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RESEARCH PROFILE


The research is focused on the neurophysiology and neuropsychology of cognition in human and animal models in norm and pathology. The studies are combined with psychological, neuropsychological, electrophysiological, fMRI, pharmacological, neuroanatomical and lesion techniques. The main topics of human studies are temporal aspects of information processing, time & timing, time perception, language, memory (with a special focus on real spatial memory), learning, attention and executive functions and are aimed at the development of innovative neurorehabilitation methods. Our research involve normal subjects (children and adults), patients suffering from various brain diseases (stroke, focal brain damage, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease), cochlear implant users, as well as children with various speech and/or language disorders, e.g. language learning impairment, aphasia, deafness, stuttering, infantile autism. Animal studies are focused on neural substrates of learning, short- and long-term memory and other cognitive processes, like cognitive coordination and flexibility in norm, and in pathological states in excitatory/inhibitory processes induced by, e.g., silver nanoparticles application.



CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES:


  1. neuropsychological and neuroanatomical basis of human and animal cognition;

  2. application of cognitive and physical training in enhancement of mental health in older adults;

  3. neuropsychology of normal chronological aging, longevity and neurodegeneration;

  4. development and validation of innovative neurorehabilitation program Dr Neuronowski®

  5. temporal aspects of information processing in norm and pathology;

  6. language representation in the brain, hemispheric asymmetry;

  7. cognitive abilities in patients with brain damage, aphasia, hearing deficits, as well as neurodevelopmental or neurodegenerative diseases;

  8. links between changing brain activity and cognitive skills across the human life span;

  9. effect of cognitive distractors on performance of real spatial memory task in dark conditions in human;

  10. factors modulating coordination and cognitive plasticity in the rat model;

  11. memory and cognitive processes with administration of silver nanoparticles in rats.