Arianna Curioni


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Arianna Curioni hat einen Hintergrund in kognitiven Neurowissenschaften und arbeitet derzeit an der TU Wien als Postdoktorandin im Bereich Mensch-Roboter-Interaktion. Sie untersucht die kognitiven Mechanismen, die der Fähigkeit des Menschen zu komplexem kooperativem Verhalten zugrunde liegen, sowie die Plastizität der kognitiven Repräsentationen von sich selbst und anderen in kollaborativen Mensch-Roboter-Aufgaben.


  • Seit Juni 2022 - Postdoktorandin, Autonome Systeme -Technische Universität Wien (TU Wien)
  • September 2021 bis Juni 2022 - Postdoktorandin, Abteilung für Kognitionswissenschaften - Central European University (CEU), Wien
  • 2016 - PhD in kognitiven, sozialen und affektiven Neurowissenschaften - La Sapienza Universität Rom, Italien
  • 2013 - MA in Kognitionswissenschaft, Universität von Turin - Italien


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



  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. 

  3. Curioni, A., Voinov, P., Allritz, M., Call, J., & Knoblich, G. (2020). Crazy for you! Understanding Utility in Joint Actions. In CogSci. 

  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 Sonderausgabe

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


  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.

  2. Curioni, A. (2022). What makes us act together? On the cognitive models supporting humans’ decisions for joint action. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 16.

  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).

  4. Charbonneau, M., Curioni, A., McEllin, L., & Strachan, J. (2022). Flexible cultural learning through action coordination. 

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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. 

  9. Curioni, A., Knoblich, G. K., Sebanz, N., & Sacheli, L. M. (2020). The engaging nature of interactive gestures. PloS one, 15(4), e0232128.

  10. Curioni, A., Vesper, C., Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2019). Reciprocal information flow and role distribution support joint action coordination. Cognition, 187, 21-31.

  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.

  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. 

  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. 

  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.