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TRAINCREASE initiative is a collaboration between four partners.


University of Warsaw


At UW, Twinning will engage the Human Interactivity and Language Lab (HILL) and other labs and researchers interested in abstraction at the Faculty of Psychology. UW has expertise in ecological psychology, dynamical systems approach and traditional psycho-linguistics. Key researchers: Joanna Rączaszek-Leonardi, Albertyna Paciorek, Grzegorz Krajewski.

Steering Committee member: Joanna Rączaszek-Leonardi



Aarhus University


Interacting Minds Centre (IMC): is a transdisciplinary hub at AU bridging research in cognitive science, language sciences, anthropology, philosophy, health, and natural sciences in search for mechanisms of social coordination and reasoning. Key researchers: Kristian Tylén, Andreas Roepstorff, Karsten Olsen.

Steering Committee member: Andreas Roepstorff



Sapienza University of Rome


The Sapienza research group with its hub at Body Language Action Lab (BallaB) has extensive experience in research on abstract concepts within the embodied and situated approach. The group contributes expertise in philosophical analyses and research methods in cognitive and social neuroscience. Key researchers: Anna M. Borghi, Francesca Bellagamba.

Steering Committee member: Anna Borghi



University of Manchester


The UoM realizes research in abstract concepts within developmental robotics (Cognitive Robotics Lab) and developmental linguistics (Department of Linguistics), with both fields informing each other. The expertise provided is in computational modeling and early interaction qualitative and quantitative analyses. Key researchers: Angelo Cangelosi, Thea Cameron-Faulkner.

Steering Committee member: Angelo Cangelosi




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