Sarah Schmid

Sarah R. Schmid, MSc.
Senior Scientist
Department of Psychology

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

Education:

  • October 2018- August 2020 studies of psychology (Master of Science) with specialization in “cognitive neuroscience” at the University of Salzburg, Austria
  • October 2015- September 2018 studies of psychology (Bachelor of Science) at the University of Salzburg, Austria

Professional experience:

  • since October 2020 senior scientist at the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Laboratory for “Sleep and Consciousness Research” at the University of Salzburg, Austria
  • Winter term 2020/21 Lecturer for “Healthy Sleep and Sleep Disorders” for master students at the University of Salzburg
  • October 2018 – July 2020 study assistant for biological psychology at the Centre of Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Salzburg, Austria
  • March – July 2018 Tutor for clinical psychology at the Centre of Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Salzburg, Austria
  • August – October 2017 study assistant at the Institute of Medical Psychology and Behaviors Neurobiology in Tübingen, Germany

Research:

For my research I mainly use the electroencephalogram (EEG) to investigate sleep, external skin temperature sensors (iButtons) in order to analyze the skin temperature, as well as the Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) to examine salivary hormone concentrations. Using these methods, I investigate the impact of evening light exposure on chronobiological markers (i.e., body temperature, melatonin- and cortisol concentration) in relation to sleep, as well as the relationship between evening light exposure, emotion regulation and sleep.

Key publications: (* shared first authorship)

  • Barner, C., Schmid, S. R., & Diekelmann, S. (2019). Time-of-day effects on prospective memory. Behavioural brain research376, 112179.
  • Schmid, S. R., Nissen, C., Riemann, D., Spiegelhalder, K., & Frase, L. (2020). Auditorische Stimulation während des Schlafs [Auditory stimulation during sleep]. Somnologie, 1-9.
  • Höhn, C., Schmid, S. R.*, Plamberger, C. P., Bothe, K., Angerer, M., Gruber, G., … & Hoedlmoser, K. (2021). Preliminary Results: The Impact of Smartphone Use and Short-Wavelength Light during the Evening on Circadian Rhythm, Sleep and Alertness. Clocks & Sleep3(1), 66-86.