Artur Marchewka, Phd, Associate Prof.
Laboratory Head
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About me:

I am a scientist with an interdisciplinary background in neuroimaging, neurobiology and psychology. I am leading LOBI since 2014.

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Research interests:

My main research interests are affective neuroscience, neuroscience of language, brain plasticity, and neuroimaging methodology. In latest years I developed the Nencki Affective Picture System (including subset of Erotic material) and Nencki Affective Word List. My team is also involved in aplied research Sentimenti aiming at analyze emotions in written texts.

My recent research is focused on brain plasticity. I do think that a lot remains to be discovered about how the adult brain changes in response to learning. When can we observe changes in brain function and structure while acquiring new skills? Are they irreversible or do they fade away when we do not use these skills? Is the time course of neuroplasticity similar for learning different skills? For complex skill learning do changes first occur at the level of sensorimotor cortex and later in more advanced higher order brain regions? What are the neuronal predispositions for learning a specific skill?

Selected publications:

Bola Ł., Matuszewski J., Szczepanik M., Droździel D., Sliwinska M.W., Paplińska M, Jednoróg K., Szwed M., Marchewka A. Functional hierarchy for tactile processing in the visual cortex of sighted adults. Neuroimage. 2019 Nov 15;202:116084. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116084.

M. Wierzba, M. Riegel, M. Wypych, K. Jednoróg, A. Grabowska & A. Marchewka Cognitive control over memory – individual differences in memory performance for emotional and neutral material
Scientific Reports volume 8, Article number: 3808 (2018)

Gola M., Wordecha M., Sescousse G., Lew-Starowicz M., Kossowski B., Wypych M., Makeig S., Potenza M.N., Marchewka A. Can pornography be addictive? An fMRI study of men seeking treatment for problematic pornography use Neuropsychopharmacology. 2017 Apr 14. doi: 10.1038/npp.2017.78.

Bola Ł, Zimmermann M, Mostowski P, Jednoróg K, Marchewka A, Rutkowski P, Szwed M. Task-specific reorganization of the auditory cortex in deaf humans PNAS January 9, 2017

Siuda-Krzywicka K.*, Bola Ł.*, Paplińska M., Sumera E., Jednoróg K., Marchewka A., Śliwińska M., Amedi A., Szwed M. Massive cortical reorganization in sighted Braille readers
eLife 2016;5:e10762. DOI: Published March 15, 2016

Riegel M., Wierzba M., Wypych M., Żurawski Ł., Jednoróg K., Grabowska A., Marchewka A. Nencki Affective Word List (NAWL): the cultural adaptation of the Berlin Affective Word List – Reloaded (BAWL-R). Behavior Research Methods, 2015, Volume 47, Issue 4, pp 1222-1236

Marchewka A, Żurawski L, Jednoróg K, Grabowska A. The Nencki Affective Picture System (NAPS). Introduction to a novel standardized wide range high quality realistic pictures database Behavior Research Methods, 46: 596-610, 2014

Marchewka A, Kherif F, Krueger G, Grabowska A, Frackowiak R, Draganski B. Influence of magnetic field strength and image registration strategy on voxel-based morphometry in a study of Alzheimer’s disease Human Brain Mapping, 35 (5): 1865-1874, 2014


National Science Centre, Foundation for Polish Science, Minister of Science and Higher Education, Scientific Exchange Programme NMS-CH, The National Centre for Research and Development

Speciality from my kitchen: beetroot carpaccio