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

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

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

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 medicine

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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