Prof. Dr. Nikolai Axmacher


Institut for Cognitive Neuroscience


Room GAFO 05/616

Phone +49 (0)234 32 22674


Research Interests

How are experiences represented in the brain and transformed into memory traces? How do these experiences shape our personality? And how is memory compromised by trauma, innerpsychic conflicts and Alzheimer’s dementia? In my group, we are investigating the neural foundations of memory functions and dysfunctions using cognitive neuroscience methods (EEG, fMRI, simultaneous EEG/fMRI, fMRI at 7T, intracranial EEG). I am particularly interested in the processing of specific contents by the brain and how the resulting stimulus specific representations can be decoded using pattern classification algorithms. We are investigating a wide range of memory processes (working memory, long-term memory, memory consolidation during resting state and sleep, autobiographical memory, social memory, repression).