Hungarian Academy of Sciences nyitólap





   Dr József Topál

   18-22 Victor Hugo St.
   1132 Budapest,

   Phone: (+36 1) 279 60 95



Hernádi, A., Kis, A., Turcsán, B., Topál, J. (2012). Man's Underground Best Friend: Domestic Ferrets, Unlike the Wild Forms, Show Evidence of Dog-like Social-Cognitive Skills. PlosOne, Vol.7. Issue 8, e73267.

Kis, A., Topál, J., Gácsi, M., Range, F., Huber, L., Miklósi, Á., Virányi, Zs. (2012). Does the A-not-B error in adult pet dogs indicate sensitivity to human communication? Animal Cognition, 15(4), 737-743   IF: 3,089 

Téglás, E., Gergely, A., Kupán, K., Miklósi, Á., Topál, J. (2012). Dog's gaze following is tuned to human communicative signals. Current Biology, 22 (3), 209-212  IF: 10,025

Lakatos, G., Gácsi, M., Topál, J. Miklósi, Á. (2012). Comprehension and utilization of gestures and gazing in dog-human communication. Animal Cognition, 15(2), 201-213  IF: 3,089

Topál, J., Gácsi, M. (2012). Lessons we should learn from our unique relationship with dogs: an ethological approach. In: L. Birke and J. Hockenhull (Eds.) Crossing boundaries. pp. 163-187. Brill Academic Press Leiden the Netherlands. 

Miklósi, Á., Topál, J. (2012). The evolution of canine cognition. In: J. Vonk and T. Shackelford (Eds.): The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology. pp. 513-568. Oxford University Press. 

Miklósi, Á., Topál, J. (2011). "On the hunt for the genetic basis of perspective taking" - pitfalls in methodology. Learning & Behavior,  39(4), 310-313.

Kupán, K., Miklósi, Á., Gergely, G., Topál, J. (2011). Why do dogs (Canis familiaris) select the empty container in an observational learning task? Animal Cognition, 14(2), 259-268. 

Topál, J., Miklósi, Á., Sümegi, Zs., Kis, A. (2010). Response to comments on "Differential sensitivity to human communication in dogs, wolves and human infants." Science, 329, 142d 1624. 

Topál J., Tóth, M., Gergely, Gy., Csibra, G. (2009). Response to comment on "Infants perseverative search errors are induced by pragmatic misinterpretation."
Science, 325 (5948), 1624    IF: 28.103

Gácsi, M., Kara, E., Belényi, B., Topál, J., Miklósi, Á. (2009). The effect of development and individual differences in pointing comprehension of dogs. Animal Cognition, 12(3), 471-479.     IF: 2.699

Topál, J., Miklósi, Á., Gácsi, M., Dóka, A., Pongrácz, P., Kubinyi, E., Virányi, Zs. & Csányi, V. (2009). Dog as a complementary model for understanding human social behavior. Advances in the Study of Behavior, 39, 71-116. IF: 2.5

Topál, J., Gergely, Gy., Erdőhegyi, Á., Csibra, G., Miklósi, Á. (2009). Differential sensitivity to human communication in dogs, wolves and human infants. Science, 325, 1269-1272.   IF: 28.103

Topál J, Gergely Gy, Miklósi Á, Erdőhegyi Á, Csibra G. (2008)  Infants perseverative search errors are induced by pragmatic misinterpretation. Science, 321, 1831-1834.  IF: 26.372

Vas J, Topál J, Győri B, Miklósi Á. (2008). Consistency of dogs' reactions to threatening cues of an unfamiliar person. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 112, 331-344  IF: 1.404

Virányi, Zs., Gácsi, M., Kubinyi, E., Topál, J., Belényi, B., Ujfalussy, D., Miklósi, Á. (2008). Comprehension of human pointing gestures in young human-reared wolves and dogs. Animal Cognition, 11(3), 373-387.    IF:2.075

Tóth L., Gácsi M, Topál J, Miklósi Á. (2008).  Playing styles and possible causative factors in dogs' behaviour when playing with humans.  Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 114, 473-484   IF: 1.404

Miklósi Á, Topál J. (2007). Big thoughts in small brains? Dogs as model for understanding human social cognition. Neuroreport, 18, 467-470     IF: 2.163

Vas J, Topál J, Péch É, Miklósi Á. (2007). Measuring attention deficit and activity in dogs: A new application and validation of a human ADHD questionnaire. Applied Animal Behaviour Science,103, 105-117     IF: 1.404

Héjjas K, Vas J, Topál J, Szántai E, Rónai Zs, Székely A, Kubinyi E, Horváth Zs, Sasvári-Székely M, Miklósi, Á. (2007). Association of polymorphisms in the  dopamine D4 receptor gene and the activity-impulsivity endophenotype in dogs. Animal Genetics, 38, 629-633  IF: 2.64

Topál, J., Byrne, R., Miklósi, Á., Csányi, V. (2006). Reproducing human actions and action sequences:  "Do as I Do!" in a dog. Animal Cognition,  9(4) 355-367. IF: 2.017

Topál J, Erdőhegyi Á, Mányik R, Miklósi Á. (2006). Mindreading in a dog: an adaptation of a primate ‘mental attribution' study. International Journal of Psychology, 6, 365-379   IF: 0.648

Topál J, Kubinyi E, Gácsi M, Miklósi Á. (2006). Obeying social rules: A comparative study on dogs and humans. Journal of Cultural and Evolutionary Psychology,  3(3-4), 213-238

Miklósi Á, Topál J, Gácsi M, Csányi V. (2006). Social cognition in dogs: Integrating homology and convergence. In: Fujita K, Itakura S (eds.) Diversity of cognition: Evolution, development, Domestication and Pathology.,  Kyoto: Kyoto University Press, 2006. pp. 119-142

Virányi, Zs., Topál, J., Miklósi, Á., Csányi, V. (2006). A nonverbal test of knowledge attribution: a comparative study on dogs and children. Animal Cognition, 9(1), 13-26.  IF: 2.017

Erdőhegyi Á, Topál J, Virányi Zs, Miklósi Á. (2006). Dogs use inferential reasoning in a two-way choice task - only if they cannot choose on the basis of human-given cues. Animal Behaviour, 74, 725-737       IF: 2.752

Topál J, Gácsi M, Miklósi Á, Virányi Zs, Kubinyi E, Csányi V. (2005). The effect of domestication and socialization on attachment to human: a comparative study on hand reared wolves and differently socialized dog puppies. Animal Behaviour 70(6), 1367-1375   IF: 2.669

Miklósi Á, Topál J. (2005). Is there a simple recipe of how to make friends? Trends in Cognitive Science,  9(10), 463-464      IF: 9.155

Gácsi M, Győri B, Miklósi Á, Virányi Zs, Kubinyi E, Topál J, Csányi V. (2005). Species-specific differences and similarities in the behavior of hand raised dog and wolf puppies in social situations with humans. Developmental Psychobiology, 47(2), 111-222  IF: 1.583

Kerepesi A, Johnsson G K, Miklósi Á, Topál J, Csányi V, Magnusson M S. (2005). Detection of temporal patterns in dog-human interaction. Behavioural Processes, 70, 69-79     IF: 1.138

Miklósi, A., Pongrácz, P., Lakatos, G., Topál, J., Csányi, V. (2005). A comparative study of the use of visual communicative signals in interactions between dogs (Canis familiaris) and humans and cats (Felis catus) and humans. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 119(2), 179-186.    IF: 1.948

Vas J, Topál J, Gácsi M, Miklósi Á. (2005). Friend or enemy? Dogs' reaction to an unfamiliar person showing behavioural cues of threat and friendliness at different times. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 94, 99-115   IF: 1.441

Gácsi, M., Miklósi, Á., Varga, O., Topál, J., Csányi, V. (2004). Are readers of our face readers of our minds? Dogs (Canis familiaris) show situation-dependent recognition of human's attention. Animal Cognition,7(3), 144-153.    IF: 1.732

Kubinyi E, Miklósi Á, Kaplan F, Gácsi M, Topál J, Csányi V. (2004). Social behaviour of dogs encountering AIBO, an animal-like robot in a neutral and in a feeding situation. Behavioural Processes, 65, 231-239    IF: 0.814

Miklósi Á, Topál J, Csányi V. (2004). Comparative social cognition: what can dogs teach us? Animal Behaviour, 67, 995-1004  IF: 2.557

Virányi Zs, Topál J, Gácsi M, Miklósi Á, Csányi V. (2004).  Dogs respond appropriately to cues of humans' attentional focus. Behavioural Processes, 66, 161-172     IF: 0.814

Kubinyi, E., Topál, J., Miklósi, Á., Csányi, V. (2003). Dogs (Canis familiaris) learn from their owners via observation in a manipulation task. Journal of Comparative Psychology,117(2), 156-165.  IF: 1.280

Kubinyi, E., Miklósi, Á., Topál, J., Csányi, V. (2003). Social mimetic behaviour and social anticipation in dogs: preliminary results. Animal Cognition,6(1), 57-63.

Miklósi Á, Kubinyi E, Topál J, Gácsi M, Virányi, Csányi V. (2003). A simple reason for a big difference: wolves do not look back at humans but dogs do. Current  Biology, 13(9): 763-766      IF: 11.910

Pongrácz P, Miklósi Á, Kubinyi E, Topál J, Csányi V. (2003). Interaction between individual experience and social learning in dogs. Animal Behaviour, 65, 595-603       IF: 2.557

Szetei V, Miklósi Á, Topál J, Csányi V. (2003). When dogs seem to loose their nose: an investigation on the use of visual and olfactory cues in communicative context between dog and owner. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 83, 141-152  IF: 1.222

Soproni, K., Miklósi, Á., Topál, J., Csányi, V. (2002). Dogs' (Canis familiaris) responsiveness to human pointing gestures. Journal of Comparative Psychology,116(1), 27-34.       IF: 1.418

Gácsi, M., Topál, J., Miklósi, Á., Dóka, A., Csányi, V. (2001). Attachment behaviour of adult dogs living at rescue centres: Forming new bonds. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 115(4), 423-431.        IF: 1.663

Pongrácz P, Miklósi Á, Kubinyi E, Gurobi K, Topál J, Csányi V. (2001). Social learning in dogs: the effect of a human demonstrator on the performance of dogs in a detour task. Animal Behaviour, 62, 1109-1117          IF: 2.483

Soproni, K., Miklósi, Á., Topál, J., Csányi, V. (2001). Comprehension of human communicative signs in pet dogs (Canis familiaris). Journal of Comparative Psychology,115(2), 122-126.   IF: 1.663

Watson, J. S., Gergely, Gy., Csányi, V., Topál, J., Gácsi, M., Sárközi, Zs. (2001). Distinguishing logic from association in the solution of an invisible displacement task by children (Homo sapiens) and dogs (Canis familiaris): Using negation of disjunction. Journal of Comparative Psychology,115(3), 219-226.     IF: 1.663

Miklósi, Á., Topál, J., Polgárdi, R., Csányi, V. (2000). Intentional behaviour in dog-human communication: An experimental analysis of ‘showing' behaviour in the dog. Animal Cognition, 3, 159-166.

Topál, J., Csányi, V. (1999). Interactive learning in the paradise fish (Macropodus opercularis L.).: An ethological interpretation of the second-order conditioning paradigm. Animal Cognition, 2, 197-206.

Topál, J., Miklósi, Á., Csányi, V., Dóka, A. (1998). Attachment behavior in dogs (Canis familiaris): a new application of Ainsworth's (1969) Strange Situation Test. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 112(3), 219-229.     IF: 1.744

Miklósi, Á., Polgárdi, R., Topál, J., Csányi, V. (1998). Use of experimenter-given cues in dogs. Animal Cognition, 1, 113-121.

Topál J, Miklósi Á, Csányi V. (1997) Dog-human relationship affects problem solving behavior in the dog. Anthrozoos, 10, 214-224         IF: 0.413

Topál J, Csányi V. (1994). The effect of eye-like schema on shuttling activity of wild house mice (Mus musculus domesticus) - Context dependent threatening aspects of the eyespot patterns. Animal Learning & Behavior 22(1): 96-102   IF: 1.239

Topál J, Miklósi Á, Csányi V. (1994). Is the testing of TFT strategy during predator inspections possible by use of mirror image - a review and some controls of recent studies. Acta Biologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 45(1): 87-99    IF: 0.136

Miklósi Á, Topál J, Csányi V. (1992). Development of open field and social behaviour of the paradise fish (Macropodus opercularis L). Developmental Psychobioiogy, 25(5): 335-344     IF: 1.144