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
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.