Ewa Miendlarzewska

Ewa Miendlarzewska
PhD Student at Fundamental Neurosciences, University of Geneva
General Information

Research Interests

Influence of reward and emotions on learning and memory with potential of application in education.



Miendlarzewska, E. A., Van Elswijk, G., Cannistraci, C. V., & Van Ee, R. (2013). Working memory load attenuates emotional enhancement in recognition memory. Frontiers in Psychology, 4(112).

Miendlarzewska, E. a., & Trost, W. J. (2014). How musical training affects cognitive development: rhythm, reward and other modulating variables. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 7(January), 1–18. doi:10.3389/fnins.2013.00279


Studied economics and management at Università Bocconi (MSc + CEMS MIM), and after working for Philips Healthcare as project manager for 2 years, decided to change fields because I found organization science and social sciences in general disappointing. I completed my Research Master in cognitive neuroscience degree at Maastricht University in order to continue on my dream of investigating the processes of learning, but this time not on organizational level but at the level of a single brain. Completed my Master thesis with prof. Vuilleumier on the interactions of emotional states and attention in the amygdala. I am now doing my PhD in Neuroscience under the direction of Prof. Sophie Schwartz and co-guidance by Prof. Daphne Bavelier, studying learning and memory.

Current Research

1) generalization of reward conditioning 

2) effect of conditioned reward on later memory formation

3) effect of conditioned reward on later relearning