As a scientist, I have a diverse expertise encompassing neuroimaging, neurobiology, and psychology across multiple disciplines.
Current project, titled "A longitudinal neuroimaging study on the time course of neuronal plasticity in human learning," focuses on the investigation of brain plasticity. Is the human brain changing when acquiring new skill within days, weeks or months? Is the time course of neuronal plasticity underlying learning the same for sensorimotor linguistic versus sensorimotor auditory training?
My recent research is focused on emotional responses to climate change, their relation to mental health and climate action taking. The project is entitled "Understanding patterns of emotional responses to climate change and their relation to mental health and climate action taking" The aim of our research project is to understand and describe how climate change makes us feel and what it means for our mental health and climate action taking. To this end, we will conduct a series of studies using questionnaire and experimental methods. The research will be based on data collected in Poland and Norway, two countries heavily dependent on fossil fuels, but with a different social and individual perception regarding the urgency of climate action.
In latest years I developed the Nencki Affective Picture System (including subset of Erotic material) and Nencki Affective Word List. My team is also involved in aplied research Sentimenti aiming at analyze emotions in written texts.
Riegel, M., Wierzba, M., Wypych, M., Ritchey, M., Jednoróg, K., Grabowska, A., Vuilleumier, P. & Marchewka, A. (2022). Distinct medial-temporal lobe mechanisms of encoding and amygdala-mediated memory reinstatement for disgust and fear. NeuroImage, 251, p.118889.
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, 135, 240–254
Molendowska, M., Matuszewski, J., Kossowski, B., Bola, Ł., Banaszkiewicz, A., Paplińska, M., Jednoróg, K., Draganski, B., & Marchewka, A. (2021). Temporal Dynamics of Brain White Matter Plasticity in Sighted Subjects during Tactile Braille Learning: A Longitudinal Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study. Journal of Neuroscience, 41(33), 7076–7085.
Matuszewski, J., Kossowski, B., Bola, Ł., Banaszkiewicz, A., Paplińska, M., Gyger, L., Kherif, 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, 227, 117613.
Bola Ł, Zimmermann M, Mostowski P, Jednoróg K, Marchewka A, Rutkowski P, Szwed M. (2017) Task-specific reorganization of the auditory cortex in deaf humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114: E600-E609.
Gola M., Wordecha M., Sescousse G., Lew-Starowicz M., Kossowski B., Wypych M., Makeig S., Potenza M.N., Marchewka A. Can pornography be addictive? An fMRI study of men seeking treatment for problematic pornography use Neuropsychopharmacology. 2017 Apr 14. doi: 10.1038/npp.2017.78.
Siuda-Krzywicka K, Bola Ł, Paplińska M, Sumera E, Jednoróg K, Marchewka A, Śliwińska MW, Amedi A, Szwed M (2016) Massive cortical reorganization in sighted Braille readers. eLife 5:e10762.
Marchewka A, Kherif F, Krueger G, Grabowska A, Frackowiak R, Draganski B; Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Influence of magnetic field strength and image registration strategy on voxel-based morphometry in a study of Alzheimer's disease. (2014). Influence of magnetic field strength and image registration strategy on voxel-based morphometry in a study of Alzheimer’s disease. Hum Brain Mapp. 2014 May; 35(5): 1865–1874.
Marchewka, A., Żurawski, Ł., Jednoróg, K., & Grabowska, A. (2014) The Nencki Affective Picture System (NAPS). Introduction to a novel standardized wide range high quality realistic pictures database. Behavior Research Methods, 46(2):596-610
"Understanding patterns of emotional responses to climate change and their relation to mental health and climate action taking" Norway Grants No. 2019/34/H/HS6/00677.
"The time course of neuronal plasticity underlying learning in humans– a longitudinal neuroimaging study" National Science Center 2018/30/E/HS6/00206