Cognitive Science Professors Win €9.6 Million ERC Synergy Grant

Professors Gyorgy Gergely, Gunther Knoblich, and Dan Sperber of the Department of Cognitive Science received a €9.6 million Synergy Grant from the European Research Council, together with their colleague Josep Call, director of the Wolfgang Kohler Primate Research Center at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. The prestigious Synergy Grants are given to top researchers in all disciplines for groundbreaking research projects that significantly advance the frontiers of knowledge. Combining studies of non-human primates, infants, and adults, the CEU-led project entitled “Constructing Social Minds: Coordination, Communication, and Cultural Transmission” will provide a new perspective on the uniqueness of human culture and will change our understanding of how culture is passed on between generations.