Dr. Géza Gergely Ambrus

Post-doctoral researcher
Institute of Psychology
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Leutragraben 1, 07743 Jena, Germany
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Lab head - TMS Laboratory

Mentor for the FSU Honours Programme for Future Researchers

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Research Interests:

I investigate the processes by which an unfamiliar person becomes familiar, and what behavioural and neuronal changes accompany this transition. To study how an internal representation of a person is created in the human brain, we use a range of neuroimaging and brain stimulation methods.

Recent publications

Dalski, A., Kovács, G., Ambrus, G. G. (2021, in press). Evidence for a general neural signature of face familiarity. Cerebral Cortex.

Vékony, T., Ambrus, G. G., Janacsek, K., Németh, D. (2021, in press). Cautious or causal? Key implicit sequence learning paradigms should not be overlooked when assessing the role of DLPFC (Commentary on Prutean et al.) Cortex.

Stecher, R., Muukkonen, I., Salmela, V., Rostalski, S.M., Ambrus, G. G., Kovács, G., Prolonged and distributed processing of facial identity in the human brain. (Preprint)

Sperl, L., Ruttloff, J. M., Ambrus, G. G., Kaufmann, M. J., Cañal-Bruland, R., Schweinberger, R. S. (2021, in press). Effects of motor restrictions on preparatory brain activity. Experimental Brain Research, 239, 3189–3203.

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,

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.

Sperl, L., Ambrus, G. G., Kaufmann, M. J., Schweinberger, R. S., Cañal-Bruland, R. (2021). Electrophysiological correlates underlying interference control in motor tasks. Biological Psychology, 163, 108138.

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.

Eick, C. M., Kovács, G., Rostalski, S. M., Röhrig, L., Ambrus, G. G. (2020). The occipital face area is causally involved in identity-related visual-semantic associations. Brain Structure and Function, 225, 1483–1493.

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.

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.

Ambrus G. G., Dotzer M., Schweinberger S. R,, Kovács G. (2017). The occipital face area is causally involved in the formation of identity-specific face representations. Brain Structure and Function, 84:105–116.

Ambrus, G. G., Windel, F., Burton, A. M., & Kovács, G. (2017). Causal evidence of the involvement of the right occipital face area in face-identity acquisition. NeuroImage, 148, 212-218.

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.

Janacsek, K., Ambrus, G. G., Paulus, W., Antal, A., & Nemeth, D. (2015). Right hemisphere advantage in statistical learning: evidence from a probabilistic sequence learning task. Brain Stimulation, 8(2), 277-282.