Education

PhD, biology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, 2010 (Concentrations: behavioural sciences, Thesis: Ethological analysis of the vocal communication in dogs, in Hungarian)
MSc, biology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, 2004 (Concentrations: behavioural sciences, Thesis: Ethological investigation of the vocal communication in dogs, in Hungarian)

Language skills

Fluent in English
Moderate in German

Present employer

Magyar Nemzet (daily paper) as journalist

Experience

journalist, specialized to scientific topics (Magyar Nemzet, 2008 to present)
journalist, specialized to scientific topics (Origo.hu, 2007-2008)
research associate (Department of Ethology, Eötvös Loránd University, 2007-2008)
university lecturer (Eötvös Loránd University, “Communication in Science” major)

Grants

Marie Curie fellowship (Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, UK, 2005)
PhD scholarship (Department of Ethology, Eötvös Loránd University, 2004-2007)

Publications

Pongrácz P, Molnár Cs, Dóka A & Miklósi Á 2011. Do children understand man’s best friend? Classification of dog barks by pre-adolescents and adults. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, in press. Impact factor: 1.555
Molnár Cs, Pongrácz P, Dóka A & Miklósi Á 2010. Seeing with ears: Sightless humans’ perception of dog bark provides a test for structural rules in vocal communication. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63, 1004-1013. Impact factor: 1.760
Molnár Cs, Pongrácz P, Dóka A & Miklósi Á 2009. Dogs discriminate between barks: The effect of context and identity of the caller. Behavioural Processes 82, 198-201. Impact factor: 1.684
Pongrácz P, Molnár Cs & Miklósi Á 2010. Barking in family dogs: An ethological approach. The Veterinary Journal, 183, 141-147. Impact factor: 1.755
Molnár Cs, Kaplan F, Roy P, Pachet F, Pongrácz P, Dóka A & Miklósi Á 2008. Classification of dog barks: a machine learning approach. Animal Cognition 11, 389-400. Impact factor: 2.699
Maros K, Pongrácz P, Bárdos Gy, Molnár Cs, Faragó T & Miklósi Á 2008. Dogs can discriminate barks from different situations. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 114, 159-167. Impact factor: 1.404
Molnár Cs, Pongrácz P, Dóka A & Miklósi Á 2006 Can humans discriminate between dogs on the base of the acoustic parameters of barks? Behavioural Processes 73, 76-83. Impact factor: 1.684
Pongrácz P, Molnár Cs & Miklósi Á 2006. Acoustic parameters of dog barks carry emotional information for humans. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 100, 228-240. Impact factor: 1.404
Pongrácz P, Molnár Cs, Miklósi Á & Csányi V 2005. Human listeners are able to classify dog barks recorded in different situations. Journal of Comparative Psychology 119, 136-144. Impact factor: 1.517

Cumulative impact: 15.462

Professional Affiliations

Club of Hungarian Science Journalists
Hungarian Ethological Society
Hungarian Ethological Fund – member of Board of Trustees

Honors

“Media for the Talented” Award
“The IT Journalist of the Year” Award
Kopp Mária Medical Media Award
Academic Journalistic Award
Hevesi Endre Award (For the best popular scientific journalist activity in Hungary.)
“Future and Emerging Technologies” Publication Contest – 1st Prize

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