Cognitive Science Associate Professor Wins €2 Million ERC Consolidator Grant

CEU Cognitive Science Associate Professor Natalie Sebanz received a €2 million Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council for her project “JAXPERTISE,” that will explore how humans learn to coordinate their actions with others, and how they learn from each other through collaboration. Sebanz's project will break new ground by identifying the behavioral, cognitive, and neural mechanisms underlying the learning of joint action, with a special focus on music and dance. Projects results have the potential of impacting a variety of fields, including the development of autonomous robots designed to collaborate with humans, and the development of social training interventions designed to overcome social deficits in disorders like autism. The ERC Consolidator Grant scheme is meant to enable excellent, independent researchers to consolidate their own research teams and to develop their most innovative ideas across the European Research Area.