Donnerstag, 07. November 2019, 15:00 - 16:30 iCal

Optimality in Joint action

Cognitive processes supporting the understanding of utility in coordination

Talk of Dr. Arianna Curioni (Central European University, Hungary)

Faculty of Psychology, Lecture hall G, 2nd floor (left wing of the building)
Liebigasse 5, 1010 Wien


Many joint actions require task partners to coordinate actions that are very different from each other. In what ways individual actions deviate from optimality when they support coordination at various levels? There is also a tension between individual optimization and joint optimization. When is it convenient to incur in individual deviations to support coordination? I will present studies from our research group investigating cognitive processes influencing people’s decision on whether to engage in coordination. Furthermore, I will present studies investigating infants’ ability to understand cooperative actions and the costs of interacting with others.


Dr. Curioni received her BSc. in Psychological Science at University of Pavia, and her MSc in Mind Science at University of Turin. She completed her PhD in Cognitive, Social and Affective Neuroscience at Sapienza University of Rome on the topic of sensorimotor communication and coordination processes during joint actions. Arianna Curioni is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Social Mind Center at CEU, Budapest. In her research, she investigates the behavioral, neural and cognitive processes that sustain our ability to coordinate with others.



Institut für Angewandte Psychologie: Gesundheit, Entwicklung und Förderung (AB Entwicklungspsychologie)


Abla Marie-Jose Bedi
Institut für Psychologische Grundlagenforschung und Forschungsmethoden