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Ildikó Király



Professor of Cognitive Psychology at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest


She has held research fellowships at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and at the Institute for Advanced Study of the Central European University. Her paper « Retrospective attribution of false beliefs in 3-year-olds » (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2018) proposes a novel theoretical distinction between prospective belief tracking and retrospective belief attribution, and provides empirical evidence on children’s capacity to combine present information with relevant events retrieved from episodic memory.

Research Interests

Cognitive development; memory development; social cognition; transmission of cultural knowledge; social learning; mind reading processes

Ildikó Király is invited at the IJN from February 1st to June 30th 2020