The Neuroethology of Communication Lab (headed by Attila Andics) is looking for excellent candidates who are interested in joining our research group and work in comparative cognitive neuroscience, exploring the neural bases of vocal communication and language in multiple species. The lab is hosted by the Department of Ethology, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, a world-leading centre of ethological and brain imaging research in dogs.
Work environment: Eötvös Loránd University is the largest university in Hungary. Our modern, green campus is located next to the river Danube, close to the centre of Budapest, with state-of-the-art facilities. The research is conducted within the Family Dog Project, at the Department of Ethology. The internationally renowned group was founded in 1994 to study the behavioural and cognitive aspects of the dog-human relationship. It is one of the largest dog research groups in the world, with over 150 published papers in peer-reviewed journals. It hosts more than 20 PhD students and postdoctoral researchers, offering a safe, supportive, stimulating and multidisciplinary research environment.
Research group: Our research group strives to better understand how biology and culture shaped the evolution of communication and language. In particular, we aim at distinguishing common mammalian traits and human-specific traits in the processing of vocal and linguistic signals, using behavioural and neuroimaging methods. Our team is among the very few worldwide capable of conducting fMRI and EEG studies on awake, unrestrained, cooperating animals. We have also launched the Family Pig Project with miniature pigs that are raised as pets and trained intensely for different neuroethological projects. Researchers of the lab are experts in biology, psychology, neuroscience, veterinary science, behavioural sciences, animal training and psycholinguistics. Our research group is funded by the Lendület programme of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the National Research, Development and Innovation Office, and the Eötvös Loránd University. Further information about the group here.