Pawel Tacikowski, PhD
(Postdoctoral Fellow)


Pawel's research is focused mainly on the neural correlates of processing self-related information (e.g., one's own name and own face). In particular, he is interested in both differences and similarities between neural representations of the 'self' and the 'other'.

Sample Publications

Tacikowski, P., Berger, C. C. & Ehrsson, H. H. (2017). Dissociating the Neural Basis of Conceptual Self-awareness from Perceptual Awareness and Unaware Self-processing. Cerebral Cortex. Epub ahead of print. PDF

Tacikowski P, Freiburghaus T, & Ehrsson HH. Goal-directed processing of self-relevant information is associated with less cognitive interference than the processing of information about other people. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (2016) 68:93-100. PDF

Tacikowski P & Ehrsson HH. Preferential processing of self-relevant stimuli occurs mainly at the perceptual and conscious stages of information processing. Consciousness and Cognition (2016) 41:139-49. PDF

Tacikowski, P., Brechmann, A., & Nowicka, A. (in press). Cross-modal pattern of brain activations associated with the processing of self- and significant other's name. Human Brain Mapping, doi: 10.1002/hbm.22048. PDF

Tacikowski, P., Brechmann, A., Jednorog, K., Marchewka, A., Dobrowolny, M., & Nowicka, A. (2011). Is it about the self or the significance? An fMRI study of self-name recognition. Social Neuroscience, 6(1), 98-107. PDF

Tacikowski, P., Brechmann, A., Jednorog, K., Marchewka, A., Dobrowolny, M., & Nowicka, A. (2011). How multiple repetitions influence the processing of own, famous and unknown names and faces: An ERP study. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 79, 219-230. PDF

Tacikowski, P., & Nowicka, A. (2010). Allocation of attention to self-name and self-face: An ERP study. Biological Psychology, 84, 318-324. PDF


Pawel Tacikowski, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Neuroscience
Karolinska Institutet
Retzius väg 8, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden

email: pawel.tacikowski @
office phone: (+46) 8 524 87066