Heidrun Schultz


I am a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow investigating MEMory processing in the human ENTOrhinal cortex (short: MEMENTO, project # 752557). In this project, I use ultra-high field fMRI at 7T to image the human medial temporal lobe at sub-millimetre resolution while participants encode and retrieve objects and scenes. In combination with sophisticated uni- and multivariate data analysis, this gives us exceptional insight into the neural underpinnings of episodic memory.


Areas of expertise: episodic memory, entorhinal cortex, medial temporal lobe, 7T fMRI, 3T fMRI, fMRI data analysis

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Contact: hschultz@bham.ac.uk

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University of Birmingham: Bernhard Staresina and the Episodic Memory Lab

University of Cambridge: Rik Henson, Andrea Greve, Catarina Rua

University of Lund: David Berron



Schultz H, Tibon R, LaRocque KF, Gagnon SA, Wagner AD, Staresina BP (2019) Content tuning in the medial temporal lobe cortex: voxels that perceive, retrieve. eNeuro. link

Schmidt K, Forkmann K, Schultz H, Gratz M, Bitz A, Wiech K, Bingel U (2019) Enhanced neural reinstatement for evoked facial pain compared with evoked hand pain. J Pain. link


Rihm JS, Menz MM, Schultz H, Bruder L, Schilbach L, Schmid SM, Peters J (2019) Sleep deprivation selectively upregulates an amygdala-hypothalamiuc circuit involved in food reward. J Neurosci 39: 888-899. link

Forkmann K, Schmidt K, Schultz H, Sommer T, Bingel U (2016) Experimental pain impairs recognition memory irrespective of pain predictability. Eur J Pain 20:977–988. link

Schultz H, Sommer T, Peters J (2015) The Role of the Human Entorhinal Cortex in a Representational Account of Memory. Front Hum Neurosci 9:628. (Review article) link

Bayer J, Rune G, Schultz H, Tobia MJ, Mebes I, Katzler O, Sommer T (2015) The effect of estrogen synthesis inhibition on recollection and familiarity. Psychoneuroendocrinology 56:213-25. link

Bayer J, Schultz H, Gamer M, Sommer T (2014) Menstrual-cycle dependent fluctuations in ovarian hormones affect emotional memory. Neurobiol Learn Mem 110:55–63. link

Schultz H, Sommer T, Peters J (2012) Direct evidence for domain-sensitive functional subregions in human entorhinal cortex. J Neurosci 32:4716–4723. link