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Sleep Language and Memory (SLAM) Lab

Welcome to the SLAM lab! We are a research group housed in the Department of Psychology at the University of York.

Sleep is vital for our everyday functioning. Our research is focused on understanding the role of sleep in two broad areas of human cognition:

In a state-of-the-art, three-bedroom sleep laboratory, we use a combination of experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience and neurophysiology to understand how memories and language are processed in the sleeping brain.

Our ongoing collaboration with York Neuroimaging Centre (YNiC) allows us to carry out research with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). For further details of all our ongoing studies see our research.

Our research team is composed of departmental faculty, research fellows, research students and external colleagues. 

Further information on the SLAM lab can be found using the navigation bar on the left. If you have further questions about our research please contact us.

Cutting Edge Research

The SLAM lab has a live research grant portfolio of over £3 million, enabling us to gain novel insights into the critical functions of sleep.