Place & date of birth: Budapest, Hungary – 08. 07. 1990.
Education: Biologist, MSc
2014-2019 Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Science, Biology Doctoral School, Ethology programme
2012-2014 Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Science, Biologist MSc – Ecology-, Evolutionary and Conservation Biology
2009-2012 Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Science, Biologist BSc
Languages skills: English, Spanish
Degree: PhD (2020)
Professional experience and positions:
2020 – Research assistant. MTA-ELTE Comparative Research Group.
2017-2020 Research assistant fellow. MTA-ELTE Comparative Research Group.
2019 Evolution of Canidae course (sensory skill, physical and social cognition)
Domestic and foreign scholarships:
2020-2021 New National Excellence Program Scholarship
2016-2017 New National Excellence Program Scholarship
Professional awards and recognition:
2020 ‘Academid Youth Award’ – Hungarian Academy of Science
2013 Eötvös Loránd University Students’ Conference (TDK), Ethology science section, 2nd place
5 most significant publications (within 5 years):
Abdai, J., Baño Terencio, C., Miklósi, Á. 2017. Novel approach to study the perception of animacy in dogs. PLoS ONE, 12: e0177010. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone0177010
Abdai, J., Gergely, A., Petró, E., Topál, J., Miklósi, Á. 2015. An investigation on social representations: Inanimate agent can mislead dogs (Canis familiaris) in a food choice task. PLoS ONE, 10: e0134575. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0134575
Abdai, J., Miklósi, Á. 2016. The origin of social evaluation, social eavesdropping, reputation formation, image scoring or what you will. Frontiers in Psychology, 7: 1772. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01772