The Social Mind and Body group (SOMBY), led by Natalie Sebanz and Günther Knoblich, investigates the perceptual, cognitive, and motor processes that underlie social cognition and social interaction. Our take is that individual minds are geared towards understanding others and interacting with others. This is why we study perception, cognition, and action in social context. As a tribute to good old solitary thinking we also study the processes underlying insight in problem solving.
2014-2020 ERC Consolidator grant Joint action expertise: behavioral, cognitive, and neural mechanisms for joint action learning (JAXPERTISE) led by Natalie Sebanz
2015-2021 ERC Synergy grant Constructing social minds: Coordination, communication, and cultural transmission (SOMICS) led by Günther Knoblich
2016-2021 ERC Starting Grant The Sense of Commitment: An Integrative Framework for Modeling the Sense of Commitment (SENSE OF COMMITMENT) led by John Michael
We are gald to announce that our lab has reopened. A strict hygiene protcol has been established to ensure the safety of our researchers and participants.
As a public health precaution due to coronavirus, all CEU buildings including the Somby Lab are temporarily closed. Due to the rapidly chaning nature of the situation, we are not announcing a re-opening date at this time and will provide updates later on our website.
Much recent thinking about the mind and the brain in psychology, philosophy and neuroscience has been preoccupied with questions about boundaries — including those between mind and world, between individual agents, between mind and the rest of the body, between the neural and the psychological, and b