Bálint File

Name: Bálint File, Ph.D.
Position: Research Fellow
Address: Dept. of Computational Sciences,
Wigner Research Centre for Physics,
Konkoly-Thege M. út 29-33,
Budapest, H-1121, Hungary
Office: KFKI Campus, Building 6, Floor 2, Room 6.
E-mail: somogyvari.zoltan at wigner dot hu
Phone: +36 1 392 2222 x1238
Fax: +36 1 392 2742


2015 – 2020       PhD, Information Science PPCU, Budapest, Hungary

2013 – 2015       MSc, Info-Bionics Engineering PPCU, Budapest, Hungary

2009 – 2013       BSc, Molecular Bionics PPCU, Budapest, Hungary


2022 – Consultant Alkahest, Inc., San Carlos, California, USA

2020 – Research Fellow Wigner RCP, TNCS Group, Budapest, Hungary

2020 – 2021       Research Fellow RCNS, Ulbert’s Lab, Budapest, Hungary

2018 – 2020       Junior Research Fellow Wigner RCP, TNCS Group, Budapest, Hungary

2018 – 2020       Junior Research Fellow RCNS, Ulbert’s Lab, Budapest, Hungary

2013 – 2016       Trainee RCNS, Márk Molnár’s Lab, Budapest, Hungary


2020      New National Excellence Program, grantor: Hungarian Ministry

2020      Publication award, grantor: PPCU

2018 – 2019       New National Excellence Program, grantor: Hungarian Ministry

2019      Publication award, grantor: PPCU

2019      Presentation award, 3rd place, psychology section grantor: Hungarian Association of PhD Students Conference

2014 oct.            Short travel grant at Claudio Babiloni’s lab, Rome, Italy grantor: Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Ungaria Budapest

2014 sept-dec    Erasmus Internship Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, grantor: European Community


2020-2021           COVIDEA start-up and idea grant title: “Improving coronavirus-related communication”, grantor: NKFIH


2018 –  Web-mining, Practices and lectures in English, at PPCU

2018 – 2015       Fundamentals of mathematics, Practices in Hungarian, at PPCU

2018 – 2015       Electrophysiology, Practices in English, at PPCU


2020      “Comparison of epileptic networks during resting state and electrical stimulation”, Adrián Szemenyei, BSc, PPCU

2017      “Comparison of EEG source localization techniques”, Dorottya Szász, BSc, PPCU


Hungarian           fluent

English                 fluent

Italian                   beginner


MATLAB               expert

R                            intermediate

Python                 beginner


Reviews for journals      International Journal of Neural Systems

Memberships    Hungarian Neuroscience Community

Symposium organization             „Discovering “causal” interactions in brain networks: Historical and Methodological perspectives.” (2020), NEURONUS, IBRO-IRUN Forum Krakow, Poland


Structure and dynamics of mental representation networks [3,5,7], EEG time signal analysis [4,6,9], drinkometer time signal analysis [1,2], functional brain network analysis [4,8,9]


Scholar link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ipWqPpsAAAAJ

Cumulative Impact Factor: 61

Number of Citations: 297

H-index: 8

[1]          Serra, M*., File, B.*, Alceste, D., Raguz, I., Gero, D., Thalheimer, A., Widmer, J., Ismaeil, A., Steinert, R. E., & Spector, A. C. (2022). Burst-pause criterion derivation for drinkometer measurements of ingestive behavior. MethodsX, 101726.

[2]          Gero, D., File, B., Alceste, D., Frick, L. D., Serra, M., Ismaeil, A. E. M., Steinert, R. E., Spector, A. C., & Bueter, M. (2021). Microstructural changes in human ingestive behavior after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass during liquid meals. JCI Insight, 6(15).

[3]          Gero, D.,* File, B.*, Hinrichs, N., Mueller, M., Ulbert, I., Somogyvári, Z., & Bueter, M. (2020). Mental and emotional representations of “weight loss”: free-word association networks in members of bariatric surgery-related social media communities. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 16(9), 1312–1320.

[4]          File, B.*, Nánási, T.*, Tóth, E., Bokodi, V., Tóth, B., Hajnal, B., Kardos, Z., Entz, L., Erőss, L., & Ulbert, I. (2020). Reorganization of Large-Scale Functional Networks During Low-Frequency Electrical Stimulation of the Cortical Surface. International Journal of Neural Systems, 30(03), 1950022.

[5]          File, B., Keczer, Z., Vancsó, A., Bőthe, B., Tóth-Király, I., Hunyadi, M., Ujhelyi, A., Ulbert, I., Góth, J., & Orosz, G. (2019). Emergence of polarized opinions from free association networks. Behavior Research Methods, 51(1), 280–294.

[6]          File, D., File, B., Bodnár, F., Sulykos, I., Kecskés-Kovács, K., & Czigler, I. (2017). Visual mismatch negativity (vMMN) for low-and high-level deviances: A control study. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 79(7), 2153–2170.

[7]          Keczer, Z., File, B., Orosz, G., & Zimbardo, P. G. (2016). Social representations of hero and everyday hero: A network study from representative samples. PloS One, 11(8), e0159354.

[8]          File, B., Klimaj, Z., Somogyvári, Z., Kozák, L. R., Gyebnár, G., Tóth, B., … & Molnár, M. (2016). Age-related changes of the representative modular structure in the brain. In 2016 International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in Neuroimaging (PRNI) (pp. 1-4). IEEE.

[9]          Tóth, B., File, B., Boha, R., Kardos, Z., Hidasi, Z., Gaál, Z. A., Csibri, É., Salacz, P., Stam, C. J., & Molnár, M. (2014). EEG network connectivity changes in mild cognitive impairment—Preliminary results. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 92(1), 1–7.


2020      Neuronus-IBRO, Krakow, Poland

2019      Text Analytics for Health: Applications and Implications, Zürich, Switzerland

2019      13th Annual International Conference on Psychology, Athens, Greece

2018      Singapore Conference on Applied Psychology, Singapore

2016      Neuronus-IBRO & IRUN Neuroscience Forum, Krakow, Poland