Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Life Sciences - Department of Psychology

Dr. rer.nat. Kamila Borowiak

Dr. rer.nat. Kamila Borowiak
research assistant
kamila.borowiak (at)

Humboldt-Universität → Präsidium → Lebenswissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Psychologie → Klinische Psychologie Sozialer Interaktion
Phone number
(030) 2093-98821
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin


since 2022

Postdoctoral Researcher, Clinical Psychology of Social Interaction, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

since 2022

Clinical Training at Zentrum für Psychotherapie der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin

2021 -2022

Postdoctoral Researcher, Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, Technische Universität Dresden


PhD (Dr.rer.nat.), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


PhD student at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain und at the Max Planck Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig


Master of Science in Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Freie Universität Berlin


Research interests

My current interests focus on psychotherapy research, with particular emphasis on psychotherapy approaches for adults in the autism spectrum Currently, I am part of a large, multi-center clinical trial investigating the efficacy of two different treatments for people with ASD (FASTER/SCOTT study).

Beyond this, I am also interested in neural mechanisms of human social interaction. It is fascinating how fast and accurately our brain can process communication signals when we interact with other people (e.g., facial and vocal cues, gestures). To better understand how these processes are represented in the brain, I have applied neuroimaging, eye-tracking and behavioral methods.



Borowiak, K., & von Kriegstein, K. (2020). Intranasal oxytocin modulates brain responses to voice-identity recognition in typically developing individuals, but not in ASD. Translational Psychiatry, 10, 1-12.

Borowiak, K., Maguinness, C., & von Kriegstein, K. (2019). Dorsal-movement and ventral-form regions are functionally connected during visual-speech recognition. Human Brain Mapping, 41, 952-972.

Borowiak, K., Schelinski, S., & von Kriegstein, K. (2018). Recognizing visual speech: Reduced responses in visual-movement regions, but not other speech regions in autism. NeuroImage: Clinical, 20, 1078-1091.

Jiang, J., Borowiak, K., Tudge, L., Otto, C., & von Kriegstein, K. (2017). Neural mechanisms of eye contact when listening to another person talking. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12, 319 – 328.

Schelinski, S., Borowiak, K., & von Kriegstein, K. (2016). Temporal voice areas exist in autism spectrum disorder but are dysfunctional for voice identity recognition. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11, 1812 – 1822.