Wagner IC, Konrad BN, Schuster P, Weisig S, Repantis D, Ohla K, Kühn S, Fernández G,  Steiger A, Lamm C, Czisch M, Dresler M. Durable memories and efficient neural coding through mnemonic training using the method of loci. Science Advances 2021 (in press). [preprint]

Akkermann M, Akkaya UC, Demirel C, Pflüger D, Dresler M. Sound sleep: lullabies as a test case for the neurobiological effects of music. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 2021 (in press). [preprint]

Konkoly KR, Appel K, Chabani E, Mangiaruga A, Gott J, Mallett R, Caughran B, Witkowski S, Whitmore NW, Mazurek CY, Berent JB, Weber FD, Türker B, Leu-Semenescu S, Maranci JB, Pipa G, Arnulf I, Oudiette D, Dresler M, Paller KA. Real-time dialogue between experimenters and dreamers during REM sleep. Current Biology 2021, 31: 1-11. [pdf]

Gott J, Bovy L, Peters E, Tzioridou S, Meo S, Demirel C, Jafarzadeh Esfahani M, Reis Oliveira P, Houweling T, Orticoni A, Rademaker A, Booltink D, Varatheeswaran R, van Hooijdonk C, Chaabou M, Mangiaruga A, van den Berge E, Weber FD, Ritter S, Dresler M: Virtual reality training of lucid dreaming. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 2021, 376: 20190697. [pdf]

Bódizs R, Szalárdy O, Horváth C, Ujma PP, Gombos F, Simor P, Pótári A, Zeising M, Steiger A, Dresler M. A set of composite, non-redundant EEG measures of NREM sleep based on the power law scaling of the Fourier spectrum.  Scientific Reports 2021, 11: 2041. [pdf]

Repantis D, Bovy L, Ohla K, Kühn S, Dresler M. Cognitive enhancement effects of stimulants: a randomized controlled trial testing methylphenidate, modafinil, and caffeine. Psychopharmacology 2021, 238: 441–451. [pdf]


Ngo HV, Claassen J, Dresler M. Sleep: slow wave activity predicts amyloid-β accumulation Current Biology 2020; 30: R1371-R1373.

Gott J, Rak M, Bovy L,  Peters E, Hooijdonk C, Mangiaruga A, Varatheeswaran R, Chaabou M, Gorman L, Wilson S, Weber F, Talamini L, Steiger A, Dresler M: Sleep fragmentation and lucid dreaming. Consciousness and Cognition 2020, 84: 102988. [pdf]

Ujma PP, Bódizs R, Dresler M. Sleep and intelligence: critical review and future directions. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 2020, 33: 109-117. [pdf]

Repantis D, Wermuth K, Tsamitros N, Danker-Hopfe H, Bublitz JC, Kühn S, Dresler M: REM sleep in acutely traumatized individuals and interventions for the secondary prevention of post-traumatic stress disorder. European Journal of Psychotraumatology 2020, 11: 1740492. [pdf]

Ujma PP, Baudson TG, Bódizs R, Dresler M. Chronotype and intelligence: sleep or work timing? Scientific Reports 2020, 10: 7105. [pdf]

Bovy L, Berkers RMW, Pottkämper JCM, Varatheeswaran R, Fernández G, Tendolkar I, Dresler M. Transcranial magnetic stimulation of the medial prefrontal cortex decreases emotional memory schemas. Cerebral Cortex 2020, 30: 3608-3616. [pdf]

Müller NJC, Dresler M, Janzen G, Beckmann CF, Fernández G, Kohn N. Medial prefrontal decoupling from the default mode network benefits memory. NeuroImage 2020, 210: 116543. [pdf]


Baird B, Mota-Rolim SA, Dresler M. The cognitive neuroscience of lucid dreaming. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 2019, 100: 305-323. [pdf]

Ujma PP, Simor P, Steiger A, Dresler M, Bódizs R. Individual slow-wave morphology is a marker of aging. Neurobiology of Aging 2019, 80: 71-82. [pdf]

Ujma PP, Konrad BN, Simor P, Gombos F, Körmendi J, Steiger A, Dresler M, Bódizs R. Sleep EEG functional connectivity varies with age and sex, but not general intelligence. Neurobiology of Aging 2019, 78: 87-97.

Dresler M, Sandberg A, Ohla K, Bublitz C, Trenado C, Mroczko-Wasowicz A, Kühn S, Repantis S. Hacking the brain: dimensions of cognitive enhancement. ACS Chemical Neuroscience 2019, 10: 1137-1148. [pdf]

Krause B, Dresler M, Looi CY, Sarkar A, Cohen Kadosh R. Neuroenhancement of high-level cognition: Evidence for homeostatic constraints of non-invasive brain stimulation. Journal of Cognitive Enhancement 2019, 3: 388-395. [pdf]

Bovy L, Möbius M, Dresler M, Fernández G, Sanfey A, Becker E, Tendolkar I. Combining attentional bias modification with dorsolateral prefrontal rTMS does not attenuate maladaptive attentional processing. Scientific Reports 2019, 9: 1168. [pdf]


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. [pdf]

Krause B, Chung L, Dresler M, Cohen Kadosh R. The neurochemistry of mathematical genius: reduced frontal excitation/inhibition balance in an expert calculator. Neuroscience 2018, 392: 252-257.

Müller NCJ, Campbella S, Nonakaa M, Rost TM, Pipac G, Konrad BN, Steiger A, Czisch M, Fernández G, Dresler M, Genzel L. 2D:4D and spatial abilities: From rats to humans. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory 2018, 151: 85–87. [pdf]


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. [pdf]

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. [pdf]

Pawlowski MA, Gazea M, Wollweber B, Dresler M, Holsboer F, Keck ME, Steiger A, Adamczyk M, Mikoteit T. Heart rate variability and cordance in rapid eye movement sleep as biomarkers of depression and treatment response. Journal of Psychiatric Research 2017, 92: 64-73.

Berkers RMWJ, van der Linden M, de Almeida RF, Müller NCJ, Bovy L, Dresler M, Morris RGM, Fernández G. Transient medial prefrontal perturbation reduces false memory formation. Cortex 2017, 88: 42-52.

Córcoles-Parada M, Müller NCJ, Ubero M, Serrano-Del-Pueblo VM, Mansilla F, Marcos-Rabal P, Artacho-Pérula E, Dresler M, Insausti R, Fernández G, Muñoz-López M. Anatomical segmentation of the human medial prefrontal cortex. Journal of Comparative Neurology 2017, 525: 2376-2393.

Bódizs R, Gombos F, Ujma PP, Szakadát S, Sándor P, Simor P, Pótári A, Konrad BN, Genzel L, Steiger A, Dresler M, Kovács I. The hemispheric lateralization of sleep spindles in humans. Sleep Spindles & Cortical Up States 2017, 1: 42–54. [pdf]


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. [pdf]

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.

Bublitz C, Dresler M, Kuehn S, Repantis D. Who controls the past controls the future: reconsolidating concerns over memory manipulations. AJOB Neuroscience 2016, 7: 247-249.

Marisch C, Genzel L, Steiger A, Dresler M. Creativity and Sleep. Somnologie 2016, 20: 8-15. [pdf]

Häusser JA, Leder J, Ketturat C, Dresler M, Faber N. Sleep deprivation and advice taking. Scientific Reports 2016: 24386. [pdf]

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. [pdf]

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

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.

Dresler M. The multifunctionality of dreaming and the oblivious avatar. In J Windt, T Metzinger (eds): Open Mind. pp. 1323-1340. Boston: MIT Press 2016. [preprint]


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

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

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. [pdf]

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

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. [pdf]

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. [pdf]

Ullrich S, de Vries Y, Kühn S, Repantis D, Dresler M, Ohla K: Feeling smart. Effects of caffeine and glucose on cognition, mood and self-judgment. Physiology & Behavior 2015, 151: 629-637.

Dresler M, Repantis D. Cognitive enhancement in humans. In S Knafo, C Venero (eds): Cognitive Enhancement: Pharmacologic, Environmental and Genetic Factors. pp. 273-306. Amsterdam: Elsevier 2015.

Bublitz CJ, Dresler M. A duty to remember, a right to forget? Memory alterations and the law. In J Clausen, N Levy (eds): Handbook of Neuroethics. pp. 1279-1307. New York: Springer, 2015.

Ujma PP, Konrad BN, Genzel L, Gombos F, Steiger A, Dresler M, Bódizs R. A comparison of two sleep spindle detection methods based on all night averages: individually adjusted versus fixed frequencies. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 2015, 9: 52. [pdf]


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.

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. [pdf]

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. [pdf]

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. [pdf]

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. [pdf]

Kunath N, Dresler M. Ghrelin and memory. In J Portelli, I Smolders (eds): Central Functions of the Ghrelin Receptor. pp. 167-176. New York: Springer, 2014.

Dresler M, Spoormaker VI, Wehrle R, Czisch M: Dream imaging. In N Tranquillo (ed): Dream Consciousness. pp. 123-129. New York: Springer, 2014.

Genzel L, Bäurle A, Potyka A, Wehrle R, Adamczyk M, Friess E, Steiger A, Dresler M. Diminished nap effects on memory consolidation are seen under oral contraceptive use. Neuropsychobiology 2014, 70: 253-261. [pdf]


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

Genzel L, Ahrberg K, Roselli C, Niedermaier S, Steiger A, Dresler M, Roenneberg T. Sleep timing is more important than sleep length or quality for medical school performance. Chronobiology International 2013, 30: 766-771.

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.

Dresler M: Behavioral neuroenhancement. In E Hildt, A. Franke (eds): Cognitive Enhancement. pp. 59-66. New York: Springer, 2013.


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. [pdf]

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.

Ahrberg K, Dresler M, Niedermaier S, Steiger A, Genzel L. The interaction between sleep quality and academic performance. Journal of Psychiatric Research 2012, 46: 1618-1622.

Genzel L, Quack A, Konrad B, Steiger A, Dresler M. Complex motor sequence skills profit from sleep. Neuropsychobiology 2012, 66: 237-243. [pdf]

Spoormaker VI, Schröter MS, Andrade KC, Dresler M, Kiem SA, Goya-Maldonado R, Wetter TC, Holsboer F, Sämann PG, Czisch M: Effects of rapid eye movement sleep deprivation on fear extinction recall and prediction error signaling. Human Brain Mapping 2012, 33: 2362-2376. [pdf]

Dresler M. Sleep and creativity: Theoretical models and neural basis. In D Barrett, P McNamara (eds): Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams. Vol II. pp. 768-770. Santa Barbara: ABC/CLIO, 2012.


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. [pdf]

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. [pdf]

Steiger A, Dresler M, Schüssler P, Kluge M: Ghrelin in mental health, sleep, memory. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology 2011, 340: 88-96. [pdf]

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.

Kluge M, Schüssler P, Dresler M, Schmidt D, Yassouridis A, Uhr M, Steiger A. Effects of ghrelin on psychopathology, sleep and secretion of cortisol and growth hormone in patients with major depression. Journal of Psychiatric Research 2011, 45: 421-426.


Dresler M, Kluge M, Genzel L, Schüssler P, Steiger A. Nocturnal administration of ghrelin does not promote memory consolidation. Pharmacopsychiatry 2010, 43: 277-278.

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. [pdf]

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.

Genzel L, Ali E, Dresler M, Steiger A, Tesfaye M. Memory consolidation of a new task is inhibited in psychiatric patients. Journal of Psychiatric Research 2011, 45: 555-560.

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



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