CEU Researchers Challenge Conventional View of Visual Perception – Is it Really a Horse on the Photo of a Horse?

December 8, 2022

If you were shown a photo of a horse and asked what it is, you would likely say, “a horse.” But, of course, it isn’t a horse, and you would be aware of this: you cannot feed or ride the photo in your hand. Yet, when studying visual perception, researchers often take it for granted that people see a horse when they look at a photo of a horse. This may be a mistake.

Babies Have Greater Imagination Than Previously Known

November 21, 2022

In a new study published on 31 October 2022 in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, scientists from Vienna-based Central European University have found that babies as young as 14 months old can consider several alternatives on their own if they have been shown an object that is not clearly recognizable and leaves several interpretations open.

Our new Research Center for Children's Cognition (the KiKo Center) in Vienna has opened

April 25, 2022

Our new research lab - the Viennese counterpart of the Babylab in Budapest -  is called KiKo Forschungszentrum and we have welcomed the first babies in the Spring of 2022. We have also received a visit from a journalist of Der Standard, you may read the resulting article in the Science section of the newspaper here.

Our KiKo Lab comprises 6 sound-proof laboratory rooms and a large reception area.

The new director of the Center has been elected to Academia Europaea

August 30, 2019

The Rector and President of Central European University has appointed Ágnes Melinda Kovács as the director of the Cognitive Development Center from August 1, 2019.