Phone: +36 1 382 6815
Institute: Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology
Group: Cognitive psychology Research Group
Office: D4.07B

Curriculum vitae



Date and place of birth: May 23, 1946, Budapest

Nationality: Hungarian citizen

Language spoken: Hungarian, English



1964-1969 Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

Degree in psychology (clinical)

Teacher’s degree in biology



1994    Doctor of Sciences of Hungarian Academy of Sciences (DSc)

1985    PhD in psychology (candidate of science) Hungarian Academy of Sciences



            2017                Hungarian Academy of Sciences: Eötvös Honor

            2014                Pro Universitate  -Gold-  (Eötvös Loránd University)

            2006                Ranschburg Award – Hungarian Psychological Association

            2006                Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic, Commander’s Cross with                                           Stars

2002                Research-Center Award, Hungarian National Science Found

1999                Kelemen László Award

1997                Széchenyi Professor Award

1996                Habilitation, Eötvös Loránd University

1991                Kossuth Lajos University, award of the advancement of education

1980                NAS fellowship, NIMH, Bethesda, USA

1973-1974      State fellowship, Keele University (England) Dept. of Communication

1973                Early career award, Hungarian Academy of Sciences



            2017-              Emeritus

            2016- 2017     Scientific Advisor

            2013-2016      Head, Research Group of Cognitive Neuroscience I and Space Research

                                                2012-2013     Director, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Psychology, Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

1999-2012      Director, Institute for Psychology, Hungarian Acad, Sci.

1997-              Head, Dept. Experimental Psychology, University of Debrecen

1994-              Deputy director, Institute for Psychology, Hungarian Acad, Sci.

1989-2003      Head of Dept. of Experimental Psychology, Senior advisor fellow, Hungarian Acad. Sci.

1987-89          Associate professor, Eötvös Loránd University

1969-87          Institute for Psychology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

1985-87          Senior fellow

1974-85          Research fellow

  • Junior fellow





2017-              Professor Emeritus

            2009-               Cognitive psychology, professor, Eötvös loránd University (part time)

1998-2009      Experimenatal psychology, Professor, Debrecen University (part time)

1987-1997       Experimental psychology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Associate professor

1976-1986      Experimental psychology, Kossuth Lajos University, Debrecen

1976-80 assistant professor (part time)

1980-86 associate professor (part time)

1974-1976      Experimental psychology, lecturer (part time), Eötvös Loránd                                           University, Budapest

1969-1972      General physiology and anatomy, lecturer (part time), Graduate School of Public Health, Budapest




                                    2016-2018      National Research and Innovation Office, Member of Committee on Social Sciences

            2014-2017                  Doctoral Committee, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, member

2013-              PhD Committee, Cognitive Psychology Program, Technical University, Budapest

            2012-              Psychology Board, Hungarian Academy of Sciences,

            2008-2016      Elected member of Geneal Assembly, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

                                    2007-2017      Education and Psychology Board, National Accreditation Committee

2004-              PhD Committee, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University

1998-2012      Collegium of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

1997-2000      National Accreditation Committee for Higher Education

1991-2012      Psychology Board,  Hungarian Academy of Sciences, member

1990-96          President, Hungarian Psychological Association

  • President, Section of Experimental Psychology and Personality, Hungarian Psychological Association



            European Psychologist: editorial board member

International Journal of Psychophysiology: editorial board member

            Journal of  Psychophysiology: editorial board member

BMC Neuroscience



Educational activity

Eötvös Loránd University: Professor emeritus

Research topics

Neuroscience of automatic change detection

Cognitive aging: automatic processes, attention, creativity

List of publications

List of publications