Natalie Sebanz is a Professor in Cognitive Science at Central European University and a co-director of CEU's Social Mind Center. She obtained her PhD from Ludwig- Maximilians-University Munich in 2004, having been trained in Cognitive Psychology at the Max Planck Institute for Psychological Research. She has held appointments at Rutgers University (US), the University of Birmingham (UK), and Radboud University (NL).
Her research interests revolve around the cognitive and neural basis of social interaction, with a special focus on how we coordinate our actions with others. Currently her main interest is how we learn by participating in joint actions and by observing others acting together. Her current research is funded by a Consolidator grant from the European Research Council. Natalie Sebanz is a recipient of the European Science Foundation's Young Investigator Award and the Young Mind and Brain Prize. She is a member of the Academia Europaea and the Leopoldina, and acts as the Secretary of the Association for Psychological Science.