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.




Andics_Attila_bAttila 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.

Nóra Bunford, PhD
Research fellow. My research primarily focuses on the etiology, pathophysiology, and behavioral manifestations, as well as multi-method measurement of dysfunctional emotion processing. I am further interested in the way in which findings from basic- and comparative-research inform our understanding of the association between dysfunctional emotion processing and negative functional outcomes as well as the development and evaluation of pharmacological and psychosocial interventions.
Curriculum vitae, Call: +36-1-411-6500 /Ext. 8788

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Research assistant.



Dóka_Antal_bAntal Dóka

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.


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Assistant research fellow, physicist. He is interested in modeling animal behaviour and emergent phenomena in social and biological systems. He is currently working on automated behaviour recognition.



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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.


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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.

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Linda Gerencsér, PhD

Assistant reserach fellow. 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.


Gergely AnnaAnna Gergely, PhD





Koller DóraDóra Koller
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.
Curriculum vitae



Veronika Konok, PhD

Assistant lecturer. Areas of interes: dog-owner attachment, dogs’ emotions, informational technology (mobile phone, social media sites).

Curriculum vitae, Call: +36-1-411-6500 /Ext. 8788



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. As an ERC Starting grantee she studies cognitive ageing in dogs.
Curriculum Vitae, Call: +36-1-411-6500 /Ext. 8790

Pongrácz_Peter_portre_kicsiPéter 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, DSc

Scientific vice director of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hung. Acad. Sci. His main area of research interest is social cognition in general and the social-behavioural characteristics that dogs share with humans in more particular.





Dorottya Júlia Ujfalussy, PhD