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 Grant

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  positions as a post-baccalaureate research assistant, graduate student, or post-doctoral fellow.

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

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! 


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Impact of Sleep Loss on Creativity Processes and Educational Learning