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Neurocognitive Research Center (NRC)

 

 

The Neurocognitive Research Center (NRC) researches various aspects of neuroplasticity of the brain. Scientists focus on neuroplasticity in populations exposed to behavior modifying variables, in particular significant cognitive functions. The modifications include factors that have a negative impact, such as depressive disorders, aging or substance abuse, or a positive influence, such as cognitive training.

The Center is affiliated with the Institute of Psychology, at SWPS University.

Research Teams

NRC includes five research teams:

  • PlasticityTeam – researches neurocognitive changes caused by different types of learning interventions, such as cognitive training, video games, etc.
  • WeedTeam – researches cognitive functioning in people who are occasionally using or are addicted to psychoactive substances, especially Cannabis.
  • GutTeam – researches the influence of the gut microbiome on cognitive, emotional and social function.
  • MoodTeam – researches changes in cognitive functions associated with variations in electric activity of the brain, in people suffering from mood disorders.
  • EEGTeam –develops methods of analyzing EEG signals. Mikołaj Magnuski, Head of the EEGTeam, specializes in the development of new methods of data analysis and provides computer programming support to the members of NCRC. He collaborates with Professor Erick Maris from the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, at Radboud University in the Netherlands. As part of the EEGTeam activity, NCRC conducts studies in collaboration with Dr. Ueli Rutishauser from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.

 

Research Team

 

258 Jakub traczyk

Assistant Professor

Aneta Brzezicka

Head of the Neurocognitive Research Center
psychologist


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258 Natalia Kowalczyk

Dr.

Natalia Kowalczyk

Head of the PlasticityTeam
psychologist

258 Katarzyna Kuc

Assistant Professor

Katarzyna Kuć

Head of the GutTeam
specializes in cognitive neuroscience

258 Alicja Binkowska

 

Alicja Bińkowska

Head of the WeedTeam
pursuing a doctorate in psychology at SWPS University

 

258 Aleksandra Kołodziej

 

Aleksandra Kołodziej

Head of the MoodTeam
pursuing a doctorate in psychology at SWPS University

258 Mikołaj Magnuski

Teaching Assistant

Mikołaj Magnuski

Head of the EEGTeam
psychologist, specializes in cognitive neuroscience

Location

SWPS University
Institute of Psychology
Chodakowska 19/31
03-815 Warsaw

Contact

Neurocognitive Research Center
Institute of Psychology
e-mail: ncrc@swps.edu.pl