CV – Márta Gácsi, PhD

Place & date of birth: Budapest, Hungary – 21. 08. 1963
Nationality: Hungarian
Education: economist (MKKE)
Contact:  +36-1-411-6500 /Ext. 8795,

1997-2000          Eötvös Loránd University, Doctoral programme
1981-1987          MK University of Economics

PhD (2003), Title of dissertation: Ethological study of dogs’ attachment behaviour towards their owner

Professional experience and positions
2019 –               Senior research fellow, ELKH-TKI Comparative Ethology Research Group
2012 – 2019       Senior research fellow, MTA-ELTE Comparative Ethology Research Group
2005 – 2012       Senior research fellow, Eötvös Loránd University, Department of Ethology
1995 – 2005       Research fellow, MTA Comparative Ethology Research Group

Languages skills: English, Russian, German

Teaching experience
2010 –              Human-animal interactions
2004 –              Evolution of Canids
2002 –              Cognitive ethology
2002 –              Evolution of communication
2011 – 2012      Assistance dogs (SZIE)
2010 – 2011      Animal therapy (ELTE Bárczy)
2003 – 2010      Ethology practical

1995 –                Hungarian Ethological Society (member)
1995 –                Dogs for Humans Health – Social – Scientific Charity (member of advisory board)

Professional awards and recognition
2017                  Juhász-Nagy Pál Award (for outstanding supervisory activity)
2006                  As supervisor: 2006 – National Scientific Student Conference 1. prize – Kara Edina
2001                  Frank A. Beach Comparative Psychology Award – best paper in 2001 (by the American Psychological

5 most significant publications (within 5 years)
Korcsok, B., Faragó, T., Ferdinandy, B., Miklósi Á., Korondi, P., Gácsi, M. (2020).  Artificial sounds following biological rules: A novel approach for non-verbal communication in HRI. Scientific Reports, 10: 7080. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-63504-8

Salamon, A., Száraz J., Miklósi, Á., Gácsi, M. (2020). Movement and vocal intonation together evoke social referencing in companion dogs when confronted with a suspicious stranger. Animal Cognition, 23, 913–924., doi: 10.1007/s10071-020-01401-3

Bunford N, Csibra B, Gácsi M (2019). Individual differences in response to ambiguous stimuli in a modified Go/No-Go paradigm are associated with personality in family dogs. Scientific Riports, 9: 11067, doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-47510-z

Bunford, N., Andics, A., Kis, A., Miklósi, Á., Gácsi, M. (2017). Canis familiaris as a model for non-invasive comparative neuroscience. Trends in Neurosciences, 40: 438-452. doi: 10.1016/j.tins.2017.05.003

Andics, A., Gábor, A., Gácsi, M., Faragó, T., Szabó, D., Miklósi, Á. (2016). Neural mechanisms for lexical processing in dogs. Science, 353: 1030-1032. doi: 10.1126/science.aaf3777