Invitation for a lecture of dr Jan Kamiński

I would like to cordially invite you to the habilitation lecture which will take place on the 24th of June at 3pm in the Konorski lecture hall. We will host dr Jan Kamiński (Laboratory of Neurophysiology of Mind, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, PAS). His habilitation is processed by the Scientific Council of the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences. He will give a lecture entitled: “Neuronal mechanisms of working memory - human single-neuron recordings”



Working memory is a fundamental cognitive capacity, serving as the basis for mental calculation and inference—it acts as the mind's notebook. Using single-neuron recordings, we can delve deep into the neuronal mechanisms underlying this cognitive capacity. In my lecture, I will present results from a series of studies using human single-neuron recordings, where, for the first time, persistent activity was established as the neuronal basis for maintenance in working memory in humans. Furthermore, I will describe the interaction between the firing rate of neurons and neuronal oscillations during working memory tasks. Additionally, I will explore the interaction between working memory and long-term memory, as well as the more general neuronal architecture of this cognitive function.

Date of publication
17 June 2024
Date of event
Nencki Institute, Konorski lecture hall