Paweł Orłowski

PhD Student


I am a cognitive scientist currently engaged in neuroscientific research, with a focus on the emotional processing and self-awareness of experienced users of classic psychedelics. Previously, I conducted research on the neural correlates of consciousness, which culminated in the design and implementation of my own study, titled "Diversity of brain activity as a correlate of consciousness: An EEG/fMRI study using naturalistic stimuli." This research was funded by the Diamond Grant program of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in 2019.

My academic background is interdisciplinary, with an engineering degree in Biomedical Engineering, a Bachelor's degree in Cognitive Science, and a Master's degree in Bioethics.


My research interests lie at the intersection of philosophy and science, particularly in the area of exploring the neural correlates of consciousness. I am also interested in investigating the effects of psychoactive substances, with a particular focus on psychedelics, on human psychology. Additionally, I am interested in research on mystical experiences and their relationship to altered states of consciousness. Through my research, I hope to shed light on the complex interplay between the brain and the mind, ultimately advancing our understanding of human consciousness.


Orłowski, P., Bola, M. (2023). Sensory modality defines the relation between EEG Lempel–Ziv diversity and meaningfulness of a stimulus. Scientific Reports, 13(1), 3453.

Orłowski, P., Ruban, A., Szczypiński, J., Hobot, J., Bielecki, M., & Bola, M. (2022). Naturalistic use of psychedelics is related to emotional reactivity and self-consciousness: The mediating role of ego-dissolution and mystical experiences. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 36(8), 987-1000.

Bola, M., Orłowski, P., Baranowska, K., Schartner, M., & Marchewka, A. (2018). Informativeness of auditory stimuli does not affect EEG signal diversity. Frontiers in psychology, 9, 1820.