Piotr Francuz

Professor Piotr Francuz, Ph.D., a psychologist; Head of the Department of Experimental Psychology and Perception & Cognition Lab.; Director of the Institute of Psychology of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin; a member of the Committee of Psychology of the Polish Academy of Sciences; a member of the Holy See’s Agency for the Evaluation and Promotion of Quality in Ecclesiastical Universities and Faculties (AVEPRO); a scholarship holder of U.S. and European universities, i.a. 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 20 books and over 120 articles in national and international scientific journals in the fields of cognitive psychology and neuroscience, methodology of psychology and communication via visual and audiovisual media; principal investigator, scientific advisor and main contractor of grants (i.e. Committee for Scientific Research, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, National Science Centre, National Centre for Research and Development); longtime collaborator of Polish Television (TVP SA), awarded the Władysław Witwicki Prize (Polish Academy of Sciences) for outstanding academic achievements in 2016 in the field of psychology, the prize Theophrastus for the best scientific book in psychology in 2013 (Imagia. Towards Neurocognitive Theory of the Image), the Award of the Polish Neuropsychological Society "Copernicus Prize 2012" for outstanding achievement in the development of neuroscience in Poland, and awarded the title "Lecturer of the Year 2011", assigned by the Students’ Parliament of the Republic of Poland; interested in understanding the visual media, in particular visual arts and audio-visual media and also the visual and kinesthetic perception and imagery from cognitive and neurocognitive perspective.

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