Nina A. Dolfen


I am interested in memory consolidation, and in particular how the hippocampal-cortical network supports learning and memory across multiple memory systems. During my PhD with Prof. Geneviève Albouy and Prof. Brad King at KU Leuven (Belgium), I used the motor system to study memory processes. My PhD work focused on the neural mechanisms supporting sleep-related consolidation of motor memory traces, and the role of the hippocampus in this process. In my research I used motor sequence learning paradigms as well as different neuroimaging techniques such as fMRI, MR spectroscopy of GABA and polysomnography. As a postdoctoral researcher working with Prof. Lila Davachi, I am examining shared neural processes that support sequence learning and memory across declarative and procedural memory systems.