drRafał Jończyk

Rafał Jończyk
Adiunkt (Assistant professor)

Websites / Profiles:


  • B.A. in English Linguistics, Poznań, 2009
  • M.A. in English Linguistics, Poznań, 2011
  • Ph.D. in English Linguistics, Poznań, 2015

Professional experience

  • Postdoctoral fellow, Centre for Language Science, Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, USA (October 2017 - October 2018)

Research interests

  • Affective Neuroscience
  • Experimental Pragmatics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Bilingualism and Emotion
  • Neurophysiology of Creativity
  • Neurophysiological methods in language processing studies (EEG)

Teaching experience

  • English as a Foreign Language at university level
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Emotions in social communication
  • Creativity and language

Professional training

  • Workshop on "Computational modelling in psycholinguistics” by Prof. Walter van Heuven, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, 1 June 2017
  • Course on Neuroanatomy: Visceral Mind Summer School 2017, Bangor, UK, 4–8 September 2017
  • 27th EEGLAB Workshop, Pittsburgh, USA, 4–5 September 2018
  • EEG training workshop on "The Biosemi Active Two system in nerocognitive research," Neurostimulus, Poznań, Poland, 25–26 August 2021


  • The Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity

Invited talks

  • "How knowledge, language & emotion affect creativity", guest lecture in the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics, University of Reading, March 5, 2019
  • "Emotions in the proactive bilingual brain: Evidence from electrophysiology", guest lecture at the Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing), September 11, 2019
  • “Speak your heart out: Brain dynamics of emotional speech production in bilingualism”, ESCOP 2022 Symposium “Emotions in native and foreign languages” (organized by Simone Sulpizio & Nicola del Maschio), August 31, 2022, Lille, France

Research projects

  • Principal investigator
    • "Psychophysiological correlates of affective language processing in bilinguals" (National Science Center, 2015/19/D/HS6/00591, 2016–2018)
    • "Speak your heart out: Neurophysiological correlates of emotional speech production in bilingualism" (National Science Center, 2020/37/B/HS6/00610, 2021–2025)
  • Post-doctoral investigator
    • "Unleashing the Power of Second Language Mastery: Cognitive Foundations of the Foreign Language Effect and Strategic Language Use" (Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange, PPN/PRO/2020/1/00006, 2021–2024)
  • Co-investigator
    • "Attitudes and emotions across languages: The case of Polish and Romanian" (Polish Academy of Sciences, 2016–2018)
    • "Bilingualism, emotions and creativity: The case of Polish and Romanian" (Polish Academy of Sciences, 2019–2021)
    • "How language of operation constrains communication of affect: Fundamental neurocognitive insights for a multilingual, emotion-driven, social media-obsessed world" (National Science Center, 2021/43/B/HS6/00184, 2022–2025)
  • Collaborator
    • "Divergent Thinking in the Engineering Design Context: Experimentation to Connect Performance to Neurocognitive Responses" (National Science Foundation USA, #1561660)
    • "Collaborative Research: Neurocognitive Experimentation to Enhance STEM Education: Studies on Divergent Thinking in Female and Male Engineering Students" (National Science Foundation USA #1726811, #1726358, #1726884)

Scholarships and awards

  • 2018 Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) Post-doctoral Fellows Award
  • START 2018 scholarship for most talented young Polish scientists granted by The Foundation for Polish Science (FNP)
  • Scholarship from the Minister of Science and Higher Education for outstanding young researchers (2020)
  • Travel Grant Award: the 9th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB9) 9-13 June 2013

Papers read at international conferences:

  • 23rd International Conference on Foreign/Second Language Acquisition: The Affective Dimension in Language Acquisition and Learning, Szczyrk, Poland, 26-28 May, 2011
  • 24th International Conference on Foreign/Second Language Acquisition: Language Awareness in Second/Foreign Language Learning, Szczyrk, Poland, 17-19 May, 2012
  • Talk-Action-Interaction Conference, Łódź, Poland, 3-5 October, 2012
  • “IX EMLAR 2013 (Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research), Utrecht, The Netherlands, January 30 – February, 1 2013
  • 1st Silesian Meeting of Young Scholars, Szczyrk, Poland, 18-19 March 2013
  • 11th Symposium of Psycholinguistics, Tenerife, Spain, 20-23 March 2013
  • NEURONUS 2013 IBRO&IRUN Neuroscience Forum, Kraków, Poland, 09-11 May 2013
  • 25th International Conference on Foreign/Second Language Acquisition (ICFSLA), Szczyrk, Poland, 23-25 May 2013
  • 9th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB9), Singapore, 10-13 June 2013
  • 44th Poznan Linguistic Meeting (PLM2013), Poznań, Poland, August 29 – September 1 2013
  • Young Linguists' Meeting in Poznań (YLMP) 2014, Poznań, Poland 4-6 April 2014
  • 26th International Conference on Foreign/Second Language Acquisition (ICFSLA), Szczyrk, Poland, 22-24 May 2014
  • The European Second Language Association (EUROSLA) 24, York, UK, 3-6 September 2014
  • Polish Association for the Study of English (PASE) 2015 conference, EMOTIONS, Wrocław, Poland, 17-19 April 2015
  • 46th Poznań Linguistic Meeting, Poznań, Poland, 15-17 September 2016
  • 37th TABU DAG conference, Groningen, The Netherlands, 3 June 2017
  • 13th International Conference for Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 5-8 August 2017
  • First International Conference on Emotions, Language Processing and Psycholinguistic Testing (ELAPSYT 1), Bucharest, Romania, 12-15 October 2017
  • 25th annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) meeting, Boston, MA, USA, 24-27 March 2018
  • 4th Meeting of the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity, Cambridge, MA, USA, March 23, 2018
  • 10th Society for Neurobiology of Language, Quebec City, Canada, 16-18 August 2018
  • The Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association (PCLA), Poznań, Poland, 24-26 September 2018
  • The Creative Power of Metaphor, University of Oxford, Oxford UK, 29-30 March 2019
  • The Polish Association for the Study of English (PASE), Poznań, Poland, 27-28 June 2019
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Virtual Conference, 22-26 June 2020
  • Bilingualism Matters Research Symposium 2020 (BMRS2020), 22 September 2020 (conference organised online)
  • Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity (SfNC) 12 May 2022 (co-author; conference organised online)

Other talks and presentations

  • Centre for Language Science, Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, USA, 3 November 2018

Organizing international conferences and workshops

  • Experimental Methods in Linguistics (EmiL). Co-authored with Halszka Bąk. 4th Young Linguists' Meeting Poznań, Poznań, Poland, 4-6 April 2014.
  • Programming psycholinguistic experiments in E-prime. First International Conference on Emotions, Language Processing and Psycholinguistic Testing (ELAPSYT 1), Bucharest, Romania, 13 October 2017
  • Workshop on advanced EEG analyses in EEGLAB, Centre for Language Science, Pennslvania State University, USA, September 7, 2018
  • Surfing the brainwaves: Workshop on EEG data analysis in linguistics, PLM 2019, Poznań, Poland, September 17, 2019
  • Convener of the thematic session “How language and emotion interact in a bilingual mind” at Poznań Linguistic Meeting (PLM 2019), Poznań, Poland, 8-10 September 2022 (with Guillaume Thierry)
  • Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Embodiment and Relativity (CoNSoLER 2022), Poznań, Poland, 7-9 October 2022, Member of the Organizing Committee


  • Topic Editor for Brain Sciences
  • Associate editor for Applied Psycholinguistics
  • Topic editor for Frontiers in Language Sciences

Ad-hoc peer reviewer for:

  • Emotion
  • Psychophysiology
  • Brain Sciences
  • Frontiers in Psychology
  • Creativity Research Journal
  • Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism
  • International Journal of Bilingualism
  • Studies in Polish Linguistics
  • Biological Psychology
  • Neuropsychologia
  • Journal of Neurolinguistics
  • Second Language Research
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
  • Language and Speech
  • Lingua
  • Applied Sciences
  • Languages
  • Bilingualism: Language and Cognition
  • The Journal of Creative Behavior
  • Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development