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. In 2017 the laboratory has been associated with the Department of Pharmacology.  Our main research activity is aimed at investigation of the behavioural, pharmacological, neuroanatomical and neurochemical correlates of cognitive processing biases in animal models. 

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

and the team:

Karolina Noworyta, PhD

Paulina Surówka, MSc

Agata Cieślik, MSc

Michał Piksa, Msc


Robert Drozd PhD

Anna Kozub MSc

Michał Rychlik MSc

Joanna Golebiowska MSc

Karolina Rojek MSc

Jakub Kubik

Arkadiusz Liśkiewicz PhD

Jakub Kręgiel MSc

Justyna Papciak PhD

Marta Lemieszewska MSc

Ewa Szczech

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More publications
More publications
  • #Webimmunization. How can online social networks create collective resilience against misinformation?”, Rafał Ryguła, PhD

  • The role of cognitive bias in individual vulnerability to to the transition from controlled use to uncontrolled abuse of alcohol in an animal model., Rafał Ryguła, PhD

  • Neuroscience boat, Rafał Ryguła, PhD

  • , Rafał Ryguła, PhD

  • Sensitivity to negative feedback as a cognitive biomarker of depression in an animal model, Rafał Ryguła, PhD

    Carried out in years 2017 - 2020. Received from Polish National Science Centre as a part of OPUS 12 program. 

    P.I.: Rafal Rygula

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

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

    P.I.:Rafał Ryguła 

  • , Rafał Ryguła, PhD

  • , Rafał Ryguła, PhD

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