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researcher , neurophysiology scientist

Elzbieta Wiktoria Fonberg, Polish neurophysiology scientist, researcher.


Fonberg, Elzbieta Wiktoria was born on August 14, 1920 in Warsaw, Poland. Daughter of Ignacy and Zofia Adela (Luniewska) Fonberg.


Student medicine (underground), University Warsaw, 1945. Doctor of Medicine, University Warsaw, 1947. Doctor of Biology, Nencki Institute Experimental Biology, 1959.

Dr Habilit, Nencki Institute Experimental Biology, 1963.


Assistant department histology and embryology University Warsaw, 1947-1948. Assistant department neurophysiology Nencki Institute Experimental Biology, Warsaw, 1948-1950, from adjunct to full professor, since 1950, head higher nervous activity laboratory, 1966-1971, head-in-chief histology laboratory, 1966-1975, head limbic laboratory, 1971-1991. Principal investigator Polish-American Science Program, 1966-1981.


  • Other Work

    • Author 2 books, 15 chapters in books. Member science councils and editorial boards various journals including Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, Appetite, Physiology and Behavior. Contributor over 200 articles on brain mechamisms of neuroses, depression, motivation, emotions, aggression, amygdala and hypothalamus to professional journals.


Served with Polish Underground Army against Nazis, 1941-1944. Member Phronesis-World Conference Neurosci. (president Polish section), Polish Physiology Society, International Brain Research Organization, International Society for Research on Aggression, International Commission of the Physiology of Food and Fluid Intake, Society des Auteurs ZAIKS, European Neurosci.

Association, European Brain and Behavior Society, Intermozg, Pavlovian Society of America, Polish Academy Science (chief and coordinator several science programs, science council), European College Neuropsychopharmacology, Polish Neurosci. Association (founding member), New York Academy of Sciences, Institute Neurology and Psychiatry (science council), Nencki Institute (science council).


  • Other Interests

    Sports, poetry, primitive cultures, painting.


1 child, Iwa.

Ignacy Fonberg

Zofia Adela (Luniewska) Fonberg

Iwa Fonberg