Research groups
Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group
János Kállai (professor) E-mail:
Tel.: +36 (72) 536-000 (ext: 36256, 36355)
Research interest

Fluctuation of attention allocation between peripersonal and extrapersonal space. Body ownership and disownership, modification and transportation of own body experiences into computer- generated virtual space. The neural network of spatial navigation, dissociation in the representation of egocentric and allocentric space. Immersion into a computer-generated virtual space, psychophysiological reaction to body image, and body schema dissociation. Attention processes in fatigue, and pain perception. Cognitive processing in Patients with Parkinson’s disease, spatial neglect, and dementia, approach and avoidance, anxiety and phobias. Big Data computation. We assess the neuropsychological background of Parkinson’s disease and temporal lobe epilepsy. We validate and develop tests for screening of dementia and cognitive disorder in Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy.

Clinical relevance

The results of the investigations may be applied in the development of neurorehabilitation, psychotherapeutic methods, in diagnosis for personality disorders, in control for pain sensitivity, in cognitive diagnoses of Parkinson’s disease, and in the treatment of body dysmorphic and chronic pain disorders. Parkinson’s disease, dementia, amnesia, temporal lobe epilepsy.

Augmented and mixed virtual reality tools
Galvanic skin response measurement tool
Noldus Technology Etho-Vision VideoPro
Thermal pain stimulator
Addenbrooke’s cognitive examination
Blood pressure measurements
Cardiac response and blood oxygen saturation measurements
Computer-generated virtual room
Eyes movement scanner
Mattis Dementia Rating Scale
Montreal Cognitive Assessment
Psychological questionnaire and neuropsychological self-report tests
Representative publications
Association of gait characteristics and depression in patients with Parkinson's disease assessed in goal-directed locomotion task. Kincses P., Kovacs N., Karadi K., Feldmann A., Dorn K., Aschermann Zs., Komoly S., Szolcsanyi T., Csatho A., Kallai J.
Parkinson's Disease (2017/2017: 6434689.)
DOI | Scopus
Multisensory integration and age-dependent sensitivity to body representation modification induced by the rubber hand illusion. Kallai J., Kincses P., Labadi B., Dorn K., Szolcsanyi T., Darnai G., Hupuczi E., Janszky J., Csatho A.
Cognitive Processing (2017/18(4): 349-357.)
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Natural scene recognition with increasing time-on-task: The role of typicality and global image properties. Csatho A., van der Linden D., Gacs B.
Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology (2015/68(4): 814-828.)
DOI | PubMed | Scopus
Opposite patterns of change in perception of imagined and physically induced pain over the course of repeated thermal stimulations. Gacs B., Szolcsanyi T., Csatho A.
European Journal of Pain (21(7): 1165-1172.)
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Visuospatial impairment in Parkinson’s disease: The role of laterality. Karadi K., Lucza T., Aschermann Z., Komoly S., Deli G., Bosnyak E., Acs P, Horvath R., Janszky J., Kovacs N.
Laterality (2015/20(1): 112-127.)
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NKFI, National Research, Development, and Innovation Fund No.: K – 120334: Own body perception in computer-generated virtual space: Fluctuation of perceptual foreground and background during immersion into the virtual space. (Kállai János, 2016-2020).

NKFI, National Research, Development and Innovation Fund No.: K - 120012: The sensitivity of bimodal cognitive interactions for mental fatigue (Csathó Árpád, 2016-2019).