Malgorzata Wislowska

Dr. Malgorzata Wislowska

Department of Psychology
Hellbrunner Strasse 34, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Tel.: +43 662 80445148

Consultation hour: by arrangement
Twitter:  wislowska1
Research group:  Laboratory for Sleep & Consciousness Research


Academic positions:


I investigate brain oscillations in altered states of consciousness. Tracking dynamic changes in EEG and MEG signal enables the exploration of how and why information is processed by the neural assemblies. I am particularly interested in differences between wakefulness and sleep stages, which are characterized by a fundamental re-organization of the oscillatory activity patterns. This research provides an insight into (residual) cognitive functioning in states of altered vigilance and awareness. Consequently, we gain an understanding on how we can optimize the extensive time we spend asleep, by considering the influence of the environment, as well as the ongoing brain processes. Furthermore, we learn about naturally occurring variations of the neural activity, which can be contrasted with changes caused by diseases and injuries.

Key publications:

  • Wislowska, M., del Giudice, R., Lechinger, J., Wielek, T., Heib, D.P.J., Pitiot, A., Pichler, G., Michitsch, G., Donis, J. & Schabus, M. (2017). Night and day variations of sleep in patients with disorders of consciousness. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 266.  DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-00323-4.
  • Wislowska, M., Heib, D.P.J., Griessenberger, H., Hoedlmoser, K. & Schabus, M. (2016). Individual baseline memory performance and its significance for sleep-dependent memory consolidation. Sleep Spindles & Cortical Up States: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 1(1), 2-13.  DOI: 10.1556/2053.1.2016.001.
  • Wislowska, M.*, del Giudice, R.* & Schabus, M. (2014). Searching for neuronal correlates of consciousness – What do we learn from coma and disorders of consciousness. Journal of Functional Neurology, Rehabilitation, and Ergonomics, 4(2-3), 135-147.  Link