ABOUT ME

After completing studies in economics and management and getting a taste of the corporate world, a passion for learning drove me to leave business for research in cognitive neuroscience. In general, I am interested in the processes of learning and memory formation: how to modulate them (emotions, reward and fear), what drives them (reinforcement, uncertainty, intrinsic motivation), individual differences (gender, hormones, personality) and how to best organize human activity for learning to happen (organizational learning). I’m also interested in the application of neuroscientific findings in education and business decision making. My upcoming project in Neurofinance will focus on gender and inter-individual differences in financial decision making under uncertainty, using multimodal imaging and computational modeling. Currently, I am a post-doc researcher under Professor Kerstin Preuschoff supervision.

Publications:

  • Miendlarzewska, E. A., Bavelier, D., & Schwartz, S. (2016), "Influence of reward motivation on human declarative memory." Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 61, 156-176.

  • Pichon S., Miendlarzewska E. A., Eryilmaz H., Vuilleumier P. (2014), "Cumulative activation during positive and negative events and state anxiety predicts subsequent inertia of amygdala reactivity," Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, doi:10.1093/scan/nsu044.

  • Miendlarzewska E. A., Trost W. J. (2013), "How musical training affects cognitive development: rhythm, reward and other modulating variables", Frontiers in Neuroscience, 7(279).

  • Miendlarzewska, E. A., van Elswijk, G., Cannistraci, C. V., & van Ee, R. (2013), "Working memory load attenuates emotional enhancement in recognition memory." Frontiers in Psychology, 4(112).

In Preparation:

  • Miendlarzewska, E. A., Bavelier, D., & Schwartz, S. (2016), "Influence of reward motivation on human declarative memory." Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 61, 156-176.

  • Pichon S., Miendlarzewska E. A., Eryilmaz H., Vuilleumier P. (2014), "Cumulative activation during positive and negative events and state anxiety predicts subsequent inertia of amygdala reactivity", Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, doi:10.1093/scan/nsu044.

  • Miendlarzewska E. A., Trost W. J. (2013), "How musical training affects cognitive development: rhythm, reward and other modulating variables", Frontiers in Neuroscience, 7(279).

  • Miendlarzewska, E. A., van Elswijk, G., Cannistraci, C. V., & van Ee, R. (2013), "Working memory load attenuates emotional enhancement in recognition memory". Frontiers in Psychology, 4(112).

Ewa Miendlarzewska

Email:

ewa.miendlarzewska(at)unige.ch

Kerstin Preuschoff
Kerstin Preuschoff