Head of Department
Ádám Miklósi, PhD, DSc
His monography, the second, fully updated edition of Dog Behaviour, Evolution and Cognition was published by Oxford University Press in 2014.
Attila Andics, PhD
Research fellow. He is interested in voice processing, and in social and affective aspects of learning and perception in general, and in the neural processes behind them. Using comparative brain imaging (fMRI) and behavioural methods with dogs and humans, he investigates the species-specificity of how we perceive individuals, how we learn about others, and how we process language, from an evolutionary perspective.
Research assistant. The dog-owner relationship is her research topic. She participates in writing and managing projects of the research group.
Dr. Kálmán Czeibert
Research assistant. I’m doing my research in the canine comparative neuroanatomy, regarding the assessment of CT, MRI and macroscopic anatomical imaging techniques. Further areas of interest are the clinical neurology, different preparative anatomical techniques, effects of 3D-modeling, -printing and -virtualization in the veterinary education, research and clinical practice.
He has been teaching ethology for young biologists and psychologists for 25 years. His main research field is the cooperation between guide dogs and their owners, comparative ethology of canids, and ethorobotics.
Tamás Faragó, PhD
Research fellow. He is interested in bioacoustics focusing on the vocal communication of dogs (Canis familiaris), studying the acoustic structure of dog vocalizations and their communicative role between conspecifics and in dog-human interaction. He is also involved in ethology inspired robotic research.
Research assistant. Area of interest: I am mainly interested in modeling various complex biological and social systems and studying emergent phenomena in these systems. I am currently working on automatic behavior recognition to help capture large amount of data on animals.
Claudia Fugazza, PhD
During her PhD she conducted research on social learning and imitation in dogs with Prof. Ádám Miklósi at the Eötvös Lorand University in Budapest.
Now she works as a Researcher at the Department of Ethology at Eotvos Lorand University (Budapest) and she conducts research on dogs’ social cognitive abilities.
Márta Gácsi, PhD
Res. Assoc. Prof. Her major field of study is the ethological analysis of dog-human relationship and the role of domestication in dogs’ socio-cognitive capacities. In the Family Dog Project research group she has conducted comparative investigations on dog–wolf socio-cognitive abilities, dog–human communication and dog’s human directed aggression. Currently her major research interest is the application of dogs’ interspecific social behaviours as a model for designing more “social” service robots.
Linda Gerencsér, PhD
Research assistant. During her PhD studies, as part of an international project and also in collaboration with the Biologyical Physics Department, she was involved in the developent modern technological methods for the automatic behaviour identification of freely moving dogs. Her current reserach interest is about individual variation in responsiveness to reward based training and rewarding stimuli in dogs. She is also involved in studying associations between family dogs’ behavioral traits and disease prevalence.
Anna Gergely, PhD
Research assistant. She is a geneticist. Her main interests are: genetic factors influencing animal models, such as social behavior of different dog breeds and domestication of wolves.
Veronika Konok, PhD
Assistant lecturer. Areas of interes: dog-owner attachment, dogs’ emotions, informational technology (mobile phone, social media sites).
Enikő Kubinyi, PhD
Research fellow. She joined the Family Dog Research Project, the first research group devoting to study the behavioural and cognitive aspects of the dog-human relationship in 1994. Since then she studied social learning, social cognition, ethorobotics and behavioural genetics. Currently, she focuses on canine gene polymorphisms and behavioural trait associations, breed typical behaviours, and differences in the social behaviour of wolf and dog puppies.
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Péter Pongrácz, PhD
Assistant professor. Member of the Family Dog Research Project since 2000. His main research interests are: dog-human communication, acoustic signals of dogs, social learning between dogs and humans, genetic base of emotional behaviour in dogs.
József Topál, PhD
Dorottya Júlia Ujfalussy, PhD
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Dr. Lisa Wallis
Research assistant. Cognitive development and aging in pet dogs. Scientific study of dog behavior and dog-human interactions as well as its practical application. Influence of cognitive functions and basic control processes on dog-human interactions. Influence of aging on problem solving and causal reasoning, learning, memory and trainability, physical cognition, social attentiveness, and social cognition. Call: +36-1-411-6500 /Ext. 8650