Marek Wypych, PhD, DSc

Principal Investigator


I am cognitive neuroscientist with interdisciplinary background (former mathematician and animal electrophysiologist). I work in LOBI since 2013. Besides my own research I have supported many neuroimaging projects conducted in the Laboratory.


I am interested in psychological and neural mechanisms underlying self-regulation disfunctions. In my research I focus on the most common non-clinical self-regulation disfunction: procrastination. Currently I realize project researching the effectiveness and neurobehavioral mechanisms of cognitive-behavioral therapy targeting procrastination.


Przetacka J, Droździel D, Michałowski JM, Wypych M, (2021) Self-regulation and learning from failures: Probabilistic reversal learning task reveals lower flexibility persisting after punishment in procrastinators  J. Exp. Psychol. General 151(8), 1942–1955 doi: 10.1037/xge0001161

Wypych M, Potenza M (2021) Impaired Learning From Errors and Punishments and Maladaptive Avoidance—General Mechanisms Underlying Self-Regulation Disorders?  Front. Psychiatry 11:609874. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.609874

Wypych M, Michałowski JM, Droździel D, Borczykowska M, Szczepanik M, Marchewka A (2012)  Attenuated brain activity during error processing and punishment anticipation in procrastination–a monetary Go/No-go fMRI study.  Sci Rep 9, 11492 (2019).

Wypych M, Matuszewski J, Dragan WŁ  (2012)  Roles of impulsivity, motivation, and emotion regulation in procrastination–path analysis and comparison between students and non-students. Front. Psychol. 9:891. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00891

Michałowski JM, Koziejowski W, Droździel D, Harciarek M, Wypych M (2012)  Error processing deficits in academic procrastinators anticipating monetary punishment in a go/no-go study.  Pers. Individ. Dif. 117, 198–204 (2017)

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.

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

Wypych M, Nagy A, Mochol G, Foik A, Benedek G, Waleszczyk WJ (2014) Spectral characteristics of phase sensitivity and discharge rate of neurons in the ascending tectofugal visual system. PLoS One 2014, 8:  e103557.

Wypych M, Wang C, Nagy A, Benedek G, Dreher B, Waleszczyk WJ (2012) Standardized F1 - a consistent measure of strength of modulation of visual responses to sine-wave drifting gratings. Vision Res 72: 14–33.

Wypych M, Kublik E, Wojdyłło P, Wróbel A (2003) Sorting functional classes of evoked potentials by waveletsNeuroinformatics 1 (2), 193-202


National Science Centre:

since 2022: Treating procrastination - effectiveness and neurobehavioral mechanisms of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Working Time Restriction (2021/43/B/HS6/02024)

2015-2019: Neural Correlates of Procrastination (2014/13/D/HS6/03015)