Department of Cognitive Science

One of the most important developments or events in the unit’s history:

Our history of attracting European Research Council (ERC) funding is unique, with 7 faculty members holding ERC starting grants, consolidator grants, advanced grants, and a synergy grant.

The most important development in 2014-15:

The department has moved to its new premises in Oktober 6 Street 7 and Zrinyi Street 14. The move was highly beneficial because it united the cognitive science faculty, staff and students who were previously spread across two different locations on the Buda side, and brought the department much closer to the main campus. Researchers benefit from state of the art labs for exploring cognitive development, social cognition, decision making, as well as visual perception and learning.

Other important developments in 2014-15:

The Department  hosted two large international conferences:

  • Cognitive development: Budapest CEU Conference of Cognitive Development 2015 January conference with 245 participants
  • Social interaction:  JAM 6 (6th joint action meeting) in July 2015 with 160 participants.

Faculty distinctions in 2014-15:

  • Dr. Ernő Téglás has been awarded an ERC starting independent research grant from the European Research Council: Seventh Framework Ideas Programme (fp7): "Precursors of Logical Reasoning in Human Infants" (1.5 million Euros)
  • Dr. John Michael (currently Marie Curie post-doc) has received an ERC starting grant (about 1.5 m Euros).

Major events in 2014-15:

  • Departmental colloquium series
  • Cognitive Development Center seminar series
  • SOMICS seminar series
  • Lectures at the Hungarian Science Festival (arranged annually in November).