The Science of Sleep
Featuring Dr. Michael Scullin

Event took place July 28, 2021

Baylor Alumni and the Baylor University Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory presented a virtual event in which we explored recent scientific findings regarding the healthiest approaches to a great night sleep. Our featured speaker was Dr. Michael Scullin, Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, and Director of the Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory at Baylor.


About our Speaker

Dr. Michael ScullinMichael K. Scullin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, and Director of the Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory

Dr. Michael K. Scullin completed his doctorate in the Behavior, Brain, and Cognition program at Washington University in St. Louis and then a post-doctoral fellowship in the Neurology and Sleep Medicine program at Emory University School of Medicine. He is involved in service committees for the Sleep Research Society and the American Psychological Association and he co-founded the APA journal Translational Issues in Psychological Science.

Scullin’s research investigates how sleep physiology impacts memory, education, health, and aging. He is further interested in how we use memory to fulfill our daily intentions (a special kind of memory called “prospective" memory) as well as how lifestyle choices including exercise, diet, and medication adherence affect cognitive and neural functioning.

"I have a longstanding interest in how sleep and cognition change across the adult lifespan, and what we can do about it. Outside of the laboratory, I work with students, journals, museums, clinics, churches, and other community groups to help translate basic science into real world benefits. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, son, daughter, and border collie, and following my beloved Mavericks, Rangers, and Cowboys."

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