Social Neuroscience and Social Psychology

Team Prof. Dr. Daria Knoch (Ordinaria, chair)

Dr. Andjela Markovic

+41 31 684 47 24
A 335
Postal Address
University of Bern
Institute of Psychology
Department of Social Neuroscience and Social Psychology
Fabrikstrasse 8
3012 Bern / Switzerland
Mon/Wed/Thu: morning
Tue/Fri: all day

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Original Articles

Jaramillo, V., Schoch, S. F., Markovic, A., Kohler, M., Huber, R., Lustenberger, C., & Kurth, S. (2023). An Infant Sleep Electroencephalographic Marker of Thalamocortical Connectivity Predicts Behavioral Outcome in Late Infancy. NeuroImage, 269, 119924.

Beaugrand, M., Jaramillo, V., Markovic, A., Huber, R., Kohler, M., Schoch, S., & Kurth, S. (2023). Lack of association between behavioral development and simplified topographical markers of the sleep EEG in infancy. Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms, 15, 100098.

Beaugrand, M., Mühlematter, C., Markovic, A., Camos, V., & Kurth, S. (2023). Sleep as a protective factor of children’s executive functions: A study during COVID-19 confinement. PLOS ONE, 18(1), e0279034.

Dimitriades, M. E., Markovic, A., Gefferie, S. R., Buckley, A., Driver, D. I., Rapoport, J. L., Nosadini, M., Rostasy, K., Sartori, S., Suppiej, A., Kurth, S., Franscini, M., Walitza, S., Huber, R., Tarokh, L., Bölsterli, B. K., & Gerstenberg, M. (2023). Sleep Spindles Across Youth Affected by Schizophrenia or Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate-Receptor Encephalitis. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 14

Markovic, A., Schoch, S., Huber, R., Kohler, M., & Kurth, S. (2023). The Sleeping Brain’s Connectivity and Family Environment: Characterizing Sleep EEG Coherence in an Infant Cohort. Scientific Reports, 13(1), 1–11.

Schoch, S. F., Jaramillo, V., Markovic, A., Kohler, M., Huber, R., Jenni, O. G., Lustenberger, C., & Kurth, S. (2023). Bedtime to the brain: How infants’ sleep behaviours intertwine with non-rapid eye movement sleep electroencephalography features. Journal of Sleep Research.

Markovic, A., Kaess, M., & Tarokh, L. (2022). Heritability of REM Sleep Neurophysiology in Adolescence. Translational Psychiatry, 12(1), 399.

Risch, M., Grossmann, K., Aeschbacher, S., Weideli, O. C., Kovac, M., Pereira, F., Wohlwend, N., Risch, C., Hillmann, D., Lung, T., Renz, H., Twerenbold, R., Rothenbühler, M., Leibovitz, D., Kovacevic, V., Markovic, A., Klaver, P., Brakenhoff, T. B., Franks, B., Mitratza, M., Downward, G. S., Dowling, A., Montes, S., Grobbee, D. E., Cornin, M., Conen, D., Goodale, B. M., Risch, L. on behalf of the COVID-19 remote early detection (COVID-RED) consortium. (2022). Investigation of the use of a sensor bracelet for the pre-symptomatic detection of changes in physiological parameters related to COVID-19: An interim analysis of a prospective cohort study (COVI-GAPP). BMJ Open, 12(6), e058274.

Markovic, A., Mühlematter, C., Beaugrand, M., Camos, V., & Kurth, S. (2021). Severe Effects of the COVID-19 Confinement on Young Children’s Sleep: A Longitudinal Study Identifying Risk and Protective Factors. Journal of Sleep Research, e13314.

Markovic, A., Kaess, M., & Tarokh, L. (2020). Environmental Factors Shape Sleep EEG Connectivity During Early Adolescence. Cerebral Cortex, 30(11), 5780–5791.

Markovic, A., Buckley, A., Driver, D. I., Dillard-Broadnax, D., Gochman, P. A., Hoedlmoser, K., Rapoport, J. L., & Tarokh, L. (2020). Sleep spindle activity in childhood onset schizophrenia: Diminished and associated with clinical symptoms. Schizophrenia Research, 223, 327–336.

Markovic, A., Kaess, M., & Tarokh, L. (2020). Gender differences in adolescent sleep neurophysiology: A high-density sleep EEG study. Nature: Scientific Reports, 10(1), 15935.

Markovic, A., Buckley, A., Driver, D. I., Dillard-Broadnax, D., Gochman, P. A., Hoedlmoser, K., Rapoport, J. L., & Tarokh, L. (2020). Sleep neurophysiology in childhood onset schizophrenia. Journal of Sleep Research, e13039.

Groth, N., Schnyder, N., Kaess, M., Markovic, A., Rietschel, L., Moser, S., Michel, C., Schultze-Lutter, F., & Schmidt, S. J. (2019). Coping as a mediator between locus of control, competence beliefs, and mental health: A systematic review and structural equation modelling meta-analysis. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 121, 103442.

Markovic, A., Achermann, P., Rusterholz, T., & Tarokh, L. (2018). Heritability of Sleep EEG Topography in Adolescence: Results from a Longitudinal Twin Study. Nature: Scientific Reports, 8(1), 7334.

Rusterholz, T., Hamann, C., Markovic, A., Schmidt, S. J., Achermann, P., & Tarokh, L. (2018). Nature and Nurture: Brain region specific inheritance of sleep neurophysiology in adolescence. The Journal of Neuroscience: The Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 38(43), 9275–9285.

Markovic, A., Kühnis, J., & Jäncke, L. (2017). Task Context Influences Brain Activation during Music Listening. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11, 342.


Fontanellaz-Castiglione, C. E., Markovic, A., & Tarokh, L. (2020). Current Opinion in Physiology, 15, 167–171.

Markovic, A., Fontanellaz-Castiglione, C. E., & Tarokh, L. (2020). Schweizer Zeitschrift für Psychiatrie & Neurologie, 2020(2), 8–10.

My research focuses on the influence of genetic and environmental factors on brain development and function, and in particular the interaction with sleep. I am interested in leveraging cutting-edge technology and advanced computational methods to understand human behavior.