The Hungarian Hubris Syndrome – Study Reveals Personality-Change in Speech Patterns of Hungarian MPs

September 13, 2022

Hubris syndrome, a personality disorder standing for successful political leaders being spoiled by their sustained experience of excessive power, received spotlight with the rise of populism. Marks of the syndrome can be traced in particular speech features, which researchers use as linguistic biomarkers of the syndrome.   

Der Standard Reports on The KiKo Center in Its Forschung Spezial

May 5, 2022

The Research Center for Children's Cognition (the KiKo Center) - the Viennese counterpart of the Babylab in Budapest - recently began its operations. Run by the Cognitive Development Center, a research group in the Department of Cognitive Science at CEU, the KiKo Center studies human cognitive development by applying fun and engaging activities such as watching animations or playing games to investigate how babies and children learn to understand the world.

New Study Shows Ability of Animals to Think Abstract Concepts Such as 'Nothing'

April 25, 2022

Vienna, April 22, 2022 -- Do animals care about nothing? Human thought readily relies on such concepts, for instance, when we stare at the night sky and think about the deep void. What’s more, we even have a number that denotes nothing or no items, which is zero.

Prof. Natalie Sebanz and Postdoctoral Researcher Thomas Wolf awarded an ERC Proof of Concept grant

February 8, 2022

Dear all,

We are happy to announce that Prof. Natalie Sebanz and Postdoctoral Researcher Thomas Wolf have been awarded an ERC Proof of Concept grant. 

The grant will provide € 150.000 over 18 months  for the project titled "Training Alone to Play Together App (TAPTAPP) ”. 

We warmly congratulate Natalie and Thomas on their success.

Please see link below for more information.

Target paper in BBS! - What makes human communication so special?

February 1, 2022

Vienna, January 31, 2021 -- Human expression is open-ended, versatile and diverse, ranging from ordinary language use to painting, from exaggerated displays of affection to micro-movements that aid coordination.