from sound. Cognition, 111, 48-262DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2009.02.007

Luo, J., Knoblich, G., & Lin, C. (2009). Neural correlates of insight phenomena. In E. Kraft, E. Poeppel, & B. Gulyas (Eds.),Neural Correlates of Thinking. Heidelberg: Springer. 

Öllinger, M., & Knoblich, G. (2009). Psychological research on insight problem solving. In H. Atmanspacher and H. Primas (Eds.), Wolfgang Pauli's philosophical ideas and contemporary science. Berlin: Springer. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01424 

Repp, B., & Knoblich, G. (2009). Performed or observed keyboard actions affect pianists' judgments of relative pitchQuarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62, 2156-2170. DOI: 10.1080/17470210902745009 

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. DOI: 10.1111/j.1756-8765.2009.01024.x

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

Vesper, C., Soutschek, A., & Schubö, A. (2009). Motion coordination affects movement parameters in a joint pick-and-place taskQuarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62, 2418-2432.


Wu, L., Knoblich, G., Wei, G., & Luo, J. (2009). How perceptual processes help to generate new meaning: An EEG study of chunk decomposition in Chinese characters. Brain Research, 1296, 104-112. DOI: 10.1016/j.brainres.2009.08.023


Atmaca, S., Sebanz, N., Prinz, W., & Knoblich, G. (2008). Action co-representation: The joint SNARC effect. Social Neuroscience, 3, 410-420. DOI: 10.1080/17470910801900908

Knoblich, G. (2008). Motor contributions to action perception. In R. Klatzky, B. MacWhinney, & M. Behrmann: Embodiment, Ego-Space, and Action (The 34th Carnegie Symposium on Cognition). New York: Psychology Press.

Knoblich, G. & Öllinger, M. (2008). Problemlösen und logisches Schließen [Problem solving and reasoning]. In J. Müsseler (Ed.), Allgemeine Psychologie, 2nd ed. (pp. 552-598). Heidelberg: Spektrum.

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 doi: 10.1098/rstb.2008.0006 

Öllinger, M., Jones, G., & Knoblich, G. (2008). Investigating the effect of mental set on insight problem solving. Experimental Psychology, 55, 270-282. DOI: 10.1027/1618-3169.55.4.269

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.  DOI:10.1348/000712608X297080 

Wachsmuth, I., & Knoblich, G. (Eds.) (2008). Modelling Communication with Robots and Virtual Humans. Berlin: Springer.

Wachsmuth, I., Lenzen, M., & Knoblich, G. (Eds.) (2008). Embodied Communication. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

Wachsmuth, I., Lenzen, M., & Knoblich, G. (2008). Introduction to Embodied Communication: Why communication needs the body. In I. Wachsmuth, M. Lenzen, & G. Knoblich (Eds.), Embodied Communication (pp. 1-28). Oxford: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231751.001.0001


Grosjean, M., Shiffrar, M., & Knoblich, G. (2007). Fitt's law holds in action perception. Psychological Science, 18, 95-99. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2007.01854.x

Keller, Knoblich, & Repp (2007). Pianists duet better when they play with themselves. Consciousness and Cognition, 16, 102-111. DOI: 10.1016/j.concog.2005.12.004

Luo, J., & Knoblich, G. (2007). Studying insight with neuroscientific methods. Methods, 42, 77-86. doi:10.1016/j.ymeth.2006.12.005  

Repp, B. H., & Knoblich, G. (2007). Action can affect auditory perception. Psychological Science, 18, 6-7. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2007.01839.x

Repp, B. H., & Knoblich, G. (2007). Towards a psychophysics of agency: Detecting gain and loss of control over auditory action effects. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 33, 469-482.  DOI: 10.1037/0096-1523.33.2.469

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. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2006.08.002 

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.DOI:10.1080/17470910701237989

Sebanz, N., & Shiffrar, M. (2007). Bodily bonds: Effects of Social Context on Ideomotor Movements. Attention and Performance, XXII. Oxford University Press. DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231447.003.0013 


Bosbach, S., Knoblich, G., Reed, C., Cole, J., & Prinz, W. (2006). Body inversion effect without body sense: Insights from deafferentation. Neuropsychologia, 44, 2950-2958. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2006.06.018

Knoblich, G. (2006). An introduction to intention and action in body perception: The body as the actor's tool. In G. Knoblich, I. M. Thornton, M. Grosjean, & M. Shiffrar (Eds.), Perception of the human body. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Knoblich, G. & Öllinger, M. (2006). Einsicht und Umstrukturierung beim Problemlösen [Insight and restructuring in problem solving]. In J. Funke (Eds.), Enzyklopädie der Psychologie, Denken und Problemlösen. Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Knoblich, G., & Öllinger, M. (2006). Lautes Denken [Thinking aloud]. In J. Funke & P. A. Frensch, (Eds.): Handbuch der Allgemeinen Psychologie. Goettingen: Hogrefe.

Knoblich, G., & Öllinger, M. (2006). The Eureka moment. Scientific American Mind, 10/2006, 38-43.

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

Knoblich, G., Thornton, I., Grosjean, M., & Shiffrar, M. (2006). Human Body Perception from the Inside Out: Integrating Perspectives on Human Body Perception. In G. Knoblich, I. M. Thornton, M. Grosjean, & M. Shiffrar (Eds.), Perception of the human body. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Knoblich, G., Thornton, I., Grosjean, M., & Shiffrar, M. (Eds.) (2006). Perception of the human body. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Koch, I., Knoblich, G., & Prinz, W. (2006). Handlungsplanung und Handlungssteuerung [Action planning and action control]. In J. Funke & P. A. Frensch, (Eds.): Handbuch der Allgemeinen Psychologie. Goettingen: Hogrefe.

Luo, J., Niki, K., & Knoblich, G. (2006). Perceptual contributions to problem solving: Chunk decomposition of Chinese characters. Brain Research Bulletin, 70, 430-443. 

Öllinger, M., Jones, G., & Knoblich, G. (2006). Heuristics and Representational Change in Two-Move Matchstick Arithmetic Tasks. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 2, 239-253. DOI:10.2478/v10053-008-0059-3 

Öllinger, M., & Knoblich, G. (2006). Das Lösen einfacher Probleme [Solving simple problems]. In J. Funke & P. A. Frensch, (Eds.): Handbuch der Allgemeinen Psychologie. Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Öllinger, M., & Knoblich, G. (2006). Einsicht [Insight problem solving]. In J. Funke & P. A. Frensch, (Eds.): Handbuch der Allgemeinen Psychologie. Göttingen: Hogrefe.

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. doi:10.1016/j.tics.2005.12.009 

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. DOI: 10.1162/jocn.2006.18.5.859

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

Thornton, I. M., & Knoblich, G. (2006). Action perception: Seeing the world through a moving body. Current Biology, 16, R27-R29.  DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2005.12.006


Bach, P., Knoblich, G., Gunter, T. C., Friederici, A. D., & Prinz, W. (2005). Action comprehension: Deriving spatial and functional relations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 31, 465-479. DOI: 10.1037/0096-1523.31.3.465  

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. DOI: 10.1038/nn1535

Goldman, A., & Sebanz, N. (2005). Simulation, mirroring, and a different argument from error. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 9, 320. DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2005.05.008

Knoblich, G., & Öllinger, M. (2005). Vom Geistesblitz getroffen [Struck by inspiration]. Gehirn und Geist, 11/2005.

Knoblich, G., & Öllinger, M., & Spivey, M. (2005). Tracking the eyes to obtain insight into insight problem solving. In G. Underwood (Ed.), Cognitive Processes in Eye Guidance. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Knoblich, G., & Prinz, W. (2005). Linking perception and action: An ideomotor approach. In H.-J. Freund, M. Jeannerod, M. Hallett, & R. C. Leiguarda (Eds.), Higher-order motor disorders (pp. 79-104). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. Agency in the face of error (2005). Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 9, 259-261. DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2005.04.006

Rieger, M., Knoblich, G., & Prinz, W. (2005). Compensation for and adaptation to changes in the environment. Experimental Brain Research, 163, 487-502. DOI: 10.1007/s00221-004-2203-8

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. DOI: 10.1037/0096-1523.31.6.1234 

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. 

Spivey, M., Grosjean, M., & Knoblich, G. (2005). Continuous attraction toward phonological competitors: Thinking with your hands. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 102, 10393-10398.

Wachsmuth, I., & Knoblich, G. (2005). Embodied Communication in humans and machines. AI Magazine, 26, 85-86. DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231751.001.0001 

Wilson, M., & Knoblich, G. (2005). The case for motor involvement in perceiving conspecifics. Psychological Bulletin, 131, 460-473. 


Flach, R., Knoblich, G., & Prinz, W. (2004a). Recognizing one's own clapping: The role of temporal cues. Psychological Research, 11, 147-156.

Flach, R., Knoblich, G., & Prinz, W. (2004b). The two-thirds power law in motion perception: When do motor anticipations come into play? Visual Cognition, 11, 461-481.

Jordan, J. S., & Knoblich, G. (2004). Spatial perception and control. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 11, 54-59.

Knoblich, G., & Kircher T. (2004). Deceiving oneself about being in control: Conscious detection of changes in visuo-motor coupling. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 30, 657-666.

Knoblich, G., Stottmeister, F., & Kircher, T. (2004). Self-monitoring in patients with schizophrenia. Psychological Medicine, 34, 1561-1569.

Mechsner, F., & Knoblich, G. (2004). Do muscles matter in bimanual coordination? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 30, 490-503.

Repp, B. H., & Knoblich, G. (2004). Perceiving action identity: How pianists recognize their own performances.Psychological Science, 15, 604-609.

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.


Flach, R., Knoblich, G., & Prinz, W. (2003). Off-line authorship effects in action perception. Brain and Cognition, 53, 503-513.

Knoblich, G. (2003). Wahrnehmung eigener und fremder Handlungen [Perceiving the actions of self and other].Psychologische Rundschau, 54, 80-92.

Knoblich, G., Elsner, B., Aschersleben, G., & Metzinger, T. (2003). Grounding the self in action. Consciousness and Cognition, 12, 487-494.

Knoblich, G., Elsner, B., Aschersleben, G., & Metzinger, T. (Eds.) (2003). Self and action (Consciousness and Cognition, - Special issue). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Knoblich, G., Flach, R. (2003). Action identity: Evidence from self-recognition, prediction, and coordination. Consciousness and Cognition, 12, 620-632.

Knoblich, G. & Jordan, S. (2003). Action coordination in groups and individuals: Learning anticipatory control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 29, 1006-1016.

Leube, D., Knoblich, G., Erb, M., Grodd, W., Bartels, M., Kircher, T. T. J. (2003). The neural correlates of perceiving one's own movements. Neuroimage, 20, 2084-2090.

Leube, D., Knoblich, G., Erb, M., & Kircher, T. (2003). Observing one's hand become anarchic: An fMRI study of action identification. Consciousness and Cognition, 12, 597-608.

Öllinger, M., & Knoblich, G. (2003). Prioritizing the new: Insight creates set for familiar problems. In F. Schmalhofer & R. Young (Eds.), Proceedings of the First European Cognitive Science Conference (pp. 253-258). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

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.


Knoblich, G. (2002). Self-recognition: Body and action. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 6, 447-449.

Knoblich, G. (2002). Denken [Thinking]. In Deutscher Verein für Öffentliche und private Fürsorge (Ed.): Fachlexikon der sozialen Arbeit (5. Aufl., pp. 197-199). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

Knoblich, G. (2002). Problemlösen und logisches Schließen [Problem solving and reasoning]. In J. Müsseler & W. Prinz (Eds.), Allgemeine Psychologie (pp. 644 - 699). Heidelberg: Spektrum.

Knoblich, G. (2002). Wahrnehmung [Perception]. In Deutscher Verein für Öffentliche und private Fürsorge (Hrsg):Fachlexikon der sozialen Arbeit (5. Aufl., pp. 1040-1041). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

Knoblich, G., & Jordan, S. (2002). The mirror system and joint action. In M. I. Stamenov & V. Gallese (Eds.): Mirror Neurons and the Evolution of Brain and Language (pp. 115-124). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Knoblich, G., Seigerschmidt, E., Flach, R., & Prinz, W. (2002). Authorship effects in the prediction of handwriting strokes. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 55A, 1027-1046.


Bach, P., Knoblich, G., Friederici, A. D., & Prinz, W. (2001). Comprehension of action sequences: The case of paper, scissors, rock. In J. Moore and K. Stenning (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp 39-44). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Knoblich, G., & Flach, R. (2001). Predicting the effects of actions: Interactions of perception and actionPsychological Science, 12, 467-472.

Knoblich, G., Ohlsson, S., & Raney, G. (2001). An eye movement study of insight problem solving. Memory & Cognition, 29, 1000-1009.

Knoblich, G., & Prinz, W. (2001). Recognition of self-generated actions from kinematic displays of drawing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 27, 456-465.

Mechsner, F., Kerzel, D., Knoblich, G., & Prinz, W. (2001). Perceptual basis of bimanual coordination. Nature, 414(6859), 69-73.

2000 and earlier

Kahraman, B., & Knoblich, G. (2000). "Stechen statt sprechen": Valenz und automatische Aktivierbarkeit von Stereotypen über Türken in Deutschland ["Don't speak, stab!" Valence and automatic activation of stereotypes about Turks in Germany]. Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie, 31, 29-41.

Knoblich, G., & Jordan, S. (2000). Constraints of embodidness on action coordination. In L. R. Gleitman and A. K. Joshi (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twenty-Second Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 764-769). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Knoblich, G. (1999). Allokation von Aufmerksamkeit und Metakognition beim Problemlösen mit Einsicht [Allocation of attention and metacognition in insight problem solving]. In I. Wachsmuth & B. Jung (Eds.), KogWis99: Proceedings der 4. Fachtagung der Gesellschaft für Kognitionswissenschaft (pp. 134-139). Sankt Augustin: Infix.

Knoblich, G., Ohlsson, S., Haider, H., & Rhenius, D. (1999). Constraint relaxation and chunk decomposition in insight problem solving. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 25, 1534-1556.

Knoblich, G., Ohlsson, S., & Raney, G. (1999). Resolving impasses in problem solving: An eye movement study. In M. Hahn and S. Stoness (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twenty-First Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, (pp. 276-281). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Knoblich, G., & Wartenberg, F. (1998). Unbemerkte Lösungshinweise begünstigen Veränderungen der Problemrepräsentation [Non-reportable hints afford changes in problem representation]. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 206, 207-234.

Knoblich, G., & Haider, H. (1996). Empirical evidence for constraint relaxation in insight problem solving. In G. W. Cottrell (Eds.): Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 580 - 585). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Knoblich, G., & Ohlsson, S. (1996). Can ACT-R have insights? In U. Schmid, J. Krems, & F. Wysotzki (Eds.), Proceedings of the First European Workshop on Cognitive Modeling (pp. 161-169). Technische Universität Berlin: Fachbereich Informatik.

Knoblich, G., & Rhenius, D. (1995). Zur Reaktivität Lauten Denkens beim komplexen Problemlösen [Reactivity of thinking aloud during complex problem solving]. Zeitschrift für experimentelle und angewandte Psychologie, XLII, 419-454.



* denotes dual first author