Dissertations and publications of students



Laura Schmitz (Supervisor: Gunther knoblich, Secondary Supervisor: Natalie Sebanz)


Denis Tatone (Supervisor: Gergely Csibra, Secondary Supervisor: Dan Sperber)

Dora Kampis  (Supervisor: Ágnes M. Kovács, Secondary Supervisor: Gergely Csibra)

Martin Freundlieb (Supervisor: Natalie Sebanz, Secondary Supervisor: Ágnes M. Kovács)

Pavel Valeryevich Voinov (Supervisor: Günther Klaus Knoblich, Secondary Supervisor: Natalie Sebanz)



Vesper, C., Schmitz, L., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2013). Joint action coordination through strategic reduction in variability. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1522 - 1527). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.


Tatone, D., Geraci, A., & Csibra, G. (2015). Giving and taking: Representational building blocks of active resource-transfer events in human infants. Cognition, 137, 47-62. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2014.12.007

Csibra, G. & Shamsudheen, R. (2015). Nonverbal generics: Human infants interpret objects as symbols of object kinds. Annual Review of Psychology, 68, 689-710. http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-psych-010814-015232

Kampis, D., Parise, E., Csibra, G., & Kovacs, A.M. (2015). Neural signatures for sustaining object representations attributed to others in preverbal human infants. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London B 282: 20151683. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.1683

Tatone, D. & Csibra, G. (2015). Learning in and about opaque worlds. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38, 49-50. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0140525x14000740


Csibra, G., Hernik, M., Mascaro, O., Tatone, D., & Lengyel, M. (2016). Statistical treatment of looking-time data. Developmental Psychology, 52(4), 521-536. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/dev0000083

Kampis, D., Parise, E., Csibra, G., & Kovacs, A.M. (2016). On potential ocular artifacts in infant EEG: A reply to comments by Köster. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London B. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2016.1285

Freundlieb, M., Kovács, Á.M., & Sebanz N. (2016). When do humans spontaneously adopt another’s visuospatial perspective? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 42(3), 401-412. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000153

Kampis, D., Fogd, D., & Kovács, Á.M. (2016). Nonverbal components of Theory of Mind in typical and atypical development. Infant Behavior and Development. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.infbeh.2016.11.001

Vesper, C., Schmitz, L., Safra, L., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2016). The role of shared visual information for joint action coordination. Cognition, 153, 118-123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2016.05.002

Vesper, C., Schmitz, L., & Knoblich, G. (2016). Using Violations of Fitts’ Law to Communicate during Joint Action. In A. Papafragou, D. Grodner, D. Mirman, & J.C. Trueswell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2219-2224). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. http://mindmodeling.org/cogsci2016/papers/0385/paper0385.pdf

Wahn, B., Schmitz, L., Koenig, P., & Knoblich, G. (2016). Benefiting from Being Alike: Interindividual Skill Differences Predict Collective Benefit in Joint Object Control. In A. Papafragou, D. Grodner, D. Mirman, & J.C. Trueswell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2747-2752). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. http://mindmodeling.org/cogsci2016/papers/0473/paper0473.pdf

Heintz, C., Karabegovic, M., & Molnar, A. (2016). The Co-evolution of honesty and strategic vigilance. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1503. http://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01503


Vesper, C., Abramova, E., Bütepage, J., Ciardo, F., Crossey, B., Effenberg, A., Hristova, D., Karlinsky, A., McEllin, L., Sari Nijssen, Schmitz, L., & Wahn, B. (2017). Joint action: Mental representations, shared information and general mechanisms for coordinating with others. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 2039. http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.02039/full?&utm_source=Email_to_authors_&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=T1_11.5e1_author&utm_campaign=Email_publication&field=&journalName=Frontiers_in_Psychology&id=226479

Schmitz, L., Vesper, C., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2017). Co-representation of others' task constraints in joint action. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance43(8), 1480-1493.

Vesper, C., Schmitz, L., & Knoblich, G. (2017). Modulating action duration to establish non-conventional communication. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146(12), 1722-1737. http://psycnet.apa.org/record/2017-54956-003

Hernik, M. & Shamsudheen, R. (2017). Learning Theories. In B. Hopkins, E. Geangu & S. Linkenauger (Eds.), Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development, 2nd Edition (pp 50-59). Cambridge University Press.


Mahr, J. & Csibra, G. (2018). Why do we remember? The communicative function of episodic memory. Target article in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X17000012, e1.

in press

Michael, J., Wolf, T., Letesson, C., Butterfill, S., Skewes, J., Hohwy, J. (in press). Seeing it both ways: Using a double-cueing task to investigate the role of spatial cueing in level-1 visual perspective-taking. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. DOI: 10.1037/xhp0000486

Freundlieb, M., Kovacs, A., & Sebanz, N. (in press). Reading your mind while you are reading - Evidence for spontaneous visuospatial perspective-taking during a semantic categorization task. Psychological Science.

Kline, M., Shamsudheen, R., & Broesch, T. (in press). Variation is the universal: Making cultural evolution work in developmental psychology. Philosophical Transcations of the Royal Society B.