About us

The main focus of research in the Nemeth Lab is the cognitive neuroscience and the neuropsychology behind implicit learning.  We explore the entire process of implicit learning from memory formation to consolidation, and investigate how this process is affected by age, sleep, and various disorders such as autism, SLI, dyslexia, Huntington’s disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Spinocerebellar Ataxia.  These studies could lead us not only to a deeper understanding of this fundamental learning mechanism but also to discover how humans rewire their skills and boost habit change in general.

Research interests

  • Implicit and explicit learning and memory processes
  • Cognitive neuroscience of habit formation and habit change
  • The role of sleep in memory consolidation
  • Decision making
  • Implicit learning in autism, anxiety, dyslexia, Huntington’s Disease, MCI, and Tourette syndrome
  • Implicit sequence learning and language processes
  • Retrieval of implicit knowledge in dual-task condition
  • The role of reward in implicit sequence learning
  • Implicit sequence learning and risky decision making
  • The effect of explicit tasks on implicit learning
  • The Hungarian versions of the following working memory tasks: listening span, operation span, counting span
  • Fluency tasks – Hungarian normative data
  • The relationship between social skills and implicit sequence learning