Social Mind Center

One of the most important developments or events in the unit's history

The Social Mind Center was established in fall 2014 to promote interdisciplinary research that investigates the link between sociality and cognition. The Center host four principle investigators of European Research Council (ERC) research grants.

The most important development in 2014-15

Work on the ERC Synergy grant Coordination, Communication, and Cultural Transmission began on January 1, 2015. CEU hosted two week-long meetings to develop collaborative research ideas.

Other important developments in 2014-15

  • The Center established partnerships with the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, and St. Andrews University, Scotland. This enables CEU researchers to compare social cognition in humans and other primate species.
  • 'Social Mind' was chosen as one of the four themes of the University-wide Intellectual Themes Initiative

Engagement with external entities in 2014-15

The Social Mind Center and the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences co-hosted the Modelling Self on Other conference (MOSEO), May 18-20, 2015.

Faculty distinctions in 2014-15

See under Department of Cognitive Science

Major events in 2014-15

The Social Mind Center hosted the 6th Joint Action Meeting (JAM) July 1-4, 2015. This meeting brings together about 200 cognitive scientists from all over the world who share an interest in individuals' ability to act together. The focus of this year's conference was new work on the cognitive and brain basis of improvisation.

The Center hosted a workshop on Cultural Change October 7-9, 2015.