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Prof. Dr. Jan Born

Prof. Dr. Jan Born


Director of the Department of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology at the University of Tübingen, Germany.


Telefonnummer: 07071-29-88923

E-Mail-Adresse: jan.born@uni-tuebingen.de

    • Sleep and sleep-dependent plasticity
    • Mechanisms of learning and memory
    • Development of memory
  • since 2010Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience (Chair of Department), University of Tübingen; Germany
  • since 2012Chairman of the Stiftung Leibniz Kolleg – Tübingen
  • 2015/2016Visiting Professor at the Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile
  • 1999-2010Professor of Neuroendocrinology (Chair of Department), University of Lübeck; Germany
  • 1989-1999Professor of Biological Psychology, University of Bamberg, Germany
  • 1985-1989Postdoc, Habilitation (Physiology), Dept. Physiology, University of Ulm
  • 1982-1985PhD (Psychology), Dept. Physiological Psychology, University of Tübingen
  • 1982-1985PhD (Psychology), Dept. Physiological Psychology, University of Tübingen
  • 1980-1981Research Fellow, Dept. Biological Psychology, SUNY at Stony Brook, USA
  • 1976-1980Study of Psychology, Mathematics, Medicine (preclinical), Universities of Tübingen/Ulm
  • 1976-1977General studies, Leibniz-Kolleg, Tübingen
  • Klinzing JG, Niethard N, Born J (2019) Mechanisms of systems memory consolidation during sleep. Nat Neurosci; DOI: 10.1038/s41593-019-0467-3
  • Sawangjit A, Oyanedel CN, Niethard N, Salazar C, Born J, Inostroza M (2018) The hippocampus is crucial for forming non-hippocampal long-term memory during sleep. Nature 564: 109-113; doi: 10.1038/s41586-018-0716-8.
  • Niethard N, Ngo HV, Ehrlich I, Born J (2018) Cortical circuit activity underlying sleep slow oscillations and spindles. PNAS 115: E9220-E9229; doi: 10.1073/pnas.1805517115.
  • Latchoumane CV, Ngo HV, Born J, Shin HS (2017) Thalamic spindles promote memory formation during sleep through triple phase-locking of cortical, thalamic, and hippocampal rhythms. Neuron 95:424-435; doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2017.06.025.
  • Dudai Y, Karni A, Born J (2015) The consolidation and transformation of memory. Neuron 88: 20-32; doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2015.09.004.
  • Rasch B, Born J (2013) About sleep’s role in memory. Physiol Rev 93: 681-766; doi: 10.1152/physrev.00032.2012.
  • Wilhelm I, Rose M, Imhof KI, Rasch B, Büchel C, Born J (2013) The sleeping child outplays the adults’ capacitiy to convert implicit into explicit knowledge. Nat Neurosci 16: 391-3; doi: 10.1038/nn.3343.
  • Diekelmann S, Born J (2010) The memory function of sleep. Nat Rev Neurosci 11: 114-26.
  • Rasch B, Büchel C, Gais S, Born J (2007) Odor cues during slow wave sleep prompt declarative memory consolidation. Science 315: 1426-1429; doi: 10.1080/09658211.2018.1513041.
  • Marshall L, Helgadóttir H, Mölle M, Born J. (2006) Boosting slow oscillations during sleep potentiates memory. Nature 444: 610-613.
  • Wagner U, Gais S, Haider H, Verleger R, Born J (2004) Sleep inspires insight. Nature 427:352-5.
  • Born J, Lange T, Kern W, McGregor GP, Bickel U, Fehm HL (2002) Sniffing neuropeptides - a transnasal approach to the human brain. Nature Neurosci 5: 514-515.
  • Born J, Hansen K, Marshall L, Mölle M, Fehm HL (1999) Timing the end of nocturnal sleep. Nature 397: 29.
  • Publikationen
  • since 1985 regular teaching in different curricula •Physiology – lectures, seminars, practical courses for students of Medicine •Biological Psychology – lectures, seminars and practical courses for students of Psychology •Behavioral Neuroscience – lectures, seminars for graduate Neuroscience students •additional teaching at numerous international training programs (summer, winter schools etc.).