Hector RCD Awardee since 2021
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Monika Schönauer

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Monika Schönauer

Chair of Neuropsy­chol­ogy, Univer­sity Freiburg

Monika Schönauer is Assis­tant Profes­sor and Chair of Neuropsy­chol­ogy at the Insti­tute of Psychol­ogy, Univer­sity of Freiburg. She is head of the Emmy Noether Research Group “The Devel­op­ing Engram.”

Monika Schönauer is an expert in sleep and memory research. Her main research inter­est lies in how we form stable memories. To answer this question, she employs functional brain imaging and imaging of experi­ence-depen­dent microstruc­tural plastic­ity in the human brain. Her work also uses machine learn­ing approaches to track the devel­op­ment of memory repre­sen­ta­tion – during both wakeful­ness and sleep, where she studies the covert repro­cess­ing of daytime experiences.

Monika Schönauer has received the Leopold­ina Young Inves­ti­ga­tor Award and the Heinz Maier Leibnitz Prize of the German Research Founda­tion. She is a member of the Memory Disor­ders Research Society and the Wilhelm Wundt Society.

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Forschungsfeld Psychologie

— Psychol­ogy

Forschungsfeld Medizin

— Medicine

Forschungsfeld Informatik

— Infor­mat­ics

Research fields

Psychol­ogy, Medicine & Informatics

Memory and Neuroplasticity
Memory Process­ing and Sleep