Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior

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Adam Miklosi

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47829-6_149-1

Early Life and Educational Background

Dr. Miklósi was born September 25, 1962, in Budapest, Hungary. Adam grew up in Budapest, the capital city of Hungary, and was determined to become a biologist already by the end of the elementary school. He started undergraduate studies in 1981 following 4 years in a secondary school and 1 year spent at the Hungarian Defense Force in obligatory service. He graduated in 1986 from the Eötvös Loránd University as a biologist

Professional Career

Adam Miklósi received a fellowship from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences for 3 years during which he started his research carrier at the Laboratory of Behaviour Genetics at Eötvös Loránd University. Subsequently, he became an associate professor at the newly formed Department of Ethology at the same university. He received his PhD in 1995 for studying the learning mechanisms of predator avoidance in the paradise fish. Starting in 1997, he spent 2.5 years in England at Sussex University supported by a Royal...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Eötvös Loránd UniversityBudapestHungary

Section editors and affiliations

  • Alexis Garland
    • 1
  1. 1.Ruhr UniversityBochumGermany