The Imaging Memory and Consolidation Lab (IMaC Lab) studies human memory at the University of Freiburg, Germany. We are part of the Division Neuropsychology at the Institute of Psychology. The lab is headed by Dr. Monika Schönauer, Assistant Professor and Chair of Neuropsychology.

The IMaC Lab wants to gain a better understanding of how our brains form lasting memories. We address this question by studying memory consolidation, the processes occurring after encoding which support long-term memory storage. Our main research interest is how reactivation – via active memory rehearsal in wakefulness or by covert memory processing during sleep – strengthens and stabilizes new memory representations.

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