Iwona ADAMASKA (doktorantka),
Maria BRZYSKA, Monika LEWANDOWSKA (doktorantka),
Justyna MĘDYGRAŁ (doktorantka),
Aneta SZYMASZEK (doktorantka),
Joanna SADOWSKA (technician),
Katarzyna TRZEŚNIEWSKA, Andrzej SZCZEPANKIEWICZ (technician),
concern neurophysiology and neuropsychology of cognition in
human and animal models in norm and pathology. Human studies
are focused on temporal aspects of information processing,
learning, language, memory and attention. Research involves
normal subjects (children and adults, including
Centenarians), patients showing different neurodegenerative
diseases (stroke, focal brain damage, dementia, Alzheimer
disease), cochlear implant users, as well as children who
show various speech and/or language disorders, e.g. aphasia,
deafness, stuttering, infantile autism. Animal studies
are focused on neural substrates of learning, memory,
auditory perception, cognitive coordination and cognitive
Current research activities
the Laboratory is involved in neuropsychological basis of
human and animal cognition. In human studies both behavioral
and neuroimaging methods (fMRI) are devoted to temporal
aspects of information processing, language, hemispheric
asymmetry, normal chronological aging, neurodegeneration.
Animal studies are focused on neural basis of memory in
different strains of rats. A close cooperation with
neurological clinics allows for studies on cognitive
abilities in patients with brain damage, aphasia, hearing
deficits as well as neurodevelopmental or neurodegenerative
diseases. The studies are combined with behavioral,
electrophysiological, fMRI, molecular, pharmacological,
neuroanatomical and lesion techniques.
aspects of information processing in norm and pathology;
therapy in different language disorders: aphasia, stuttering, infantile
autism, hearing deficits;
neuropsychology of language restitution;
deficits in infantile autism;
neuropsychology of normal chronological aging, longevity and
neuropsychological assessment of early stages of Alzheimer disease;
of learning, spatial and recognition memory in rats;
behavioral studies on memory in different strains of rats and different
of auditory recognition memory and auditory processing in rats.
Lewandowska M., Bekisz M., Szymaszek A., Szymaszek A., Wróbel A., Szeląg E. (2008) Towards electophysiological correlates of auditory perception of temporal order. Neurosci. Letters (in press)
Wesierska M., Klinowska H.D., Adamska I., Fresko I., Sadowska J., Albrecht J. (2006) Cognitive flexibility but not cognitive coordination is affected in rats with toxic liver failure. Behav. Brain Res. 171:70-77.
Szymaszek A., Szeląg, E., Śliwowska M. (2006)Auditory perception of temporal order in humans: the effect of age, gender, listener practice and stimulus presentation mode. Neurosci. Lett. 403:190-194.
Kowalska J., Szeląg E. (2006) The effect of congenital deafness on the duration judgement. J. Child Psychol. Psychiatry 47: 946-953.
Wesierska M., Dockery C., Fenton A.A. (2005) Beyond memory, navigation and inhibition: Behavioral evidence for hippocampus-dependent cognitive coordination in the rat. J. Neurosci. 25:2413-2419.