Welcome to the gais Lab
We are interested in everything related to memory and sleep.
How do we learn from new experiences and store memories? What happens to these memories over time?
And what does sleep have to do with this?
Get to know us
February, 1st 2022
We have two open positions for PhD students. We are looking for one psychologist, cognitive scientist, or neuroscientist and one candidate with expertise in Data Science, Machine Learning, Engineering, or related areas. You find all information on PsychJob: here.
November, 12th 2021
Svenja Klinkowski will join the PhD program of the prestigious IMPRS on the Mechanisms of Mental Function and Dysfunction.
October, 10th 2021
September, 30th 2021
July, 14th 2021
June, 2nd 2020
Svenja B and Monika have organized a symposium at this year’s Psychology and the Brain (PuG) conference. There will be great talks by Niklas Vocke (DZNE Magdeburg), David Berron (Lund University) and Antonia Lenders (Freiburg University).
June, 2nd 2020
Svenja K presents a poster of our new experimental design that disentangles hippocampal and neocortical contributions to memory formation at this year’s Psychology and the Brain (PuG) conference.
June, 1st 2020
September, 17th 2020
Svenja will present her data on the role of sleep for the consolidation of rapidly acquired neocortical memories in the oral session “Learning and Memory” of this year’s ESRS conference. If you are attending, check it out!
June, 20th 2019
Lea Himmer has won the prize of the section Biological Psychology of the German Psychological Society (DGPs) this year! Congratulations!
April, 24th 2019
Our new paper “Rehearsl initiates systems memory consolidation, sleep makes it last” was just published in Science Advances. Using fMRI, we show how rehearsal shifts mnemonic processing from the hippocampus to the posterior parietal cortex and how sleep stabilizes this transition.
November, 20th 2018
Our new paper “Fast track to the neocortex: A memory engram in posterior parietal cortex” was just published in Science. We show with diffusion-weighted MRI that plasticity develops rapidly – after just one learning session – for a declarative object-location task in the precuneus. This rapid plasticity drove correct memory recall; and it persisted for more than 12 h.