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My main research interest has been to examine the effect of sleep on emotional memories – if sleep is a more beneficial stage than wake for memory consolidation, if sleep sorts these memories differently than wake based on their perceived future relevance, and if sleep to a larger extent than wakefulness helps us make generalizations based on these memories to make them more applicable in novel situations. I have also done research on whether sleep helps to reduce the affective tone associated with these memories. In my research I have mainly utilized various fear conditioning paradigms, but I have also examined declarative memory and motivated forgetting. A big interest for me has been why this field of research, and psychology in general, has been so unsuccessful at producing replicable research findings.

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  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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