Research Topics

Using behavioral and neuroscience (electrophysiological and brain imaging) methods, we study the memory and attentional processes of sound organization underlying auditory object perception. We focus on studying the origin and operation of information processing functions involved in communication and music perception, such as the detection of acoustic regularities.

Our research is supported by the Momentum (“Lendület”; LP2012-36/2012: Neurocognitive and computational modeling of multi‐speaker scenes) project of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Hungarian National Research Fund grant (K115385: Neurocognitive predictors of early language development). We also participate in the EU funded projects „Marie Curie Initial Training Network” (nr. 604764: Cognitive Innovation – CogNovo) and „Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Partnership” (nr. 2012-5538 / 001 – 001-EM: Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience – ACN).


Department of Theoretical Linguistics, Research Institute of Linguistics (Dr. Katalin Mády)

Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Dr. Klára Vicsi)

Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology and Perinatal Intensive Care Unit, Military Hospital, Budapest (Dr. Miklós Török)

Cognition Institute, University of Plymouth, UK (Prof. Susan L. Denham)

Institute of Psychology, University of Leipzig, Germany (Prof. Erich Schröger)

Department of Psychology, Tilburg University, Holland (Prof. Bea R.H. Van den Bergh)

School of Natural Sciences, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany (Prof. Alexandra Bendixen)

School of Psychology, University of Newcastle, Australia (Dr. Juanita Todd)

Pavlov Institute of Physiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia (Dr. Lidia Shestopalova)

NTT Communication Science Laboratories, NTT Corporation, Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan (Dr. Hirohito M. Kondo)


István Winkler