Gordon Feld

Gordon Feld










My researcher is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for two years to do a post doc in the lab. I studied psychology at the University of Mainz/Germany and wrote my thesis on evoked peripheral and central nervous responses to stimuli of different values during sleep. My PhD-work in Jan Born’s lab at University of Tübingen/Germany focussed on investigating the beneficial effect of sleep on memory storage. Sleep is thought to benefit memories during deep slow wave sleep by replaying memory traces that were encoded during prior wakefulness. My research mainly studied the neurochemical signals that may translate this replay into plastic changes for improved memory storage. I am especially interested how dopamine modulates neuroplasticity during sleep. At UCL I plan to perform an fMRI-study to investigate how reward memories are represented after sleep vs. wakefulness.



Feld, G. B., Weis, P. P., & Born, J. (in print). The Limited Capacity of Sleep-Dependent Memory Consolidation. Front Psychol.

Feld, G. B., Wilhem, I., Benedict, C., Rudel, B., Klameth, C., Born, J., & Hallschmid, M. (2016). Central Nervous Insulin Signaling in Sleep-Associated Memory Formation and Neuroendocrine Regulation. Neuropsychopharmacology, 41(6), 1540-1550. doi: 10.1038/npp.2015.312

Feld, G. B., & Born, J. (2016). Sleep: Functions. In H. L. Miller (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Psychology (1st ed., Vol. 2): SAGE Publications. doi: 10.4135/9781483346274.n297

Feld, G. B., & Born, J. (2015). Neuroscience. Exploiting sleep to modify bad attitudes. Science, 348(6238), 971-972. doi: 10.1126/science.aab4048

Feld, G. B., & Diekelmann, S. (2015). Sleep smart-optimizing sleep for declarative learning and memory. Front Psychol, 6, 622. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00622

Feld, G. B., Besedovsky, L., Kaida, K., Munte, T. F., & Born, J. (2014). Dopamine D2-like receptor activation wipes out preferential consolidation of high over low reward memories during human sleep. J Cogn Neurosci, 26(10), 2310-2320. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_00629

Feld, G. B., Lange, T., Gais, S., & Born, J. (2013). Sleep-dependent declarative memory consolidation--unaffected after blocking NMDA or AMPA receptors but enhanced by NMDA coagonist D-cycloserine. Neuropsychopharmacology, 38(13), 2688-2697. doi: 10.1038/npp.2013.179

Feld, G. B., Wilhelm, I., Ma, Y., Groch, S., Binkofski, F., Molle, M., & Born, J. (2013). Slow wave sleep induced by GABA agonist tiagabine fails to benefit memory consolidation. Sleep, 36(9), 1317-1326. doi: 10.5665/sleep.2954

Born, J., & Feld, G. B. (2012). Sleep to upscale, sleep to downscale: balancing homeostasis and plasticity. Neuron, 75(6), 933-935. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2012.09.007

Feld, G. B., & Born, J. (2012). Sleep EEG Rhythms and System Consolidation of Memory. Sleep and Brain Activity, 187-226. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-384995-3.00009-5

Feld, G. B., Specht, M., & Gamer, M. (2010). Differential electrodermal and phasic heart rate responses to personally relevant information: Comparing sleep and wakefulness. Sleep and Biological Rhythms, 8(1), 72-78. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-8425.2010.00434.x

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