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


Friederike Breuer

PhD Candidate

Neurostimulation Group

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

I am a PhD student interested in combining non-invasive brain stimulation with electrophysiological and neuroimaging techniques (especially brain-state dependent stimulation), and in the neurobiological mechanisms underlying memory (specifically, memory consolidation during sleep). I obtained my BSc (Hons) in Psychology at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and my MSc specialising in Cognitive Neuroscience at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. For my PhD project in Prof Til Ole Bergmann’s Neurostimulation Group I am using real-time EEG-triggered TMS to target NREM-sleep specific oscillations (like spindles) in a phase-specific manner in order to investigate the neuronal mechanisms underlying sleep-dependent memory consolidation and synaptic plasticity.