The Cognitive Development Center (CDC) at CEU was established in 2008 by Professors Gergely Csibra and György Gergely for the study of social cognition in infants. Today the CDC also incorporates the research groups of two further principal investigators, Ágnes Kovács (the present director of the CDC) and Ernő Téglás, and its work extends to a broader range of research topics, funded by several research grants. Altogether, about 35 researchers (postdocs, doctoral students, research assistants) work in the center.
The CDC is part of the Department of Cognitive Science at CEU. Our offices and the Budapest Babylab are located in the downtown of Budapest, and we also operate a Child Lab in the Budapest Zoo. In Vienna we are currently in the process of opening our operations at Quellenstrasse 51. We organize a yearly conference on cognitive development in Budapest, and we are involved in numerous collaborations around the world.