Similar neural mechanisms underlie dog-owner and infant-mother relationships
Exciting similarities between dog-owner and infant-mother are revealed by combining behavioural and brain data
New International Peer-Counselling Organisation available at ELTE
The all-new Organisation providing free counselling was established by psychology students undergoing their MA degree in Clinical and Health Psychology
Shorter headed dogs, visually cooperative breeds, younger and playful dogs...
According to new research by Hungarian ethologists, at least four independent traits affect dogs' ability to establish eye contact with humans
New, almost non-destructive archaeogenetic sampling method developed
A new method that allows the almost non-destructive extraction of genetic material from archaeological human remains was developed by an international...
Man’s best friend in life and death: pet dog brain banking supports aging...
The Hungarian Canine Brain and Tissue Bank (CBTB) was established by the research team of the Senior Family Dog Project in 2017, following the examples...
New results about the diets of people who lived on the Great Hungarian...
A transdisciplinary study of the dietary evolution of the first agricultural and pastoral communities in Central Europe.
New perspective to understand and treat a rare calcification disease
As part of an international collaboration, researchers from ELTE developed a new animal model to study a rare genetic disease that can lead to blindness.
Info session: study biology at the leading university of Hungary
Online information session for international students who are interested in the Biology MSc, the application procedure and entrance examination.
Pre-schoolers using tablet or mobile can't see the forest for the trees
People can be different in whether they typically see the forest or the trees, but the dominant attentional mode is focusing first on the whole, and then...
Dogs may never learn that every sound of a word matters
Despite their excellent auditory capacities, dogs do not attend to differences between words which differ only in one speech sound.
Dogs are man’s, while pigs are only their owner’s best friend?
Researchers at the Department of Ethology compared how 4-month old companion dogs and companion pigs seek human proximity in a novel environment.
Dogs are sensitive to their owners’ choice despite their own preference
Inspired by work on infants, researchers investigated whether dogs’ behaviors are guided by human displays of preference or by the animals’ own choices.
Our genes also tell about our age
This year, the ELTE Innovative Researcher Award was presented to Tibor Vellai and Ádám Sturm (ELTE Department of Genetics).
Comparing canine brains using 3D-endocast modelling
The shortening of the facial skeleton greatly influences the ratio of certain brain regions, primarily the olfactory bulb and the frontal lobe.
New dimensions in the treatment of muscle spasticity after stroke and nervous...
Drug candidate MPH-220 could mean new hope for millions of patients suffering from spasticity.
Wolves attached - Adult wolves miss their human handler in separation similar...
Adult, intensively socialised wolves form individualized social bonds with their human handlers.
From puppyhood to senior age: Different personality traits age differently
Dogs’ personality changes over time, but these changes occur unevenly during the dogs’ life, and each trait follows a distinct age trajectory.
Dog and human brains process faces differently
Department of Ethology: striking similarities and differences in how dog and human brains process visual information about others.
Gut microbiome is associated with age and memory performance
Research indicates that the number of errors the dogs commit in short-term memory test and also their age is linked to the gut microbiome composition.
New perspectives to treat neuropschychiatric diseases
The research team has identified molecular differences in neurons that may support drug development for the treatment of psychiatric disorders.
Information on the coronavirus (updated: 29.07.)
Information and measures of Eötvös Loránd University for the prevention of illness caused by seasonal flu and coronavirus.
Speech processing hierarchy in the dog brain
Dog brains, just like human brains, process speech hierarchically: intonation at lower stages, while known words at higher stages.
Pigs turn to humans as dogs do, unless they have a problem to solve
In a neutral situation pigs turn to humans, initiating interactions as much as dogs do. But in a problem solving situation the two species behave differently.
Dogs are aware of what they have just done, new study finds
The researchers of the Department of Ethology found that dogs use episodic-like memory to remember specific actions that they performed, suggesting that...
Bacteria from Baradla Cave help the climate change researches
Microbes living on dripstones of Baradla Cave (NW Hungary) produce and can stabilize for long time a peculiar carbonate that has a key role in understanding...
How does a dog decide what to do when confronting a suspicious stranger?
New study in Department of Ethology: researchers aimed to reveal whether dogs also rely on social referencing in ambiguous situations just like children
Treetops protect forest life from global warming
The forest canopy mitigates peak summer temperatures for the understorey. When that shade disappears, the organisms living there suffer.
The application for the 6th ElevatorSpeech Festival is open
For the first time in the history of The ElevatorSpeech Festival it is also possible to participate in the competition with an English presentation.
Size-awareness in dogs
Rita Lenkei and her colleagues at the Department of Ethology of ELTE are investigating the components of canine self-representation.
Call for applications – Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme
The call for applications for the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship programme for the the Academic Year 2020/2021 is now open.
Opening Ceremony of the New Academic Year for International Students
The event took place in the Egyetem tér building of the Faculty of Law, on 5 September.
Student exchange programs with partner universities - 2019/2020 spring...
Students can apply to one of the partner universities for the spring semester of the academic year 2019/2020.
How to apply for an ERC?
Silva Nicolau-Solano, Scientific Officer at the European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA) in the framework of the "Fruits of Ethology".
How do owners perceive dominance in dogs?
The term dominant is often used by dog owners to describe dogs, however, there may be little agreement regarding its meaning...
Launch of the Hungarian Young Academy announced
The launch of the Hungarian Young Academy (HYA) was announced during the Annual General Meeting of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) in Budapest.
Why study non-model organisms?
"Fruits of Ethology" next speaker Tamás Székely - Univ. of Bath, Dept. of Biol. and Biochem. / Univ. of Debrecen, Dept. of Evol. Zool. and Human Biol.
Studying the desiccation and frost tolerance of Haberlea rhodopensis
Éva Sárvári, Ádám Solti and Áron Keresztes are studying the desiccation and frost tolerance of Haberlea rhodopensis.
Evolution Used Same Genetic Formula to Turn Animals Monogamous
Why are some animals committed to their mates and others are not? According to a new study...