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Institute of Cognitive Science

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Katharina Lüth

PHD Student


Institute of Cognitive Science,
Room 50/216
Wachsbleiche 27,
49090 Osnabrück, Germany
0541-969 7091

Research Interests

I am interested in the sleeping and dreaming brain, memory-related processes during sleep, and the mechanisms behind dreams' production. In particular, understanding how nightmares are produced and the role that stress plays in this process may help improve the treatment of nightmares.

Current Project

I am currently working with an app that provides help for sleep disorders. We want to find out if using the app helps with managing nightmares. At the same time, we want to use EEG studies to find out how brain activity is altered in people with nightmares.  

I also work with the student initiative Sleep&Dream, a group of students who are interested in sleep and dream research and who want to build up the research field of sleep here at the institute through constant exchange, workshops, experiments, and excursions to other sleep labs.



Conquering nightmares on the phone: one-session counseling using imagery rehearsal therapy
Lüth, K., Schmitt, J., & Schredl, M. (2021)
Somnologie, 25(3), 197-204

(87) The public perception of lucid dreaming and its research
K Lüth, K Appel, G Pipa, M Schredl
International Journal of Dream Research

Changes in nightmare frequency and nightmare distress after CPAP initiation in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
M Schredl, K Lüth, J Schmitt 
International Journal of Dream Research

Interest in telephone nightmare counselling in patients with sleep-related breathing disorders
M Schredl, K Lüth, J Schmitt 

Inducing signal-verified lucid dreams in 40% of untrained novice lucid dreamers within two nights in a sleep laboratory setting
K Appel, S Füllhase, S Kern, A Kleinschmidt, A Laukemper, K Lüth, L Steinmetz, L Vogelsang
Consciousness and Cognition

Luzides Träumen
L Steinmetz, K Lüth, S Anthes, E Gerhardt, T Haverkamp, L  Schwarz
Schlaf7(01), 37-44.