Gergely Csibra

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My research focuses on various aspects of cognitive development in human infants. Specifically, I study infants' visual processing from the level of spatial attention and eye-movement control through the intermediate levels of object and face perception to the level of interpretation of observed actions in terms of goals and understanding of communicative signals. I am also interested in how cognitive processes are accomplished by the human brain and how cognitive development can be explained by the neural development in infancy. Beyond behavioral measures, I use high-density event-related potentials and near-infrared spectoscropy (optical imaging) to measure the on-line functioning of the brain while infants are engaged in various activities.

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Cognitive Development
Cognitive Neuroscience
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Publications

Book
Csibra, G., and Gy. Gergely. Ember és kultúra. A kulturális tudás eredete és átadásának mechanizmusai In Ember és kultúra : A kulturális tudás eredete és átadásának mechanizmusai.. Vol. 11. Pszichológiai Szemle Könyvtár 11. Budapest, Hungary: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2007.
Book Chapter
Csibra, G., and Gy. Gergely. "Teleological understanding of actions." In Navigating the Social World: What Infants, Chidren, and Other Species Can Teach Us, edited by M. R. Banaji and S. A. Gelman, 38-43. Oxford University Press, 2013.
Gergely, Gy., and G. Csibra. "Natural pedagogy." In Navigating the Social World: What Infants, Chidren, and Other Species Can Teach Us, edited by M. R. Banaji and S. A. Gelman, 127-132. Oxford University Press, 2013.
Southgate, V., Gy. Gergely, and G. Csibra. "Does the mirror neuron system and its impairment explain human imitation and autism?" In Mirror Neuron Systems:The Role of Mirroring Processes in Social Cognition, edited by J. A. Pineda, 331-354. Berlin: Springer, 2009.
Johnson, M. H., D. Mareschal, and G. Csibra. "The development and integration of dorsal and ventral visual pathways in object processing." In Handbook of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 467-478. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2008.
Csibra, G., E. Kushnerenko, and T. Grossmann. "Electrophysiological methods in studying infant cognitive development." In Handbook of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 247-262. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2008.
Csibra, G., and M. H. Johnson. "Investigating event-related oscillations in infancy." In Infant EEG and Event-Related Potentials, edited by M. De Haan, 289-304. Hove, England: Psychology Press, 2007.
Csibra, G., and Gy. Gergely. "Társas tanulás és társas megismerés. A pedagógia szerepe." In Ember és kultúra : a kulturális tudás eredete és átadásának mechanizmusai, 5-30. Vol. 11. Pszichológiai Szemle Könyvtár 11. Budapest, Hungary, H: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2007.
Csibra, G.. "Action mirroring and action interpretation: An alternative account." In Attention and Perfomnace XXII: Sensorimotor Foundations of Higher Cognition, edited by P. Haggard, Y. Rosetti and M. Kawato, 435-459. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
Gergely, Gy., and G. Csibra. "Sylvia's recipe: The role of imitation and pedagogy in the transmission of human culture." In Roots of Human Sociality: Culture, Cognition, and Human Interaction, edited by N. J. Enfield and S. C. Levinson, 229-255. Oxford: Berg Publisher, 2006.
Csibra, G., and Gy. Gergely. "Social learning and social cognition: The case for pedagogy." In Processes of Change in Brain and Cognitive Development. Attention and Performance XXI, edited by Y. Munakata and M. H. Johnson, 249-274. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Gergely, Gy., and G. Csibra. "A kulturális elme társadalmi konstruálása: az utánzásos tanulás mint humánpedagógiai mechanizmus." In Az ezerarcú elme. Tanulmányok Pléh Csaba 60. születésnapjára, edited by J. Gervain, K. Kovács, Á. Lukács and M. Racsmány, 371-377. Budapest, Hungary: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2005.
Gergely, Gy., G. Csibra, and Z. Nádasdy. "The perceptual basis of causal thinking." In Current approaches in cognitive science, edited by Cs Pleh and G. Kampis, 52-74. Budapest: Akadémia Kiadó, 2000.
Johnson, M. H., R. O. Gilmore, and G. Csibra. "Toward a computational model of the development of saccade planning." In The Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention, edited by J. E. Richards, 103-130. Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1998.
Bíró, S., Gy. Gergely, G. Csibra, and O. Koós. "A racionális viselkedés naiv elméletének kísérleti vizsgálata csecsemokorban." In Fikog : a Magyar Megismeréstudományi Társaság és az Eötvös Lóránd Tudományegyetem Általános Pszichológia Tanszéke által rendezett Fiatal Kognitivisták I. konferenciáján elhangzott előadások anyaga : Budapest, 1995. május 11-12., edited by Cs Pleh, Z. Vinkler and A. Botz, 75-98. Budapest, Hungary: ELTE, 1995.
Journal Article
Mascaro, O., and G. Csibra. "Representation of stable social dominance relations by human infants." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109, no. 18 (2012): 6862-6867.
Csibra, G., and Gy. Gergely. "Natural pedagogy." Trends in Cognitive Sciences 13, no. 4 (2009): 148-153.
Yoon, J. M. D., M. H. Johnson, and G. Csibra. "Communication-induced memory biases in preverbal infants." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 105, no. 36 (2008): 13690-13695.
Kushnerenko, E., T. Teinonen, A. Volein, and G. Csibra. "Electrophysiological evidence of illusory audiovisual speech percept in human infants." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 105, no. 32 (2008): 11442-11445.
Kaufman, J., G. Csibra, and M. H. Johnson. "Oscillatory activity in the infant brain reflects object maintenance." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 102, no. 42 (2005): 15271-15274.
Farroni, T., M. H. Johnson, E. Menon, L. Zulian, D. Faraguna, and G. Csibra. "Newborns' preference for face-relevant stimuli: Effects of contrast polarity." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 102, no. 47 (2005): 17245-17250.
Kaufman, J., G. Csibra, and M. H. Johnson. "Representing occluded objects in the human infant brain." Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences 270, no. Supplement (2003): 140-143.
Csibra, G.. "Emlékezés emlékek nélkül." Magyar Pszichológiai Szemle 58, no. 4 (2003): 517-519.
Csibra, G.. "Teleological and referential understanding of action in infancy." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 358, no. 1431 (2003): 447-458.
Farroni, T., G. Csibra, G. Simion, and M. H. Johnson. "Eye contact detection in humans from birth." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 99, no. 14 (2002): 9602-9605.
Gergely, Gy., G. Csibra, S. Biro, and O. Koós. "Understanding rational action in infancy." Psychology of Language and Communication 1, no. 2 (1997): 29-37.
Csibra, G., and Gy. Gergely. "On the dangers of oversimulation." Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19, no. 1 (1996): 127-128.
Gergely, Gy., and G. Csibra. "On the ascription of intentional content." Cahiers De Psychologie Cognitive-Current Psychology of Cognition 13, no. 5 (1994): 584-589.
Czigler, I., and G. Csibra. "Event-related potentials in a lexical stroop task." International Journal of Psychophysiology 11, no. 3 (1991): 281-293.
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