MEMO - a Brain, Memory and Language Team

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Our lab investigates the neural mechanisms and dynamics of learning and memory consolidation across the human lifespan. We use various experimental paradigms and techniques to examine how the brain integrates prior knowledge and experience to generate adaptive predictions and behaviors. We aim to elucidate the cognitive and neural processes that underlie normal and pathological cognition in typical and atypical development, aging, and neurological and psychiatric disorders.

MEMO - Brain, Memory and Language Team - Németh Lab

Memory consolidation is the process of strengthening and integrating new information into long-term memory. We examine how memory consolidation is influenced by time, sleep, and brain states using various methods such as electroencephalography (EEG), non-invasive brain stimulation, and behavioral experiments. We are particularly interested in ultra-fast consolidation, which occurs within seconds after learning. Our latest theory introduces local sleep-dependent consolidation as a new type of consolidation that occurs when specific brain regions can enter sleep-like states and facilitate memory consolidation and predictive processes during wakefulness. 

The brain is a complex ecosystem of interacting cognitive functions. Studying these functions in isolation may not capture the full picture of how the brain works. Thus, our research focuses on the interplay between statistical learning and prefrontal functions, two key aspects of cognition that enable us to adapt to our environment and achieve our goals.We aim to determine the cooperative and competing processes, as well as to identify the neural underpinnings of these interactions in the brain.

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