Maciej Gaca, M.Sc.

Ph.D. Student


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


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


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.


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