Ania Holubecki, BA
Ania Holubecki is grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with the Department of Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroergonomics as a 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Student Researcher. She is a recent graduate of Northwestern University in the United States, with a B.A. and departmental honors in neuroscience, as well as a minor in Spanish.
Ania's broad research interests include utilizing neuroimaging methods and family studies to better understand the neurological profile of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their unaffected first-degree relatives. Her undergraduate thesis work in the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Lab (PI: Dr. Molly Losh) explored how various neuropsychological tasks relate to visual perceptual styles, goal-oriented behaviors, and reading fluency in these families. Her EEG research at the Jagiellonian University will explore neural responses to faces of varying familiarity in individuals with ASD and their unaffected biological parents. This research aims to better understand self-referential cognition in ASD, which may be associated with social communication deficits characteristic of the disorder.