news


Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship Awarded to Dr Herman!

Dr Aleksandra Herman from Lobi received a prestigious MSCActions Postdoctoral Fellowship!

She will be conducting her project: "PAInful Decisions - How chronic pain affects daily decision-making" at the University of South Australia working with Professor Tasha Stanton and at the Nencki Institute working with Professor Artur Marchewka.

Congratulations ­čĹĆ­čĆ╝ #MSCA

Scanner upgrade planned for summer break

We've recently acquired financial support to upgrade our scanner to the best hardware available for 3T systems (public tender). We want to perform the work during a summer break from July 15th to 31 August. We kindly ask for Your patience during the pause and we will be happy to introduce the new features as soon as possible. In case of any doubts please feel free to contact the MRI Engineer - Bartosz Kossowski.

Dr Marek Wypych on air!

New podcast about procrastination with dr Marek Wypych from LOBI and dr Joachim Kowalski from Experimental Psychopathology Lab.

25. Science Festival

As a part of 25. Science Festival, three researchers from LOBI gave talks about their research. You can find the recordings from these talks under the links below (the talks are available in Polish only).

dr Marek Wypych:
ÔÇ×Co wiemy o odwlekaniu spraw i czy badania m├│zgu pozwol─ů opracowa─ç metody radzenia z prokrastynacj─ů?ÔÇŁ

dr hab. Maciej Juryńczyk:
ÔÇ×Rezonans magnetyczny ÔÇô okno do wn─Ötrza m├│zgu dotkni─Ötego chorob─ůÔÇŁ

mgr Michał Szczepanik:
ÔÇ×Technologie wielkie i ma┼ée w r─Ökach badaczy ludzkiego m├│zguÔÇŁ

New publication!

New publication from LOBI. Molendowska M., Matuszewski J....and Marchewka A. Temporal Dynamics of Brain White Matter Plasticity in Sighted Subjects during Tactile Braille Learning: A Longitudinal Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study. Throughout the lifetime the human brain is shaped by various experiences. Training-induced reorganization in white matter (WM) microstructure has been reported, but we know little about its temporal dynamics. To fill this gap, we scanned sighted subjects five times during tactile braille reading training. We observed different dynamics of WM plasticity in the somatosensory and visual cortices implicated in braille reading. The former showed a continuous increase in WM tissue anisotropy along with tactile training, while microstructural changes in the latter were observed only after the participants learned to read braille words. Our results confirm the supplyÔÇôdemand model of brain plasticity and provide evidence that WM reorganization depends on distinct computational demands and functional roles of regions involved in the trained skill.

We are happy to welcome Kalina Burnat and her team in LOBI

After great years at the Neuroplasticity Lab with Profesor Małgosia Kossut team, Kalina is moving her research from animal models of visual neuroplasticity to human clinical research and MRI environment at LOBI. In her team, Anna Kozak is involved in DTI analysis of neuroplasticity events upon retinal injury. Together with Marco Ninghetto they evaluated our novel acuity task based on motion perception (Kozak et al., 2021). Thanks to National Science Centre funding in consortium with Professor Jacek Szaflik, director of one of the major ophthalmological hospitals in Warsaw, Poland (Samodzielny Publiczny Kliniczny Szpital Okulistyczny), we explore the cortical reorganization triggered by retinal degenerations, Retinitis Pigmentosa and Stargardt disease.

Polish Returns Programme at the Nencki Institute

Dr Maciej Jurynczyk has obtained funding from the Polish Returns programme of the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange to create a research group in the Laboratory of Brain Imaging at the Nencki Institute. His research project will aim at developing novel methods of magnetic resonance imaging to improve the diagnosis in patients with atypical forms of CNS demyelination. These patients are often challenging to diagnose while optimal diagnosis is essential as it allows to choose appropriate treatment and prevent long-term disability. Dr Jurynczyk will be able to use his several year research experience obtained in Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford where he was involved in a number of pioneer studies aimed at optimising methods of differential diagnosis between multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica and MOG-antibody associated disease.

Doctoral Candidates awarded with the ETIUDA grant.

Congratulations to Maria Kulesza and Jan Szczypiński, who were awarded with the ETIUDA grant sponsored by National Science Center!

The National Science Centre has announced the results of the GRIEG competition for research projects implemented jointly by research teams from Poland and Norway

One of the beneficiaries of the competition is Artur Marchewka. The project, entitled "Understanding patterns of emotional responses to climate change and their relation to mental health and climate action taking" aims to fill the gap in knowledge about emotions caused by climate change and their impact on mental health and pro-ecological behaviour. The project will be implemented in cooperation with Prof. Christian Andreas Kloecker from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Dr Jarosław Michałowski from the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities.

www.ncn.gov.pl/aktualnosci/2020-04-27-wyniki-konkursu-grieg?language=en

Dr Małgorzata Wierzba

17 stycznia 2020 nasza kole┼╝anka Ma┼égorzata Wierzba uzyska┼éa stopie┼ä naukowy DOKTORa! Dr Wierzba sw├│j sta┼╝ podoktorski odb─Ödzie w Forschungszentrum J├╝lich, Institut f├╝r Neurowissenschaften und Medizin (INM-7) w zespole Psychoinformatics, pod kierunkiem Prof. Dr. Michael'a Hanke. Serdeczne gratulacje i podzi─Ökowania dla recenzent├│w oraz licznie przyby┼éych go┼Ťci

Scientific awards of the Polish Academy of Sciences for the Nencki Institute

On 11 December 2019, in the Mirror Room of the Staszic Palace in Warsaw, the ceremony for awarding scientific prizes of the PAS Faculties and scholarships of the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences took place. The award of the II Faculty of Biological and Agricultural Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences went to the Scientific Team from the Nencki Institute: dr hab. Artur Marchewka, dr Katarzyna Siuda-Krzywicka, dr Katarzyna Jednoróg, dr Łukasz Bola (Nencki Institute/Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University), and dr hab. Marcin Szwed: "Research on inter-modal neuroplasticity, which proved the ability of the human adult brain to carry out plastic reorganisation on a large scale, finding the structural basis for this reorganisation and defining the principle governing inter-modal neuroplasticity.

New publication!

New publication from LOBI. Attenuated brain activity during error processing and punishment anticipation in procrastination ÔÇô a monetary Go/No-go fMRI study.  Marek Wypych and colleagues, using fMRI showed that people with high tendency to procrastinate have lower brain activity during error processing and punishment anticipation. These results suggest that impaired error processing may be related to difficulties in correction of faulty behaviors in procrastination.

New publication!

New publication from Laboratory of Language Neurobiology (LOLN) team in collaboration with LOBI:Reading and spelling skills are differentially related to phonological processing: behavioral and fMRI study. Congratulation to the whole team and the first author Agnieszka D─Öbska, Phd

Neurons in Action 2019

Neurons in Action 2019 is the 4th Nencki Symposium dedicated to plasticity of the nervous system. The symposium is a collaborative initiative of the research groups from the Institute. This year we will host scientists covering several themes we are fascinated by: neurobiology of spatial memory, emotions, addiction, social interactions, feeding, astrocytes, neuromuscular junctions and synaptic plasticity. NiA 2019 is aimed at PhD students, postdocs, older academics as well as all other fans of neurobiology. Our group is organizing one of the sessions: The riddle of human brain plasticity – from sensory deprivation to training (chair: Artur Marchewka) https://neuronsinaction.nencki.gov.pl

Gazeta Wyborcza about our research!

An article authored by dr Michał Bola about recent research on unconscious processing of faces has been published by Gazeta Wyborcza.

Michał Bola in a radio interview

Podcast here!

Michał Bola in a radio interview

Michał Bola in a TOK FM interview talks about recent research on unconscious face recognition.

Read about aplied research - Sentimenti

Sentimenti is the result of cooperation between linguistic engineering and artificial intelligence specialists that uses deep learning. Solutions implemented in our algorithms are based on the results of scientific research involving over 20.000 Poles. The syntactic-semantic analysis allows to distinguish language units and establish emotive meanings of not only the words used in any publication but also of phrases and the entire text.The emotional analysis includes 8 basic emotions and valence defined on two scales (polarization and stimulation) and can be applied to all words and meanings in Polish. The results of our analyzes, presented as a report, give you the way to decide which emotions are shown in the text, advertising, speech or can be associated with the author of the text.
https://sentimenti.com/

Procrastination talk by Marek Wypych, PhD

Watch it!

 

I donÔÇÖt see, but I recognize ÔÇô how the brain recognizes faces without consciousness

Are the brain mechanisms of face recognition so effective, that they can work, even without the participation of consciousness? Is our brain able to recognize the identity of a given face, even when we are not aware of having seen any face at all? Prof. Anna Nowicka, from Laboratory of Language Neurobiology, and dr. Micha┼é Bola, from Laboratory of Brain Imaging, with their collaborators: Micha┼é W├│jcik and Maria Nowicka, attempted to answer this question in a study published recently in the prestigious journal Psychological Science (M. W├│jcik, M. Nowicka, M. Bola, A. Nowicka. (2019). Unconscious detection of oneÔÇÖs own image. Psychological Science, 30(4): 471-480. https://doi.org/ 10.1177/0956797618822971). The project was funded by the National Science Centre.

The study using MEGA-PRESS single-voxel spectroscopy accepted for publication in Scientific Reports! Congratulation to the team and the leading author Bartosz Kossowski!

We used MEGA-PRESS single-voxel spectroscopy in two ROIs: left temporo-parietal and occipital cortex in 36 adults and 52 children, where half in each group had dyslexia. Dyslexics, on average, had significantly lower total N-acetylaspartate (tNAA) than controls in the occipital cortex. Adults compared to children were characterized by higher choline and creatine in both areas, higher tNAA in left temporo-parietal and lower glutamate in the visual cortex, reflecting maturational changes in cortical microstructure and metabolism. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-41473-x

ZAPROSZENIE NA SEMINARIUM NAUKOWE

Pracownia Obrazowania M├│zgu serdecznie zaprasza w dniu 13 listopada 2018 roku o g. 14:00 na Seminarium Naukowe: Wytyczne dotycz─ůce doboru barwy ┼Ťwiat┼éa w celu poprawy sprawno┼Ťci psychofizycznej cz┼éowieka o skrajnych chronotypach na podstawie bada┼ä fMRI Prezentuj─ů mgr in┼╝. Bartosz Kossowski oraz dr hab. Artur Marchewka, prof. IBD

LOBI got a new intern!

Marco Ninghetto is a student from ÔÇťBody and Mind sciencesÔÇŁ program at University of Turin (Italy). During his internship Marco will work with Lukasz Tanajewski from Kozminski University and Marek Wypych/Artur Marchewka.

Presentation at WoRLD: Workshop on Reading, Language and Deafness (San Sebastian, 2018)

Ania Banaszkiewicz presented data from 4 experiments conducted thanks to Harmonia project - https://www.bcbl.eu/events/world2018/en/conference/

Master Research Agreement signed

We proudly announce that representatives of Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAN - director prof. dr hab. Agnieszka Dobrzyń, and Siemens Healthineers - director Joanna Miłachowska have signed Master Research Agreement. The alliance concerns the use of magnetic resonance scanner for research projects being conducted in Laboratory of Brain Imaging, directed by dr hab. Artur Marchewka, prof. NIEB PAN.

First PhD degree in LOBI for Monika Riegel

On the 19th of June Monika Riegel has defended with honours her PhD thesis entitled ÔÇťNeuronal mechanisms of associative memory of emotionally-charged verbal material-behavioural and fMRI studyÔÇŁ. The supervisor of her thesis was prof. dr hab. Anna Grabowska, and the auxiliary supervisor was dr hab. Artur Marchewka, prof. IBD. This was officially accepted by the Scientific Commitee of the Nencki Institute on the 29th of June, 2018. We are proud of the first doctor who grew up in the Laboratory of Brain Imaging. Until the end of 2018 Monika stays in Geneva for a research project under the supervision of prof. Patrik Vuilleumier (Universit├ę de Gen├Ęve, Switzerland). In 2019 she starts her postdoc under the supervision of prof. Lila Davachi (Columbia University, NYC, US). ┬áAcknowledgements from Monika: I would like to thank all the people who contributed to this thesis, for their help and support. First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to my supervisors, for accepting me as a doctoral student, for having confidence in me, for being understanding and supportive, and for numerous fruitful discussions about research. Second, I would like to thank my wonderful colleagues from the Laboratory of Brain Imaging and the Laboratory of Psychophysiology, especially those who shared their precious skills and supported my research. Also, I would like to thank the supervisors of my internships who expressed their inspiring opinions on the present project: Prof. Patrik Vuilleumier and Dr. Maureen Ritchey. Working in LOBI was just so much fun! :)

Our recent work accepted for publication in Scientific Reports! Congratulation to the team and the leading author Małgorzata Wierzba!

M. Wierzba, M. Riegel, M. Wypych, K. Jednor├│g, A. Grabowska & A. Marchewka (2018) Cognitive control over memory ÔÇô individual differences in memory performance for emotional and neutral material. Scientific Reports, 8:3808. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-21857-1

Horos plugin for BIDS output

We are happy to release our new plugin for Horos DICOM browser. The plugin will make it easier for us (and other Horos users) to organise our imaging datasets according to the Brain Imaging Data Structure, an emerging standard in the field. Using BIDS is a way to ensure that the data remains accessible and usable by different researchers over time, and to simplify automated data analysis, enhancing reproducibility and efficiency. The plugin started out as a project worked on by Michał Szczepanik during the 2nd Coding Sprint organized by Stanford Center for Reproducible Neuroscience. We are very grateful to CRN for creating a collaborative and inspiring atmosphere during the event. Code and binaries are available at Michał's GitHub.

Polish Academy of Sciences Scholarship

We are proaud of Małgorzata Wierzba, who is one of 10 laureates of the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences Scholarship!!!

Loss of consciousness is related to hyper-correlated gamma-band activity in anesthetized macaques and sleeping humans - Congratulation to international team and the leading autor Michał Bola!

Loss of consciousness can result from a wide range of causes, including natural sleep and pharmacologically induced anesthesia. Important insights might thus come from identifying neuronal mechanisms of loss and re-emergence of consciousness independent of a specific manipulation. We conclude that hyper-correlated gamma-band activity might be a signature of loss of consciousness common across various manipulations and independent of behavioral responsiveness.

L'Oreal Program for Women and Science

On October 18th, 2017, a ceremony was held to award six talented women-scientists scholarships in the L'Oreal Program for Women and Science. Among the two winners in the category of doctoral theses was Monika Riegel from the Laboratory of Brain Imaging. Congratulations!!!

Metropolen in Osteuropa

LOBI got a new intern. Clara Kuper is a student from the Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience program at Freie Universitaet Berlin. She will spend one year in LOBI working in the project on neural changes during learning new language, supervised by dr hab. Artur Marchewka. For her stay with us, sheÔÇÖs funded by the grant ÔÇťMetropolen in OsteuropaÔÇŁ.

LOBI ma nowych doktorant├│w!

Od pa┼║dziernika do dru┼╝yny LOBI do┼é─ůczaj─ů Maria Kulesza i Jan Szczypi┼äski. Maria realizuje projekt dotycz─ůcy neuronalnych mechanizm├│w wp┼éywu treningu uwa┼╝no┼Ťci na osoby z depresj─ů (projekt realizowany we wsp├│┼épracy z Centralnym Instytutem Ochrony Pracy). Janek jest uczestnikiem projektu dotycz─ůcego neuronalnego pod┼éo┼╝a przest─Öpstw seksualnych (projekt realizowany we wsp├│┼épracy z Klinik─ů Psychiatryczn─ů Warszawskiego Uniwersytetu Medycznego). Maria, Janek ÔÇô witamy na pok┼éadzie!

Jerzy Konorski Award for the article Massive cortical reorganization in sighted Braille readers

The article Massive cortical reorganization in sighted Braille readers by Katarzyna Siuda-Krzywicka, Łukasz Bola, Małgorzata Paplińska, Ewa Sumera, Katarzyna Jednoróg, Artur Marchewka, Magdalena W. Śliwińska, Amir Amedi, Marcin Szwed, which appeared last year in Elife, 2016 Mar 15; 5:e10762. doi. 10.7554/eLife.10762 was awarded the prestigous Jerzy Konorski Award, funded by the Polish Society for the Research on the Nervous System and the Neurobiological Comitte of the Polish Academy of Science. Congratulations!

Can pornography be addictive? An fMRI study of men seeking treatment for problematic pornography use. Congratulation to international team and the leading autor Mateusz Gola.

Pornography consumption is highly prevalent, particularly among young adult males. For some individuals, problematic pornography use (PPU) is a reason for seeking treatment. Despite the pervasiveness of pornography, PPU appears under-investigated, including with respect to the underlying neural mechanisms. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), we examined ventral striatal responses to erotic and monetary stimuli, disentangling cue-related ÔÇśwantingÔÇÖ from reward-related ÔÇślikingÔÇÖ among 28 heterosexual males seeking treatment for PPU and 24 heterosexual males without PPU.

Laboratory of Brain Imaging at Stanford Center for Reproducible Neuroscience 2nd coding sprint

A project submitted by us is among thirteen projects accepted for the 2nd CRN Coding Sprint. During the sprint, Micha┼é Szczepanik will spend 5 days working on a plugin for OsiriX, an MRI image viewer. This yearÔÇÖs sprint focuses on applications related to BIDS, a standard of organizing multiple files created in neuroimaging experiments proposed by Stanford researchers in 2016. The standard aims to facilitate data sharing and creation of standardized applications for data analysis.

Task-specific reorganization of the auditory cortex in deaf humans - Bola Ł, Zimmermann M, Mostowski P, Jednoróg K, Marchewka A, Rutkowski P, Szwed M. - Our recent work accepted in PNAS - chapeau!

What principles govern large-scale reorganization of the brain? In the blind, several visual regions preserve their task specificity but switch to tactile or auditory input. It remains open whether this type of reorganization is unique to the visual cortex or is a general mechanism in the brain. Here we asked deaf and hearing adults to discriminate between temporally complex sequences of stimuli during an fMRI experiment. We show that the same auditory regions were activated when deaf subjects performed the visual version of the task and when hearing subjects performed the auditory version of the task. Thus, switching sensory input while preserving the task specificity of recruited areas might be a general principle that guides cortical reorganization in the brain.

Prof. Andreas Olsson (Emotion Lab at Karolinska Institutet) visited LOBI in January 2017

"Observational fear and safety learning in humans" - Learning the predictive value of cues through observing the responses of a conspecific (demonstrator) is common across species. This social, indirect, means of acquiring information might be especially advantageous in potentially dangerous environments. In contrast to learning through direct experiences, relatively little is known about the principles governing observational learning. I will present behavioral and physiological (fMRI) research examining human observational learning about events that are threatening (fear learning) and no longer threatening (safety learning).

Multi-parameter machine learning approach to the neuroanatomical basis of developmental dyslexia.

Płoński P, Gradowski W, Altarelli I, Monzalvo K, van Ermingen-Marbach M, Grande M, Heim S, Marchewka A, Bogorodzki P, Ramus F, Jednoróg K. Our recent work accepted in HBM! Congratulation to international team and the leading autor Katarzyna Jednoróg. Well done!!!

Małgosia Wordecha obtained her Master's degree!

This week also Małgosia Wordecha defended her Master's thesis entitled 'Patterns of brain activity during Rule Application and Rule Discovery tasks'. Her project was conducted in LOBI under supervision of prof. dr hab. Tytus Sosnowski (Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw Department of Psychophysiology). Congratulations!

Michał Bola obtained the Minister of Science and Higher Education Stipend for Distinguished Young Researcher. Well done!!!

Minister Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wy┼╝szego przyzna┼é stypendia m┼éodym wybitnym naukowcom, prowadz─ůcym wysokiej jako┼Ťci badania i posiadaj─ůcym bogaty dorobek naukowy w skali mi─Ödzynarodowej. W XI edycji konkursu otrzyma je 168 wybitnych m┼éodych naukowc├│w. W konkursie na stypendia dla wybitnych m┼éodych naukowc├│w rozpatrzono 1137 wniosk├│w.

Michał Szczepanik defended his Master thesis!

Micha┼é defended his thesis "How spontaneous brain activity is modulated by emotional movies ÔÇô resting state fMRI data analysis". His study was conducted in LOBI under the supervision of Piotr Durka, PhD, Prof. (Biomedical Physics Division Institute of Experimental Physics Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw) and Artur Marchewka (LOBI) CONGRATULATION!

Resting State Functional Brain Imaging ÔÇô Past & Present. LOBI - 26 wrze┼Ťnia 2016

Prof. Bharat Biswal - Department of Biomedical Engineering,NJIT and Department of Radiology, New Jersey Medical School Although long a condition of interest spanning the gamut of neuroimaging modalities, study of the ÔÇťnullÔÇŁ, ÔÇťfixationÔÇŁ or ÔÇťrestingÔÇŁ state has recently flourished. The fMRI community, in particular, has zealously embraced resting state approaches to mapping brain organization and function. Now, having demonstrated its utility for charting the large-scale functional architecture of the brain, and potential for the identification of biomarkers for clinical conditions, the field is returning to fundamental questions regarding the significance and validity of resting state (intrinsic brain) phenomena. Here, we discuss these challenges, and outline current developments.

What is the effect of basic emotions on directed forgetting? Investigating the role of basic emotions in memory.

After a long battle our work on Directed Forgetting and Basic Emotions is published. This is very important study showing that disgust have a special salience in memory relative to other negative emotions, which cannot be put down to differences in arousal or valence. Congratulation to the team!!! Marchewka A, Wypych M, Michałowski JM, Sińczuk M, Wordecha M, Jednoróg K and Nowicka A. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 10:378. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00378

Congratulations to Micha┼é Bola, who was awarded the ÔÇ×Iuventus PlusÔÇŁ research grant from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

http://www.nauka.gov.pl/aktualnosci-ministerstwo/v-edycja-iuventus-plus-rozstrzygnieta.html

Social and nonsocial affective processing in schizophrenia ÔÇô An ERP study

Okruszek Ł., Wichniak A., Jarkiewicz M., Schudy A., Gola M., Jednoróg K., Marchewka A., Łojek E. ERPs study with NAPS published! Congratulation to the team and the leading author Łukasz Okruszek. Well done!

Braille in the Sighted: Teaching Tactile Reading to Sighted Adults

Łukasz Bola, Katarzyna Siuda-Krzywicka, Małgorzata Paplińska, Ewa Sumera, Paweł Hańczur, Marcin Szwed. Excellent behavioral study published by Szwed lab Congratulation for the team and the leading author Łukasz Bola affiliated student of LOBI

"THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE: PERSPECTIVES FROM SIGN LANGUAGE"

Prof. Karen Emmorey, our collaborator from the Sand Diego State University (HTTPS://SLHS.SDSU.EDU/LLCN/), will give a lecture at the Nencki Institute. The title of the talk is: "THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE: PERSPECTIVES FROM SIGN LANGUAGE" Lecture will be held on Friday, May 20th at 12 PM in the lecture room on the 1st floor (HTTP://EN.NENCKI.GOV.PL/VISITOR-INFORMATION). The talk will be simultaneously translated into Polish Sigh Language Polski J─Özyk Migowy (PJM). Collaboration supported by the National Science Center HARMONIA grant (014/14/M/HS6/00918): "Modality-general and modality-specific plastic changes when learning a second language"

Neural response patterns in spider, blood-injection-injury and social fearful individuals: new insights from a simultaneous EEG/ECGÔÇôfMRI study

Michalowski J.M., Matuszewski J., Dro┼║dziel D., Koziejowski W., Rynkiewicz A., Jednor├│g K., Marchewka A. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 2016, in press.

Congratulations to Monika Riegel, who was awarded a Preludium research grant from the National Science Centre Poland.

The funded project will concern the neuronal mechanisms of associative memory. Specifically, Monika will investigate how basic emotions and emotional congruency with facial context affect our ability to memorise and recall verbal content.

We are pleased to inform you that dr Michał Bola was awarded a START from the Foundation for Polish Science.

The stipend is awarded annually to young researchers who already made significant contributions to their fields. Congratulations!!!

The LOBI team participated in the Neuronus IBRO & IRUN Neuroscience Forum, which took place in Krak├│w 22-24.04.2016.

Michał Bola and Monika Riegel gave talks on the neuronal correlates of consciousness and the effect of emotional context on memory, respectively. Posters were presented by Monika Riegel, Małgorzata Wierzba, Łukasz Bola, Anna Banaszkiewicz, and Jacek Matuszewski. We are very proud that an award for the best talk went to Monika, while Łukasz won an award for the best poster presentation. Big congratulations

LOBI researchers Michał Bola and Marek Wypych took part in popular science program on Polish TV "Sonda 2"

Main topic of the program was artificial intelligence and Micha┼é and Marek appeared there as consciousness and brain research experts. The program (in Polish) can be watched here: here

Cognitive processing involves dynamic reorganization of the whole-brain networkÔÇÖs functional community structure - Manuscript accepted in The Journal of Neuroscience. Well done!

Bola M., Borchardt V. Journal of Neuroscience (2016, in press).

Neural basis of phonological awareness in beginning readers with familial risk of dyslexia - results from shallow orthography - Manuscript accepted in Neuroimage - Congratulation to the team!!!

Dębska A., Łuniewska M., Chyl K., Banaszkiewicz A., Żelechowska A., Wypych M., Marchewka A., Pugh K.R., Jednoróg K. Neuroimage (2016, in press).

Congratulation to Marcin Sinczuk for obtaining engineering degree.

Marcin during his internship in LOBI developed Preprocessing Universal Pipeline Assistant (PUPA) for SPM under supervision of Marek Wypych.

Massive cortical reorganization in sighted Braille readers - Congratulation to Kasia and Łukasz, the first equal authors & the team - well done!

Siuda-Krzywicka K.*, Bola Ł.*, Paplińska M., Sumera E., Jednoróg K., Marchewka A., Śliwińska M., Amedi A., Szwed M. eLife (2016, in press).

Effect of frustration on brain activation pattern in subjects with different temperament. Manuscript accepted - Congratulation to Marysia & the team!

Bierzynska M. et al., 2016, Frontiers in Psychology.

Effect of emotion on memory for words and their context. Review paper accepted - Congratulation to Monika & the team!

Riegel M., Wierzba M., Grabowska A., Jednor├│g K., Marchewka A. Effect of emotion on memory for words and their context. Journal of Comparative Neurology (2016, in press).

November 2015 - Michał Bola & Bartosz Kossowski obtained grants from National Science Center. Congratulation!

Czy neuronalne korelaty ┼Ťwiadomo┼Ťci s─ů niezale┼╝ne od modalno┼Ťci? Badanie aktywacji i interakcji w "globalnej przestrzeni roboczej" m├│zgu z wykorzystaniem EEG i fMRI -SONATA - dr Micha┼é Bola. Biochemiczne korelaty dysleksji rozwojowej - PRELUDIUM - mgr in┼╝. Bartosz Kossowski.

Sexual Arousability Inventory SAI-PL accepted - Congratulation to the team.

Gola M., Kowalewska E., Wierzba M., Wordecha W., Marchewka A. Polish adaptation of the Sexual Arousability Inventory SAI-PL and validation for males. Psychiatria (in press, 2015).

Welcome Ania & Jacek -New Phd students in LOBI.

Harmonia project.

Platforma Badań Mózgu

http:/pbm.pw.edu.pl

Welcome Micha┼é ÔÇô the lab's first postdoc!

Michał Bola

Press Release about NAWL

Press release on PAP website

NAPS ERO in press -Congratulation to Małgorzata and the Co-Authors.

Wierzba M., Riegel M., Pucz A., Le┼Ťniewska Z., Dragan W.┼ü., Gola M., Jednor├│g K. and Marchewka A. Erotic subset for the Nencki Affective Picture System (NAPS ERO): cross-sexual comparison study. Frontiers in Psychology (2015, in press).

LOBI & Collaborators fMRI study accepted - Congratulation to the team.

Jankowiak Siuda K., Rymarczyk K., Żurawski Ł., Jednoróg K. and Marchewka A.. Physical attractiveness and sex as modulatory factors of empathic brain responses to pain. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience (2015, in press).

New manuscript accepted for publication in Plos One- Congratulation to Małgorzata and the Co-Authors.

Wierzba M., Riegel M., Wypych M., Jednor├│g K., Turnau P., Grabowska A., Marchewka A. Basic emotions in the Nencki Affective Word List (NAWL BE): new method of classifying emotional stimuli.

NAPS BE accepted for publication in Behavior Research Methods - Congratulation to Monika and the team members!

Riegel M., Żurawski Ł., Wierzba M., Moslehi A., Klocek Ł., Horvat M., Grabowska A., Michalowski J. Jednoróg K., Marchewka A. Characterization of the Nencki Affective Picture System by discrete emotional categories (NAPS BE).

PhD opportunities in Nencki - 2 PhD positions at LOBI

http://studia.nencki.gov.pl/

Polish-Austrian co-operation project.

Katarzyna Jednor├│g received funding for mobility costs of bilateral Polish-Austrian co-operation project with Fabio Richlan (Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Salzburg, http://www.uni-salzburg.at/ccns/people/richlan) entitled "Longitudinal neuroimaging study of typical and atypical reading development in German and Polish" for the years 2015-2017.

LOBI at Neuronus 2015!

http://neuronusforum.pl/

Three-dimensional Grammar in the Brain: Dissociating the Neural Correlates of Natural Sign Language and Manually Coded Spoken Language. Accepted!

Jednoróg K., Bola Ł, Mostowski P., Szwed M., Boguszewski P., Marchewka A., Rutkowski P. Congratulation to the interdisciplinary team members.

February 2015 - Artur Marchewka obtained the HARMONIA grant. Congratulation!

ÔÇťModality-general and modality-specific plastic changes when learning a second languageÔÇŁ. This project will be conducted in cooperation with Prof. Bogdan Draganski - LREN, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Lausanne (http://www.unil.ch/lren/en/home.html) and Prof. Karen Emory from Laboratory for Language and Cognitive Neuroscience, San Diego State University (http://emmoreylab.sdsu.edu/director.php).

How reliable are grey matter disruptions in specific reading disability across multiple countries and languages? Insights from a large-scale voxel-based morphometry study. Accepted in HBM, 2015

Jednor├│g, K., Marchewka, A., Altarelli, I., Monzalvo, K., van Ermingen-Marbach, M., Grande, M., Grabowska A., Heim S., Ramus, F. Congratulation to Kasia and the team members.

Nencki Affective World List (NAWL) accepted for publication in Behavior Research Methods. Congratulation to Monika and the team members.

Riegel M., Wierzba M., Wypych M., ┼╗urawski ┼ü., Jednor├│g K., Grabowska A., Marchewka A. Nencki Affective Word List (NAWL): the cultural adaptation of the Berlin Affective Word List ÔÇô Reloaded (BAWL-R) for Polish. Behavior Research Methods (in press, 2015).

LOBI at the Brain Circuits for Positive Emotions - October 19-23, 2014 Centro Stefano Franscini, Monte Verità Ascona, Switzerland

http://www.unifr.ch/anatomy/emotions/bcpe/program/abstracts

Brainsight® Workshop 16.10.2014

TMS + Neuronavigation in LOBI