Latest News

New Publications:

van Schalkwijk et al. (in press).The impact of sleep characteristics and epilepsy variables on memory performance in patients with focal seizures. Epilepsy & Behavior.

Schabus et al. (2018). Sleep and circadian rhythms in severely brain-injured patients – A comment. Clinical Neurophysiology, 129(8), 1780-1784.

Hahn, M. et al. (accepted). Developmental Changes of Sleep Spindles and their Impact on Sleep-Dependant Memory Consolidation and General Cognitive Abilities. Developmental Science.

Blume et al. (2018). Standing Sentinel during Human Sleep: Continued Evaluation of Environmental Stimuli during Sleep. NeuroImage, 178, 638-648.

Abel et al. (in press). Sleep Reduces the Testing Effect- But Not After Corrective Feedback and Prolonged Retention Interval. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition.

Schabus, M. (2018). Reply: Noisy but not placebo: defining metrics for effects of neurofeedback. Brain, 141 (5), e41.

Schabus, M. (2018). Reply: On assessing neurofeedback effects: should double-blind replace neurophysiological mechanisms? Brain, 140(10), e64.

Wielek et al. (2018). Sleep in patients with disorders of consciousness characterized by means of machine learning. PloS one, 13(1), e0190458.

Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship for Christine Blume

In the end of June, Christine Blume has been awarded an Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship from the Austrian Science Fund FWF. From January 2019 on she is going to spend two years at the Department for Chronobiology at the Psychiatric University Clinic Basel (Switzerland) headed by Prof. Christian Cajochen before returning to Salzburg in 2021. In Basel, she will extend her research on circadian rhythms and sleep. Specifically, she will investigate how artificial light exposure in the evening alters cognitive processes and thereby sleep during the night.

Long-term study about sleep-dependent memory consolidation in children

“Whoever sleeps well, learns better.” Kerstin Hödlmoser and her colleagues found in a 8-year comparison that a very specific brain flow pattern plays a key role in sleep-dependent memory consolidation. […] This FWF-funded study was accepted by the journal “Developmental Science” at the end of May 2018. (, 06/2018)

Hahn, M., Joechner, A., Roell, J., Schabus, M., Heib, D.P.J., Gruber, G., Peigneux, P. Hödlmoser, K. (accepted). Developmental Changes of Sleep Spindles and their Impact on Sleep-Dependant Memory Consolidation and General Cognitive Abilities. Developmental Science.

Press Release: “Better than sham? A critical evaluation of Neurofeedback (NFT) efficacy”

The debate continues: Neurofeedback not more than a Placebo?

Thibault et al. (2017), Fovet et al. (2017), Schabus (2017), Thibault et al. (2017), Schabus (2018a), Schabus (2018b)

> Please participate in our NFT survey

“Sleep yourself awake”

The sleep laboratory of the University of Salzburg is part of the ORF initiative from 7th to 13th April 2008

“Humans need to sleep – healthy sleep not only restores our well-being and alertness, it is one of the essential prerequisites for a long and healthy life.” (, 04/2018)


“Sleep is more than relaxation”

“In his sleep laboratory at the University of Salzburg, Manuel Schabus explores the secrets of sleep and explains how we learn during sleep,how stress and smartphones prevent us from arriving the land of dreams and how the changing to summer-/winter time really affect us.” Sunday-talk with Manuel Schabus (, 03/2018)


Start of the online survey “How does Austria sleep?”

Bildergebnis für world sleep day

Take a few minutes and join: the first large online survey about the sleeping habits & sleep problems of the Austrians.

Click here to participate (only in german)!


Press releases:

APA-Meldung zum Start der Online-Erhebung (16/03/2018)

Wie sich Informationen über unseren Schlaf gewinnen lassen (derStandard, 03/2018)

Schlafprobleme in Zahlen (ORF, 03/2018)


10 years of consciousness research at the Albert Schweitzer Klinik” (Graz, Austria)

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Manuel Schabus & Dr. Christine Blume


Event: “Brain Awareness Week”


“What happens in our brain as we process new informations”

Workshops @ Haus der Natur Salzburg


Fulbright Grant for Kerstin Hödlmoser

CCNS member Kerstin Hödlmoser received a “Fulbright Research Grant”. In 2018 Kerstin will stay for four month at the University of California, Berkeley and conduct her research at the Sleep and Neuroimaging Laboratory with Matthew Walker (project: “Sleep to remember…but also to forget: A combined fMRI and EEG approach to investigate sleep-dependent motor adaptation”).

FWF Video


Sleep’n’Cycle Symposium 2017

from 6th – 7th December  2017 at the University of Salzburg (Salzburg, Austria)

with Genevieve Albouy (University of Leuven), Wolfgang Schöllhorn (University of Mainz), Philippe Peigneux (University of Bruxelles, and many more…

SleepNCycle Program


Archive 2017