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 phharmacological, neuroanatomical and neurochemical correlates of cognitive processing biases in animal models. 

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

and the team:

Anna KozubMSc
Michał Rychlik MSc

Karolina Noworyta Sokołowska MSc

and alumni:

Michał Rychlik MSc

Joanna Golebiowska MSc

Karolina Rojek MSc

Jakub Kubik

Arkadiusz Liśkiewicz PhD

Jakub Kręgiel MSc

Justyna Papciak MSc

Marta Lemieszewska MSc

Ewa Szczech

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  • , PhD Rafał Ryguła

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

    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), 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