Department of Philosophy

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


My academic qualifications include a doctoral degree in Philology - Romance Linguistics (University of Bucharest, 2006), and a doctoral degree in Cognitive Semiotics (Århus University, 2012).

My current work as a post-doctoral researcher at Lund University, the sub-department of Cognitive Science, focuses on the development and evolution of social cognitive capacities, as well as advanced cognition.
These topics are addressed in studies with infants and toddlers (data collection is conducted primarily in Stockholm county), as well as studies involving non-human great apes housed at Lund University Primate Research Station Furuvik.

In the past I was employed or collaborated with the University of Bucharest (1999-2008 as a teaching assistant and lecturer), Università degli Studi di Padova (2000-2001 as a visiting researcher), Århus University (2002-2003 as a visiting researcher; 2007-2011 as a PhD fellow), and the Interactive Institute in Stockholm (2012).


About the research

Currently, my main area of research is animal cognition, with a focus on predictive cognition, reasoning and imagination, behavioural synchrony, behavioural and emotional contagion, imitation, social learning, temporal aspects of social interaction, vocal communication. I have conducted studies with both human adults and infants, as well as with chimpanzees and orangutans


Articles (6)
Book chapters (2)
Conference contributions (11)
Articles in specialist publications and popular press (2)

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Gabriela-Alina Sauciuc

Cognitive Science
Department of Philosophy

Contact information

E-mail gabriela-alina.sauciuclucs.luse

Phone +46 46 222 00 00

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Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

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