Anna Krzyżak (anna.krzyzak @ doktorant.up.krakow.pl) a graduate of theater studies at the Jagiellonian University, speech therapy at Pedagogical University of Krakow and speech therapy with elements of audiology and phoniatrics at the Collegium Medicum of the Jagiellonian University. Member of the Polish Early Music Society and Polish Audiological and Phoniatric Society. Conducts speech rahabilitation of people after strokes and craniocerebral injuries. One of her main research interests is performance art and neuroscience in creative processes. In the preparation of her doctoral dissertation, she focuses on examining the relationship of auditory processing and language competence in musicians and non-musicians.