Pamela anna sobczak
Neurocognitive scientist, neuropsychologist, long-time scholarship holder of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MNiSW) and winner of the MNiSW Diamond Grant competition (2015).
Graduate of Neurocognitive Science and Clinical Neuropsychology in a practical approach at SWPS University, she was a doctoral student of Interdisciplinary Doctoral Studies at SWPS University (2016 – 2018).
For many years, she was the chairwoman of the SWPS Neuroscience Circle and the organizer of Brain Day at SWPS University in Warsaw, as part of the World Brain Week.
She gained her professional experience, among others, at the Institute of Experimental Biology named after M. Nencki of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Laboratory for Clinical Neuroscience, Centre for Biomedical Technology in Madrid.
Between 2016 – 2018, she conducted her own classes on neuropsychology and neuroimaging methods, as well as a seminar “Emotional Brain – Neuropsychology Perspective” at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University UKSW and SWPS University in Warsaw.
In her scientific work, she was particularly interested in the neurobiological basis of emotional processes. She sought answers to the question: What is the role of temperament and individual differences in processing affective stimuli based on advanced neuroimaging techniques?
To answer this question, she created an innovative research tool that had not been used so far for research on temperament and individual differences – the Emotional Films Database. Combining traditional research methods (psychological questionnaires) with advanced neuroimaging techniques was the key to her scientific work, enabling a closer understanding of the neuronal basis of temperamental traits and the role of temperament in processing emotional information.
In recent years, she has passionately delved into the influence of trauma on the brain, mind, and body, and learns extremely effective trauma therapy methods (e.g., Somatic Experiencing (SE), EMDR therapy, Trauma-Conscious Yoga (JŚT)), which not only allow for a better understanding of the mechanisms of trauma onset, but also the processes of releasing negative trauma symptoms and alleviating psychophysiological symptoms of chronic stress.
At the “BezStresu” Institute, she deals with diagnosis and neuropsychological therapy. She conducts therapy using EEG Neurobiofeedback methods and Transcranial Brain Stimulation (tDCS). She supports individuals with ADHD and neurodiversity by conducting psychoeducation. She works with children, adolescents, and adults.