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Staresina, B.P. (2024). Coupled sleep rhythms for memory consolidation. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 28(4), 339-351

Kunz, L., Staresina, B.P., Reinacher, P.C., Brandt, A., Guth, T.A., Schulze-Bonhage, A. and Jacobs, J. (2024). Ripple-locked coactivity of stimulus-specific neurons and human associative memory. Nature Neuroscience, 1-13.


Staresina, B.P., Niediek, J., Borger, V., Surges, R., Mormann, F. (2023). How coupled slow oscillations, spindles and ripples coordinate neuronal processing and communication during human sleep. Nature Neuroscience 26 (8), 1429-1437.

Schreiner, T., Petzka, M., Staudigl, T., Staresina, B.P. (2023). Respiration modulates sleep oscillations and memory reactivation in humans. Nature Communications 14, 8351.

Kolibius, L.D., Roux, F., Parish, G., Ter Wal, M., Van Der Plas, M., Chelvarajah, R., Sawlani, V., Rollings, D.T., Lang, J.D., Gollwitzer, S., Walther, K., Hopfengärtner, R., Kreiselmeyer, G., Hamer, H., Staresina, B.P., Wimber, M., Bowman, H., Hanslmayr, S. (2023). Hippocampal neurons code individual episodic memories in humans. Nature Human Behaviour 7, 1968–1979.

Petzka, M., Zika, O., Staresina, B.P., Cairney, S. (2023). Better late than never: sleep still supports memory consolidation after prolonged periods of wakefulness. Learning and Memory 30, 245-249. 


Ngo, H.-V.V., Staresina, B.P. (2022). Shaping overnight consolidation via slow-oscillation closed-loop targeted memory reactivation. PNAS 119, e2123428119. OSF.

Petzka, M., Chatburn, A., Charest, I., Balanos, G. M, Staresina, B.P. (2022). Sleep spindles track cortical learning patterns for memory consolidation. Current Biology 32, 2349-2356. OSF. Click here for coverage in Scientific American!

Ratcliffe, O., Shapiro, K., Staresina, B.P. (2022). Fronto-medial theta coordinates posterior maintenance of working memory content. Current Biology 32, 2121-2129. OSF. Click here for a comment by Barbara Berger and Paul Sauseng!

Meier, J. K., Staresina, B. P., Schwabe, L. (2022). Stress diminishes outcome but enhances response representations during instrumental learning. eLife 11:e67517.

Liu, A. A.; Henin, S.; Abbaspoor, S.; Bragin, A.; Buffalo, E. A.; Farrell, J. S.; Foster, D. J.; Frank, L. M.; Gedankien, T.; Gotman, J.; Guidera, J. A.; Hoffman, K. L.; Jacobs, J.; Kahana, M. J.; Li, L.; Liao, Z.; Lin, J. J.; Losonczy, A.; Malach, R.; van der Meer, M. A.; McClain, K.; McNaughton, B. L.; Norman, Y.; Navas-Olive, A.; de la Prida, L. M.; Rueckemann, J. W.; Sakon, J. J.; Skelin, I.; Soltesz, I.; Staresina, B. P.; Weiss, S. A.; Wilson, M. A.; Zaghloul, K. A.; Zugaro, M.; Buzsáki, G. (2022). A consensus statement on detection of hippocampal sharp wave ripples and differentiation from other fast oscillations. Nature Communications 2022, 13 (1), 6000.

Wu, X., Viñals, X., Ben-Yakov, A., Staresina, B. P., Fuentemilla, L. (2022). Post-encoding Reactivation Is Related to Learning of Episodes in Humans. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 35(1), 74-89.


Treder, M.S., Charest, I., Michelmann, S., Martín-Buro, M.C., Roux, F., Carceller-Benito, F., Ugalde-Canitrot, A., Rollings, D.T., Sawlani, V., Chelvarajah, R., Wimber, M., Hanslmayr, S., Staresina, B.P. (2021). The hippocampus as the switchboard between perception and memory. PNAS 118 (50) e2114171118. OSF

Kunz, L., Brandt, A., Reinacher, P. C., Staresina, B.P., Reifenstein, E. T., Weidemann, C. T., Herweg, N. A., Tsitsiklis, M., Kempter, R., Kahana, M. J., Schulze-Bonhage, A., Jacobs, J. (2021). A neural code for egocentric spatial maps in the human medial temporal lobe. Neuron 109 (17), 2781-2796.​

Griffiths, B.J., Martín-Buro, M.C., Staresina, B.P., Hanslmayr, S. (2021). Disentangling the roles of neocortical alpha/beta and hippocampal theta/gamma activity in human episodic memory. NeuroImage 242,118454.

Meconi F, Linde-Domingo J, S Ferreira C, Michelmann S, Staresina B, Apperly IA, Hanslmayr S. (2021). EEG and fMRI evidence for autobiographical memory reactivation in empathy. Human Brain Mapping. doi: 10.1002/hbm.25557.

Schreiner, T., Petzka, M., Staudigl, T., Staresina, B.P. (2021). Endogenous memory reactivation during sleep in humans is clocked by slow oscillation-spindle complexes. Nature Communications 12:3112. OSF

Petzka, M., Charest, I., Balanos, G. M, Staresina, B.P. (2021). Does sleep-dependent consolidation favour
weak memories? Cortex 134, 65-75. OSF

Derner, M., Chaieb, L., Dehnen, G., Reber, T.P., Borger, V., Surges, R., Staresina, B.P., Mormann, F. and Fell, J., 2021. Auditory beat stimulation modulates memory-related single-neuron activity in the human medial temporal lobe. Brain sciences, 11(3), p.364.

Griffiths, B.J., Martín-Buro, M.C., Staresina, B.P., Hanslmayr, S. and Staudigl, T., 2021. Alpha/beta power decreases during episodic memory formation predict the magnitude of alpha/beta power decreases during subsequent retrieval. Neuropsychologia, 153, p.107755.


Ngo, H-V.V., Fell, J., Staresina, B. P. (2020). Sleep spindles mediate hippocampal-neocortical coupling during
long-duration ripples. eLife 9:e57011. OSF

Martin-Buro, M.C., Wimber, M., Henson, R. N, Staresina, B. P. (2020). Alpha rhythms reveal when and
where item- and associative memories are retrieved. The Journal of Neuroscience 40(12): 2510-2518. OSF

Cox, R., Rüber, T., Staresina, B.P., Fell, J. (2020). Phase-based coordination of hippocampal and neocortical oscillations during human sleep. Communications Biology 3(1), 1-11.

Derner, M., Dehnen, G., Chaieb, L., Reber, T.P., Borger, V., Surges, R., Staresina, B.P., Mormann, F., Fell, J. (2020). Patterns of single-neuron activity during associative recognition memory in the human medial temporal lobe. NeuroImage 221, 117214.

Cox, R., Rüber, T., Staresina, B.P. and Fell, J., 2020. Sharp wave-ripples in human amygdala and their coordination with hippocampus during NREM sleep. Cerebral cortex communications, 1(1), p.tgaa051.


Staresina, B.P., Wimber, M. (2019). A Neural Chronometry of Memory Recall. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 23(12):1071-1085.

Griffiths, B.J., Parish, G., Roux, F., Michelmann, S., van der Plas, M., Kolibius, L.D., Chelvarajah, R., Rollings, DT., Sawlani, V., Hamer, H., Gollwitzer, S., Kreiselmeyer, G., Staresina, B.P., Wimber, M., Hanslmayr, S. (2019). Directional coupling of slow and fast hippocampal gamma with neocortical alpha/beta oscillations in human episodic memory. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 116(43):21834 – 21842.

Cox, R., Rueber, T., Staresina, B.P., Fell, J. (2019). Heterogeneous profiles of coupled sleep oscillations in human hippocampus. Neuroimage 15;202:116178.

Schultz, H., Tibon, R., LaRocque, K. F., Gagnon, S. A., Wagner, A. D., & Staresina, B. P. (2019). Content tuning in the medial temporal lobe cortex: Voxels that perceive, retrieve. eNeuro, 0291-19.2019.

Staresina, B.P., Reber, T.P., Niediek, Bostroem, J., Elger, C.E., Mormann, F. (2019). Recollection in the human hippocampal-entorhinal cell circuitry. Nature Communications 10, Article number: 1503

Schreiner, T., Staresina, B.P. (2019). Sleep: Rock and Swing versus Toss and Turn. Current Biology 29(3): 86-88.

Michelmann, S., Staresina, B.P., Bowman, H., Hanslmayr, S. (2019). Speed of time-compressed forward replay flexibly changes in human episodic memory. Nature Human Behaviour 3: 143-154.

Antony, J.W., Schönauer, M., Staresina, B.P., Cairney, S.A. (2019). Sleep spindles and memory reprocessing. Trends in Neurosciences 42 (1), 1-3.


Cairney, S.A., Guttesen, A., El Marj, N., Staresina, B.P. (2018). Memory consolidation is linked to spindle-mediated information processing during sleep. Current Biology 28(6): 948-954.

Gruber, M.J., Hsieh, L., Staresina, B.P., Elger, C.E., Fell, J., Axmacher, N., Ranganath, C. (2018). Theta Phase Synchronization between the Human Hippocampus and Prefrontal Cortex Increases during Encoding of Unexpected Information: A Case Study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 30(11): 1646-1656.

Michelmann, S., Treder, M.S., Griffiths, B.J., Kerren, C., Roux, F., Wimber, M., Rollings, D., Sawlani, V., Chelvarajah, R., Gollwitzer, S., Kreiselmeyer, G., Hamer, H., Bowman, H., Staresina, B.P., Hanslmayr, S. (2018). Data-driven re-referencing of intracranial EEG based on independent component analysis (ICA). Journal of Neuroscience Methods 307:125-137.

Derner M, Chaieb L, Surges R, Staresina BP, Fell J. (2018). Modulation of Item and Source Memory by Auditory Beat Stimulation: A Pilot Study With Intracranial EEG. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 12:500.

Hansen, N., Chaieb, L., Derner, M., Hampel, K.G., Elger, C.E., Surges, R., Staresina, B.P., Axmacher, N., Fell, J. (2018). Memory encoding-related anterior hippocampal potentials are modulated by deep brain stimulation of the entorhinal area. Hippocampus 28: 12 – 17.


Ngo, H-V.V., Staresina, B.P. (2017). Sleep: Shifting memories. eLife  6:e30774.



Staresina, B.P., Michelmann, S.*, Bonnefond, M.*, Jensen, O., Axmacher, N., Fell, J. (2016). Hippocampal pattern completion is linked to gamma power increases and alpha power decreases during recollection. eLife 5:e17397.


Hanslmayr, S., Staresina, B.P., Bowman, H. (2016). Oscillations and episodic memory - Addressing the synchronization/desynchronization conundrum. Trends in Neurosciences 39(1): 16 – 25.



Staresina, B.P.*, Bergmann, T.O.*, Bonnefond, M., van der Meij, R., Jensen, O., Deuker, L., Elger, C.E., Axmacher, N., Fell, J. (2015). Hierarchical nesting of slow oscillations, spindles and ripples in the human hippocampus during sleep. Nature Neuroscience 18(11):1679 – 1686.

Zhang, H., Fell, J., Staresina, B.P., Weber, B., Elger, C.E., Axmacher, N. (2015). Gamma power reductions accompany stimulus-specific representations of dynamic events. Current Biology 25(5):635 – 640.

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