Anna Banaszkiewicz, PhD

Affiliated Postdoc - now Department of Psychology and Human Development, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA


  • from 2015: PhD Studies Laboratory of Brain Imaging, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences
    Thesis: Neuroplasticity and sign language: Insights from longitudinal and cross-sectional multimodal studies of hearing learners and deaf signers
    Supervisor: prof. Artur Marchewka
  • 2008-2014: M. Sc. in Psychology Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw
    Thesis: Familial risk of developmental dyslexia: behavioural and structural brain differences associated with socioeconomic status
    Supervisors: prof. Katarzyna Jednoróg and prof. Wojciech Dragan




brain plasticity, language/sign language, language learning, (bimodal) bilingualism


Banaszkiewicz, A., Bola, Ł., Matuszewski, J., Szczepanik, M., Kossowski, B., Mostowski, P., Rutkowski, P., Śliwińska, M., Jednoróg, K., Emmorey, K. & Marchewka, A. (2021). The role of the superior parietal lobule in lexical processing of sign language: Insights from fMRI and TMS. Cortex, vol. 135,

Matuszewski, J., Kossowski, B., Bola, Ł., Banaszkiewicz, A., Paplińska, M., Gyger, L., Kheriff, F., Szwed, M., Frackowiak, R.S., Jednoróg, K., Draganski, B. & Marchewka, A. (2021). Brain plasticity dynamics during tactile Braille learning in sighted subjects: multi-contrast MRI approach. NeuroImage, vol. 227,

Kuper, C.*, Matuszewski, J.*, Banaszkiewicz, A., Bola, Ł., Szczepanik, M., Draps, M., Kordos, P., Szwed, M., Jednoróg, K. & Marchewka, A. (2021). Functional reorganization of the reading network in the course of foreign language acquisition. NeuroImage, vol. 226(1),

Banaszkiewicz, A., Matuszewski, J., Bola, Ł., Szczepanik, M., Kossowski, B., Rutkowski, P., Szwed, M., Emmorey, K., Jednoróg, K. & Marchewka, A. (2020). Multimodal imaging of brain reorganization in hearing late learners of sign language. Human Brain Mapping,

Łuniewska, M., Chyl, K., Dębska, A., Banaszkiewicz, A., Żelechowska, A., Marchewka, A., ... & Jednoróg, K. (2019). Children with dyslexia and familial risk for dyslexia present atypical development of the neuronal phonological network. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 13, 1287,

Plewko, J., Chyl K., Bola, Ł., Łuniewska, M., Dębska, A., Banaszkiewicz, A., Wypych, M., Marchewka, A., van Atteveldt, N., Jednoróg, K. (2018). Letter and Speech Sound Association in Emerging Readers With Familial Risk of Dyslexia. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, vol. 12, 1-13,

Chyl, K., Kossowski, B., Dębska, A., Łuniewska, M., Banaszkiewicz, A., Żelechowska, A., Frost, S.J., Mencl, W.E., Wypych, M., Marchewka, A., Jednoróg, K. (2017). Prereader to beginning reader: changes induced by reading acquisition in print and speech brain networks. The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 59(1), 76-87,

Dębska A., Łuniewska M., Chyl K., Banaszkiewicz A., Żelechowska A., Wypych M., Marchewka A., Pugh K.R., Jednoróg K. (2016). Neural basis of phonological awareness in beginning readers with familial risk of dyslexia—Results from shallow orthography. NeuroImage, vol. 132, 406–416,