Nighttime view of the spectacular Baylor Sciences Building, which houses the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Nighttime view of the Baylor Sciences Building, which houses the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience.

 

Research Focus

Our overarching goal is to understand the basic processes supporting cognition and to translate that knowledge to promote health and human flourishing across the adult lifespan. Within this overarching goal, we have developed two lines of research in the Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory (PI: Dr. Michael K. Scullin).

  1. What are the sleep-based physiological underpinnings of cognition, health, and aging?
  2. How is prospective memory–memory for future actions–accomplished by neural and cognitive systems?

If you are interested in joining the SNAC Laboratory, you can find more information here

If you are interested in participating in a study for monetary compensation, email: BaylorSleepLab (at) gmail.com

 

SNAC Lab News

New Grant!: The National Science Foundation awarded the SNAC Laboratory a three year grant to study sleep restriction and creativity using fMRI neuroimaging (read more here: link). Contact Dr. Scullin if you’re interested in applying for available positions as a post-baccalaureate research assistant, RPSGT, PhD graduate student, or post-doctoral fellow.  

2019 National Awards to Trainees: Congratulations to Nikita Chapagain and Taylor Terlizzese for winning the SRS Infographic Contest! Congratulations to Chenlu Gao for her Top 3 presentation at the APA Convention and abstract awards from APS and SRS!

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).