Dr Thomas Schreiner PhD

Dr Thomas Schreiner

School of Psychology
Postdoctoral Fellow
The Neuronal Oscillations Research Group
Episodic Memory Lab

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Sleep is essential for the strengthening (i.e. consolidation) of memories, probably due their spontaneous reactivation during sleep. Thomas is interested in how these reactivation processes can be manipulated experimentally, as well as in their neural underpinnings. To tackle these questions he uses electrophysiological recordings (MEG, EEG, iEEG) and behavioural testing.


  • PhD in Psychology (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
  • MA in Psychology (University of Vienna, Austria)


Dr Thomas Schreiner completed his MA in Psychology at the University of Vienna, Austria. He did his PhD at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, under the supervision of Prof Bjoern Rasch, investigating memory processes acting during sleep. After his PhD, he was awarded a early postdoctoral fellowship by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) to work with Professor Ole Jensen and Professor Christian Doeller at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, the Netherlands. Recently, he received an advanced postdoctoral fellowship (SNF) to continue his work on the neuronal mechanisms of sleep-related memory processes with Professor Ole Jensen and Dr Bernhard Staresina, at the University of Birmingham.


Research interests:

Memory consolidation, Sleep, M/EEG, neuronal oscillations

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