I am a Research Associate in Department of Experimental Psychology at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. In 2016 I received my PhD in Psychology. From October 2014 until May 2015 I was a Visiting Scholar in Laboratory for Neural Injury and Repair at the Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health. I have experience in the field of brain-computer interface research, the human somatosensory system, and EEG signal processing.  In my scientific work, I use electroencephalography (EEG) to examine the neural bases of perception and creation of imagery representation of movement. My research has been published in scientific journals including Neuroscience Letters, Journal of Motor Behavior, Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback and Acta Neurobiolgiae Experimentalis. This work has been funded by grants from the National Science Centre and Ministry of Health.
Representative Publications:
Zapała, D., Francuz, P., Zapała, E., Kopiś, N., Wierzgała, P., Augustynowicz, P., Majkowski, A. & Kołodziej, M. (2017). The Impact of Different Visual Feedbacks in User Training on Motor Imagery Control in BCI. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 1-13.
Zapała, D., Zabielska-Mendyk, E., Cudo, A., Krzysztofiak, A., Augustynowicz, P., & Francuz, P. (2015). Short-Term Kinesthetic Training for Sensorimotor Rhythms: Effects in Experts and Amateurs. Journal of Motor Behavior, 47(4), 312-318.
Francuz, P., & Zapała, D. (2011). The suppression of the μ rhythm during the creation of imagery representation of movement. Neuroscience Letters, 495(1), 39-43.
e-mail: d.zapala[at]gmail.com