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Małgorzata GUT, Katarzyna JEDNORÓG (PhD student), Artur MARCHEWKA (PhD student), Anna NOWICKA, Krystyna RYMARCZYK, Iwona SZATKOWSKA, Paweł TACIKOWSKI (PhD student), Aleksandra ZASADA (technician)

Research profile

The research focuses on functional brain organization in man. Investigations are performed with Functional Magnetic Resonance imaging (fMRI), Event Related Potentials (ERPs), Voxel Based Morphometry (VBM) and Electromiography (EMG) methods.  Studies involve both healthy subjects and patients with brain dysfunction or neurological diseases. More information about laboratory on the web page

Current research activities

  • ERP study of self-recognition
  • fMRI study of emotional aspect of false memory (project conducted with Leibnitz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg)
  • Neural correlates of unconscious processing in neglect patients (project conducted with Medical Academy)
  • Brain correlates of dyslexia: behavioral and electrophysiological study of attention, magnocellular, phonological and cerebellar dysfunctions (project conducted with Institute fur Medizin, Julich)
  • Interactions between explicit and implicit memory systems: fMRI study of patients with temporal epilepsy (project conducted with Medical Academy )
  • EMG study of dynamic and static emotional expression 
  • Neural mechanisms underling intentional forgetting of neutral and emotional stimuli (project conducted with Leibnitz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg)
  • The effect of motivation on working memory: investigation of patients with orbitofrontal damage and fMRI study of healthy subjects
  • Neuroimaging of brain organization of motor function in consistent left-handers and left-handers switched to right-handedness  (project conducted in cooperation with Karolinska Institute and Jagiellonian University)
  • Sex-related differences in brain organization of prosody function: investigation of brain damaged patients

Selected publications

Marchewka A., Brechmann A., Nowicka A., Jednoróg K., Scheich H., Grabowska A. (2008) False recognition of emotional stimuli is lateralised in the brain: an fMRI study. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory

Szatkowska I., Szymańska O., Bojarski P., Grabowska A. (2007) Cognitive inhibition in patients with medial orbitofrontal damage. Experimental Brain Research 181(1): 109-115.

Rymarczyk K., Grabowska A. (2007) Sex differences in brain control of prosody. Neuropsychologia 45(5): 921-930.

Gut M., Urbanik A., Forsberg L., Binder M., Rymarczyk K., Sobiecka B., Kozub J., Grabowska A. (2007) Brain correlates of right-handedness. Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis 67: 43-51.

Nowicka A., Marchewka A., Szatkowska I. (2006) Lateralization of repetition effects in event-related potentials to words in left- and right-handed women. Neuroscience Letters 393: 150-154.

Biele C., Grabowska A. (2006) Sex differences in perception of emotion intensity in dynamic and static facial expressions. Experimental Brain Research 171(1): 1-6.

Szatkowska I., Szymańska O., Grabowska A. (2004) The role of the human ventromedial prefrontal cortex in memory for contextual information. Neuroscience Letters 364(2): 71-75.

Nowicka A., Szatkowska I. (2004) Memory-induced modulation of event-related potentials in frontal cortex of human subjects: a divided visual field study. Neuroscience Letters 359(3): 171-174.

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