Maciej Gaca, M.Sc.
Ph.D. Student

About me:

Since 2019: PhD Studies - Laboratory of Brain Imaging, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology of Polish Academy of Sciences
Supervisor: Artur Marchewka, PhD
Project: "The time course of neuronal plasticity underlying learning in humans - a longitudinal neuroimaging study."

2014 - 2019: MSc in cognitive neuroscience - SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Supervisor: Aneta Brzezicka, PhD
Thesis: "Structural neuroplasticity induced by training in the form of a first-person shooter video game."
Main projects:

2011 - 2014: Latin American and Iberian Studies - University of Warsaw

Research interests:

  • Structural neuroplasticity induced by learning new skills (especially foreign languages)
  • Methodology and statistics
  • Programming (Python & R)
  • Machine learning

Selected publications:

Kowalczyk‐Grębska, N., Skorko, M., Dobrowolski, P., Kossowski, B., Myśliwiec, M., Hryniewicz, N., Gaca, M., Marchewka, A., Kossut, M. and Brzezicka, A. (2020). Lenticular nucleus volume predicts performance in real‐time strategy game: cross‐sectional and training approach using voxel‐based morphometry. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

Olszewska, A. M., Gaca, M., Herman, A. M., Jednoróg, K., & Marchewka, A. (2021). How musical training shapes the adult brain: predispositions and neuroplasticity. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 15, 204.

Binkowska, A., Jakubowska, N., Gaca, M., Galant, N., Piotrowska-Cyplik, A., & Brzezicka, A. (2021). Not just a pot: Visual episodic memory in cannabis users and polydrug cannabis users: ROC and ERP investigation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 15, 303.


National Science Center:

Speciality from my kitchen: Baba ghanoush