Myriam C. Sander


Minerva Research Group Leader

Center for Lifespan Psychology


Phone: +49 30 82406-414

Short CV:

  • Dr. rer. nat., 2011, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Dipl.-Psych., 2007, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

  • Since 2014 Minerva Research Group Leader (W2 position, “Lifespan Age Differences in Memory Representations”)
  • Since 2016 Faculty Member of the International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE)
  • Since 2018 Faculty Member of the Berlin School of Mind and Brain


Project Participation:

Research Interests:

  • Development of perception and memory across the lifespan
  • Working memory and episodic memory processes
  • Neural correlates of developmental change, specifically oscillatory markers of attention and memory processes
  • Multivariate MRT / EEG methods

Selected Literature:

Karlsson, A. E., Lindenberger, U., & Sander, M. C. (2022). Out of rhythm: Compromised precision of theta-gamma coupling impairs associative memory in old age. The Journal of Neuroscience, 42(9), 1752–1764.

Sommer, V. R., Mount, L., Weigelt, S., Werkle-Bergner, M., & Sander, M. C. (2021). Memory specificity is linked to repetition effects in event-related potentials across the lifespan. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 48, Article 100926.

Karlsson, A. E., Wehrspaun, C. C., & Sander, M. C. (2020). Item recognition and lure discrimination in younger and older adults are supported by alpha/beta desynchronization. Neuropsychologia, 148, Article 107658.

Sommer, V. R., Fandakova, Y., Grandy, T. H., Shing, Y. L., Werkle-Bergner, M., & Sander, M. C. (2019). Neural pattern similarity differentially relates to memory performance in younger and older adults. The Journal of Neuroscience, 39, 8089–8099. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0197-19.2019

Sander, M. C., Fandakova, Y., Grandy, T. H., Shing, Y. L., & Werkle-Bergner, M. (2019). Oscillatory mechanisms of successful memory formation in younger and older adults are related to structural integrity. Cerebral Cortex, 30(6), 3744–3758.

Sander, M. C., Lindenberger, U., & Werkle-Bergner, M. (2012). Lifespan age differences in working memory: A two-component framework. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews36, 2007–2033. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2012.06.004

Sander, M. C., Werkle-Bergner, M., & Lindenberger, U. (2011). Binding and strategic selection in working memory: A lifespan dissociation. Psychology and Aging26, 612–624. doi:10.1037/a0023055

Sander, M. C., Werkle-Bergner, M., & Lindenberger, U. (2011). Contralateral delay activity reveals lifespan age differences in top-down modulation of working memory contents. Cerebral Cortex21, 2809–2819. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhr076

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