Invitation to the biannual meeting
EPoS Winter Summit
Monday, 11th December 2023
Claudiana, Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 3, 6020 Innsbruck
Andrea Hemetsberger, Head of EPoS
9.00 Keynote – Natalie Sebanz
Professor in Cognitive Science at Central European University, Vienna
A Social Perspective on Cognition.
In this talk, I will provide an overview of research that has investigated how Cognition is shaped by and employed in various different social interactions, in particular cooperative ones. I will first present studies showing that the way we perceive, act, and remember things is shaped by social context even when we do not explicitly aim to act together. Then, I will focus on interactions involving coordination and cooperation, reviewing key mechanisms that allow us to predict others’ actions and make ourselves predictable. Finally, I will discuss links between joint action and decision making, suggesting that the ways we physically (inter-)act have implications for rapport, partner selection, and trust.
10.00 – 10.30 Coffee Break
11.30 Hearings of the future managing team of EPoS
Followed by lunch (optional with registration)
Natalie Sebanz is a Professor in Cognitive Science at Central European University. Her research interests revolve around the cognitive and neural basis of social interaction, with a special focus on how we coordinate our actions with others. Currently her main interest is how we learn by participating in joint actions and by observing others acting together (funded by an ERC Consolidator grant). Having obtained her PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Psychological Research, Munich, she has held appointments at Rutgers University (US), the University of Birmingham (UK), and Radboud University (NL). Natalie is a recipient of the European Science Foundation`s Young Investigator Award and the Young Mind and Brain Prize.
Data protection notice
We ask you to travel in an environmentally friendly way! By public transport, on foot or by bicycle. There are sufficient bicycle parking spaces available. Information on public transport can be found at www.vvt.at