Psy­chol­o­gist, Head of the Depart­ment of Exper­i­men­tal Psy­chol­o­gy and Per­cep­tion & Cog­ni­tion Lab. (since 2003-); Direc­tor of the Insti­tute of Psy­chol­o­gy of the John Paul II Catholic Uni­ver­si­ty of Lublin (2012–2019); mem­ber of the Psy­chol­o­gy Com­mit­tee of the Pol­ish Acad­e­my of Sci­ences (since 2015-); schol­ar­ship hold­er of Amer­i­can and Euro­pean uni­ver­si­ties (includ­ing the Catholic Uni­ver­si­ty of Amer­i­ca (Wash­ing­ton D.C.), USA), Catholic Uni­ver­si­ty of Leu­ven (Leu­ven, Bel­gium), Uni­ver­si­ty of Wis­con­sin-Madi­son (Madi­son, WI, USA), Pur­due Uni­ver­si­ty (West Lafayette, IN, USA), Cor­nell Uni­ver­si­ty (Itha­ca, NY, USA), Uni­ver­si­ta Ital­iana per Stranieri (Peru­gia, Italy), Uni­ver­si­ty of Lon­don (Lon­don, UK); author, edi­tor and co-edi­tor of over 20 books and over 150 arti­cles in nation­al and inter­na­tion­al jour­nals in cog­ni­tive psy­chol­o­gy and neu­ro­science, psy­chol­o­gy method­ol­o­gy and com­mu­ni­ca­tion through visu­al and audio­vi­su­al media; prin­ci­pal inves­ti­ga­tor, sci­en­tif­ic super­vi­sor and inves­ti­ga­tor of grants financed by the Sci­en­tif­ic Research Com­mit­tee, Min­istry of Sci­ence and High­er Edu­ca­tion, Nation­al Cen­ter of Sci­ence, Min­istry of Nation­al Edu­ca­tion, Nation­al Cen­ter of Research and Devel­op­ment; long-time col­lab­o­ra­tor of TVP SA; award­ed with: Idzi Radziszews­ki Uni­ver­si­ty Lau­rel, third degree sci­en­tif­ic award for co-author­ing 13 sci­en­tif­ic arti­cles in renowned sci­en­tif­ic jour­nals and man­ag­ing two NCN grants in 2018 (Sen­ate of the Catholic Uni­ver­si­ty of Lublin, 2019), First-degree indi­vid­ual award for orig­i­nal and cre­ative sci­en­tif­ic achieve­ments, out­stand­ing orga­ni­za­tion­al and social activ­i­ty, pop­u­lar­iza­tion of sci­ence and edu­ca­tion of sci­en­tif­ic staff (Rec­tor of the Catholic Uni­ver­si­ty of Lublin, 2018), The Władysław Witwic­ki Prize (Pol­ish Acad­e­my of Sci­ences) for out­stand­ing aca­d­e­m­ic achieve­ments in psy­chol­o­gy (2016), Theophras­tus Prize for the best sci­en­tif­ic psy­chol­o­gy book in 2013 (Ima­gia. W kierunku neu­rokog­ni­ty­wnej teorii obrazu) (The Edi­tors of Charak­tery, 2014), Coper­ni­cus Prize 2012 award of the Pol­ish Neu­ropsy­cho­log­i­cal Soci­ety for out­stand­ing achieve­ments in the devel­op­ment of neu­ro­science in Poland (PTNeur Board, 2012), Lec­tur­er of the Year 2011, the Stu­dent Envi­ron­men­tal Award grant­ed to aca­d­e­mics whose prac­tices are con­sis­tent with the prin­ci­ples of qual­i­ty assur­ance in high­er edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tions, and whose atti­tudes inspire respect and recog­ni­tion of stu­dents (Stu­dents’ Par­lia­ment of the Repub­lic of Poland, 2011); inter­est­ed in under­stand­ing visu­al and audio­vi­su­al media and visu­al and kines­thet­ic per­cep­tion and imag­i­na­tion in a cog­ni­tive and neu­rocog­ni­tive perspective. 

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IMAGIA. Towards a Neu­rocog­ni­tive The­o­ry of Image was rec­og­nized as the best sci­en­tif­ic psy­cho­log­i­cal book in 2013 and hon­ored by the edi­tors of Charak­tery mag­a­zine with the Theophras­tus Prize.


for out­stand­ing sci­en­tif­ic achieve­ments in 2016. The Wla­dys­law Witwic­ki Prize in Psy­chol­o­gy was award­ed for the mono­graph IMAGIA. Towards a Neu­rocog­ni­tive The­o­ry of Image.

Publication financed thanks to grant titled

Dis­sem­i­na­tion in Eng­lish of the mono­graph of Piotr Fran­cuz enti­tled
Ima­gia. Towards a neu­rocog­ni­tive image theory

Grand financed under the agree­ment No. 611 / P‑DUN / 2019 from the funds of the Min­istry of Sci­ence and High­er Edu­ca­tion allo­cat­ed to the activ­i­ties of dis­sem­i­nat­ing science.

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