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dr hab. prof JU Magdalena Senderecka

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  • Behavioral neurobiology
  • Interpretation of neuroscience research



  • Cerebral basis of response inhibition
  • Neural correlates of error detection
  • Influence of emotion on cognitive control
  • Neurobiological basis of ADHD



Head of the Investment Grant of PLN 1 195 000 from the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (decision no. 6380/IA/158/2013) to establish at the Faculty of Philosophy JU the Neurocognitive Processing Laboratory, equipped with electroencephalograph (EEG, 64 channels), functional near-infrared spectroscope (fNIRS, 48 sources, 32 detectors), and eye-tracker.

Jagiellonian University Vice-Rector's Individual Award for Excellence in Didactic Teaching (2013/14, 2018/19)

Jagiellonian University Rector's Group Award for Excellence in Organizational Achievements (2012, 2014)

Principal Supervisor of 11 master's theses and 17 bachelor's theses



Jagiellonian University Rector’s Award for Academic Achievement (2016, 2019)

Award of Excellence: Best Young Presentation Award for the outstanding presentation at the 17th World Congress of Psychophysiology (IOP2014), Hiroshima, Japan (2014)

Copernicus Center Scholarship (financed by the John Templeton Foundation) for Postdoctoral Researchers, Krakow, Poland (2012 –2013)

Andrzej Malewski Award for outstanding young researchers given by the Psychology Committee, Polish Academy of Sciences, Ustroń, Poland (2012)

Jerzy Perzanowski Award for the best doctoral thesis in cognitive science, Krakow, Poland (2011)

Society for Psychophysiological Research Travel Grant Award (2009, 2011)

Lesser Poland Ph.D Scholarship (2009)

Royal Capital City of Krakow Scholarship (2008/2009)

Adam Krzyżanowski Scholarship for outstanding Ph.D. students, Krakow, Poland (2008 –2009)



2021-2026 – Principal Investigator in Sonata Bis 10 grant 2020/38/E/HS6/00490 from the National Science Centre of Poland – The multifaceted nature of indecisiveness and its influence on cognitive control: A neurophysiological approach

2016-2021 – Principal Investigator in Opus 10 grant 2015/19/B/HS6/00341 from the National Science Centre of Poland – The influence of emotion on perceptual processing, response inhibition and error monitoring. An event-related potential analysis

2012-2014 – Principal Investigator in Iuventus Plus grant 2011 0486/IP3/2011/71 from the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education – Electrophysiological correlates of response inhibition. Stop-signal paradigm study

2011-2016 – Co-investigator in Sonata grant 2011/01/D/HS6/00467 from the National Science Centre of Poland – Chasing the homunculus of self-control: Mechanisms of goal selection and application (PI: Adam Chuderski)

2009-2011 – Co-investigator in research grant N N106 139236 from Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education – In search of the cerebral basis of attention deficit in ADHD: An ERP study (PI: Anna Grabowska)

2008-2010 – Co-investigator in research grant N N404 153134 from Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education – Patomechanism of neurophysiological impairments in Subclinical Hepatic Encephalopathy (PI: Tomasz Mach)



Canada, Quebec, Society for Psychophysiological Research – Machine Learning for Neuroimaging Data: Building and Using Predictive Models (October 2018)

Austria, Vienna, Society for Psychophysiological Research – Workshop on Multilevel Modeling (October 2017)

United Kingdom, University of Glasgow – Workshops within Cutting EEG Conference (June 2017)

United Kingdom, King’s College London – Human Brain Anatomy Course (May 2015)

United Kingdom, University College London, Institute of Neurology, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery – Statistical Parametric Mapping fMRI training course & Magnetic Resonance Physics for Statistical Parametric Mapping Users training course (October 2013)

Portugal, University of Porto, Laboratory of Neuropsychophysiology – 2nd Cognitive and Affective Neurophysiology Summer School: Acquisition, processing and analysis of EEG signal (September 2013)

USA, Boston, Society for Psychophysiological Research – Workshop on Fundamentals of Pupillary Measures and Eye Tracking (September 2011)

Poland, Krakow, Society for Applied Neuroscience – Advanced course on QEEG, ERPs and neurotherapy (July 2010)

Poland, Lublin, Biofeedback Foundation of Europe – Pathways to Illness, Pathways to Health: A Mind-Body Approach (February 2008)



  • Acta Psychologica; Advances in Cognitive Psychology; Biological Psychology; Brain and Cognition; Clinical EEG and Neuroscience; Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience; Emotion; Human Brain Mapping; International Journal of Psychophysiology; NeuroImage: Clinical; Neuropsychologia; Neuroscience; Plos One; Polish Psychological Bulletin; Scientific Reports; Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience; Social Neuroscience


Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR)

European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (ESCAN)

European Society of Social and Affective Neuroscience (ESSAN)




Senderecka, M., Matyjek, M., Kroczek, B., & Ociepka, M. (2021). Socially induced negative emotions elicit neural activity in the mentalizing network in a subsequent inhibitory task. Neuroscience, 470, 1–15.

Matyjek, M., Kroczek, B., & Senderecka, M. (2021). Socially induced negative affective knowledge modulates early face perception but not gaze cueing of attention. Psychophysiology, 58, 1–14.

Pavlov, Y. G., Adamian, N., Appelhoff, S., Arvaneh, M., Benwell, C. S., Beste, C., ... Senderecka, M., ... & Mushtaq, F., (2021). #EEGManyLabs: Investigating the replicability of influential EEG experiments. Cortex, 1–17.

Kałamała, P., Walther, J., Zhang, H., Diaz, M., Senderecka, M., & Wodniecka, Z. (2021). The use of a second language enhances the neural efficiency of inhibitory control: an ERP study. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 1–18.

Kałamała, P., Szewczyk, J., Chuderski, A., Senderecka, M., & Wodniecka, Z. (2020). Patterns of bilingual language use and response inhibition: A test of the adaptive control hypothesis. Cognition, 204, 104373.

Senderecka, M., Kossowska, M., Sekerdej, M., & Szewczyk, J. (2019). Religious fundamentalism is associated with hyperactive performance monitoring: ERP evidence from correct and erroneous responses. Biological Psychology, 140, 96-107.

Senderecka, M., Szewczyk, J., Wichary, S., & Kossowska, M. (2018). Individual differences in decisiveness: ERP correlates of response inhibition and error monitoring. Psychophysiology, 55, e13198.

Senderecka, M. (2018). Emotional enhancement of error detection – the role of perceptual processing and inhibition monitoring in failed auditory stop trials. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 18, 1-20.

Senderecka, M., Ociepka, M., Matyjek, M., & Kroczek, B. (2018). Post-error brain activity correlates with incidental memory for negative words. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 12, 178.

Kałamała, P., Szewczyk, J., Senderecka, M., & Wodniecka, Z. (2018). Flanker task with equiprobable congruent and incongruent conditions does not elicit the conflict N2. Psychophysiology, 55, e12980.

Senderecka, M. (2016). Threatening visual stimuli influence response inhibition and error monitoring: An event–related potential study. Biological Psychology, 113, 24–36.

Chuderski, A., Senderecka, M., Kałamała, P., Kroczek, B., & Ociepka, M. (2016). ERP correlates of the conflict level in the multi–response Stroop task. Brain Research, 1650, 93–102.

Ciećko–Michalska, I., Wójcik, J., Senderecka, M., Wyczesany, M., Binder, M., Szewczyk, J., Dziedzic, T., Słowik, A., & Mach, T. (2013). Cognitive functions in patients with liver cirrhosis: a tendency to commit more memory errors. Medical Science Monitor, 19, 283–288.

Senderecka, M., Grabowska, A., Gerc, K., Szewczyk, J., & Chmylak, R. (2012). Event–related potentials in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: an investigation using an auditory oddball task. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 85, 106–115.

Senderecka, M., Grabowska, A., Szewczyk, J., Gerc, K., & Chmylak, R. (2012). Response inhibition of children with ADHD in the stop–signal task: an event–related potential study. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 85, 93–105.

Ciećko–Michalska, I., Binder, M., Wyczesany, M., Szewczyk, J.,  Senderecka, M., Wójcik, J., Dziedzic, T., Słowik, A., & Mach, T. (2012). Electrophysiological correlates of attentional processes in patients with liver cirrhosis without minimal or clinically–overt hepatic encephalopathy. Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 63, 339–346.

Ciećko–Michalska, I., Wójcik, J., Wyczesany, M., Binder, M., Szewczyk, J., Senderecka, M., Dziedzic, T., Słowik, A., & Mach, T. (2012). Cognitive evoked response potentials in patients with liver cirrhosis without diagnosis of minimal or overt hepatic encephalopathy. A pilot study. Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 63, 271–276.

Ciećko–Michalska, I., Dziedzic, T., Banyś, R., Senderecka, M., Binder,  M., Wyczesany, M., Szewczyk, J., Wójcik, J., Słowik, A., & Mach, T.  (2012). Does magnetic resonance spectroscopy identify patients with minimal hepatic encephalopathy? Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska, 46, 436–442.

Ciećko-Michalska, I., Senderecka, M., Szewczyk, J., Panasiuk, A., Słowik, A., Wyczesany, M., Binder, M., & Mach, T. (2006). Event-related cerebral potentials for the diagnosis of subclinical hepatic encephalopathy in patients with liver cirrhosis. Advances in Medical Sciences, 51, 273-277. 


Sitek, E., Barczak, A., & Senderecka, M. (2017). Zastosowanie jakościowej analizy profilu wykonania skali ACE-III w diagnostyce różnicowej chorób otępiennych. Aktualności Neurologiczne, 17, 34-41.

Senderecka, M. (2016). Mózg a wiara: neuronalne korelaty przekonań religijnych. Zagadnienia Filozoficzne w Nauce, 61, 165–188.

Sitek, E., Senderecka, M., & Nowicka–Sauer, K. (2016). Metody przesiewowej oceny funkcji poznawczych w praktyce lekarza rodzinnego. Gabinet Prywatny,  23, 49–59. 

Senderecka, M., Gerc, K., Grabowska, A., Chmylak, R., & Szewczyk, J. (2011). Elektrofizjologiczne korelaty zaburzeń uwagowych u dzieci z ADHD: analiza potencjałów zdarzeniowych w słuchowej wersji zadania oddball. Czasopismo Psychologiczne, 17, 57–73.

Senderecka, M. (2009). Zadanie z sygnałem stop w diagnozie ADHD. Studia Psychologiczne, 47, 105–116.

Senderecka, M. (2007). Różne punkty widzenia prawej i lewej półkuli mózgu. Przegląd Psychologiczny, 50, 149–164.

Senderecka, M. & Grabowska, A. (2006). Globalny i lokalny poziom przetwarzania bodźców wzrokowych a asymetria funkcjonalna mózgu i płeć biologiczna. Kolokwia Psychologiczne, 14, 63–81.

Senderecka, M. (2002). Racjonalność świata jako problem filozoficzny. Zagadnienia Filozoficzne w Nauce, XXXI, 103–110.



Senderecka, M., Zabawa, J., Kluj-Kozłowska, K., Greń, M., Konkel, A., Kuklińska, M., Paprot, E., Sikorski, R., Barczak, A., & Sitek, E. (2014). Polish Version of the Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination III, copyright John Hodges.

Mączka, J., Janusz, R., & Senderecka, M. (red.) (2005). Władysław Heinrich – Teoria poznania. Tekst – Komentarze. Kraków – Tarnów: OBI – Biblos.


Senderecka, M. (2016). Analiza potencjałów zdarzeniowych i jej zastosowanie w badaniach nad uwagą selektywną. [W:] J. Bremer (red.), Przewodnik po kognitywistyce. (s. 391–411). Kraków: Wydawnictwo WAM.

Senderecka, M. (2011). O świadomości wzrokowej z perspektywy neuroscience. [W:] B. Brożek, J. Mączka, W. Grygiel, M. Hohol (red.), Oblicza racjonalności. (s. 99–115). Kraków: Copernicus Center Press.

Senderecka, M. (2009). W poszukiwaniu mózgowego podłoża zaburzeń uwagi u dzieci z ADHD – wyniki uzyskane przy użyciu metod neuroobrazowania strukturalnego i funkcjonalnego. [W:] K. Janowski, K. Grzesiuk (red.) Człowiek chory – aspekty biopsychospołeczne. Tom III. (s. 259–275). Lublin: Bestprint.

Senderecka, M. (2009). Zmiany w zapisie EEG w zespole nadpobudliwości psychoruchowej z deficytami koncentracji uwagi. [W:] K. Janowski, K. Grzesiuk (red.) Człowiek chory – aspekty biopsychospołeczne. Tom III. (s. 245–258). Lublin: Bestprint.

Senderecka, M. (2009). Paradygmat słuchowego i wzrokowego oddballu w badaniach uwagi u dzieci z ADHD. [W:] K. Janowski, K. Grzesiuk (red.) Człowiek chory – aspekty biopsychospołeczne. Tom III. (s. 230–244). Lublin: Bestprint.

Senderecka, M. (2007). Władysław Heinrich, czyli u źródeł Krakowskiej Szkoły Filozofii Przyrody [W:] M. Heller, J. Mączka, P. Polak, M. Szczerbińska–Polak (red.), Krakowska filozofia przyrody w okresie międzywojennym. Tom I: Początki. (s.109–124). Kraków – Tarnów: OBI – Biblos.

Senderecka, M. (2006). Synestezja – od psychofizjologicznych badań do filozoficznych implikacji [W:] S. Wszołek, R. Janusz (red.), Wyzwania racjonalności. (s. 259–278). Kraków: Wydawnictwo WAM.

Senderecka, M. (2005). Władysław Heinrich – życie i twórczość [W:] J. Mączka, R. Janusz, M. Senderecka (red.), Władysław Heinrich – Teoria poznania. Tekst – Komentarze. (s. 9–24). Kraków – Tarnów: OBI – Biblos.



Senderecka M., Ociepka M., Matyjek M., & Kroczek B. (2018). Memory performance for negative words is positively correlated with post-error brain activity. Psychophysiology, 55 (S1), 71.

Senderecka M. (2017). Aversive auditory stimuli improve response inhibition and error monitoring: An event-related potential study. Psychophysiology, 54 (S1), 84.

Barczak A., Rajtar-Zembaty A., Sałakowski A., Senderecka M., Barcikowska M., Sławek J., & Sitek E. (2017). Zastosowanie skali Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination III w diagnostyce choroby Alzheimera. Polski Przegląd Neurologiczny, 13 (SA), 101-102.

Senderecka M. (2014). Sensory modality of the stop–signal influences response inhibition and error detection: An event–related potentials study. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 94 (2), 199.

Senderecka M., Szewczyk J., Gerc, K., Chmylak R., & Grabowska A. (2012). Distractibility in ADHD children: An event–related potentials study. Psychophysiology, 49 (S1), 111–112. 

Senderecka M., Gerc K., Szewczyk J., Chmylak R., & Grabowska A. (2011). Response inhibition, cognitive control and error detection in ADHD children: A behavioral and event–related potentials study. Psychophysiology, 48 (S1), 87.

Senderecka M., Szewczyk J., Gerc K., Chmylak R., & Grabowska A. (2011). Automatic and controlled processing in children with ADHD: An event–related potentials study of an auditory oddball task. Psychophysiology, 48 (S1), 93.

Senderecka M., Szewczyk J., Gerc K., Chmylak R., & Grabowska A. (2010). Inhibitory dysfunction in ADHD children: A behavioral and ERP study. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 16 (S2), 49.

Senderecka M., Szewczyk J., Gerc K., Chmylak R., & Grabowska A. (2010). An ERP auditory oddball study of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 16 (S2), 49.

Senderecka M., Szewczyk J., & Grabowska A. (2010). Event–related potentials to emotional auditory stimuli within an oddball task. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 16 (S2), 49.

Senderecka M., Szewczyk J., & Grabowska A. (2009). Effect of sensory modality of Go stimuli in the Stop–signal paradigm: a behavioral and ERP study. Psychophysiology, 46 (S1), 129.

Ciećko–Michalska I., Senderecka M., Szewczyk J., Panasiuk A., Binder M., Wyczesany M., Słowik A., & Mach T. (2008). Utility of P300 latency for diagnosis of subclinical hepatic encephalopathy: auditory ERPs study. Gastroenterologia Polska, 15 (S1), 78.