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NEMETH Dezso

Professor, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Eotvos Lorand University
Period of residence: 
10 September 2018 - 12 July 2019 ; Holder of the ILCB/IMéRA Chair on "Langage and Brain"
Research project: 
Old habits die hard: Towards a comprehensive model of rewiring automatic behaviors
Summary of the research project: 

Habits are automatic, recurring, and often unconscious behaviors. They are written into the fabric of our lives allowing us to perform complex routines automatically, while our thoughts, attention, and deliberate actions are directed to other tasks. Although empirical evidence is accumulating on brain plasticity and neurocognition of automatic behaviors, it has not been accompanied by a breakthrough in theory development. Here I set out to gain mechanistic insight into habit formation and change (called rewiring). The aim of my IMÉRA Fellowship project is to work on a book-length manuscript that contextualizes and fully specifies a neurocognitive model of rewiring from the formation via consolidation to updating our memory representation underlying automatic behaviors and habits.

Lien(s) web: 

http://nemethlab.com/

BIO

Professor Department of Clinical Psychology and Addiction, Institute of Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, 2012 – present
Habilitation in Psychology University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary, 2011
Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology Eotvos Lorand University of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, 2005
Senior Research Fellow Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, 2015 – present
Associate Professor Department of Clinical Psychology and Addiction, Institute of Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, 2012 – present
Visiting Professor Angela Friederici Lab, Department of Neuropsychology, Max Planck Institute, Leipzig, Germany, 2015 – 2015
Visiting Professor Russell A. Poldrack’s Lab, Imaging Research Center, University of Texas, Austin, USA, 2011 – 2012
Associate Professor Institute of Psychology, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary 2009 – 2012
Visiting Professor Brain and Language Lab, Department of Neuroscience, Medical School, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA, 2007 – 2008
Assistant Professor Institute of Psychology, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary, EU, 2005 – 2009

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