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The Laboratory of Affective Neuroscience conducts experimental research in the field of cognitive neuroscience and neuroscience of emotions. Using the evoked potential methodology, we analyze the activity of the brain during the completion of tasks, which engage cognitive and emotional process. Our current projects focus on the relation between regulation of emotion deficits and executive functions as well as predictors of procrastination development and technology addiction.

Research Projects

The Laboratory of Affective Neuroscience is currently conducting the following research projects:

  • Predictors of executive deficit development in children with a high level of impulsivity

The goal of the project is to study the correlation between completion of tasks, which engage self-control in first-graders, and the children’s ability to regulate emotions as well as the impact of parenting styles on this correlation. The project will include longitudinal studies to identify predictors of executive dysfunction development, procrastination and technology addiction.

Our Team

prof. Jarosław Michałowski

Associate Professor

Jarosław Michałowski

Head of the Laboratory of Affective Neuroscience

Ewa Wiwatowska


Ewa Wiwatowska, M.A.

Research Assistant in "Neuronal mechanisms of executive and emotion regulation deficits in procrastination link" project

Research Equipment

The Laboratory of Affective Neuroscience conducts experimental research with the use of the latest EEG technology, which allows to measure electrical activity of the brain and helps to register additional physiological signals, such as electrical muscle activity and electrical heart activity.

The eye tracking equipment allows to follow eye movements and helps to measure eye position in the fixation points. We use E-Prime, Presentation and Inquisit to design our experiments. We analyze neurophysiological data using Matlab software.

Our equipment:

  • Brain Products Electroencephalogram, including a set of 64 electrodes with two compatible caps and an actiChamp amplifier that also enables the measurement of other signals, such as muscular (EMG), heart activity (EKG), and corneo-retinal (EOG).
  • Tobi X60 Eye Tracker for eye movement measurement
  • Biopack BSL MP45 system for recording the electrical activity of the heart (Electrocardiogram).

Other Activity

Popularization of results and education

Our team helps to organize various education events, such as the Brain Week, an annual event at SWPS University aimed at popularizing neuroscience and psychological research among children and youth. We also conduct workshops during Psychology Days.


Career Opportunities and Internships

Are you interested in research involving application of neuroimaging? Would you like to gain research experience? We offer internship opportunities at the Poznań Laboratory of Affective Neuroscience. Please send applications, including CV and a motivation letter to: jmichalowski@swps.edu.pl

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Contact Information

Laboratory of Affective Neuroscience
SWPS University, Faculty of Social Sciences and Design
ul. gen. Tadeusza Kutrzeby 10, 61-719 Poznań, Poland
e-mail: jmichalowski@swps.edu.pl