Part of Jagiellonian University in Kraków
Part of Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Jacek Francikowski


Jacek Francikowski holds a Ph.D. in biological sciences and is an assistant professor at the Institute of Biology, Biotechnology, and Environmental Protection of the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Silesia in Katowice. He is leading the Insects' Physiology and Ethology Team. Jacek is involved in research and education projects in the field of cognitive sciences, in particular neurophysiology and neuroscience. His biological research focuses on biochemistry, development, physiology, and behavior of insects.

Jacek collaborates with the MCLL in research on the geometric and numerical cognition of invertebrates and humans.

Selected publications:

Baran, B., Krzyżowski, M., Rádai, Z., Francikowski, J., & Hohol, M. (2023). Geometry-based navigation in the dark: Layout symmetry facilitates spatial learning in the house cricket, Acheta domesticus, in the absence of visual cues. Animal Cognition, 23, 755–770.
Hohol, M., Baran, B., Krzyżowski, M., Francikowski, J. (2017). Does spatial navigation have a blind-spot? Visiocentrism is not enough to explain the navigational behavior comprehensively. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 11(154).
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