Research Labs of the Department of Cognitive Science
The SOMBY Lab (CEU), led by Professor Guenther Knoblich and Professor Natalie Sebanz, was established in 2011 for the study of social perception and social cognitive neuroscience. our research focuses on social cognitive processes including joint action/action understanding, motor control, experience of agency and how problem solving, perception, action and cognition contribute to social interaction in humans and other animal. The SOMBY Lab and offices are located at Frankel Leo 30-34, on the Buda side of the city.
Our three laboratories are equipped with video and computer equipments for behavioral studies. Additional information about some of the research performed by Profs. Sebanz and Knoblich can be found at http://somby.info/
In 2012 József Fiser joins the department. His research lab is going to run experiments on visual perception and cognition with studies focusing on the acquisition of structured visual information and the conversion of this information into sophisticated internal representations for controlling behavior.
Christophe Heinzt is interested in cultural evolution and cognition in the domains of the history of science and behavioural economics. His research computer lab is going to run experiments on:
- cooperative study of some social preferences and their consequences on economic decision. In particular, we hypothesize that a disposition to fulfill others’ expectations towards oneself is at the basis of much of the altruistic behaviour observed in past economic experiments.
- Proposed projects investigate the cognitive and emotional factors that partially determine how people use common pool resources, such as the natural environment. We will test specific hypotheses about the social preferences that lead people to either manage a common pool resource efficiently, or to over-exploit it.
The projects provide PhD students opportunities to run experiments as part of their PhD research.
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