NeuroImaging Center (NIC)
Johannes-Gutenberg University Medical Center
Langenbeckstr. 1, Bldg. 308c, 55131 Mainz, Germany


Anastasia Grigoreva

PhD Candidate

Neurostimulation Group

NeuroImaging Center (NIC), Johannes Gutenberg University Medical Center, Mainz, Germany

I am a PhD student deeply fascinated by innovative brain stimulation techniques. My primary interest lies in transcranial ultrasonic stimulation (TUS), a method with the unique capability to target deep brain regions while maintaining commendable spatial accuracy. I firmly believe that embracing such novel techniques can unlock invaluable insights for both neuroscientific research and medical practice.
At Prof. Til Ole Bergmann’s Lab, I am going to utilize TMS and TUS to characterize the excitation-inhibition balance during sleep spindles and slow oscillations, as well as to provide compelling evidence that sleep spindles play a crucial role in information abstraction during systems consolidation. My academic background includes studying cognitive neuroscience at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia. For my master’s thesis, I delved into the tDCS-mediated modulation of plasticity linked to learning in monetary tasks. This research was an integral component of a broader project focused on the neurocomputational mechanisms of sensory plasticity.