Welcome to the
Sleep Neuroscience & Cognition Laboratory

Translating Human Sciences from the Laboratory to Everyday Life

Research Focus

Our overarching philosophy is to understand the basic processes supporting cognition and to translate that knowledge to promote health and  flourishing across the adult lifespan. Within this philosophy, we have two lines of inquiry:

  1. What are the sleep-based underpinnings of health and cognitive flourishing?
  2. How can technology be leveraged to support prospective memory and quality of life in persons with Alzheimer’s disease and caregivers?

Lab News

New Grants

The National Science Foundation awarded a 5-year CAREER grant to study sleep and STEM learning (read more here) and a 3-year grant to study sleep restriction and creativity using fMRI (read more here). Contact Dr. Scullin if you’re interested in applying for a positions as a post-baccalaureate research assistant in 2022 (or click here for application page).

Recent Press

Extra credit incentives reverse poor sleep habits during finals week (top) and writing a to-do list at bedtime decreases difficulty falling asleep (bottom).

Extra Credit Incentives Reverse Poor Sleep Habits During Finals Week
Writing a To-do List at Bedtime Decreases Difficulty Falling Asleep

2020 Awards to Trainees

Congratulations to Chenlu Gao for wining an APA Dissertation Award and Psi Chi Research Grant! Congratulations to Kyla Fergason for winning an URSA grant for her thesis and to Nathan Cumberbatch and Vincent Bozinov on being named McNair Scholars!


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Impact of Sleep Loss on Creativity Processes and Educational Learning