Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Director, Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Emory University School of Medicine
Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 2011
B.S., Furman University, 2007
Dr. 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.
Academic Interests and Research
Dr. 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.
For additional information about Dr. Scullin’s cognitive neuroscience research, please see the website for
Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory
Selected Representative Publications
Scullin, M. K. (2013). Sleep, memory, and aging: The link between slow-wave sleep and episodic memory changes from younger to older adults. Psychology and Aging, 28, 105-114.
Scullin, M. K., Trotti, L. M., Wilson, A. G., Greer, S. A., & Bliwise, D. L. (2012). Nocturnal sleep enhances working memory training in Parkinson’s disease but not Lewy Body Dementia. Brain, 135, 2789-2797.
Scullin, M. K., & McDaniel, M. A. (2010). Remembering to execute a goal: Sleep on it! Psychological Science, 21, 1028-1035.
Current Graduate Students
Chenlu Gao, University of Pittsburgh
Graduate Student Recruitment
Dr. Scullin is currently accepting applications for Ph.D. students.
Courses Taught at Baylor:
- PSY/NSC 3311 - Cognition
- PSY/NSC 3375 - Sleep