+36 1 461-2600 / 5610

Dr. Bálint Forgács

Researcher, postdoctoral fellow

My main research area is the relationship between language acquisition and social cognition. It is a regular observation that infants’ language comprehension precedes their language production, however, recent results show that already 14-month-olds show brain responses very similar to adults, when familiar objects are named incorrectly. We investigate their surprisingly sophisticated social skills in playful situations, where we hope to see if they notice, when another person misunderstands language. In my experiments I try to learn more about the linguistic empathy of babies by measuring the extremely weak electricity produced by their thoughts.




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1064 Budapest, Izabella street 46.
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