Anna Nowicka, Prof.
Principal Investigator

About me:

- Full Professor, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, PAS (2018)
- DSc Habil, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, PAS (2007)
- PhD in Biology, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, PAS (1993)

- MSc in Theoretical Physics, Wrocław University of Science and Technology (1982)

Honors & awards
- Jerzy Konorski Award from Polish Neuroscience Society and Neurobiology Committee PAS for the best Polish publication in the field of neurobiology published in 2011, 2012

Scientific collaborations
2007-2011: dr Andre Brechmann, Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg, Germany
1994-2000: prof. James Ringo, School of Medicine University of Rochester, Rochester, USA


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Research interests:

- neurobiological basis of consciousness and self-consciousness
- prioritized processing of self-related information (in typically developing population and in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder)
- continuity of the self across the time
- neural underpinnings of efficient memory

Selected publications:

Wójcik M. J., Nowicka M. M., Bola M., Nowicka A. (2019). Unconscious detection of one’s own image.  Psychological Science, 30(4):471-480.

Cygan HB, Marchewka A, Kotlewska I, Nowicka A. (2019). Neural Correlates of Reflection on Present and Past Selves in Autism Spectrum Disorder.  J Autism Dev Disord. 49(3):1267-1277.

Kotlewska I., Wójcik M. J., Nowicka M. M., Marczak K., Nowicka A. (2017). Present and past selves: a steady-state visual evoked potentials approach to self-face processing. Scientific Reports, 7(1):16438.

Nowicka A, Cygan HB, Tacikowski P, Ostaszewski P, Kuś R. (2016). Name recognition in autism: EEG evidence of altered patterns of brain activity and connectivity.  Mol Autism. Sep 6;7(1):38.

Nowicka A, Marchewka A, Jednoróg K, Tacikowski P, Brechmann A. (2011). Forgetting of emotional information is hard: an fMRI study of directed forgetting.  Cereb Cortex. 21(3):539-49.

Tacikowski P, Nowicka A. (2010). Allocation of attention to self-name and self-face: An ERP study.  Biol Psychol. 84(2):318-24.