Adam Miklosi

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Country: Hungary

Publications

  1. doi Barking in family dogs: an ethological approach
    Péter Pongrácz
    Department of Ethology, Institute of Biology, Eotvos Lorand University, Pázmány P s 1 C, 1117 Budapest, Hungary
    Vet J 183:141-7. 2010
  2. ncbi Big thoughts in small brains? Dogs as a model for understanding human social cognition
    Adam Miklosi
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos University, Budapest, Pázmány, Hungary
    Neuroreport 18:467-71. 2007
  3. ncbi On the usefulness and limits of functional analogies
    Adam Miklosi
    Dept of Ethology, Eotvos University, Pázmány P s 1 C, 1117 Budapest, Hungary
    Anim Cogn 5:17-8. 2002
  4. ncbi A simple reason for a big difference: wolves do not look back at humans, but dogs do
    Adam Miklosi
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos University, Budapest, Pázmány P 1c, 1117, Hungary
    Curr Biol 13:763-6. 2003
  5. ncbi A comparative analysis of animals' understanding of the human pointing gesture
    Adam Miklosi
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Pázmany P 1 c, H 1117, Budapest, Hungary
    Anim Cogn 9:81-93. 2006
  6. ncbi A comparative study of the use of visual communicative signals in interactions between dogs (Canis familiaris) and humans and cats (Felis catus) and humans
    Aam Miklósi
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary
    J Comp Psychol 119:179-86. 2005
  7. ncbi Comprehension of human pointing gestures in young human-reared wolves (Canis lupus) and dogs (Canis familiaris)
    Zsófia Virányi
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary
    Anim Cogn 11:373-87. 2008
  8. doi The effect of development and individual differences in pointing comprehension of dogs
    Márta Gácsi
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary
    Anim Cogn 12:471-9. 2009
  9. ncbi Species-specific differences and similarities in the behavior of hand-raised dog and wolf pups in social situations with humans
    Márta Gácsi
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos University, Budapest, Pázmány P 1 c 1117 Hungary
    Dev Psychobiol 47:111-22. 2005
  10. pmc Explaining dog wolf differences in utilizing human pointing gestures: selection for synergistic shifts in the development of some social skills
    Márta Gácsi
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos University, Budapest, Pázmány, Hungary
    PLoS ONE 4:e6584. 2009

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Publications49

  1. doi Barking in family dogs: an ethological approach
    Péter Pongrácz
    Department of Ethology, Institute of Biology, Eotvos Lorand University, Pázmány P s 1 C, 1117 Budapest, Hungary
    Vet J 183:141-7. 2010
    ..A more experiment-oriented approach is required for the study of dog vocalisation that could shed light on the possible communicative function of these acoustic signals...
  2. ncbi Big thoughts in small brains? Dogs as a model for understanding human social cognition
    Adam Miklosi
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos University, Budapest, Pázmány, Hungary
    Neuroreport 18:467-71. 2007
    ....
  3. ncbi On the usefulness and limits of functional analogies
    Adam Miklosi
    Dept of Ethology, Eotvos University, Pázmány P s 1 C, 1117 Budapest, Hungary
    Anim Cogn 5:17-8. 2002
  4. ncbi A simple reason for a big difference: wolves do not look back at humans, but dogs do
    Adam Miklosi
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos University, Budapest, Pázmány P 1c, 1117, Hungary
    Curr Biol 13:763-6. 2003
    ....
  5. ncbi A comparative analysis of animals' understanding of the human pointing gesture
    Adam Miklosi
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Pázmany P 1 c, H 1117, Budapest, Hungary
    Anim Cogn 9:81-93. 2006
    ..We suggest that a more systematic comparative research is needed to understand the emerging communicative representational abilities in animals that provide the background for comprehending the human pointing gesture...
  6. ncbi A comparative study of the use of visual communicative signals in interactions between dogs (Canis familiaris) and humans and cats (Felis catus) and humans
    Aam Miklósi
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary
    J Comp Psychol 119:179-86. 2005
    ..The results suggest that individual familiarization with pointing gestures ensures high-level performance in the presence of such gestures; however, species-specific differences could cause differences in signaling toward the human...
  7. ncbi Comprehension of human pointing gestures in young human-reared wolves (Canis lupus) and dogs (Canis familiaris)
    Zsófia Virányi
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary
    Anim Cogn 11:373-87. 2008
    ..We assume that the high variability in the wolves' communicative behaviour might have provided a basis for selection during the course of domestication of the dog...
  8. doi The effect of development and individual differences in pointing comprehension of dogs
    Márta Gácsi
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary
    Anim Cogn 12:471-9. 2009
    ....
  9. ncbi Species-specific differences and similarities in the behavior of hand-raised dog and wolf pups in social situations with humans
    Márta Gácsi
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos University, Budapest, Pázmány P 1 c 1117 Hungary
    Dev Psychobiol 47:111-22. 2005
    ....
  10. pmc Explaining dog wolf differences in utilizing human pointing gestures: selection for synergistic shifts in the development of some social skills
    Márta Gácsi
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos University, Budapest, Pázmány, Hungary
    PLoS ONE 4:e6584. 2009
    ..To reconcile previously contradicting views on the origin of dogs' outstanding performance in utilizing human gestures, we suggest that dog-wolf differences should be studied in a more complex way...
  11. ncbi Social behaviour of dogs encountering AIBO, an animal-like robot in a neutral and in a feeding situation
    Eniko Kubinyi
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos Lorand University, Pázmány sétány 1 C, H 1117 Budapest, Hungary
    Behav Processes 65:231-9. 2004
    ..These experiments show the first steps towards the application of robots in behavioural studies, notwithstanding that at present AIBO's limited ability to move constrains its effectiveness as social partner for dogs...
  12. doi Does the A-not-B error in adult pet dogs indicate sensitivity to human communication?
    Anna Kis
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary
    Anim Cogn 15:737-43. 2012
    ..Such object-hiding and search tasks provide a typical case for how susceptibility to human social signals could (mis)lead domestic dogs...
  13. doi Seeing with ears: Sightless humans' perception of dog bark provides a test for structural rules in vocal communication
    Csaba Molnar
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 63:1004-13. 2010
    ..It is very likely that this result can be generalized to other mammalian species--that is, no visual experience of another individual is needed for recognizing some of the most important motivational states of the caller...
  14. doi Affiliative and disciplinary behavior of human handlers during play with their dog affects cortisol concentrations in opposite directions
    Zsuzsanna Horvath
    Department of Ethology, Institute of Biology, Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Science, Budapest, Hungary
    Horm Behav 54:107-14. 2008
    ..Our results are in accordance with those of recent studies, which show that behaviors associated with control, authority or aggression increase cortisol concentrations, while play and affiliative behavior decrease cortisol levels...
  15. doi Dogs discriminate between barks: the effect of context and identity of the caller
    Csaba Molnar
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos Lorand University, H 1117 Budapest, Pazmany Peter setany 1 C, Hungary
    Behav Processes 82:198-201. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that dog bark may carry context- and individual-specific information for the conspecifics...
  16. ncbi Classification of dog barks: a machine learning approach
    Csaba Molnar
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos Lorand University, Pazmany Peter setany 1 C, 1117, Budapest, Hungary
    Anim Cogn 11:389-400. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that dog barks have context-specific and individual-specific acoustic features. In our opinion, this machine learning method may provide an efficient tool for analyzing acoustic data in various behavioral studies...
  17. ncbi Are readers of our face readers of our minds? Dogs (Canis familiaris) show situation-dependent recognition of human's attention
    Márta Gácsi
    Comparative Ethology Research Group, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Pázmany P 1 c, 1117, Budapest, Hungary
    Anim Cogn 7:144-53. 2004
    ..Showing the ability of recognizing human attention across different situations dogs proved to be more flexible than chimpanzees investigated in similar circumstances...
  18. pmc Polymorphism in the tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) gene is associated with activity-impulsivity in German Shepherd Dogs
    Eniko Kubinyi
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary
    PLoS ONE 7:e30271. 2012
    ..007; AIBS: p = 0.023). The results have some potential to support human studies; however, further research should reveal the molecular function of the TH gene variants, and look for the effect in more breeds...
  19. ncbi Dogs (Canis familiaris) learn from their owners via observation in a manipulation task
    Eniko Kubinyi
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary
    J Comp Psychol 117:156-65. 2003
    ..This suggests that in dogs the outcome of a demonstration plays only a restricted role in the manifestation of social learning...
  20. doi A comparative approach to dogs' (Canis familiaris) and human infants' comprehension of various forms of pointing gestures
    Gabriella Lakatos
    Department of Ethology, Eötvös University Budapest, Pázmány P sétány 1c, 1117, Budapest, Hungary
    Anim Cogn 12:621-31. 2009
    ..Although some capacity to generalize is also evident in younger children and dogs, especially the latter appear biased in the use of protruding body parts as directional signals...
  21. ncbi Dogs respond appropriately to cues of humans' attentional focus
    Zsófia Virányi
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary
    Behav Processes 66:161-72. 2004
    ..The dogs' ability to understand the communicatory nature of the situations is discussed in terms of their social cognitive skills and unique evolutionary history...
  22. ncbi Verbal attention getting as a key factor in social learning between dog (Canis familiaris) and human
    Péter Pongrácz
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary
    J Comp Psychol 118:375-83. 2004
    ..The experiments provide evidence that in adult dogs, communicative context with humans is needed for effective interspecific social learning to take place...
  23. doi Comprehension and utilisation of pointing gestures and gazing in dog-human communication in relatively complex situations
    Gabriella Lakatos
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos Lorand University, Pázmány P 1c, 1117, Budapest, Hungary
    Anim Cogn 15:201-13. 2012
    ..In Study 3, we have found that dogs are able to localise the hidden object by utilising indirect human signals, and they are able to convey this information to their owner...
  24. pmc Dogs' expectation about signalers' body size by virtue of their growls
    Tamás Faragó
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary
    PLoS ONE 5:e15175. 2010
    ..No such preference was found with any of the control stimuli, suggesting that dogs have a mental representation of the caller when hearing its vocalization...
  25. ncbi Dogs' (Canis familiaris) responsiveness to human pointing gestures
    Krisztina Soproni
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary
    J Comp Psychol 116:27-34. 2002
    ....
  26. ncbi Can humans discriminate between dogs on the base of the acoustic parameters of barks?
    Csaba Molnar
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos Lorand University, H 1117 Budapest Pázmány Péter sétány 1 c, Hungary
    Behav Processes 73:76-83. 2006
    ..It is rendered probable that the bark might be a more efficient communication system between humans and dogs for communicating the motivational state of an animal than for discrimination among strange individuals...
  27. ncbi Social mimetic behaviour and social anticipation in dogs: preliminary results
    Eniko Kubinyi
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos University, Pázmány P s 1 C, 1117, Budapest, Hungary
    Anim Cogn 6:57-63. 2003
    ..These observations suggest that the dogs' social anticipation ability contributes to behavioural synchronisation and cooperative processes between dog and owner...
  28. ncbi How does dominance rank status affect individual and social learning performance in the dog (Canis familiaris)?
    Péter Pongrácz
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos Lorand University, Pazmany Peter setany 1 C, 1117 Budapest, Hungary
    Anim Cogn 11:75-82. 2008
    ..This finding reveals an intricate organization of the social structure in multi-dog households, which can contribute to individual differences existing among dogs...
  29. doi Why do dogs (Canis familiaris) select the empty container in an observational learning task?
    Krisztina Kupán
    Institute for Psychological Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 18 22 Victor Hugo Street, 1132, Budapest, Hungary
    Anim Cogn 14:259-68. 2011
    ....
  30. ncbi Human listeners are able to classify dog (Canis familiaris) barks recorded in different situations
    Péter Pongrácz
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary
    J Comp Psychol 119:136-44. 2005
    ..Humans' ability to recognize meaning suggests that barks could serve as an effective means of communication between dog and human...
  31. pmc Oxytocin receptor gene polymorphisms are associated with human directed social behavior in dogs (Canis familiaris)
    Anna Kis
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
    PLoS ONE 9:e83993. 2014
    ..Based on these results, we conclude that similarly to humans, the social behavior of dogs towards humans is influenced by the oxytocin system...
  32. pmc Human analogue safe haven effect of the owner: behavioural and heart rate response to stressful social stimuli in dogs
    Márta Gácsi
    MTA ELTE Comparative Ethology Research Group, Budapest, Hungary
    PLoS ONE 8:e58475. 2013
    ..Similarly to parents of infants, owners can provide a buffer against stress in dogs, which can even reduce the effect of a subsequent encounter with the same threatening stimuli later when the owner is not present...
  33. ncbi Reproducing human actions and action sequences: "Do as I Do!" in a dog
    József Topál
    Comparative Ethology Research Group, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Pázmány, P 1 c H 1117, Hungary
    Anim Cogn 9:355-67. 2006
    ..This suggests that dogs might acquire abilities by observation that enhance their success in complex socio-behavioural situations...
  34. doi Dog and owner demographic characteristics and dog personality trait associations
    Eniko Kubinyi
    Eotvos University, Department of Ethology, Budapest, Hungary
    Behav Processes 81:392-401. 2009
    ..However, note that the characteristics of dogs in the present study were reported by the owners, and the associations with the traits do not necessarily represent a causal relationship...
  35. ncbi Preference for copying unambiguous demonstrations in dogs (Canis familiaris)
    Péter Pongrácz
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary
    J Comp Psychol 117:337-43. 2003
    ....
  36. ncbi Three different coping styles in police dogs exposed to a short-term challenge
    Zsuzsanna Horvath
    Department of Ethology, Institute of Biology, Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Science, Budapest Pázmány P s 1 C 1117, Hungary
    Horm Behav 52:621-30. 2007
    ..In addition, we have revealed a third group of animals which show ambivalent behavior in a social threatening situation...
  37. ncbi Development of a non-invasive polysomnography technique for dogs (Canis familiaris)
    Anna Kis
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos University, H 1117 Pázmány P stny 1 c, Budapest, Hungary Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, H 1117 Magyar tudósok krt 2, Budapest, Hungary Electronic address
    Physiol Behav 130:149-56. 2014
    ....
  38. pmc What are you or who are you? The emergence of social interaction between dog and an unidentified moving object (UMO)
    Anna Gergely
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary
    PLoS ONE 8:e72727. 2013
    ..This is the first evidence that interactive behaviour of a robot is important for evoking dogs' social responsiveness. ..
  39. doi What does it take to become 'best friends'? Evolutionary changes in canine social competence
    Adam Miklosi
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary
    Trends Cogn Sci 17:287-94. 2013
    ....
  40. ncbi Novel repeat polymorphisms of the dopaminergic neurotransmitter genes among dogs and wolves
    Krisztina Hejjas
    Department of Medical Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Pathobiochemistry, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
    Mamm Genome 18:871-9. 2007
    ..Preliminary findings are presented that polymorphisms of the DRD4, DBH, and DAT genes can be associated with attention deficit among Belgian Tervuerens...
  41. pmc Identification of behaviour in freely moving dogs (Canis familiaris) using inertial sensors
    Linda Gerencsér
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary
    PLoS ONE 8:e77814. 2013
    ....
  42. doi A quick assessment tool for human-directed aggression in pet dogs
    Barbara Klausz
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary
    Aggress Behav 40:178-88. 2014
    ..Identifying important behavioral indicators of aggressive tendencies, this test can serve as a useful tool to study the genetic or neural correlates of human-directed aggression in dogs...
  43. doi Why do adult dogs (Canis familiaris) commit the A-not-B search error?
    Zsófia Sümegi
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos University
    J Comp Psychol 128:21-30. 2014
    ..These findings further confirm the notion that perseverative search error, at least partially, reflects a "ready-to-obey" attitude in the dog rather than insufficient attention and/or working memory...
  44. doi Ontogeny of object permanence in a non-storing corvid species, the jackdaw (Corvus monedula)
    Dorottya Júlia Ujfalussy
    Department of Ethology, Institute of Biology, Eotvos Lorand University of Sciences ELTE, Pázmány P sétány 1c, Budapest, 1117, Hungary
    Anim Cogn 16:405-16. 2013
    ....
  45. doi Test sensitivity is important for detecting variability in pointing comprehension in canines
    Péter Pongrácz
    Department of Ethology, Institute of Biology, Eotvos Lorand University, Pázmány Péter s 1 c, Budapest 1114, Hungary
    Anim Cogn 16:721-35. 2013
    ..Consequently, researchers should standardize their methodology before engaging in debates on the comparative aspects of socio-cognitive skills because the procedures they utilize may differ in sensitivity for detecting differences. ..
  46. doi On the hunt for the gene of perspective taking: pitfalls in methodology
    Adam Miklosi
    Department of Ethology, Lorand Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary
    Learn Behav 39:310-3. 2011
    ..Finally, we propose a synergetic model to account for both genetic and environmental effects on interspecific social behaviour in dogs and wolves...
  47. doi Eighteen-month-old human infants show intensive development in comprehension of different types of pointing gestures
    Edina Pfandler
    Department of Ethology, Eotvos Lorand University, Pázmány P 1c, Budapest 1117, Hungary
    Anim Cogn 16:711-9. 2013
    ..In general, we found large individual variation. This has been described for a variety of cognitive skills in human development and seems to be typical for pointing comprehension as well. ..
  48. pmc On the utilization of social animals as a model for social robotics
    Adam Miklosi
    Department of Ethology, Eötvös University Budapest, Hungary
    Front Psychol 3:75. 2012
    ..We suggest that human-animal interaction provides a rich source of knowledge for designing social robots that are able to interact with humans under a wide range of conditions...
  49. pmc Effects of selection for cooperation and attention in dogs
    Márta Gácsi
    Dept, of Ethology, Eotvos University, H 1117, Budapest, Pázmány P, S, 1 C, Hungary
    Behav Brain Funct 5:31. 2009
    ..abstract:..