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Adaptive Brain Lab


Zsófia Zavecz joined the Adaptive Brain lab as a postdoctoral research associate in April 2023. Her research areas are memory and sleep, with a particular emphasis on understanding the neural mechanisms of these processes. In the Adaptive Brain lab, she’s excited to work with cutting-edge neuroimaging methods to investigate the neural mechanisms of learning.

Zsófia was awarded a PhD in Psychology at the Eötvös Loránd University (Hungary) in 2020. In her doctoral work with Dezso Nemeth, she studied the differential association of implicit learning with sleep compared to explicit learning. She also used different techniques to examine the neural background of implicit learning, such as EEG, transcranial electric stimulation, and fMRI. During her PhD, Zsófia also completed two visiting researcher appointments with Mike X Cohen and Martin Dresler at the Donders Institute (Netherlands) to deepen her knowledge in EEG analysis and sleep research, respectively. After her PhD, Zsófia joined UC Berkeley (US) as a postdoctoral researcher, working with Matthew Walker, where she led a project on sleep as a protective factor against memory impairment in the face of Alzheimer’s disease pathology.

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