Cordula Vesper


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,

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


Curioni, A., Vesper, C., Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2019). Reciprocal information flow and role distribution support joint action coordinationCognition, 187, 21-31.

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.


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.


Dötsch, D., Vesper, C., & Schubö, A. (2017). How you move is what I see: Planning an action biases a partner’s visual searchFrontiers in Psychology, 8, 77.

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.

Schwenke, D., Dshemuchadse, M., Vesper, C., Bleichner, M. G. & Scherbaum, S. (2017). Let’s decide together: Differences between individual and joint delay discounting. PlosONE, 12, 1-15.

Vesper, C., Abramova, E., Bütepage, J., Ciardo, F., Crossey, B., Effenberg, A., Hristova, D., Karlinsky, A., McEllin, L., Nijssen, S., Schmitz, L., & Wahn, B. (2017). Joint action: Mental representations, shared information and general mechanisms for coordinating with others. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 2039.

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


Loehr, J. & Vesper, C. (2016). The sound of you and me: Novices represent shared goals in joint actionQuarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69, 535-547

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.

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.

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.


Vesper, C. (2014). How to support action prediction: Evidence from human coordination tasks. Proceedings of the 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (pp. 655-659).

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

Vesper, C. & Richardson, M. J. (2014). Strategic communication and behavioral coupling in asymmetric joint action. Experimental Brain Research, 232(9), 2945-2956.


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.

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.


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.


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


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.


van Elk, M., van Schie, H.T., Hunnius, S., Vesper, C., & Bekkering, H. (2008). You'll never crawl alone: Neurophysiological evidence for experience-dependent motor resonance in infancy. NeuroImage, 43, 808-814.

Vesper, C., Stork, S., & Schubö, A. (2008). Movement times in inter- and intrapersonal human coordination. Proceedings of the 2008 ECSIS Symposium on Learning and Adaptive Behaviors for Robotic Systems, 17-22.


Schubö, A., Vesper, C., Wiesbeck, M., & Stork, S. (2007). Movement coordination in applied human-human and human-robot interaction, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4799, 143-154.