2022 + in press

Epperlein T, Kovács G, Ona LS, Amici F, Bräuer J Context and prediction matter for the interpretation of social interactions across species Plos One (in press)

Li , Kovács G  The effect of short-term training on repetition probability effects for non-face objects  Biological Psychology (2022) 175: 108452

Schroeger A, Kaufmann JM, Zaske R, Kovács G, Klos T, Schweinberger SR Prosopagnosia following untypical right hemispheric stroke:
A 23 - year follow-up study with M.T. Cognitive Neuropsychologia (in press)


Dalski, A, Kovács G, Ambrus GG (2022) No Semantic Information is Necessary to Evoke General Neural Signatures of Face Familiarity - Evidence from Cross-Experiment Classification Brain Struct Funct. 16.October 2022

Dalski A, Kovács G, Wiese H, Ambrus GG Characterizing the shared signals of face familiarity: long-term acquaintance, voluntary control, and concealed knowledge Brain Res (2022) 10.1016/j.brainres.2022.148094 Vol 1796 Dec 1.

Li C, Kovács G. Repetition probability effects for Chinese characters and German words in the visual word form area. Brain Res. 2022 Apr 1;1780:147812. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2022.147812. Epub 2022 Feb 1. PMID: 35120904.

Li C, Burton AM, Ambrus GG, Kovács G. A neural measure of the degree of face familiarity. Cortex. 2022 Jul 13;155:1-12. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2022.06.012. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35961248.

Kóbor A, Janacsek K, Hermann P, Zavecz Z, Varga V Csépe V, Vidnyánszky Z, Kovács G, Németh D Predictability-dependent encoding of statistical regularities in the early visual cortex. Neuropsychologia (2022)

Rostalski SM, Robinson JE, Ambrus GG, Johnston P, Kovács G. Person identity-specific adaptation effects in the ventral occipito-temporal cortex. Eur J Neurosci. 2022 Mar;55(5):1232-1243. doi: 10.1111/ejn.15604. Epub 2022 Feb 8. PMID: 35064609.


Li, C., Kovács, G., Trapp, S. (2021). Visual short-term memory load modulates repetition related fMRI signal adaptation. Biological Psychology. 166, 108199

Dalski, A., Kovács, G., Ambrus G. G. (2021). Evidence for a General Neural Signature of Face Familiarity . Cerebral Cortex. bhab366

Ficco, L., Mancuso, L., Manuello, J., Teneggi, A., Liloia, D., Duca, S., Costa, T., Kovacs, G. Z., & Cauda, F. (2021). Disentangling predictive processing in the brain: a meta-analytic study in favour of a predictive network. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-95603-5.

Ambrus G. G., Kaiser, D., Eick, C. M., Kovács, G. (2021). Getting to know you: emerging neural representations during face familiarization. The Journal of Neuroscience.

Feuerriegel, D., Vogels, R., Kovács, G.G. (2021)  "Evaluating the Evidence for Expectation Suppression in the Visual System" . Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews,126, 368-381

Eick, C. M., Ambrus, G.G., Kovács, G. (2021) "Inhibition of the occipital face area modulates the electrophysiological signals of face familiarity: a combined cTBS-EEG study"  Cortex. 141:156–167



Donnier, S., Kovács, G., Oña, L. S., Bräuer, J., & Amici, F. (2020). Experience has a limited effect on humans’ ability to predict the outcome of social interactions in children, dogs and macaques. Scientific Reports 2020 10:1, 10(1), 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-78275-5.


Kovács, G (2020):  Interview for The Cognitive Neuroscience Society: "Getting to know you: New Insights in Facial Recognition"

Kovács, G. (2020) "Getting to Know Someone: Familiarity, Person Recognition, and Identification in the Human Brain. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 2020 Dec;32(12):2205-2225. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_01627. Epub 2020 Sep 9. PMID: 32902334.

Rostalski, S., Amado, C., Kovács, G., Feuerriegel, D. (2020) Measures of repetition suppression in the Fusiform Face Area are inflated by co-occurring effects of statistically learned visual associations. Cortex (accepted).

Ambrus, G. G., Vékony, T., Janacsek, K., Trimborn, A.B.C., Kovács, G., & Németh, D. (2020). When less is more: Enhanced statistical learning of non-adjacent dependencies after disruption of bilateral DLPFC. Journal of Memory and Language, 114, 1–31.

Honbolygó, F., Kóbor, A., Hermann, P., Kettinger, Á. O., Vidnyánszky, Z., Kovács, G., & Csépe, V. (2020). Expectations about word stress modulate neural activity in speech-sensitive cortical areas. Neuropsychologia, 107467.

Eick, C. M., Kovács, G., Rostalski, S. M., Röhrig, L., Ambrus, G. G. (in press) The occipital face area is causally involved in identity-related visual-semantic associations. Brain Structure and Function



Amado, C., Rostalski, S. M., Grotheer, M., Wanke, N., & Kovács, G. (2019). Similar expectation effects for immediate and delayed stimulus repetitions. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 13.

Kovács, G., Grotheer, M., Münke, L., Kéri, S., & Nenadić, I. (2019). Significant repetition probability effects in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 290, 22-29.

Ambrus, G. G., Kaiser, D., Cichy, R. M., & Kovács, G. (2019) The Neural Dynamics of Familiar Face Recognition. Cerebral Cortex, 29(11), 4775–4784.

Ambrus, G. G., Amado, C., Krohn, L., Kovács, G. (2019) TMS of the occipital face area modulates cross-domain identity priming. Brain Structure and Function, 224(1), 149-157.

Eick, C. M., Ahmadi, K., Sweeney-Reed, C. M., & Hoffmann, M. B. (2019). Interocular transfer of visual memory–Influence of visual impairment and abnormalities of the optic chiasm. Neuropsychologia, 129, 171-178.

Rostalski, Sophie-Marie, Catarina Amado, and Gyula Kovács. 2019. “Repetition Suppression for Noisy and Intact Faces in the Occipito-Temporal Cortex.” Frontiers in Psychology 10 (June): 1348. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01348.

Rostalski, S. M., Amado, C., & Kovács, G. (2019). Repetition suppression for noisy and intact faces in the occipito-temporal cortex. Frontiers in psychology, 10.



Amado, C., Kovács, P., Mayer, R., Ambrus, G. G., Trapp, S., & Kovács, G. (2018). Neuroimaging results suggest the role of prediction in cross-domain priming. Scientific reports, 8(1), 10356.

Menzel, C., Kovács, G., Amado, C., Hayn-Leichsenring, G. U., & Redies, C. (2018). Visual mismatch negativity indicates automatic, task-independent detection of artistic image composition in abstract artworks. Biological psychology, 136, 76-86.

Amado, C., Stoyanova, P., & Kovács, G. (2018). Visual mismatch response and fMRI signal adaptation correlate in the occipital-temporal cortex. Behavioural brain research.

Trapp, S., Schweinberger, S. R., Hayward, W. G., & Kovács, G. (2018). Integrating predictive frameworks and cognitive models of face perception. Psychonomic bulletin & review, 1-8.


Ambrus GG, Dotzer M, Schweinberger SR, Kovács G. 2017. The occipital face area is causally involved in the formation of identity-specific face representations. Brain Struct Funct. 84:105–116.

Kovács, P., Knakker, B., Hermann, P., Kovács, G., & Vidnyánszky, Z. (2017). Face inversion reveals holistic processing of peripheral faces. Cortex, 97, 81-95.

Menzel C, Hayn-Leichsenring GU, Redies C, Nemeth K, Kovács G. 2017. When noise is beneficial for sensory encoding: Noise adaptation can improve face processing. Brain and cognition. 117:73–83.

Ambrus G, Winder F, Burton M, Kovács G (2017) Casual evidence of the involvement of the right occipital face area in face-identity acquisition Neuroimage 148:212-218.


Hermann P, Grotheer M, Kovács G, Vidnyánszky Z (2016) The relationship between repetition suppression and face perception. Brain Imaging and Behav. Aug 15.

Gall, C., Schmidt, S., Schittkowski, M. P., Antal, A., Ambrus, G. G., Paulus, W., ... & Lux, A. (2016). Alternating current stimulation for vision restoration after optic nerve damage: A randomized clinical trial. PloS one, 11(6), e0156134.

Grotheer, M., Ambrus, G. G., & Kovács, G. (2016). Causal evidence of the involvement of the number form area in the visual detection of numbers and letters. NeuroImage, 132, 314-319.

Ambrus, G. G., Chaieb, L., Stilling, R., Rothkegel, H., Antal, A., & Paulus, W. (2016). Monitoring transcranial direct current stimulation induced changes in cortical excitability during the serial reaction time task. Neuroscience letters, 616, 98-104.

Amado C, Kovács G (2016) Does surprise enhancement or repetition suppression explains visual mismatch negativity? Eur. J. Neurosci. 43: 1590-1600

Kovács G, Schweinberger SR (2016) Repetition suppression- an integrative view. Cortex.

Amado, C, Hermann P, Kovács P, Grotheer M, Vidnyánszky Z, Kovács G (2016) The contribution of surprise to the prediction based modulation of fMRI responses. Neuropsychologia 84: 10-112

Grotheer M, Karl-Heinz Herrmann, Kovács G (2016) Neuroimaging evidences of a bilateral representation for visually presented numbers. J. Neuroscience 36: 88-97.
Grotheer M, Kovács G (2016) Can predictive coding explain repetition suppression Cortex Jan19


Vakli P, Németh K, Zimmer M, Kovács G. (2015) The electrophysiological correlates of integrated face and body-part perception. Q. J. Exp. Psychol. 10: 1-36

Zimmer M, Zbant A, Németh K, Kovács G (2015) Adaptation duration dissociates category-, image and person specific processes on face evoked event-related potentials Frontiers in Psychol Dec22, 6: 1945.

Grotheer M, Kovács G (2015) The relationship between stimulus repetitions and fulfilled expectations. Neuropsychologia. 67: 175-182


akli P, Németh K, Zimmer M, Kovács G. (2014) The face evoked steady-state visual potentials are sensitive to the orientation, viewpoint, expression and configuration of the stimuli Int. J. Psychophys . 94:336-350.

Kovács G, Vogels R. When does repetition suppression depend on repetition probability? Front. Hum Neurosci. 8. September 2014, Article 685.

Grotheer M, Hermann P, Vidnyánszky Z and Kovács G (2014) Repetition probability effects for inverted faces Neuroimage 102:416-423.

Zaske R, Volberg G, Kovács G, Schweinberger SR (2014) Electrophysiological correlates of voice learning and recognition. J. Neuroscience. 33: 10821-10831.

Németh K, Zimmer M, Schweinberger SR, Vakli P, Kovács G (2014) The background of reduced face specificity of N170 in congenital prosopagnosia. PLOS ONE.Jul 1, 9(7).

Vakli P, Németh K, Zimmer M, Schweinberger S, Kovács G (2014) Altering second-order configurations reduces the adaptation effects on early face-sensitive event-related potential components. Front. Hum. Neurosci.

Németh K, Kovács P, Vakli P, Kovács G, Zimmer M Phase noise reveals early category-specific modulation of the event-related potentials Front. Psychol. 2014 April 24

Walther C, Schweinberger SR, Kovács G (2014) Decision dependent aftereffects for faces Vision Res. 100: 47-55.

Grotheer M and Kovács G (2014) Repetition probability effects depend on prior experiences. J. Neuroscience 34:6640-6646.

Németh K, Zimmer M, Nagy K, Bankó É, Vidnyánszky Z, Vakli P, Kovács G (2014) Altered BOLD response within the core face-processing network in congenital prosopagnosia. Clin. Neurosci.