Rehearsal initiates systems memory consolidation, sleep makes it last

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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?

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Latest News

July, 25th 2020

We have published a review on neocortical memory engrams with a focus on humans. Check it out here!

October, 9th 2019

Svenja Brodt has won the prestigious Attempto prize of the Tübingen neurosciences! Congratulations! (news link)

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.

meet us at the Tübingen Systems Neuroscience Symposium

October, 15th 2018

Come find us and discuss our new results at the Tübingen SNS on October, 18th and 19th. Svenja will be giving a talk on her newest results, and both Lea and Svenja will present posters.