Kathrin Bothe

Kathrin Bothe, MSc.
PhD student
Department of Psychology

Hellbrunner Strasse 34, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
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Research group: Lab for Sleep and Consciousness Research

Education:

  • since 2015 PhD student at the University of Salzburg, Lab for Sleep and Consciousness Research. Supervisor: Assoc.Prof.Dr. Kerstin Hoedlmoser
  • 2008-2013 Psychology studies at the University of Salzburg

Academic positions:

  • since 2015 PhD student at the University of Salzburg, Lab for Sleep and Consciousness Research. Supervisor: Assoc.Prof.Dr. Kerstin Hoedlmoser
  • 2013-2015 Research assistant in different projects of the Lab for Sleep and Consciousness Research, University of Salzburg, e.g. i) FWF-Project “The role of memory strength for processes of sleep-associated memory consolidation” (I00934); ii) “Sleep`n cycle in children (JS1112H_P); iii) “Task-related EEG power and coherence during motor skill acquisition”; iv) FWF-Project “ Consciousness research across healthy vigilance states and disorders of consciousness (Y00777)”; v) FWF-Project “Sleep and gross-motor learning” (P25000_P)
  • 2011-2013 Study and teaching assistant for teaching courses (bachelor seminars, empirical seminars) of the Lab for Sleep and Consciousness Research, University of Salzburg

Research:

I investigate the effects of sleep on (gross-) motor and declarative learning in children and adults to find out whether sleep benefits (re-)learning differently across age groups and various types of skills. Here, I focus on the functional role of different sleep parameters (e.g. sleep spindles) in the process of memory consolidation. Currently, I also investigate the relation between internalizing problems and sleep parameters (e.g., sleep spindles), i.e., can they serve as a marker for internalizing problem severity? Methods include (ambulant) electroencephalography (EEG) and polysomnography (PSG), questionnaires as well as a variety of declarative and motor learning tasks, e.g., riding an inverse steering bicycle, juggling, writing on a mirrored keyboard, vocabulary and wordpair learning.

Key publications:

  • Bothe, K., Hahn, M.A., Wilhelm, I., & Hoedlmoser, K. (2021). The relation between sigma power and internalizing problems across development. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 135, 302-310.
  • Bothe, K., Hirschauer, F., Wiesinger, H. P., Edfelder, J. M., Gruber, G., Hoedlmoser, K., & Birklbauer, J. (2020). Gross motor adaptation benefits from sleep after training. Journal of sleep research, 29(5), e12961.
  • Bothe, K., Hirschauer, F., Wiesinger, H. P., Edfelder, J., Gruber, G., Birklbauer, J., & Hoedlmoser, K. (2019). The impact of sleep on complex grossmotor adaptation in adolescents. Journal of sleep research, 28(4), e12797.