Affective Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory

Affective Cognitive Neuroscience Lab was established in 2013 as subdivision of the Department of Behavioural Neuroscience and Drug Development at the Institute of Pharmacology Polish Academy of Sciences. Our main research activity is aimed at investigation of the neuroanatomical and neurochemical correlates of cognitive processing biases (such as optimism/pessimism) in animal models. 

People in the lab: 
Dr hab Rafał Ryguła- P.I.

and the team:

Robert Drozd MSc
Michał Rychlik MSc

and alumni:

Joanna Golebiowska MSc
Karolina Rojek MSc
Jakub Kubik
Arkadiusz Liśkiewicz PhD
Jakub Kręgiel MSc

Interesting links:,410967,szczurzy-pesymisci-pomagaja-zrozumiec-depresje.html

  • Pessimism as a cognitive biomarker of depressive disorder in an animal model (Grant NCN DEC-2014/13/B/NZ4/00214), PhD Rafał Ryguła

    Research conducted in years 2015-2018. Received within the programme OPUS 7 by the Polish National Centre for Science.

    P.I.:Rafał Ryguła 

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  • Prime Minister's award for habilitation, PhD Rafał Ryguła
    Thursday, 24 November 2016
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