Eszter Szabó

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Oktober 6 u. 7

I graduated from the Department of Psychology at Eötvös Loránd University in 2011. During my master’s degree, I worked in the Mathematical Cognition Research Group, where I examined the “numerical” abilities and development of adults, elementary school students, and preschoolers. In 2012, I started working as a research assistant in the research group of Ágnes Kovács in the Babylab of CEU. In 2013, I continued my studies at the Doctoral School of Cognitive Science at CEU. I study the question of how during our development we acquire the ability to encode the absence of objects; when and how babies understand when there is nothing left of something or something is nonexistent.


Szabó, E., Kovács, Á.M., Chiandetti C., Téglás, E., Versace E., Csibra G., Vallortigara, G. (2022). Young domestic chicks spontaneously represent the absence of objects. eLife. doi:10.7554/67208

Krajcsi, A., Szabó, E., & Mórocz, I. Á. (2013). Subitizing is sensitive to the arrangement of objects. Experimental Psychology. doi:10.1027/1618-3169/a000191

Krajcsi, A., & Szabó, E. (2012). The role of number notation: sign-value notation number processing is easier than place-value. Frontiers in Psychology, 3(463). doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00463