Curriculum vitae

Dr. habil. Róbert Bódizs, PhD –  Curriculum Vitae

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Personal data

Date of Birth: 29. 10. 1973.

Office Address: Semmelweis University, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, H-1089 Budapest, Nagyvárad tér 4., Hungary

Phone: +36 1 210 2930/ext. 56404, +36 1 210 2953

E-mail: bodizs [POINT] robert [AT] med [POINT] semmelweis-univ [POINT] hu

Education / Degrees

  • Habilitation – Medical Psychology 2014 – Semmelweis University, Faculty of General Medicine, Budapest, Hungary
  • Doctoral (PhD) degree 2002 – Semmelweis University Neuroscience Doctoral School, Budapest, Hungary
  • Psychologist 1997 – Babeş–Bolyai University, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Research interests

  • individual characteristics of sleep-EEG traits in neural activity patterns of the brain during sleep
  • sleep, cognition, development– associations/correlations and relationships between intelligence (cognitive functions) and sleep
  • dream research – psychological and electrophysiological characterization of dreaming
  • sleep and electrophysiology – the electrophysiology of the sleep-wake states

Professional experience

  • Sleep research– associations between sleep and cognition, modern EEG analysis procedures (National Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology – OPNI – Centre for Epilepsy, Semmelweis University, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, National Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology)
  • Teaching – Medical Psychology in Hungarian and English, PhD courses, special courses (Semmelweis University, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Gáspár Károli University)
  • Tutoring PhD and gradual students
  • Clinical work – ictal/interictal neuropsychological tests, long term video-EEG monitoring (National Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Budapest – Centre for Epilepsy)

Employment History

  • Semmelweis University, Institute of Behavioural Sciences – Senior research fellow since 2002
  • National Institute of Clinical Neurosciences – part time researcher since 2016
  • Péter Pázmány Catholic University, Department of General Psychology – 2013-2016 part time senior research fellow
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Cognitive Science– 2012 Senior research fellow
  • HAS-BME Cognitive Science Research Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences – 2009-2011: part time senior research fellow
  • National Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology,Budapest, Epilepsy Center – 1998-2002: psychologist

Research fellowships:

  • Hungarian Academy of Sciences – János Bolyai Research Fellowship – 2005-2008
  • Hungarian Ministry of Education – PhD fellowship – 1998-2001
  • Soros Foundation – Invisible College, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania – 1993-1994

Supervisor of Research Grants:

  • NKFI-ID: 128117 2018-2022: Sleep oscillations in the human cortex and thalamus
  • OTKA-K105367 2012—2014: Neurophysiological indicators of emotional and cognitive maturation of the human brain in the mirror of emerging and developing dreams in children
  • Bial Foundation Research Grant (55/10) 2011—2013: The developmental and psychophysiological emergence of dreams and nightmares
  • DreamScience Foundation & IASD grant 2009—2011: Dreaming style and cognitive performance: sleep and emotional information processing from a neuropsychological and quantitative EEG perspective
  • OTKA-T048927 2005 – 2007: A sleep physiological approach of the cognitive neuropsychological factors of autism
  • ETT-162/2003 2003 – 2005: Associations between cognitive performance & mood and the electrophysiological indicators of sleep
  • European Sleep Research Society – Sanofi-Synthelabo Grant 2002 – 2004: A parahippocampal electrocorticographic analysis of the transition from wakefulness to sleep: are REM features present?

Publication activity

  • Monographs: 2
  • Book chapters: 4
  • Book chapters in university text books: 5
  • Articles in scientific journals: 88
  • Hirsch-index: 25
  • Independent citations: 1468
  • Full list of publications: click here

Conference Organization

  • The V. Dubrovnik Conference on Cognitive Science: May 13-16, 2013, Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • The 1st International Conference on Sleep Spindling: May 12-14., 2016, Budapest
  • The 2nd International Conference on Sleep Spindling: May 24-26, 2018, Budapest


  • Member of the Editorial Board: Sleep Spindles & Cortical Up States (founder-editor-in-chief), BMC Neuroscience
  • Core member: Mental Health Sciences Doctoral School, Semmelweis University, Budapest
  • Member: EBRS – European Biological Rhythms Society

Awards received:

  • Merit Award 2018: Semmelweis University, Faculty of General Medicine
  • Merit Award 2014: Semmelweis University, Faculty of General Medicine
  • Semmelweis University’s Excellent Employee Award 2013: Semmelweis University
  • Merit Award 2012: Semmelweis University, Faculty of General Medicine
  • Research Grant Award 2009– DreamScience Foundation
  • Helgi Kristbjarnarson award 2004– European Sleep Research Society, Prague
  • Publication Award for PhD Students 2002National Association of PhD Students, Budapest


The full list of publication can be found in the data-base of MTMT. (click here)

Selected publications

Bódizs R, Kis A, Gácsi M, Topál J. Sleep in the dog: comparative, behavioral and translational relevance. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 33 pp.25-33, 9 p. (2020)

Sándor P, Szakadát S, Bódizs R. Ontogeny of dreaming: a review of empirical studies. SLEEP MEDICINE REVIEWS 18:(5) pp. 435-449. (2014).

Halász P, Bódizs R. Dynamic Structure of NREM Sleep London: Springer-Verlag London Ltd, 2013.

Bódizs R, Kis T, Lázár A S, Havrán L, Rigó P, Clemens Z, Halász P. Prediction of general mental ability based on neural oscillation measures of sleep. JOURNAL OF SLEEP RESEARCH 14:(3) pp. 285-292. (2005).

Bódizs R, Kántor S, Szabó G, Szûcs A, Erõss L, Halász P. Rhythmic hippocampal slow oscillation characterizes REM sleep in humans. HIPPOCAMPUS 11:(6) pp. 747-753. (2001).