VIII Edition (2018)


23rd November 2018 (Friday)



starting at 10:30

Registration desk opens

18:00 - 18:15

Opening Ceremony

18:15 - 19:15

Opening Lecture

Jerzy Mozrzymas

Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland


24th November 2018 (Saturday)



09:00 - 11:35 SEMINAR SESSION I

09:00 - 10:00

Plenary Lecture

Pierre-Louis Bazin

Integrative Model-Based Cognitive Neuroscience Unit,

University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Below the surface: diving into the brain’s functional organization from cortical layers to deep brain structures with high field and quantitative MRI

10:05 - 11:35

Neurobiological & Clinical Seminars I


Large Aula 9B

Agata Szlaga

Institute of Zoology and Biomedical Research, Department of Biology,

Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland

Excitatory and inhibitory action of dopamine D2 receptors activation in nucleus incertus – new neuronal mechanism for sex differences in food intake?

Magdalena Walczak

Department of Neurophysiology and Chronobiology, Institute of Zoology and Biomedical Research, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland

NMDA independent complex bursts in dopaminergic neurons in response to cholinergic agonists administration - in vivo electrophysiological and pharmacological studies on NR1DATCreERT2 mice

Gabriela Izowit

Department of Neurophysiology and Chronobiology, Institute of Zoology and Biomedical Research, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland

Midbrain dopaminergic neurons' response to electrical stimulation of the LDTg across alternating brain states of urethane anaesthetised rat

Marta Klimczak & Maria Polaszek

Department of Molecular Neuropharmacology,

Institute of Pharmacology, PAS, Cracow, Poland

Interaction between the opioid and dopamine systems in social reward


Neurogenetics & Neurodevelopment

Medium Aula 103B

Katarzyna Terejko

Laboratory of Neuroscience, Department of Biophysics,

Wrocław Medical University, Wrocław, Poland

Point mutation at β2 subunit loop C (F200) affects both binding

and gating of the GABAA receptor

Marcin Lipiec

Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology, Centre of New Technologies,

University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

The key role of TCF7L2 in the development of the thalamus

Olga Płonka

Department of Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroergonomics,

Institute of Applied Psychology, Jagiellonian Univeristy, Cracow, Poland

Mapping connections in brain from a perspective of the genes,

which regulate circadian rythm of sleep/wakefulness - DTI study

Paulina Sobolewska

Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Effect of inhibition of TrkC activity on different progenitor cells

in developing neocortex in the Monodelphis opossum

11:35 - 11:55

Coffee break

11:55 - 13:45 SEMINAR SESSION II

11:55 - 12:55

Plenary Lecture

Andrea Volterra

Research Group of Andrea Volterra, Department of Fundamental Neuroscience, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

1D-to-3D Ca2+ imaging helps decoding the language of astrocytes and understanding their roles in neuron-glia-vascular functions

13:00 - 14:30

Neurobiological & Clinical Seminars II

Medical Neuroscience

Large Aula 9B

Anna Maria Bugaj

Laboratory of Functional and Structural Genomics, Centre of New Technologies,

University of Warsaw

Genomic Landscape of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Anna Holubecki

Fulbright U.S. Student Researcher, Department of Cognitive Neuroscience

and Neuroergonomics, Institute of Applied Psychology,

Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Laboratory,

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA

Defining the Neuropsychological Profile of Autism Spectrum Disorder

and First-Degree Relatives

Patryk Sambak

Department of Neurophysiology and Chronobiology, Faculty of Biology,

Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland

Dynorphin-A innervation of nucleus incertus – interface of systems of stress, energy homeostasis and arousal

Szymon Tyras

Collegium Medicum, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland

Factors associated with post-stroke patients ability to modulate tonic EEG

during EEG-NFB training


Auditory & Visual Neuroscience

Medium Aula 103A

Robert Puźniak

Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany

Quantification of nerve decussation abnormalities in the optic chiasm

Jan Kurzawski

IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris, Calambrone, Italy

Short-term plasticity of the human adult visual cortex measured with 7T BOLD

Gabriela Jurkiewicz

Division of Biomedical Physics, Institute of Experimental Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Are you sure that the phase-amplitude cross-frequency coupling in your data

is physiological?

Evaldas Pipinis

Institute of Biosciences, Life Sciences Center, Vilnius University, Lithuania

Relationship between Auditory steady-state responses to classical and “chirp” stimulation

14:30 - 15:30

Lunch break

15:30 - 17:00


Experimental Posters: Neurobiological & Clinical

Theoretical Posters

17:00 - 18:00 

Special Lecture

Marcin Miłkowski

Institute of Philosophy and Sociology PAS, Warsaw, Poland

Replicability or reproducibility? On the replication crisis in computational neuroscience and sharing only relevant detail

18:00 - 19:00 


Kacper Kondrakiewicz

Reproducibility and falsifiability in the world of science

starting at 21:00

Integration party

25th November 2017 (Sunday)




09:00 - 10:00

Plenary Lecture

Ofer Yizhar

Yizhar Lab, Department of Neurobiology,

Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Optogenetic analysis of prefrontal cortical circuits

10:05 - 11:15

Computational & Cognitive Seminars I


Large Aula 9B

Clara Kuper

Laboratory of Brainimaging, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS,

Warsaw, Poland

Functional changes in brain activity during a longitudinal study of Greek acquisition

Anna Banaszkiewicz

Laboratory of Brain Imaging, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS,

Warsaw, Poland

Polish Sign Language comprehension: effects of proficiency.

A longitudinal fMRI study of hearing late learners



Medium Aula 103A

Kseniia Kozlova

Department of Psychology, Russian State Social University, Moscow, Russia

Centre for Cognition and Decision Making, Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

TMSmap software - demonstration of the capabilities

Alessandra Stella

INM-6, IAS-6 & INM-10, Juelich Research Centre, Juelich, Germany

Analysis of Spatio-Temporal Spike Patterns in experimental parallel recordings with SPADE

Władysław Średniawa

Laboratory of Neuroinformatics Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS,

Warsaw, Poland

Reliable estimation of current sources from multi-electrode recordings with kernel CSD'

11:20 - 12:40


Experimental Posters: Cognitive & Computational

12:40 - 13:40

Lunch break

13:40 - 15:55 SEMINAR SESSION IV

13:40 - 14:40

Plenary Lecture

Joana Cabral

Hedonia: Translational Research Group, Department of Psychiatry,

University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Investigating brain function using computational network models

14:45 - 15:55

Computational & Cognitive Seminars II

Social Neuroscience

Large Aula 9B


Jan Szczypiński

Laboratory of Brain Imaging, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS,

Warsaw, Poland

Department of Psychiatry, Warsaw Medical University, Warsaw, Poland

Working with children influences ability to understand children mental states and changes functioning of a brain network engaged in processing of the theory of mind

Anna Kaźmierowska

Laboratory of Brain Imaging, Neurobiology Center,

Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland

Observational fear learning in humans – using psychophysiological pilot results

for designing fMRI study

Małgorzata Krawczyk

Social Perception and Interaction Team - Institute of Psychology PAS, Warsaw, Poland

Are cognitive biases linked to social cognitive deficits in healthy individuals?



Medium Aula 103A

Maria Kulesza

Laboratory of Brain Imaging, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS,

Warsaw, Poland

Mindful acceptance or cognitive reappraisal? Neural correlates of emotion regulation

in major depressive disorder before and after Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Aleksandra Kołodziej

SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

No relationship between alpha asymmetry and depression or mood level

in three independent studies

Jeremi Ochab

Department of Theory of Complex Systems, Institute of Physics,

Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland

One week is not enough: multi-faceted analysis of human behaviour during induced sleep deficiency and recovery periods

15:55 - 16:15

Coffee break

16:15 - 17:15

Closing Lecture

Paul Lingor

LingorLab, Department of Neurology, University Medical Center, 

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

Disease-modifying therapeutic strategies for neurodegenerative disorders: From bench to bedside – can it work?


Awards Ceremony and Closing Remarks




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