10th International Conference Aspects of Neuroscience

The conference was held on November 26-28, 2021 at the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw.
Three days of the Conference were packed with events of high meritorical value: seven plenary lectures of internationally recognized professors, dozens of very interesting short speeches given by PhD and Msc students and around sixty posters.

As always, the program condensed, unequivocally, the dynamic, challenges and relevant contribution of neuroscience research in the broader context of human health and pushing the boundaries of knowledge even further. Aspects of Neuroscience Organizing Committee aim was to give you opportunity to listen to some of the leading researchers of different aspects of neuroscience: Biological, Computational, Cognitive and Clinical.


Professor Lars Kai Hansen

Professor Michał Żochowski

Professor Hartwig R. Siebner

Professor Peter Achermann

Professor Karl Friston

PhD Agnieszka Grabska-Barwińska

Professor Rafał Bogacz



  • Jan Szczypiński – “Abnormal behavioral and neural responses in the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, during emotional interference on cognitive control in pedofilic sex offenders”
  • Agata Szlaga – “Ventral tegmental area-originating dopaminergic modulation of nucleus incertus to interpeduncular nucleus input – possible neuronal mechanism in control of novelty preference expression”


  • Agniesza Adamczyk – “Threat perception and regulation: Investigating the effect of evolutionary relevance”
  • Agata Wolna – “How second language use impacts speech production in the native language: an fMRI study using functional localizers”
  • Łucja Doradzińska – “Awareness, attention, and threats – exploring the limits of unconscious fear reaction”


  • Wiktor Rorot – “Modeling “spatial purport of perceptual experience”: egocentric space perception in a virtual environment”
  • Piotr Biegański – “A physicist’s view on the analysis of actigraphic bedtime data”


  • Gabriela Izowit – “Brain state-dependent responses of midbrain dopaminergic neurons to the aversive stimulus”
  • Dominik Kanigowski – “Learning-related changes in intrinsic excitability of GABAergic interneurons in the somatosensory cortex of mice”

  • Aleksandra Mielnicka – “Do neurons modulate exocytotic gliotransmission in astrocytes?”
  • Mateusz Kostecki – “The influence of the socially acquired information on the brain representation of space”



  • Alicja Szadziewska – „Non-invasive diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease – new approaches”
  • Izabela Chałatkiewicz, Marta Agnieszczak, Hanna Górecka, and Monika Tutaj – „Does N400 reflect the preserved consciousness? On language processing in disorders of consciousness patients.”
  • Hanna Nikanava – „Pharmacological treatment of migraine: mechanisms of action, efficacy and safety”
  • Adamus S., Draps M., Wierzba M., Gola M. – „Resting-state functional connectivity in heterosexual males with Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder”
  • Karolina Warzecha – „The conductor’s score – the genes of the biological clock”
  • Sandra Frycz – „Written in brain waves: using EEG to diagnose disorders of consciousness”
  • Paulina Zegarska – „Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – dysfunctions and therapeutic orientation”


  • Marta Chrustowicz, Łukasz Okruszek – „The impact of the transcranial current stimulation (tCS) over the right posterior superior temporal sulcus on neurophysiological markers of biological motion processing in patients with schizophrenia”
  • Aleksander Zębrowski, Laura Łępa, Wiktoria Jakubowska, Kinga Ciupińska, Marcin Koculak, Michał Wierzchoń, Michał Bola  – „Pre-stimulus alpha-band power predicts both subjective perceptual awareness and objective task accuracy”
  • Marcin Lewandowski, Monika Malon – „How subjective social status tricks our brains? An overview of neural, psychophysiological and behavioral evidence.”
  • Gregory Petrazzo – „Combination of Dasatinib and Quercetin improves cognitive abilities in aged Wistar Rats”
  • Emilia Kolada, Krzysztof Bielski, Mateusz Wilk, Sylwia Adamus, and Iwona Szatkowska – „Contribution of the centromedial and basolateral amygdala complexes to appetitive and aversive instrumental learning in humans.”
  • Ewa Wiwatowska, Jarosław M. Michałowski – „Feedback processing in procrastination”
  • Gabriela Front, Małgorzata Paczyńska and Gabriela Puchała – „How brain can benefit from green tea?”
  • Alba Casado – „Maintaining your native language when living abroad: an ERP study”
  • Weronika Surdej – „The dark and bright side of the blue light.”
  • Poczopko K., Yiwen Li H., Righetti G – „What the brain activity of cochlear implant users can tell us about our ability to localize the sound’s source in space? The role of prestimulus oscillatory brain activity with respect to sound localization performance in cochlear implant users”
  • Natalia Jakubowska – „Psychophysiological, but not behavioral, indicator of working memory capacity predicts video game proficiency.”
  • Jakub Słupczewski, Katarzyna Mańkowska, Jacek Matulewski and Małgorzata Gut – „The importance of variability in the performance of the number line estimation tasks in children with dyscalculia risk”
  • Marta Szymańska – „The relationship between time and numbers processing in children, the effect of music education”
  • Kinga Ciupińska – „Differential Effect of Emotional Arousal and Valence on Subjective Duration Judgments”
  • Natalia Rutkowska, Michał Bola – „Forest before trees, or trees before forest? Detection of gist and objects during realworld scenes perception.”
  • Zuzanna Lewandowska, Carles Escera, Natàlia Gorina Careta – „Investigating complex computational capabilities in the subcortical auditory system using Frequency-Following Response”  
  • Alicja M. Olszewska, Dawid Droździel, Maciej Gaca, Wojciech Obrębski, Jakub Kowalewski, Agnieszka Widlarz, Artur Marchewka, and Aleksandra M. Herman – „When ears deceive you. Processing of auditory incongruence in musicians – preliminary results”  
  • Anna Żochowska– „Do surgical-like masks change our face perception? The processing of self-face, close other face and unknown face during the COVID-19 pandemic”  
  • Krystian Dereziński– „Application of biometrics to optimize knowledge transfer”  
  • Aleksandra Lewandowska – „Bioelectrical brain activity & aggression” 
  • Aleksandra Lewandowska – „EEG Biofeedback in social rehabilitation” 
  • Krystian Dereziński – „The brain-computer interface in public space – an example of the application of the Steady-State Visual Evoked Potential (SSVEP) paradigm” 
  • Olgierd Borowiecki – „Cognitive skills are part of the declarative memory system” 


  • Krystyna Mokrzycka – „Is there a possibility of proving a person inculpable with neuroscientific evidence? Possibility of enhancing criminal procedure with neuroscientific tools.”
  • Mikołaj Daraż – „Artificial neural network in the classification of action potentials”
  • Ada Kochlewska, Cezary Paziewski, Martyna Poziomska – „DEVICE FOR MEASURING SOFT ELECTRODES”
  • Kamil Lipiński, Piotr Bogorodzki– „Intra Voxel Incoherent Motion: Experiment Planning and Parameters Calculation”
  • Sajad Shahbazi – „The role of benzo-dioxole-piperamide as an NF-Kappa B silencer and antineuroinflammatory agent”
  • Anna Leśniewska, Urszula Górska – „Auditory EEG closed-loop system during slow-wave sleep”


  • Weronika Bakun, Ksenia Meyza, Joanna Jedrzejewska-Szmek and Ewa Kublik – „A step toward understanding sensory disorders in autism – a pilot study of sensory sensitivity test in mouse model of ASD”
  • Oskar Wizła-Kubiak – „Brain’s orgasm – neurobiology behind it.”
  • Gabriela Vykysala – „Behavior deconstructed? The use of DREADDs”
  • Anna Goncerzewicz – „Brain size, gut size and cognitive abilities: experimental evolution of energytrade-offs”
  • Kinga Przybylska, Patryk Sambak, Anna Błasiak – „Anatomical characteristics of the innervation of the midbrain interpeduncular nucleus by the nucleus incertus of the brainstem”
  • Martyna Gorkowska – „Anatomy, physiology and function of the nucleus incertus input to the ventral tegmental area of the rat”
  • Zuzanna Mincikiewicz – „Characteristics of ultrasonic vocalisations of rat pups in a neurodevelopmental animal model of schizophrenia”
  • Anna Bryksa, Maciej Winiarki, Joanna Borowska, Joanna Jędrzejewska-Szmek, Szymon Łęski, Ewelina Knapska and Alicja Puścian – „
  • Diverse roles of the various neuronal classes in the prelimbic cortex in social bonding”
  • Karolina Protokowicz, Iwona Sirocka, Ludwika Kondrakiewicz, Marzena Stefaniuk, Ewelina Knapska, Leszek Kaczmarek – „Early life immune activation changes psychosocial behavior of adult mice”
  • Anna Radlicka – „Effects of L-DOPA on cognitive symptoms in a mouse model of progressive parkinsonism”
  • Sylwia Drabik – „Electrophysiological and morphological properties of rat interpeduncular nucleus”
  • Justyna Barut – „Exploitation of in vitro and in vivo new mice models induced by CRISPR/Cas9-lentiviruses intracerebral administration for study of presymptomatic Parkinson’s disease.”
  • Magdalena Sobień, Dobrochna Adamek-Urbańska – „Histological comparison of Anabantoidei fish cerebellum”
  • Zuzanna Stawicka – „It’s never going only about food – the neurobiology of bulimia nervosa”
  • Kacper Witek,Karolina Wydra-Kolarska, Agata Suder, Kinga Gawlińska, Dawid Gawliński and Małgorzata Filip – „Maternal high monosaccharide diet changes the adult offspring behavior”
  • Milena Witkowska, Justyna Wiśniewska – „May addictive stimuli modulate adult neurogenesis in the Nucleus Accumbens?”
  • Natalia Bryniarska-Kubiak, Andrzej Kubiak, Julita Wesołowska, Kinga Tylek, Małgorzata Lekka, Agnieszka Basta-Kaim – „Modulation of CX3CR1 as a promising strategy for neuromodulation after ischemia”
  • Martyna Marzec, Gabriela Izowit, Tomasz Błasiak – „Responses of lateral habenula neurons to an aversive stimulus across alternating brain states of urethane anaesthetised rat”
  • Denisa Mihalj – „The alterations in the hypothalamic gene expression of synaptic cell-adhesion molecules and inhibitory neurotransmitter markers in two autism-related mouse models”
  • Emilia Gawron – „The Habenula as a target for depression treatment”
  • Marta Kołodziejak – „You can read and understand this sentence thanks to these molecular mechanisms”
  • Anna Janus – „Value- coding, salience- coding and alerting neurons”
  • Aleksandra Bartosz-Nowakowska – „Neurorehabilitation of the motor system through Functional Proprioceptive Stimulation”
  • Olga Chaikovska – „Histochemical characteristics of nitrergic neuronal system during acute alcohol intoxication and nNOS blockage in the rat lateral septum”
  • Marta Zbysińska, Jakub Wojciechowski, Hanna Cygan, Jacek Rogala, Tomasz Wolak – „Neuronal mechanisms underlying lip-reading”
  • Katarzyna Bilińska, Christopher von Bartheld, Molly Hagen, Nicolas Meunier, Rafał Butowt – „Why do COVID patients lose their sense of smell, how many COVID patients lose their sense of smell, and can the SARS-CoV-2 virus travel from the nose to the brain?”

Book of abstracts is available here


Jarosław Żygierewicz, PHD
Biomedical Physics Division, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Piotr Suffczyński, PHD
Biomedical Physics Division, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Maciej Kamiński, PHD
Biomedical Physics Division, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Prof. Daniel Wójcik
Laboratory of Neuroinformatics, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland

Prof. Andrzej Wróbel
Laboratory of Neuroinformatics, Department of Neurophysiology, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland

Jacek Staszewski, PHD
Department of Neurology, Military Institute of Medicine, Warsaw, Poland

Prof. Leonora Bużańska
Mossakowski Medical Research Institute, PAS, Warsaw, Poland

Przemysław Tomalski, PHD
Neurocognitive Development Lab, Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Prof. Dorota Dziewulska
Department of Neurology, Laboratory of neuropathology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Maciej Haman, PHD
Cognitive Psychology Lab, Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Rafał Czajkowski, PHD
Laboratory of Spatial Memory, Nencki Institut of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland

Prof. Włodzisław Duch
NeuroCognitive Laboratory, Centre for Modern Interdisciplinary Technologies, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland

Kamil Imbir, PHD
Department of Social Psychology, Personality and Emotional Processes, Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Cezary Sielużycki, PHD
Biomedical Signal Processing Group Department of Biomedical Engineering Faculty of Fundamental Problems of Technology Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Wrocław, Poland

Ksenia Meyza, PHD
Laboratory of Emotions Neurobiology, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland

Paweł Holas, PHD
Department of Clinical Neuropsychology and Psychotherapy, Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Prof. Maciej Nowak
Marc Kac Complex Systems Research Center, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Jan Kamiński, PHD
Laboratory of Neurophysiology of Mind, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland

Magdalena Markowska, PHD
Department of Animal Physiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Jacek Rogala, PHD
Department of Neurophysiology, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland

Krzysztof Turzyński, PHD
Institute of Theoretical Physics, Department of Theory of Particles and Elementary Interactions, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Ewelina Knapska, PHD
Laboratory of Emotions Neurobiology, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland

Michal Bialy, PHD
Department of Experimental and Clinical Physiology, Laboratory of Center for Preclinical Research, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Dariusz Zapała, PHD
Institute of Psychology, Faculty of social sciences, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland

Prof. Katarzyna Cieślak-Blinowska
Biomedical Physics Division, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Natalia Szejko, PHD
Department of Medical Ethics and Palliative Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland



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