Maria Kulesza, PhD

Postdoc | Nencki Institute


I’m a PhD student at Laboratory of Brain Imaging at Nencki Institute (since 2017). My thesis is on the topic of emotion regulation and autobiographical memory in women suffering from depression or borderline personality disorder. I obtained my Master’s in psychology at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw. During my short research career I collaborated in studies on such topics as theory of mind in older adults, motor and cognitive training in elderly, compulsive sexual behaviors and impairment of social cognition and emotion processing in patients with cerebellum tumors. Still, my main research interest lies within personality disorders.

In this project I am interested in which emotions are related to experiencing climate change and how they impact our mental health.