RESEARCH GROUPS

Laboratory of Neurophysiology of Mind

Neurons are fundamental – structural and functional – blocks of the brain. Because of that our progress in understanding brain mechanisms stems from studying activity of these specialized cells. Unfortunately, possibilities to record activity of human neurons are extremely limited. This is a significant obstacle to our quest for understanding neuronal mechanisms undelaying cognitive processes unique to humans. In the laboratory we utilize a rare opportunity to record a single-neuron activity during surgical procedures when a direct access to the human brain is necessary for treatment. Those opportunities include implantations of Deep Brain Stimulation electrode in Parkinson’s subjects or invasive Epilepsy monitoring. We focus our work on higher cognitive functions, especially Working Memory that constitutes the basis of our mind. To fully understand interactions of recorded neuronal populations we use advanced computational techniques like machine learning or neuronal networks’ modeling. Finally, our intracranial research is always performed on subjects who need treatment, so we also test how brain pathologies impact cognition and cells’ activity with the hope to create more effective treatments.


GROUP MEMBERS & LAB STRUCTURE

Head of laboratory

Head

Jan Kamiński

PhD
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Researcher

Katarzyna Paluch

Researcher

Mikołaj Magnuski

Researcher

Władysław Średniawa

PhD student

Zuzanna Kubska

PhD student

Magdalena Szponar

Manager/technician

Olga Matysiak


PUBLICATIONS

Publications



RESEARCH GRANTS

Grants

  • 2019/34/E/HS6/00257 | Neuronal mechanisms of working memory: a combined single-neuron and network-level approach in humans.


RESEARCH PROJECTS

Projects



JOB OFFERS

Jobs

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