Karolina Janacsek, PhD

Research Fellow/Lecturer

Brain, Memory and Language Lab, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

& Institute of Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary


Sequence/statistical learning: Exploration of how humans form associations, the role of model-free and model-based processes in learning, relationship with executive functions

Implicit learning and memory: Exploration of normal functioning, age-related changes in learning, how the acquired information stabilizes over time (consolidation), the role of explicit instructions in learning and memory

Fronto-striatal circuits: The role of fronto-striatal circuits in cognition, their contribution to executive functions, working memory and statistical/sequence learning

Boosting learning and memory performance: Testing how various behavioral and neuroscience methods (e.g., non-invasive brain stimulation) can improve learning performance and behavior change


Kóbor, A., Janacsek, K., Takács, A., Nemeth, D. (2017). Stable but less flexible representation of statistical regularities: Evidence for resistance to interference after one year. Nature Scientific Reports, 7:760, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-00807-3.

Unoka, Z., Vizin, G., Bjelik, A., Radics, D., Nemeth, D., & Janacsek, K. (2017). Intact implicit statistical learning in borderline personality disorder. Psychiatry Research, 255, 373-381.

Janacsek, K., Ambrus, G. G., Paulus, W., Antal, A., & Nemeth, D. (2015). Right hemisphere advantage in statistical learning: evidence from a probabilistic sequence learning task. Brain Stimulation, 8(2), 277–282.

Janacsek, K., & Nemeth, D. (2013). Implicit sequence learning and working memory: Correlated or complicated? Cortex, 49(8), 2001-2006.

Janacsek, K., Fiser, J., & Nemeth, D. (2012). The best time to acquire new skills: Age-related differences in implicit sequence learning across life span. Developmental Science, 15(4), 496-505.

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