I am currently a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin and all content on these pages expresses exclusively my personal views. My main research interest is how sleep influences memory functions. Therefore, after studying psychology at the University of Mainz, I pursued a PhD with Jan Born at the University of Tübingen, which mainly focused on the neurochemicals that are relevant for strengthening memory during sleep. Recently, I published a review article summarizing the main findings of the sleep and memory field that is intended to make knowledge about the beneficial effects of sleep on memory accessible to a broad readership and encourage application. Recently, I had the opportunity to work at UCL in Hugo Spiers’ lab for two years, where we ran studies that investigate how sleep influences complex associative memory and reward representations in fMRI. Here you can find my short CV and my ORCID.
Fresh off the assembly belt…
- False-positive brain: Do you really have to correct for multiple comparisons in an analysis of variance?
- Scaling the brain: Is it dishonest to truncate your y-axis?
- Deceived brain – Can twitter followers differentiate real and false memories
- Continuity of self: Was the world put into place five minutes ago?
- Theseus Brain: Can you prolong your life by uploading your brain to a computer?
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Functional dissociation between the neuronal reinstatement of a memory and its behavioural expression. Latest work @CellCellPress @MRCBNDU @natnatnatter @vtlsantos @GabyMohamady @TommasEllender and more!...https://t.co/x4uWZXIZpl
The latest from the Wills/Cacucci crowd, now officially out!
The short version: Reactivation of CA1 firing in sleep is present in 2-week-old rats but limited to single locations. Replay of place cell *sequences* arrives in week 4, tightly linked to the emergence of Θ sequences.