1994 Doctor of Sciences of Hungarian Academy of Sciences (DSc)
1985 PhD in psychology (candidate of science) Hungarian Academy of Sciences
1969 Psychologist (clinical), teacher of biology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

Awards, fellowships

2017 Hungarian Academy of Sciences: Eötvös Honor
2014 Pro Universitate -Gold- (Eötvös Loránd University)
2006 Ranschburg Award – Hungarian Psychological Association
2006 Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic, Commander’s Cross with Stars
2002 Research-Center Award, Hungarian National Science Found
1999 Kelemen László Award
1997 Széchenyi Professor Award
1996 Habilitation, Eötvös Loránd University
1991 Kossuth Lajos University, award of the advancement of education
1980 NAS fellowship, NIMH, Bethesda, USA
1973-1974 State fellowship, Keele University (England) Dept. of Communication
1973 Early career award, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

 Academic positions

2017- Emeritus
2016- 2017 Scientific Advisor
2013-2016 Head, Research Group of Cognitive Neuroscience I and Space Research
2012-2013 Director, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Psychology, Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
1999-2012 Director, Institute for Psychology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
1997- Head, Dept. Experimental Psychology, University of Debrecen
1994- Deputy director, Institute for Psychology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
1989-2003 Head of Dept. of Experimental Psychology, Senior advisor fellow, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
1987-89 Associate professor, Eötvös Loránd University
1969-87 Institute for Psychology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
1985-87 Senior fellow
1974-85 Research fellow
Junior reseírch fellow

Teaching experience 

2017- Professor Emeritus
2009- Cognitive psychology, professor, Eötvös Loránd University (part time)
1998-2009 Experimenatal psychology, Professor, Debrecen University (part time)
1987-1997 Experimental psychology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Associate professor
1976-1986 Experimental psychology, Kossuth Lajos University, Debrecen
1976-80 assistant professor (part time)
1980-86 associate professor (part time)
1974-1976 Experimental psychology, lecturer (part time), Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
1969-1972 General physiology and anatomy, lecturer (part time), Graduate School of Public Health, Budapest

Positions in scientific societies and committees 

2016-2018 National Research and Innovation Office, Member of Committee on Social Sciences
2014-2017 Doctoral Committee, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, member
2013- PhD Committee, Cognitive Psychology Program, Technical University, Budapest
2012- Psychology Board, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2008-2016 Elected member of Geneal Assembly, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2007-2017 Education and Psychology Board, National Accreditation Committee
2004- PhD Committee, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University
1998-2012 Collegium of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
1997-2000 National Accreditation Committee for Higher Education
1991-2012 Psychology Board, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, member
1990-96 President, Hungarian Psychological Association
President, Section of Experimental Psychology and Personality, Hungarian Psychological Association


European Psychologist: editorial board member
International Journal of Psychophysiology: editorial board member
Journal of Psychophysiology: editorial board member
BMC Neuroscience

Research topics

Neuroscience of automatic change detection
Cognitive aging: automatic processes, attention, creativity