Frontiers of BrainHealth Lunch Lecture Series
The Center for BrainHealth invites scientists to share their scientific study with students and other researchers at the Frontiers of BrainHealth Lunch Lectures. The lectures are heavily science focused and are not intended for a lay audience. Lectures to be simulcast among UTD affiliated locations.
The lectures are free, but you must register to reserve your seat. Lunch is served at 11:45 AM.
Michael Scullin, PhD - Sleep, Cognition, and Aging
Dr. Scullin will cover the mechanisms by which sleep health interacts with brain health. His research investigates how sleep physiology impacts memory, education, health, and aging. Within this broader framework, his program aims to 1) translate basic sleep science into improved STEM learning and persistence in college students, 2) investigate how sleep changes with aging, including informing how changes in sleep habits and sleep physiology contribute to cognitive aging and dementia, and 3) test behavioral interventions for improving sleep health.
Dr. Scullin is the assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience and the director of the sleep neuroscience and cognition laboratory at Baylor University. 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.
The Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6865. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.