Michael K. Scullin, Ph.D.

Michael K. Scullin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
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Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

Director, Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory

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, he is a columnist for Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science at APS, 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, cognition, and health. He is also interested in how we use memory to fulfill our daily intentions (a special kind of memory called “prospective" memory) including whether reminder apps and other technological solutions can reduce prospective memory difficulties in older age and the early states of Alzheimer's disease. 

For additional information about Dr. Scullin’s translational cognitive neuroscience research, please see the website for
Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory

Selected Representative Publications

Scullin, M. K. (2019). The eight hour sleep challenge during final exams week. Teaching of Psychology, 46, 55-63.

Scullin, M. K., & Bliwise, D. L. (2015). Sleep, cognition, and aging: Integrating a half-century of multidisciplinary research. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 10, 97-137.

Scullin, M. K., Jones, W.E., Phenis, R., Beevers, S., Dinh,K., Kiselica, A. Keefe, F.J., & Benge, J.F. (2022). Using smartphone technology to improve prospective memory functioning: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 70, 459-469.

Graduate Student Recruitment

Dr. Scullin is currently accepting applications for Ph.D. students.

Courses Taught at Baylor:

  • NSC 1306 - Introduction to Neuroscience
  • PSY/NSC 3311 - Cognition
  • PSY/NSC 3375 - Sleep
  • NSC 5V71 - Grant Writing Seminar