News

December 2019: A lovely Saint Nicholas present for Linda
Linda heard that her application to the MPG Minerva Fast-track program was successful, meaning she’ll have her own research funding, and from a very prestigious source on top of that. Huge congratulations, Linda! Luckily, she’ll stay with us for the time being 😉

November 2019: Life saving info on how to order beer when it’s loud
Ever wondered how to quench your thirst quickly when facing a crowded bar? Here’s someone who’s got the answer. Watch Linda on Universiteit van Nederland here.

October 2019: Welcoming new members to the CoAct project!
The CoAct team just got bigger: a warm welcome to Marlijn ter Bekke and Naomi Nota, who will be studying for their PhDs with us over the next four years, as well as to James Trujillo, who just started as post-doc the project. We’re very happy for you to all be on board! 🙂

The CoSI lab has also grown due to many new interns who’ve joined us over recent weeks (see ‘people’ section). Welcome to you all!! We’re very happy to have you!

May 2019: A new doctor in our midst
Congratulations to Linda Drijvers (and supervisors A. Ozyurek, O.Jensen) to successfully defending her cum-laude thesis ‘On the oscillatory dynamics underlying speech-gesture integration in clear and adverse listening conditions’!

Internship opportunities in the CoSI lab academic year 2018/2019Internship opportunities overview

October 2018: Special internship opportunities for AI students (advanced Matlab and/or Python skills required): Internship opportunity on ERC project CoAct

September 2018: The Communication in Action project (CoAct) has kicked off!
In this project, funded by the European Research Council, we investigate how bodily signals are used in conversation and how they influence language understanding.
The research group currently includes Marlijn ter Bekke (Research Assistant), Josje de Valk (RA), Mareike Geiger (Student Assistant), Wieke Harmsen (SA) and Katharina Menn (SA).

July 2018: ISGS 2018 conference coming up, featuring especially fantastic plenaries this year 😉 – July 4-8

April 2018: Judith is going to give a keynote at the Dubrovnik Conference on Cognitive Science DuCog – 27th May

November 2017: ERC Consolidator grant awarded to Judith!
The grant will fund the CoAct – Communication in Action: Towards a contextualised model of language and action processing project. This exciting new project will allow us to investigate the role of visual communicative signals in situated, face-to-face language processing, using a combination of conversational corpus data, kinect, data, experimental data and Virtual Reality. The new project will start on September 1st. Keep an eye out for the job ads! 🙂

October 2018: Paul is going to present his Virtual Reality research on visual addressee feedback behaviour at the 5th European and 8th Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication taking place in Bielefeld, Germany in October.

Judith is going to speak at the Context and Reasoning in Dialogue and Other Media (CReDog) workshop in Paris – 5th December.

Judith’s talks at UCL Psychology & Language Sciences (12th June), at the Joint Action Meeting in London (25th July) and poster at the XPrag Conference in Cologne (22nd June) coming up!

New book on gesture out!
Why Gesture? How the hands function in speaking, thinking and communicating
Edited by R. Breckinridge Church, Martha W. Alibali and Spencer D. Kelly

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