CEU Cognitive Science Professors Win Over €11 Million in ERC Grants

January 21, 2014

Researchers in CEU's Department of Cognitive Science will receive €11 million in grants from the European Research Council's Synergy and Consolidator Grant programs. Meant to combine the expertise and research of small groups of experts, a €9.6 million Synergy Grant was awarded to CEU's Gyorgy Gergely, Gunther Knoblich, and Dan Sperber. They will study cultural knowledge transmission, focusing on non-verbal ways that humans “pass on” culture through generations. The Consolidator Grant 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. CEU's Natalie Sebanz was awarded a €1.9 million Consolidator Grant to explore human collaboration and the acquisition of expertise.