Gregory Kroliczak
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Gregory Kroliczak


Having obtained a PhD both in philosophy (AMU in Poznan, Poland), and neuroscience (UWO in London, ON, Canada; where I worked with Melvyn A. Goodale), I decided to acquire skills in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), doing my postdoc with Jody C. Culham (UWO) and Scott H. Frey (UO, Eugene, OR, USA). At UO I also collaborated with Paul van Donkelaar, acquiring skills in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). My current research belongs to the area of cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience, and the methods used by me also include electroencephalography (EEG). The main goal of my projects is a development of knowledge on relations between the neural organization of planning simple and complex manual skills, the use of tool-related concepts and gestures, and the control of basic language functions. It is often thought that language, considered sometimes one of the most sophisticated tools used by the man, evolved from manual skills. If this is the case, then, one should be able to identify common processes (a network of simpler mechanisms) underlying all these apparently different human dispositions. These processes should be similarly organized in the brain, independently of participants’ handedness.

Neuroscience Psychiatry & Psychology

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Associate professor

Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
November 2010
Action and Cognition Laboratory, Department of Social Sciences, Institute of Psychology
I am employed in the Institute of Psychology (Department of Social Sciences), but teach courses primarily in our Cognitive Science program. In 2011 I became a head of Action & Cognition Laboratory.

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