Why do we spend one-third of our life asleep? 

Accumulating behavioral evidence suggests that sleep and subjective experiences during sleep (dreaming) facilitate learning and memory. However, the exact role of sleep in learning and memory has remained enigmatic.

Using behavioral psychophysics experiments, multimodal neuroimaging techniques and physiological measurements, my work aims to elucidate the neural mechanisms of learning and memory during sleep (delayed ‘offline’ processing).

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