Publications
Articles in peer reviewed journals
Ambrus GG, Dotzer M, Schweinberger SR, Kovács G. 2017. The occipital face area is causally involved in the formation of identity-specific face representations. Brain Struct Funct. 84:105–116. 
 
Menzel C, Hayn-Leichsenring GU, Redies C, Nemeth K, Kovács G. 2017. When noise is beneficial for sensory encoding_ Noise adaptation can improve face processing. Brain and cognition. 117:73–83.

Ambrus G, Winder F, Burton M, Kovács G (2017) Casual evidence of the involvement of the right occipital face are in face-identity acquisition Neuroimage 148:212-218. 
 
Hermann P, Grotheer M, Kovács G, Vidnyánszky Z (2016) The relationship between repetition suppression and face perception. Brain Imaging and Behav. Aug 15. 
 
Amado C, Kovács G (2016) Does surprise enhancement or repetition suppression explains visual mismatch negativity? Eur. J. Neurosci. 43: 1590-1600 
 
Grotheer M, Ambrus G, Kovács G (2016) Causal evidence of the involvement of the number form area in the visual detection of numbers and letters. Neuroimage. 132: 314-319. 
 
Kovács G, Schweinberger SR (2016) Repetition suppression- an integrative view. Cortex. 
 
Amado, C, Hermann P, Kovács P, Grotheer M, Vidnyánszky Z, Kovács G (2016) The contribution of surprise to the prediction based modulation of fMRI responses. Neuropsychologia 84: 10-112 
 
Grotheer M, Karl-Heinz Herrmann, Kovács G (2016) Neuroimaging evidences of a bilateral representation for visually presented numbers. J. Neuroscience 36: 88-97. 
Grotheer M, Kovács G (2016) Can predictive coding explain repetition suppression Cortex Jan19 

Vakli P, Németh K, Zimmer M, Kovács G. (2015) The electrophysiological correlates of integrated face and body-part perception. Q. J. Exp. Psychol. 10: 1-36 
 
Zimmer M, Zbant A, Németh K, Kovács G (2015) Adaptation duration dissociates category-, image and person specific processes on face evoked event-related potentials Frontiers in Psychol Dec22, 6: 1945. 
 
Grotheer M, Kovács G (2015) The relationship between stimulus repetitions and fulfilled expectations. Neuropsychologia. 67: 175-182 
 
Vakli P, Németh K, Zimmer M, Kovács G. (2014) The face evoked steady-state visual potentials are sensitive to the orientation, viewpoint, expression and configuration of the stimuli Int. J. Psychophys . 94:336-350. 
 
Kovács G, Vogels R. When does repetition suppression depend on repetition probability? Front. Hum Neurosci. 8. September 2014, Article 685. 
 
Grotheer M, Hermann P, Vidnyánszky Z and Kovács G (2014) Repetition probability effects for inverted faces Neuroimage 102:416-423. 
 
Zaske R, Volberg G, Kovács G, Schweinberger SR (2014) Electrophysiological correlates of voice learning and recognition. J. Neuroscience. 33: 10821-10831. 
 
Németh K, Zimmer M, Schweinberger SR, Vakli P, Kovács G (2014) The background of reduced face specificity of N170 in congenital prosopagnosia. PLOS ONE.Jul 1, 9(7).  
 
Vakli P, Németh K, Zimmer M, Schweinberger S, Kovács G (2014) Altering second-order configurations reduces the adaptation effects on early face-sensitive event-related potential components. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 
 
Németh K, Kovács P, Vakli P, Kovács G, Zimmer M Phase noise reveals early category-specific modulation of the event-related potentials Front. Psychol. 2014 April 24 
 
Walther C, Schweinberger SR, Kovács G (2014) Decision dependent aftereffects for faces Vision Res. 100: 47-55. 
 
Grotheer M and Kovács G (2014) Repetition probability effects depend on prior experiences. J. Neuroscience 34:6640-6646. 
 
Németh K, Zimmer M, Nagy K, Bankó É, Vidnyánszky Z, Vakli P, Kovács G (2014) Altered BOLD response within the core face-processing network in congenital prosopagnosia. Clin. Neurosci. 
 
Kaiser, D, Walther C, Schweinberger SR, Kovács G (2013) Dissociating the neural bases of repetition-priming and adaptation in the human brain for faces. J. Neurophysiology 110:2727-38. 
 
Walther, C, Schweinberger SR, Kovács G (2013) Adaptor identity modulates adaptation effects in familiar face identification and their neural correlates PLOS ONE 8: e70525  
 
Keresztes A, Kaiser D, Kovács G / Racsmány M (2013) Testing Promotes Long-Term Learning via Stabilizing Activation in a Large Network of Brain Areas. Cerebral Cortex Jun 24. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bht158 
 
Kovács G, Kaiser D, Kaliukhovich D, Vidnyánszky Z and Vogels R (2013) Repetition probability does not affect fMRI repetition suppression for objects. J. Neuroscience. 33(23): 9805-9812. 
 
Kovács G, Zimmer M, Volberg G, Lavric I and Rossion B (2013) Electrophysiological correlates of visual adaptation and sensory competition Neuropsychologia Epub May.2. 51(8): 1488-1496, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0028393213001413 
 
 
Vakli P, Németh K, Zimmer M, Schweinberger SR, Kovács G Face distortion aftereffects evoked by featureless first-order stimulus Frontiers in Psychology (2012) Dec.17. 
 
Walther C, Schweinberger SR, Kaiser D, Kovács G (2012) Neural Correlates of Priming and Adaptation in Familiar Face Perception. Cortex, Epub Sep.3. 
 
Nagy K, Zimmer M, Greenlee MW, Kovács G (2012) Neural correlates of after-effects caused by adaptation to multiple face displays. Experimental Brain Research, 220: 261-275 
 
Nagy K, Greenlee, MW, Kovács G (2012) The lateral occipital cortex in the face perception network: an effective connectivity study. Front. Perc. Sci. 3: 1-12 
 
Antal A, Kovács G, Chaieb L, Cziraki C, Paulus W and Greenlee MW (2012) Cathodal stimulation of human MT+ leads to elevated fMRI signal: a tDCS-fMRI study. Restor Neurol and Neurosci. 30:255-263. 
 
Kovács G, Iffland L, Vidnyánszky Z, Greenlee MW (2012) Stimulus repetition probability effects on repetition suppression are positiion invariant for faces. Neuroimage, 60, 2128-2135. 
 
 
Nagy K, Greenlee MW, Kovács G (2011) Sensory competition in the face processing areas of the human brain PLOS ONE September 2. 
 
Ambrus, G. Z. G., Zimmer, M., Kincses, Z. T., Harza, I., Kovács G., Paulus, W., & Antal, A. (2011). The enhancement of cortical excitability over the DLPFC before and during training impairs categorization in the prototype distortion task. Neuropsychologia, 1-7. Elsevier Ltd. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.03.026 
 
Schweinberger, SR, Walther, C, Zaske R, Kovács G (2011) Neural correlates of adaptation to voice identity British J. Psychol. 102: 748-764.  
 
Nagy, K, Zimmer M, Wenrui L, Kovács G (2011) The sensitivity of face specific erp components to the nature of stimulus noise Learning and Perception 2, 183-197. 
 
Banko EM, Gal, V, Kortvelyes, J, Kovács G, Vidnyánszky Z (2011) Dissociating the effect of noise on sensory processing and overall decision difficulty J. Neurosci. 31(7):2663-74 
 
Theodoni, P, Kovács G Greenlee, MW, Deco, G (2011) Neural adaptation effects in decision making. J. Neuroscience, 31, 234-246 
 
Zimmer M, Kovács G (2011) Position specificity of adaptation related aftereffects Phil Trans Roy Soc B. London 366,586-595 
 
Zimmer M, Kovács G (2011) Electrophysiological correlates of face distortion aftereffects Q. J. Exp. Psychol,64:533-544 
 
 
Schweinberger, S, Zakse, R, Walther, C, Golle, J, Kovács G, Wiese H (2010) Young without plastic surgery: Perceptual adaptation to the age of male and female faces Vision Res. 50, 2570-2576 
 
Kovács G, Cziraki, C, Greenlee, MW (2010): Neural correlates of stimulus-invariant decisions about motion in depth Neuroimage 51: 329-335. 
 
Cziraki, C, Greenlee, MW, Kovács G (2010): Neural correlates of high-level adaptation related aftereffects J. Neurophys. 103:1413-1417. 
 
Kloth N, Schweinberger SR, Kovács G (2010) Neural correlates of generic versus gender-specific face adaptation J. Cognitive Neurosci. 22: 2345-2346. 
 
 
Chaieb L, Kovács G, Cziraki C, Greenlee M, Paulus W, Antal A (2009) Short Duration Transcranial Random Noise Stimulation Induces BOLD Response Attenuation in the Human Motor Cortex Experimental Brain Res. 198: 439-444. 
 
Kovács G, Cziraki C, Vidnyánszky Z, Schweinberger SR, Greenlee MW. (2008) Position-specific and position invariant face aftereffects reflect the adaptation of different cortical areas Neuroimage 43:156-164 
 
Kovács G (The electrophysiology of face perception and adaptation) Az arcpercepció és arcadaptáció elektrofiziológiája (2008) Hungarian Archives of Psychology- Magyar Pszichológiai Szemle 64: 9-17 
 
Kovács G, Raabe M, Greenlee MW. (2008) Neural correlates of visually induced self-motion illusion in depth Cerebral Cortex 18: 1779-1787 
 
A Fesche, K Werheid, G Kovacs, W Sommer (2008) Affective priming of emotional facial expressions independent of perceptual similarity INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 43:271 
 
 
Kovács G, Zimmer M, Harza I, Vidnyanszky Z. (2007) Adaptation duration affects the spatial selectivity of facial aftereffects. Vision Res. 47: 3141-3149 
 
Varga E, Kaya E, Antal A, Zimmer M, Harza I, Paulus W, Kovács G (2007) Cathodal transcranial direct current stimulation over the parietal cortex modifies facial gender adaptation Clinical Neuroscience Ideggyogy Sz 60: 11-12. 
 
Carbon CC, Strobach T, Langton S, Harsányi G, Leder H, Kovács G (2007). Adaptation effects of highly familiar faces: immediate and long lasting. Memory & Cognition, 35: 1966-1976 
 
Sáry Z, Chadaide T, Tompa K, Köteles K, Kovács G, Benedek G (2007) Illusory shape representation in the monkey inferior temporal cortex Eur J Neurosci 25:2558-2564 
 
Zsadányi-Nagy Z, Kovács G (2007) Férfi szex hormon-szerű anyag szaglása megváltoztatja az emberi arcok szexuális diszkriminációját (Hungarian Archives of Psychology- Magyar Pszichologiai Szemle; Magyar Pszichológiai Szemle 62: 181-191 
 
Than M, Kocsis P, Tihanyi K, Fodor L, Farkas B, Kovács G, Kis-Varga A, Szombathelyi Z, Tarnawa I (2007) Concerted action of antiepileptic and antidepressant agents to depress spinal neurotransmission: possible use in the therapy of spasticity and chronic pain Neurochemistry International Neurochemistry International 50: 642-52. 
 
 
Kovács G (2006) (Adaptation and aftereffects in the visual system) Adaptacio es utohatasok a latorendszerben Magyar Pszichologiai Szemle 61: 251-264 
 
Kóbor I, Füredi L, Kovács G, Spence C, Vidnyánszky Z (2006) Back-to-front: Improved tactile discrimination performance in the space you can’t see Neurosci Lett. 400:163-7. 
 
Kovács G, Zimmer M, Harza I, Antal A, Vidnyanszky Z. (2005) Position-specificity of facial adaptation. Neuroreport. 16: 1945-1949. 
 
Kovács G, Zimmer M, Banko E, Harza I, Antal A, Vidnyanszky Z. (2006) Electrophysiological Correlates of Visual Adaptation to Faces and Body Parts in Humans. Cereb Cortex. 16: 742-753. 
 
 
Saxe R, Xiao DK, Kovacs G, Perrett DI, Kanwisher N (2004) AA region of right posterior superior temporal sulcus respons to observer intentional actions Neuropsychologia 42: 1435-1446 
 
Tompa T, Sáry G, Chadaide Z, Köteles K, Kovács G, Benedek G (2004) Achromatic shape processing in the inferotemporal cortex of the macaque Neuroreport 16: 57-61 
 
Antal A, Varga E, Nitsche M, Chadaide Z, Paulus W, Kovács G, Vidnyánszky Z (2004) Modulation of motion aftereffect by transcranial direct current stimulation over MT+/V5 in humans Neuroreport. 15:2491-2494. 
 
Sary G, Chadaide Z, Tompa T, Kovács G, Koteles K, Boda K, Raduly L, Benedek G, (2004) Relationship between stimulus complexity and neuronal activity in the inferotemporal cortex of the macaque monkey Cognitive Brain Res 22: 1-12 
 
Kocsis P, Kovács G, Farkas S, Horváth C, Szombathelyi Z, Tarnawa I (2004) NR2B receptors are involved in the mediation of segmental reflex potentials but not in the cumulative motoneuronal depolarization in vitro. Brain Research Bulletin 64:133-138 
 
Kovács G, Gulyás B, Savic I, Perrett D, Cornwell E, Little A, Jones A, Burt D, Gál V, Vidnyánszky Z (2004) Smelling human sex hormone-like compounds affects face gender judgment of men Neuroreport 15: 1275-1277 
 
 
Kovács G, Kocsis P, Tarnawa I, Horváth C, Szombathelyi Z, Farkas S (2003) NR2B containing NMDA receptor dependent windup of single spinal neurons. Neuropharmacology 46: 23-30 
 
Wade N, Kovács G, Vidnyánszky Z (2003) Inverted faces, Perception, 32:1-6  
 
Kovács G, Sáry G, Köteles K, Chadaide Z, Tompa T, Vogels R, Benedek G (2003) Effects of surface cues on the macaque inferior temporal cortical responses Cerebral Cortex 13: 1047–3211 
 
 
Antal A, Keri S, Kovács G, Liszli P, Janka Z, Benedek G (2001) Event-related potentials from a visual categorization task Brain Research Protocols 7: 131–136 
 
Benedek G, Sztriha L, Kovács G (2000) Coding of spatial co-ordinates on neurones of the feline visual association cortex Neuroreport. 11: 1381-1384 
 
 
Antal A, Kéri S, Kovács G, Janka Z, Benedek G (2000) Early and late components of visual categorisation: an event-related potential study Brain Res. Cogn. Brain Res. 9:117-119 
 
 
Kovács G, Benedek G, Sáry G (1999) Response variability and stimulus discrimination capacity of neurons in monkey inferior temporal cortex, Neurobiology, 7:93-102 
Körmendy-Rácz J, Szabó S, Lörincz A, Antal A, Kovács G, Lörincz A (1999) Winner-take-all network utilizing pseudoinverse reconstruction subnets demonstrates robustness on the handprinted character recognition problem Neural Computing and Applications 8:163-176, 
 
Kovács G, Gulyás B, Roland P (1998) Processing of 2D and 3D shapes in the visual association cortex. Neuroimage 7: 335; 
 
Benedek G, Perényi J, Kovács G, Fischer-Szatmári L, Katoh Y (1997) Visual, somatosensory, auditory and nociceptive modality properties in the feline suprageniculate nucleus. Neuroscience 78: 179-189, 
 
Benedek G, Fischer-Szatmári L, Kovács G, Perényi J., Katoh Y (1996) Visual, somatosensory and auditory modality properties along the feline suprageniculate-anterior ectosylvian sulcus/ insular pathway Progress in Brain Research, 112: 326-334, 
 
Kovács G, Vogels R, Orban GA (1995) Selectivity of macaque inferior temporal neurons for partially occluded shapes, J. Neurosci. 15: 1984-1997 
Kovács G, Vogels R, Orban GA (1995) Cortical correlate of pattern backward masking Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 92: 5587-5591 
Sáry G, Vogels R, Kovács G, Orban GA (1995) Responses of monkey inferior temporal neurons to luminance, motion and texture defined gratings. J Neurophysiol. 73: 1341-1354 
 
Kovács G (1993) Fischer-Szatmári L and Benedek G: Spatial selectivity in the anterior ectosylvian visual area of the cat, Neurobiology 1: 33-45.
Prof. Dr. Gyula Kovács
Géza Gergely Ambrus, PhD
Catarina Amado, MSc
Charlotta Eick, MSc
Kathrin Wiese
 
The temporal context of face perception

Predictive processes in the brain

vMMN mechanisms

Number processing in the brain

The hierarchy and parallelity of the visual face processing network

Body processing

The role of visual noise in perception 

BDNF and memory

Implicit learning in the brain
 
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Contributions to books 
Kovács G. (Face perception) Arcpercepció in: Az ezerarcu elme, Pleh Csaba emlekkotet. (Racsmany, Lukacs, eds) Akademiai Kiado, 2006 

Kovács G. (Novel methods to study the human nervous system) Az emberi agy es annak vizsgalait modszerei in: Latas nyelv emlékezet, Typotex, 2006 

Kovács G. (Birds, beasts and fish: categories in the human brain) Halak vadak, madarak es egyeb kategoriak az emberi agyban in: Latas nyelv emlékezet, Typotex, 2006 

Kovács G. Perceptual categorization in Cs. Pleh, B. Gulyás, G. Kovács (eds) Cognitive Neurosciences- a textbook, (2004) Osiris, Budapest (in Hungarian) 

Gulyás, B. Kovács, G. Vidnyánszky Z Visual consciousness in Cs. Pleh, B. Gulyás, G. Kovács (eds) Cognitive Neurosciences- a textbook, (2004) Osiris, Budapest (in Hungarian) 

Kovács G Vidnyánszky Vision and brain. In Peternák, Erőss, Szekeres (eds) Vision Image and perception C3 Budapest 2002