31 grudnia 2023

Agnieszka Dębska, Ph.D.
Affiliated adjunct





  • 2011-2016: University of Warsaw, PhD in Cognitive Psychology.

  • 2006-2011: University of Warsaw, Institute of Psychology, M.Sc. in Psychology.
    Specialization: Applied Psychometrics.)

                                 University of Warsaw, Institute of Philosophy, M.Sc. in Philosophy.
     (Specialization: Philosophy of language and epistemology)


Scientific collaborations

  • 2023-… Prof. Joanna Rączaszek-Leonardi, University of Warsaw, Psychology Department, Poland: The neural basis of symbolic processing. IDUB research project.

  • 2021-2023 Prof. James Booth, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA:
    The development of orthography and phonology coupling in the ventral
    occipito-temporal cortex and its relation to reading. Kosciuszko Foundation
    Award for 5-month stay 2.2022-6.2022.

  • 2018 - 2020 Prof. Karin Landerl, dr Chiara Banfi, University of Graz, Austria: 
    Neural and behavioural basis of combined and isolated reading and spelling deficit. Research stays: 12.2018 & 11.2019.

  • 2016 – 2019 Prof. Kennteth Pugh, Haskins Laboratory, Yale University, US: Neural basis of dyslexia risk in children. Research stay: 06.2017.

  • 2015 – 2016 Prof. Ian Apperly, University of Birmingham, UK: Cognitive perspective-taking in communication. 4-months predoctoral fellowship.

Honors & awards

  • 2023-2026 : The Minister of Science Scholarship for the Best Young Scholars

  • 2022: Kosciuszko Foundation Award for 5-month stay in USA 2.2022-6.2022.

  • 2014: The scholarship for the best PhD students at the University of Warsaw 2013-2014 ("Nowoczesny Uniwersytet")

  • 2008- 2011: The Minister of Science and Higher Education scholarship 2008/2009 and 2010/2011






Neurobiological basis of language, reading and spelling (dyslexia, isolated spelling impairment).



  • Dębska, A., Łuniewska, M., Zubek, J., Chyl, K., Dynak, A., Dzięgiel‐Fivet, G., ... & Grabowska, A. (2022). The cognitive basis of dyslexia in school‐aged children: A multiple case study in a transparent orthography. Developmental Science, 25(2), e13173. Doi: doi.org/10.1111/desc.13173, [IF=4.9]

  • Dębska, A., Banfi, C., Chyl, K., Dzięgiel-Fivet, G., Kacprzak, A., Łuniewska, M., ... & Jednoróg, K. (2021). Neural patterns of word processing differ in children with dyslexia and isolated spelling deficit. Brain Structure and Function, 226, 1467-1478. Doi: 10.1007/s00429-021-02255-2, [IF=3.7]

  • Dębska, A., Chyl, K., Dzięgiel, G., Kacprzak, A., Łuniewska, M., Plewko, J., ... & Jednoróg, K. (2019). Reading and spelling skills are differentially related to phonological processing: Behavioral and fMRI study. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 39, 100683. Doi: 10.1016/j.dcn.2019.100683, [IF=5.8]

  • Dębska, A., Wang, J., Dzięgiel, G., Chyl, K., Wójcik., M., Jednoróg, K., Booth, J.R. (2023A). The development of orthography and phonology coupling in the ventral occipitotemporal cortex and its relation to reading. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. [IF= 4.7]

  • Dȩbska, A., Wójcik, M., Chyl, K., Dziȩgiel-Fivet, G., & Jednoróg, K. (2023B). Beyond the Visual Word Form Area–a cognitive characterization of the left ventral occipitotemporal cortex. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 17. Doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2023.1199366, [IF=3.4]





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