Dr. Malgorzata Wislowska
Department of Psychology
Hellbrunner Strasse 34, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Tel.: +43 662 80445148
- 2016-2020 Phd Program „Imaging the Mind“ at the Doctoral College DK+, University of Salzburg, Austria
- 2014-2015 Master Program in Brain Imaging at the University of Nottingham, UK
- 2009-2012 Bachelor Program in Cognitive Science at Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
- since 2020 Post-doctoral Researcher and Scientific Coordinator of the Doctoral College „Imaging the Mind“
- 2015-2016 Technical Assistant of the EEG Unit at the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience
- 2013-2014 Research and Teaching Assistant at University of Salzburg, Austria
- 2012-2013 Study Assistant at University of Salzburg, Austria
- 2012-2012 Research Assistant at University of Salzburg, Austria
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.
- 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