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Szilvia Biro

Assistant Professor

Name
Dr. S. Biro
Telephone
+31 71 527 4815
E-mail
sbiro@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

Research areas and activities

  • Infant social cognition
  • Object representation in infancy
  • Executive functions in autism
  • Attachment

Methods

  • Looking time paradigms
  • Eye-tracking
  • Electrophysiological measures (EEG)
  • Optical imaging (NIRS, Near-infrared spectroscopy)

Academic Career

  • Assistant Professor, Parenting, Child Care and Development, University of Leiden, 2011- present
  • Assistant Professor, Cognitive Psychology Section, Institute for Psychology, University of Leiden,  2005-2011 (fixed term)
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Center of Cognitive Science and Department of Psychology, Rutgers University, NJ, USA, 2001-2003
  • PhD, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, 2002
  • Young Research Fellow Institute for Psychology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, 1997-1998.
  • MPhil, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, 1996
  • Young Research Fellow, Institute for Psychology of the Hungarian Academy of  Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, 1993-1996
  • Msc and BA, Department of Developmental and Cognitive Psychology, University of Eotvos Lorand, Budapest, Hungary, 1987-1993

Recent grants

  • 2013 "Prenatal tobacco exposure and infant social cognition: A study with Near-Infrared Spectroscopy" LUF/Gratama subsidy PI in collaboration with Stephan Huijbregts and Claartje Levelt.
  • 2011 “Roots of Social Cognition”, Interdisciplinary Start-up grant: ‘Brain function and dysfunction over the lifespan’. PI  in collaboration with Lenneke Alink, M. van IJzendoorn  and R. Vermieren.
  • 2011 “Prenatal Tobacco Exposure and Infant Cognition: A Study with Near-Infrared Spectroscopy” , Interdisciplinary Start-up grant: ‘Brain function and dysfunction over the lifespan’. Co-investigator in collaboration with Stephan Huijbregts (PI) and Claartje Levelt.
  • 2006-2010 “The development of infant's perception of goal-directed actions” NWO Open MaGW Program, NL. Grant for hiring Ph.D. student for 4 years. PI in collaboration with Bernhard Hommel.

Current teaching activities

  • Attachment: State of the art
  • Practice in empirical research
  • Methods and instruments in cognitive and affective neuroscience
  • Master thesis and BA thesis project supervision

BabyLab

Dissertations (PhD projects)

  • Stephan Verschoor (2014, June 25) "Development of action perception and action control", Promotors: Szilvia Biro and Bernhard Hommel

 

See Dutch profile Szilvia Biro

Assistant Professor

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Pedagogische Wetenschappen
  • Opvoeding en Ontwikkeling

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 4B43

Contact

Publications

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