(v.l.n.r. Geraldine Gvozdanovic, Mick Lehmann, Julia Rihm, Maurice
Göldi, Maren Cordi, Matthias Lüthi, Manuela Steinauer, Clemens Schröder,
Sandra Ackermann, Thomas Schreiner, Sarah Schoch, Björn Rasch)
The functioning of our memory – that is what our research focuses on.
We are particularly interested in the role of sleep. While it is a well-known fact that sleep after learning is beneficial to our memory, we are investigating why this is the case and how we can influence this process. Does better sleep automatically lead to a better memory? Can we influence the process of memory formation during sleep? How are emotional memories processed during sleep? Which role does sleep play for memory functions in aging people?
We investigate these questions in our sleep laboratory. For this investigation, we use memory tests and measure brain activity by means of imaging techniques such as electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).