Tomasz Komendzinski

Tomasz Komendzinski
Nicolaus Copernicus University | umk · Department of Cognitive Science

PhD

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Introduction
The initiator, co-creator, coordinator of InteRDoCTor http://www.interdoctor.umk.pl/int2Eng.html Works for two research centers: 1) Department of Cognitive Science and Epistemology, NCU in Toruń, 2) Centre for Modern Interdisciplinary Technologies, head of Social and Health Neuroscience, Disorders of Consciousness and Modern Neurorehabilitation Unit, NCU. Theoria et Historia Scientiarum. An International Journal for Interdisciplinary Studies - Editor
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January 1984 - April 2015
Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland
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Neuromodulatory electroceuticals such as vagus nerve stimulation have been recently gaining traction as potential rehabilitation tools for disorders of consciousness (DoC). We present a longitudinal case study of non-invasive auricular vagus nerve stimulation (taVNS) in a patient diagnosed with chronic unresponsive wakefulness syndrome (previously...
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Objectives The COVID-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented detrimental impact on mental health in people around the world. It is important therefore to explore factors that may buffer or accentuate the risk of mental health problems in this context. Given that compassion has numerous benefits for mental health, emotion regulation, and social rel...
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Background Historically social connection has been an important way through which humans have coped with large-scale threatening events. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, lockdowns have deprived people of major sources of social support and coping, with others representing threats. Hence, a major stressor during the pandemic has been a sense...
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Abstract—We discuss the practical employment of a machine learning (ML) technique within AI for a social good application. We present an application for elderly adult dementia onset prognostication. First, the paper explains our encouraging preliminary study results of EEG responses analysis using a signal complexity measure of multiscale entropy (...
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Abstract 20 https://cpb-us-e1.wpmucdn.com/sites.uw.edu/dist/b/8998/files/2021/07/Proceedings.pdf
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Background: The COVID-19 pandemic is a massive global health crisis with damaging consequences to mental health and social relationships. Exploring factors that may heighten or buffer the risk of mental health problems in this context is thus critical. Whilst compassion may be a protective factor, in contrast fears of compassion increase vulnerabi...
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Evidence-based medicine (EBM) and Evidence-based practice (EBP) are sets of standards and procedures created to search, verify, and select up-to-date findings implemented by medical staff as a basis for decision-making process in a daily clinical practice. Despite efforts of scientists and clinicians, neurorehabiltiation is regarded as a difficult...
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This chapter describes how people are connected to each other through a common system of encoding and decoding messages. Opening the European gate has made intercultural communication omnipresent, and this includes health care. Internationally-based tasks need new, culture-aware medical practitioners. The challenges, barriers, and solutions in the...
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Evidence-based medicine (EBM) and Evidence-based practice (EBP) are sets of standards and procedures created to search, verify, and select up-to-date findings implemented by medical staff as a basis for decision-making process in a daily clinical practice. Despite efforts of scientists and clinicians, neurorehabiltiation is regarded as a difficult...
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This chapter describes how people are connected to each other through a common system of encoding and decoding messages. Opening the European gate has made intercultural communication omnipresent, and this includes health care. Internationally-based tasks need new, culture-aware medical practitioners. The challenges, barriers, and solutions in the...
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Komunikacja jako podzielanie; komunikacja w medycynie; komunikacja medyczna
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Information technology becomes important part of the current state of the art within health sciences. It allows to gather and analyze biomedical signals and data sets in the more efficient way, and provide better insight into evidences due to metabases and decision support systems based on computational intelligence. Social changes, development of...
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Neurological early and long-term rehabilitation plays a crucial role in the therapy of patients with disorders of consciousness (DOC) such as unresponsive wakefulness syndrome or minimally conscious state. Neuroscience tries to explain the effect of music therapy on all levels of the nervous system = activity in patients with DOC, but full understa...
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Teamwork, interprofessional practice and learning are integral to current interdisciplinary research and health care - such approach can maximize professional resources and optimize outcomes. The development of modern technologies associated with medical sciences, and the variability of possible neurological deficits, interventions, and even scales...
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Communication is a very important part of the human activity on very many levels. Communication with the patient has become an important part of the personalized health care and it plays an important role in the diagnosis, and also at each stage of treatment and rehabilitation. Not always, however, you can realize a natural communication situation...
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Cognitive robots constitute a highly interdisciplinary approach to the issue of therapy of children with developmental disorders. Cognitive robots become more popular, especially in action and language integration areas, joining the experience of psychologists, neuroscientists, philosophers, and even engineers. The concept of a robot as a cognitive...
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Recent demographic prognoses show tendencies toward a significant increase in the number of elderly people, especially in developed countries. This makes geriatric therapy, rehabilitation, and care difficult, especially with maintaining as long as possible the highest quality of life and independence in activities of daily living. Lack of specializ...
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Altmetrics, as a new scientometric measure, shows the scholarly impact of a scientist and her/his social activity on social networking platforms. We analysed communication on ResearchGate within the group formed by Nicolaus Copernicus University different domains researchers. They share interest in information visualisation and form local collabora...
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Mikołajewska Emilia, Komendziński Tomasz, Dreszer Joanna, Bałaj Bibianna, Mikołajewski Dariusz. Role of toys in the development of healthy infants. Journal of Education, Health and Sport. 2015;5(4):219-223. ISSN 2391-8306. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.16845 http://ojs.ukw.edu.pl/index.php/johs/article/view/2015%3B5%284%29%3A219-223 https://pbn.nauka.gov.p...
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Mikołajewska Emilia, Komendziński Tomasz, Dreszer Joanna, Bałaj Bibianna, Mikołajewski Dariusz. Role of toys in the development and rehabilitation of children with developmental disorders. Journal of Education, Health and Sport. 2015;5(4):224-228. ISSN 2391-8306. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.16864 http://ojs.ukw.edu.pl/index.php/johs/article/view/2015%3B5%...
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Purpose: Currently there is no direct method available to automatically distinguish between emotions by realtime computational analysis and stabilize emotional state of the subject using series of standarized pictures or others stimuli. The aim of this study was to find out whether is true if our new concept of intelligent emotions stabilization sy...
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Sokolov Oleksandr, Dobosz Krzysztof, Dreszer Joanna, Duch Włodzisław, Grzelak Sławomir, Komendziński Tomasz, Mikołajewski Dariusz, Piotrowski Tomasz, Świerkocka Małgorzata, Weber Piotr. Spirometry Data Analysis and Monitoring in Medical and Physiological Tests. Journal of Education, Health and Sport. 2015;5(3):35-46. ISSN 2391-8306. DOI: 10.5281/ze...
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Background: Human physiological system belongs to the most complex systems which elements has been described in detail using different mathematical models. Due to high complexity of elements, the design of whole physiological system depends on the goal of investigations. We would like to concentrate our efforts on emotions influence to physiologica...
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Abstract Eclectic approach to intervention is regarded as further development of the specific intervention techniques toward cooperation within interdisciplinary therapeutic team and patient-tailored rehabilitation. This paper aims at investigating the extent to which the available opportunities in aforementioned area are being exploited. Research...
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Information technology becomes important part of the current state of the art within health sciences. It allows to gather and analyze biomedical signals and data sets in the more efficient way, and provide better insight into evidences due to metabases and decision support systems based on computational intelligence. Social changes, development of...
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Teamwork, interprofessional practice and learning are integral to current interdisciplinary research and health care-such approach can maximize professional resources and optimize outcomes. The development of modern technologies associated with medical sciences, and the variability of possible neurological deficits, interventions, and even scales m...
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Sokolov Oleksandr, Meszyński Sebastian, Weber Piotr, Mikołajewski Dariusz, Dreszer Joanna, Bałaj Bibianna, Grzelak Sławomir, Duch Włodzisław, Komendziński Tomasz. Multiagent modeling of emotions influence on physiological systems: new concept = Modelowanie wieloagentowe wpływu emocji na układy fizjologiczne: nowa koncepcja. Journal of Education, He...
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Altmetrics, as a new scientometric measure, shows the scholarly impact of a scientist and her/his social activity on social networking platforms. We analysed communication on ResearchGate within the group formed by Nicolaus Copernicus University different domains researchers. They share interest in information visualisation and form local collabora...
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This paper addresses the problem of designing closed-loop control of emotion based on affective measures and computing. The work is focused on design rule base control system that serves for positive emotion state stabilization. The proposed approach is based on analyzing of breathing signal. The measured signal is analyzed according to features im...
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One of the most common questions in today’s cognitive studies is the one regarding embodied cognition. The answer to this question draws our attention to many factors, including bodily actions, which also work to embody cognition. With this in mind, enactivism is included in discussions of embodiment. In the current issue we present texts in which...
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Analysis of social networks - is an innovative strategy in the study of social groups, in particular, their organizational structure. Similarly, analysis of scientific structure is based on co-citations count. One of the most important stages of both studies is to visualize the results with goal of clear, intuitive representation of objects (actors...
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Praca prezentuje zarys nowego podejście do komunikacji zgodnego z metaforą podzielania (shared) i obejmują-cego zakres podzielania mentalnego (shared mind), podzielania motorycznego (joint action) oraz podzielania kulturowego (common culture). Analizy w tych zakresach uwzględniają kluczową zdolność intersubiektywności w wymiarze ewolucyjnym oraz ro...
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Recent demographic prognoses show tendencies toward a significant increase in the number of elderly people, especially in developed countries. This makes geriatric therapy, rehabilitation, and care difficult, especially with maintaining as long as possible the highest quality of life and independence in activities of daily living. Lack of specializ...
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Abstract The huge complexity and variety of deficits in children, their continuous development, and co-operation simultaneously with children and their parents make clinical practice in pediatric neurorehabilitation particularly challenging. Thus scientists and clinicians still look for newer, more efficient diagnostic and therapeutic tools. One of...
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The main section is devoted to the domain of new cognitive science: embodied cognition, enactivism, external representations, as well as ecological psychology in the context of robotics.
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W ważnej części wkładu Michaela T. Turveya do psychologii ekologicznej znajdują się rozważania nad koordynacją ruchu, w szczególności – w odniesieniu do środowiska. Propozycja ta pełni ważną rolę w początkach debaty nad kontrolą motoryczną, która to dziś ma znaczenie daleko szersze od pierwotnego, w tym dla kognitywistyki. Przed-stawiona została w...
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A major part of Michael T. Turvey’s contribution to ecological psychology are reflections on the coordination of movement, in particular with regard to the environment. This suggestion plays an important role in the beginning of the debate on motor control, whose today’s meaning is far broader than the original one, including the field of cognitive...
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Poczucie sprawstwa: wprowadzenie do badań w perspektywie interdyscyplinarnej* Wprowadzenie Problem sprawstwa należałoby w pierwszej kolejności naświetlić z perspektywy badań nad wolną wolą. W badaniach tych odróżnić bowiem można wolną wolę per se (bardzo trudna kwestia metafizyczna i moralna) od naszego doświadczenia i naszego przekonania, że mamy...
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Hi David et al, I'm delighted that others are interested. When I got started thinking about the scientific evidence wrt consciousness, it was (a) taboo, and (b) interpreted in very specific ways. For example, a common euphemism was "perception" _ because that was safe. But when you compare cs vs. ucs perception (as in backward masking) you get visual cortex activation with lower amplitude and spread, as shown by Dehaene and colleagues. That tell us something new, and I believe it replicates for audition. (Systematic replications should be much more common). Another problem was circular explanation. "Conscious access" was called "awareness" or "attention to" something. But that explains nothing UNLESS you have an independent source of evidence to break the circularity. Other confusions were rife. The conscious (waking) STATE was confused with consciousness OF something. Visual imagery was not fully recognized until Steve Kosslyn, and so on. Attention was used interchangeably with consciousness. All that has cleared up now, either explicitly, or implicitly, by usage. For example, my impression is that attention is used for voluntary control of access to some conscious content. As in voluntary head movements, but not for spontaneous, unconsciously directed eye movements (most fast eye movements are that). As long as these practical usages are clear, they are good enough to avoid confusion. Recent work coming from animal and human electrophysiogy is fabulous. Buszaki's book is important reading. Invasive e-physiology has 1000x the S/N ratio as scalp recording. Both deep sleep and waking look strikingly different at that resolution. Animal researchers have known that for years, but human e-phys researchers were held back by the ethical constraints of working with humans. Penfield was right. Other methodologies are reaching that kind of spatiotemporal resolution, and have their own pros and cons, of course. Our 2013 Frontiers overview still holds water, mostly. My Scholarpedia article is still mostly up to date. But the frontier is moving fast. It's very exciting. Theorists need to integrate the wealth of evidence, clarify ambiguous usages and confusions, and so on. There are still many of them. I believe our theory writing needs much improvement, with the emphasis on INDUCTIVE thinking. (Some writers seem to think this is a form of math, but that's indefensible empirically). A recent article confused the brainstem nuclei involved with the STATE of consciousness with the mostly cortical regions that support CONTENTS of consciousness, like the ventral visual stream. There is appropriate debate about the region of visual integration (MTL or PFC? or both?). I guess I'm a "corticocentrist," but that does NOT rule out other regions, especially given the long evolutionary history of csns -- at least 200 million years for neocortex. Walter Freeman, our late friend, convinced me that paleocortex (incl hippocampus) has to be involved with gustatory-olfactory consciousness. The work on the anterior insula strongly implicates interoceptive consciousness, as in feelings of nausea. Generalization between species is now much more convincing because we have the human and macaque, plus rodent genome. The avian pallium is now considered to be much like cortex in mammals. So there is a TON of work to do. Each question deserves discussion and debate, based on the best evidence available. I HOPE YOU JOIN !!!!