Place & date of birth: Budapest, Hungary – 18. 10. 1964.
Education: biologist (1989)
1989-1992 MTA TMB, PhD student
MSc in biology, Loránd Eötvös University, 1989
Languages skills: English, Germany
CSc in biology 2000
Doctor of the Academy (DSc) 2014 (in psychology)
Professional experience and positions:
2014- Scientific vice director, head of research group, scientific advisor, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hung. Acad. Sci.
2011-2013 Associate professor, head of research group, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hung. Acad. Sci., Comparative Behavioral Research Group
2010-2011 Associate professor, head of research group Institute of Psychology, Hung. Acad. Sci. Comparative Behavioral Research Group
2007-2009 Associate professor, Institute of Psychology, Hung. Acad. Sci. Dept. of Developmental Psychology
1999-2006 Associate professor, MTA-ELTE Comprative Ethology Reserach Group
1996-1999 Researcher, ELTE Department of Ethology
1993-1995 Reseracher, MTA-ELTE ’Evolutionary Models in Ethology’ Research Group
Cognitive ethology (Eotvos University Budapest),
Behaviour Genetics (Eotvos University Budapest),
Evolution of communication (Eotvos University Budapest),
Evolutionary Psychology (Eotvos University Budapest)
Domestic and foreign scholarships:
2007-2009 Bolyai Scholarship
5 most significant publications (within 5 years):
Miklósi, Á., Topál, J. 2013. What does it take to become ‘best friends’? Evolutionary changes in canine social competence. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 17: 287-294.
Miklósi Á, Topál J. 2012. The evolution of canine cognition. In: J. Vonk and T. Shackelford (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology Oxford University Press pp. 513-568