Bio

Biography

Degrees: 

  • M.D. General Medicine. Summa Cum Laude. Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical University, Szeged, Hungary.
  • B.A. : Psychology M.A. Developmental Psychopathology. Summa Cum Laude. Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary. 
  • Ph.D Medicine. : Clinical Psychiatry and Psychology. Semmelweis Medical University, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Psychiatry Residency Training – HIETE, Budapest, Hungary (partial). 
  • Post-doctoral training: Department of Psychiatry, Health Science Centre, University of Texas, Houston, TX, USA. Autism, neuropsychology and neurophysiology (with Professors Katharine Loveland, Jacelyne Bachevalier, & Geoffrey Potts at Rice University)

Research

My main areas of research interest are neonatal psychology, infant mental health, fetal-neonatal psychology, autism spectrum disorders. I am using a broad range of methods behavioural analysis, neuropsychological, psychophysiological (using EKG), neurophysiological (using ERP and fMRI). In general, I am interested in exploring normal and abnormal development from fetus to childhood. I am also interested in the psychology of music, arts and creativity, developmental, applied and neurobiological aspects.

Publications

Meltzoff, AN, Murray, L, Simpson, E, Heimann, M, Nagy, E, Nadel, J, Pedersen, EJ, Brooks, R, Messinger, DS, De Pascalis, L, Subiaul, F, Paukner, A & Ferrari, PF 2017,

'Re-examination of Oostenbroek et al. (2016): Evidence for Neonatal Imitation of Tongue Protrusion' Developmental Science. DOI:
10.1111/desc.12609

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Nagy, E, Pilling, K, Watt, R, Pal, A & Orvos, H 2017,

'Neonates’ responses to repeated exposure to a still face' PLo S ONE, vol 12, no. 8, e0181688, pp. 1-21. DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0181688

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Bard, K & Nagy, E 2017,

The status of the human newborn. in B Hopkins, E Geangu & S Linkenauger (eds), The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development. 2nd edn, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Marx, V & Nagy, E 2017,

'Fetal behavioral responses to the touch of the mother's abdomen: A Frame-by-frame analysis' Infant Behavior and Development, vol 47, pp. 83-91. DOI:
10.1016/j.infbeh.2017.03.005

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Trevarthen, C, Aitken, KJ, Vandekerckhove, M, Delafield-Butt, J & Nagy, E 2015,

Collaborative Regulations of Vitality in Early Childhood: Stress in Intimate Relationships and Postnatal Psychopathology. in D Cicchetti & DJ Cohen (eds), Developmental Psychopathology: theory and method. 2nd edn, vol. 2, John Wiley & Sons Inc., pp. 65-126. DOI:
10.1002/9780470939390.ch4

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Marx, V & Nagy, E 2015,

'Fetal behavioural responses to maternal voice and touch' PLo S ONE, vol 10, no. 6, e0129118. DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0129118

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Nagy, E, Pal, A & Orvos, H 2014,

'Learning to imitate individual finger movements by the human neonate' Developmental Science, vol 17, no. 6, pp. 841-857. DOI:
10.1111/desc.12163

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Nagy, E, Pilling, K, Orvos, H & Molnar, P 2013,

'Imitation of tongue protrusion in human neonates: specificity of the response in a large sample' Developmental Psychology. DOI:
10.1037/a0031127

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Nagy, E 2012,

'From symmetry to asymmetry?: The development of smile' Cortex. DOI:
10.1016/j.cortex.2011.04.002

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Nagy, E 2011,

'Sharing the moment: the duration of embraces in humans' Journal of Ethology, vol 29, no. 2, pp. 389-393. DOI:
10.1007/s10164-010-0260-y

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Nagy, E, Molnar, P, Pal, A & Orvos, H 2011,

'Prevalence rates and socioeconomic characteristics of post-partum depression in Hungary' Psychiatry Research, vol 185, no. 1-2, pp. 113-120. DOI:
10.1016/j.psychres.2010.05.005

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Nagy, E 2011,

'The newborn infant: A missing stage in developmental psychology' Infant and Child Development, vol 20, no. 1, pp. 3-19. DOI:
10.1002/icd.683

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Nagy, E, Liotti, M, Brown, S, Waiter, G, Bromiley, A, Trevarthen, C & Bardos, G 2010,

'The neural mechanisms of reciprocal communication' Brain Research, vol 1353, pp. 159-167. DOI:
10.1016/j.brainres.2010.07.066

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Molnar, P, Nemes, L & Nagy, E 2010,

Enphronesis in statu nascend: Bonding brains in mutual niche construction. in M Brune, F Salter & WC Mc Grew (eds), Building Bridges between Anthropology, Medicine and Human Ethology: tributes to Wulf Schiefenhovel. European University Press, Germany.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Nagy, E, Orvos, H, Bakki, J & Pal, A 2009,

'Sex-differences in Apgar scores for full-term neonates' Acta Paediatrica, vol 98, no. 5, pp. 898-900. DOI:
10.1111/j.1651-2227.2009.01238.x

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Nagy, E 2009,

'The emergence of the second-person cognitive science' Trends in Cognitive Sciences, vol 13, no. 12, pp. 502-504. DOI:
10.1016/j.tics.2009.09.002

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Nagy, E 2008,

'Innate intersubjectivity: Newborns' sensitivity to communication disturbance' Developmental Psychology, vol 44, no. 6, pp. 1779-1784. DOI:
10.1037/a0012665

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Nagy, E, Kompagne, H, Orvos, H & Pal, A 2007,

'Gender‐related differences in neonatal imitation' Infant and Child Development, vol 16, no. 3, pp. 267-276. DOI:
10.1002/icd.497

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Nagy, E 2006,

'From imitation to conversation: The first dialogues with human neonates' Infant and Child Development, vol 15, no. 3, pp. 223-232. DOI:
10.1002/icd.460

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Nagy, E, Compagne, H, Orvos, H, Pal, A, Molnar, P, Janszky, I, Loveland, KA & Bardos, G 2005,

'Index finger movement imitation by human neonates: motivation, learning and left-hand preference' Pediatric Research, vol 58, no. 4, pp. 749-753. DOI:
10.1203/01.PDR.0000180570.28111.D9

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Nagy, E, Loveland, K & Molnar, P 2005,

'The role of orientation in perception of emotions' Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol 101, no. 1, pp. 217-222.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Nagy, E & Molnar, P 2004,

'Homo imitans or homo provocans? Human imprinting model of neonatal imitation' Infant Behavior and Development, vol 27, no. 1, pp. 54-63. DOI:
10.1016/j.infbeh.2003.06.004

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Molnar, P, Nemes, L & Nagy, E 2004,

Az evolucios diad, mint fejlodesi rendszer: kolcsonos niche-konstrukció az anya-gyermek kapcsolatban. in Az észleléstõl a nyelvig. pp. 261-273.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Nagy, E, Potts, GF & Loveland, KA 2003,

'Sex-related ERP differences in deviance detection' International Journal of Psychophysiology, vol 48, no. 3, pp. 285-292. DOI:
10.1016/S0167-8760(03)00042-4

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Hayman, LA & Nagy, E 2003,

Kluver-Bucy syndrome. in NORD Guide to Rare Disorders. 3rd edn, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, United States.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Nagy, E, Loveland, K & Thivierge, J 2002,

'Prolonged brainstem auditory evoked potentials: an autism-specific or autism-nonspecific marker' Archives of General Psychiatry, vol 59, no. 3, pp. 288-290.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Nagy, E & Loveland, K 2001,

'Olfactory deficit in Alzheimer's disease?' American Journal of Psychiatry, vol 158, no. 9, pp. 1533. DOI:
10.1176/appi.ajp.158.9.1533

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Nagy, E 2001,

'Gender-related differences in rectal temperature in human neonates' Early Human Development, vol 64, no. 1, pp. 37-43. DOI:
10.1016/S0378-3782(01)00169-4

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Nagy, E, Orvos, H, Pal, A, Kovacs, L & Loveland, K 2001,

'Breastfeeding duration and previous breastfeeding experience' Acta Paediatrica, vol 90, no. 1, pp. 51-56. DOI:
10.1111/j.1651-2227.2001.tb00255.x

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Nagy, E, Loveland, K, Orvos, H & Molnar, P 2001,

'Gender-related physiologic differences in human neonates and the greater vulnerability of males to developmental brain disorders' Journal of Gender-Specific Medicine, vol 4, no. 1, pp. 41-49.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Nagy, E, Loveland, K, Kopp, M, Orvos, H, Pal, A & Molnar, P 2001,

'Different emergence of fear expressions in infant boys and girls' Infant Behavior and Development, vol 24, no. 2, pp. 189-194. DOI:
10.1016/S0163-6383(01)00070-4

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Nagy, E & Molnar, P 2001,

A korai fejlődés és kötődés neurobiológiája. in M Kopp & B Buda (eds), Magatartastudomanyok. Medicina, Budapest, pp. 127-141.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Nagy, E & Molnar, P 2001,

A csecsemőkor magatartástudományi vonatkozásai. in M Kopp & B Buda (eds), Magatartastudomanyok. Medicina, Budapest, pp. 523-546.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Nagy, E & Kovacs, EF 2000,

'Preliminary Data From The Hungarian Toddler Behavior Rating Scale: Caregivers' and mothers' ratings and anxiety' Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol 91, no. 3, pp. 910-914.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Nagy, E, Orvos, H, Bardos, G & Molnar, P 2000,

'Gender-related heart rate differences in human neonates' Pediatric Research, vol 47, no. 6, pp. 778-780. DOI:
10.1203/00006450-200006000-00016

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Nagy, E, Nemeth, E & Molnar, P 2000,

'From Unidentified To 'Misidentified' Newborn: Male Bias In Recognition Of Sex' Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol 90, no. 1, pp. 102-104.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Nagy, E & Molnar, P 1999,

'Heart rate deceleration during the grasping reflex' European Journal of Pediatrics, vol 158, no. 7, pp. 576-577. DOI:
10.1007/s004310051150

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Nagy, E & Molnar, P 1998,

'Fogóreflex és kötődés: Kapcsolatuk pszichofiziológiai modellje' Pszichológia , vol 18, pp. 35-47.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Nagy, E & Molnar, P 1997,

A veleszületett szocialitás jelenségéről. in A megtermékenyitéstől a társadalomig: Az ember, a kultúra és a társadalom perinatális dimenziói. Dinasztia, Budapest, pp. 23-28.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology