Introduction

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Arianna Curioni's background is in Cognitive Neuroscience and she is currently working at TUWien as a Postdoctoral Researcher on Human-Robot interaction. She investigates the cognitive mechanisms underlying humans' ability to perform complex cooperative behavior and the plasticity of self-other cognitive representations in human-robot collaborative tasks.

Bio

  • Since June 2022 - Postdoctoral Researcher, Autonomous Systems, TU Wien
  • September 2021 to June 2022 - Postdoctoral Researcher, Cognitive Science Department - Central European University (CEU), Vienna
  • 2016 - PhD in Cognitive, Social and Affective Neuroscience - La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • 2013 - MA in Cognitive Science, University of Turin, Italy

Projects

  • SOLAR - Plasticity of body representation of self and other in collaborative

Publications

Book Sections

  1. Strachan, J., Curioni, A., McEllin, L., (2024). Flexible Social Learning of Technical Skills: The Case of Action Coordination. In: The Evolution of Techniques: Rigidity and Flexibility in Use, Transmission, and Innovation. Ed. by M. Charbonneau. The Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology, MIT Press.
  2. Strachan, J., Curioni, A., Constable, M., Knoblich, G., & Charbonneau, M. (2020). A methodology for distinguishing copying and reconstruction in cultural transmission episodes. In CogSci. https://cognitivesciencesociety.org/cogsci20/papers/0831/0831.pdf 

  3. Curioni, A., Voinov, P., Allritz, M., Call, J., & Knoblich, G. (2020). Crazy for you! Understanding Utility in Joint Actions. In CogSci. https://www.cognitivesciencesociety.org/cogsci20/papers/0807/0807.pdf 

  4. Curioni, A., Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2016). Joint action in humans: A model for human-robot interactions. In Humanoid Robotics: A Reference, 1-19. 

Co-Edited Journal Special Issue

  1. van der Wel, R. P., Becchio, C., Curioni, A., & Wolf, T. (Eds) (2021). Current Issues In Joint Action Research. Acta Psychologica, 215

Journal Articles

  1. Curioni, A., Voinov, P., Allritz, M., Wolf, T., Call, J., & Knoblich, G. (2022). Human adults prefer to cooperate even when it is costly. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 289 (1973), 20220128. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2022.0128

  2. Curioni, A. (2022). What makes us act together? On the cognitive models supporting humans’ decisions for joint action. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 16. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnint.2022.900527

  3. Fourie, C., Figueroa, N., Shah, J., Bieńkiewicz, M., Bardy, B., Burdet, E., ... & Jung, M. (2022). Joint Action, Adaptation, and Entrainment in Human-Robot Interaction. In Proceedings of the 2022 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 1250-1253). https://doi.org/10.1109/HRI53351.2022.9889564  

  4. Charbonneau, M., Curioni, A., McEllin, L., & Strachan, J. (2022). Flexible cultural learning through action coordination.  https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/ahrgs 

  5. van der Wel, R. P., Becchio, C., Curioni, A., & Wolf, T. (2021). Understanding joint action: Current theoretical and empirical approaches. Acta Psychologica, 215, 103285.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2021.103285

  6. Strachan, J. W., Curioni, A., Constable, M. D., Knoblich, G., & Charbonneau, M. (2021). Evaluating the relative contributions of copying and reconstruction processes in cultural transmission episodes. Plos one, 16(9), e0256901. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0256901

  7. Sabu, S., Curioni, A., Vesper, C., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2020). How does a partner’s motor variability affect joint action? PloS one, 15(10), e0241417. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0241417

  8. Begus, K., Curioni, A., Knoblich, G., & Gergely, G. (2020). Infants understand collaboration: Neural evidence for 9-month-olds’ attribution of shared goals to coordinated joint actions. Social Neuroscience, 15(6), 655-667.  http://doi.org/10.1080/17470919.2020.1847730 

  9. Curioni, A., Knoblich, G. K., Sebanz, N., & Sacheli, L. M. (2020). The engaging nature of interactive gestures. PloS one, 15(4), e0232128.  https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0232128

  10. Curioni, A., Vesper, C., Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2019). Reciprocal information flow and role distribution support joint action coordination. Cognition, 187, 21-31.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2019.02.006

  11. Curioni, A., & Sacheli, L. M. (2019). The role of social learning and socio-cognitive skills in sensorimotor communication: Comment on “The body talks: Sensorimotor communication and its brain and kinematic signatures” by Pezzulo et al. Phys. Life Rev, 28, 24-27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plrev.2019.01.021

  12. Curioni, A., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2018). Can we identify others' intentions from seeing their movements? Comment on" Seeing mental states: An experimental strategy for measuring the observability of other minds" by Cristina Becchio et al. Phys. Life Rev, 84-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plrev.2017.11.018 

  13. Curioni, A., Minio-Paluello, I., Sacheli, L. M., Candidi, M., & Aglioti, S. M. (2017). Autistic traits affect interpersonal motor coordination by modulating strategic use of role-based behavior. Molecular autism, 8(1), 23.  https://doi.org/10.1186/s13229-017-0141-0 

  14. Candidi, M., Curioni, A., Donnarumma, F., Sacheli, L. M., & Pezzulo, G. (2015). Interactional leader–follower sensorimotor communication strategies during repetitive joint actions. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 12(110), 20150644.  https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2015.0644