Invitation to the biannual meeting

EPoS Winter Summit

Monday, 11th December 2023

8.30 am

Claudiana, Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 3, 6020 Innsbruck

8.30 Welcome
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

Portrait Natalie Sebanz

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.

Research Area EPoS – Economy, Politics & Society
Universität Innsbruck

Eva Zipperle-Mirwald, Sabine Hofer

Room o.1.3
Universitätsstraße 15
6020 Innsbruck

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