Dresler M, Erlacher D, Czisch M, Spoormaker VI: Lucid dreaming. In M Kryger, T Roth, W Dement (eds): Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine. pp. 539-545. Amsterdam: Elsevier 2016.

Filevich E, Dresler M, Brick T, Kühn S: Metacognitive mechanisms underlying lucid dreaming. Journal of Neuroscience 2015, 35: 1082-1088.

Dresler M, Wehrle R, Spoormaker VI, Holsboer F, Steiger A, Czisch M, Hobson JA: Neural correlates of insight in dreaming and psychosis. Sleep Medicine Reviews 2015, 22: 92-99.

Rak M, Beitinger PA, Steiger A, Schredl M, Dresler M: Increased lucid dreaming frequency in narcolepsy. Sleep 2015, 38: 787-792.

Dresler M, Eibl L, Fischer C, Wehrle R, Spoormaker VI, Steiger A, Czisch M, Pawlowski M: Volitional components of consciousness during wakefulness, dreaming and lucid dreaming. Frontiers in Psychology 2014, 4: 987.

Dresler M, Wehrle R, Spoormaker VI, Holsboer F, Steiger A, Koch S, Obrig H, Sämann PG, Czisch M: Neural correlates of dream lucidity obtained from contrasting lucid versus non- lucid REM sleep: a combined EEG/fMRI case study. Sleep 2012, 35: 1017-1020.

Dresler M, Koch S, Wehrle R, Spoormaker VI, Holsboer F, Steiger A, Sämann PG, Obrig H, Czisch M: Dreamed movement elicits activation in the sensorimotor cortex. Current Biology 2011, 21: 1833-1837.


Memory enhancement

Müller NCJ, Konrad BN, Kohn N, Muñoz-López M, Czisch M, Fernández G, Dresler M: Hippocampal-caudate nucleus interactions support exceptional memory performance. Brain Structure and Function 2018, 223: 1379-1389.

Dresler M, Shirer W, Konrad BN, Müller NCJ, Fernandez G, Czisch M, Greicius M: Mnemonic training reshapes brain networks to support superior memory. Neuron 2017, 93: 1227-1235.

Ramon M, Miellet S, Dzieciold AM, Konrad BN, Dresler M, Caldara R: Super-memorizers are not super-recognizers. PLoS One 2016, 11: e0150972.

Müller NCJ, Konrad BN, Genzel L, Fernandez G, Steiger A, Dresler M: Motor skills enhance procedural memory formation and protect against age-related decline. PLoS One 2016, 11: e0157770.

Kunath N, Müller N, Tonon M, Konrad BN, Kopczak A, Pawlowski M, Kühn S, Repantis D, Ohla K, Müller D, Fernandez G, Tschoep M, Steiger A, Czisch M, Dresler M: Ghrelin modulates encoding-related brain activity without enhancing memory formation in humans. NeuroImage 2016, 142: 465-473.

Dresler M, Konrad BN: Mnemonic expertise during wakefulness and sleep. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 2013, 36: 616-617.

Dresler M, Sandberg A, Ohla K, Bublitz C, Trenado C, Mroczko-Wasowicz A, Kühn S, Repantis S: Non-pharmacological cognitive enhancement. Neuropharmacology 2013, 64: 529-543.


Sleep and psychiatry

Genzel L, Spoormaker VI, Konrad BN, Dresler M: REM sleep for amygdala-associated memory processing? Neurobiology of Learning and Memory 2015, 122: 110-121.

Genzel L, Dresler M, Cornu M, Jäger E, Konrad B, Adamczyk M, Friess E, Steiger A, Czisch M, Goya-Maldonado R: Medial prefrontal-hippocampal connectivity and motor memory consolidation in depression and schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry 2015, 77: 177-186.

Dresler M, Spoormaker VI, Beitinger PA, Czisch M, Kimura M, Steiger A, Holsboer F: Neuroscience-driven discovery and development of sleep therapeutics. Pharmacology & Therapeutics 2014, 141: 300-334.

Dresler M, Kluge M, Pawlowski M, Schüssler P, Steiger A, Genzel L: A double dissociation of memory impairments in major depression. Journal of Psychiatric Research 2011, 45: 1593-1599.

Dresler M, Genzel L, Kluge M, Schüssler P, Weber F, Rosenhagen M, Steiger A: Off-line memory consolidation impairments in multiple sclerosis patients receiving high-dose corticosteroid treatment mirror consolidation impairments in depression. Psychoneuroendocrinology 2010, 35: 1194-1202.

Dresler M, Kluge M, Genzel L, Schüssler P, Steiger A: Impaired off-line memory consolidation in depression. European Neuropsychopharmacology 2010, 20: 553–561.



Ujma PP, Konrad BN, Gombos F, Simor P, Pótári A, Genzel L, Pawlowski M, Steiger A, Bódizs R, Dresler M: The sleep EEG spectrum is a sexually dimorphic marker of general intelligence. Scientific Reports 2017, 7: 18070.

Pótári A, Ujma PP, Konrad BN, Genzel L, Simor P, Körmendi J, Gombos F, Steiger A, Dresler M, Bódizs R: Age-related changes in sleep EEG are attenuated in highly intelligent individuals. NeuroImage 2016, 146: 554-560.

Ujma PP, Bódizs R, Simor P, Stintzing J, Konrad BN, Genzel L, Pawlowski M, Steiger A, Dresler M: Nap sleep spindle correlates of intelligence. Scientific Reports 2015, 5: 17159.

Cordi M, Ackermann S, Bes E, Hartmann F, Konrad BN, Genzel L, Pawlowski M, Steiger A, Schulz H, Rasch B, Dresler M: On lunar cycle effects on sleep and the file drawer problem. Current Biology 2014, 24: 549-550.

Genzel L, Kroes M, Dresler M, Battaglia F: Light sleep vs. slow wave sleep in memory consolidation: A question of global vs. local processes? Trends in Neurosciences 2014, 37: 10-19.

Ujma PP, Konrad BN, Genzel L, Bleifuss A, Simor P, Pótári A, Körmendi J, Gombos F, Steiger A, Bódizs R, Dresler M: Sleep spindles and intelligence: Evidence for a sexual dimorphism. Journal of Neuroscience 2014, 34: 16358-16368.

Genzel L, Kiefer T, Renner L, Wehrle R, Kluge M, Grözinger M, Steiger A, Dresler M: Sex and modulatory menstrual cycle effects on sleep related memory consolidation. Psychoneuroendocrinology 2012, 37: 987-998.

Andrade KC, Spoormaker VI, Dresler M, Wehrle R, Holsboer F, Sämann PG, Czisch M: Sleep spindles and hippocampal functional connectivity in human NREM sleep. Journal of Neuroscience 2011, 31: 10331-10339.

Spoormaker VI, Schröter MS, Gleiser PM, Andrade KC, Dresler M, Wehrle R, Sämann PG, Czisch M: Development of a large-scale functional brain network during human non-rapid eye movement sleep. Journal of Neuroscience 2010, 30: 11379-11387.
















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