Contacts

Phone: +36 1 382 6808
Institute: Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology
Group: Sound and speech perception Research Group
Office: D4.04

    Curriculum vitae

    Work experience

    2016–
    Research Fellow, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    2014–2016
    Postdoc Researcher, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Brain functions underlying the development of speech perception in infancy.
    2011–2013
    Postdoc researcher, Institute of Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam. Electrophysiological correlates of music perception.
    2005–2011
    Junior research fellow, Institute for Psychology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Auditory perceptual measurements and analysis (behavioral/ERP).

    Education

    2005–2011
    PhD, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Cognitive Science.
    2000–2005
    Graduate studies, University of Szeged (SZTE), Faculty of Arts, Institute of Psychology

    Ad-hoc Reviewer

    International Journal of Psychophysiology, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychophysiology, Scientific Reports, Neuroscience Letters, Brain Research, Clinical Neurophysiology, Frontiers in Language Sciences, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Frontiers in Developmental Psychology (review editor)

    Research collaborations

    2016–
    Prof. Laurel Trainor, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Beat perception in infancy.
    2012–
    Prof. Bea van den Bergh, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. The association between maternal obesity and offspring attention in infancy
    2011–2012
    Prof. Hugo Merchant, Louis Prado and Ramon Bartolo. Institute of Neurobiology, Universidad Nacional Autonóma de México, Querétaro, Mexico. Rhythm perception in rhesus monkeys.
    2006–
    Prof. Henkjan Honing, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Processing rhythm in adults and newborn infants
    2006–2009
    Dr. Martin D. Vestergaard, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK and Dr. Susan L. Denham, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK. Pitch and timbre processing in newborn infants
    2008
    Dr. Martin Coath, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom. Context dependent discrimination of pitch-pairs
    2007
    Dr. Burkhard Maess, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany and Prof. Erich Schröger, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany. An MEG study of auditory imagery
    2005–2008
    European Commission’s 6th Framework Programme for ‘‘Information Society Technologies’’ (project title: EmCAP-Emergent Cognition through Active Perception, contract no.: 013123).

    Awards

    2009
    Béla Julesz Faculty Junior Researcher Award, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

    Grants

    2018-(2021)
    MTA Premium postdoctoral research program (PPD2018-029/2018) Active Auditory Attention Tracking
    2017–(2021)
    NKFI (OTKA K 124477) The role of social, cognitive and genetic factors in language development
    2016–(2019)
    NKFI (OTKA K115385) Neurocognitive predictors of early language development
    2016
    Travel grant – Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Partnership (nr. 2012-5538 / 001 – 001-EM) Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience – ACN
    2012–2016
    NKFI (OTKA K101060) Auditory processing abilities in newborn infants
    2005–2008
    EU Sixth Framework Programme, Information Society Technologies project (STREP 013123): Emergent Cognition through Active Perception (EmCAP)

    Educational activity

    2006–2008
    Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Psychology, lectures and demonstrations on Auditory Perception.
    2006–2008
    Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Department of Cognitive Science, lectures on Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience.
    2004–2005
    University of Szeged (SZTE), Faculty of Arts, Institute of Psychology, laboratory demonstrations.

    Research topics

    Auditory perception, speech/music perception, early perceptual development, rule extraction and representation, auditory imagery, electrophysiological methods, EEG, ERP, mismatch negativity (MMN), auditory attention, brain-computer interface (BCI)

    List of publications

    List of publications