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Welcome to our latest PhD students

Posted on Thursday 1 October 2020

Exciting new projects to unlock the secrets of sleep

Gareth Gaskell wins ESRC Grant

Posted on Friday 1 May 2020

An exciting new research project aims to understand the role of sleep in contextual word priming.

Emma James wins prestigious ESRC fellowship

Posted on Wednesday 22 May 2019

Dr James will start a skills-development fellowship in October 2019

Welcome to Elaine van Rijn

Posted on Monday 1 April 2019

Dr Elaine van Rijn has joined the SLAM Lab's Sleepsmart team.

New PhD students join the SLAM lab

Posted on Monday 1 October 2018

Four new PhD students join the team

SLAM lab publishes two papers in Current Biology

Posted on Thursday 1 February 2018

Publication success for Sam Berens and Scott Cairney

Two new papers published in Cortex and Neuropsychologia

Posted on Saturday 9 December 2017

Marcus Harrington and Jennifer Ashton have new studies published

Jennifer Ashton and Marcus Harrington join the SLAM Lab

Posted on Friday 13 October 2017

New researchers investigating sleep and emotional memory

University of York Open Lecture: Secrets of Sleep

Posted on Thursday 12 October 2017

Scott Cairney will give an open lecture on the Secrets of Sleep on Thursday 26th October

SLAM Lab Features in BBC Two Documentary

Posted on Monday 9 October 2017

Dr Chris van Tulleken takes part in a sleep and memory experiment

Scott Cairney wins MRC Confidence in Concept grant

Posted on Monday 2 October 2017

New research aims to unlock the functions of REM sleep

Three new PhD students join the team

Posted on Thursday 28 September 2017

Amanda Hickey, Amanda Olsson and Tom Hunter have join the SLAM Lab as PhD students

New paper accepted in journal SLEEP

Posted on Tuesday 27 June 2017

A new paper from the SLAM lab entitled "Mechanisms of Memory Retrieval in Slow-Wave Sleep" has been accepted for publication in the journal SLEEP

Emma James awarded ESRC funding to visit Haskins Laboratories

Posted on Thursday 1 June 2017

Emma James has won an ESRC grant to carry out a 10-week fMRI research visit at Haskins Laboratories in Connecticut

Scott Cairney wins prestigious MRC Career Development Award

Posted on Monday 3 April 2017

Scott Cairney has won a 5-year MRC Career Development Award Fellowship with a value of £1.4 million

Review accepted in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews

Posted on Wednesday 1 February 2017

Emma James' review entitled "Consolidation of vocabulary during sleep: the rich get richer?" has been accepted for publication in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews

Sam Berens and Bardur Joensen join the team

Posted on Wednesday 25 January 2017

The SLAM lab welcomes Sam Berens (postdoc) and Bardur Joensen (PhD student) who will be working with Aidan Horner to investigate sleep and episodic memory

New research staff join the SLAM lab

Posted on Monday 14 March 2016

The SLAM lab is excited to welcome new research staff working on an ESRC-funded project investigating memory consolidation in sleep across typical and atypical development

New Paper published in SLEEP

Posted on Sunday 10 January 2016

A new paper written by SLAM Lab members is published in the journal SLEEP

ESRC grant success for Lisa Henderson and Gareth Gaskell

Posted on Wednesday 7 October 2015

Lisa and Gareth secure a £1m ESRC grant to investigate sleep and memory consolidation across typical and atypical development

Paper published in Journal of Neuroscience

Posted on Monday 7 September 2015

Review by SLAM Lab members published in Journal of Neuroscience

Scott Cairney wins Wellcome Trust / C2D2 fellowship

Posted on Friday 13 February 2015

Scott Cairney has won a Wellcome Trust / Centre for Chronic Diseases and Disorders (C2D2) fellowship

Faye Smith Secures PhD!

Posted on Wednesday 10 December 2014

Faye Smith successfully negotiated her PhD viva today

Jennifer Ashton joins the SLAM Lab

Posted on Wednesday 1 October 2014

The SLAM Lab welcomes new PhD student, Jennifer Ashton.

A baby boy for Lisa!

Posted on Friday 1 August 2014

Congratulations to Lisa Henderson on the birth of her son, Teddy.

Elaine gets her PhD!

Posted on Monday 28 April 2014

Elaine Tham has passed her PhD viva with flying colours!

Two papers published in Cerebral Cortex and SLEEP

Posted on Tuesday 1 April 2014

Two studies from Scott Cairney's PhD have been published in Cerebral Cortex and SLEEP.

Alex Reid passes PhD viva!

Posted on Monday 23 December 2013

Alex Reid has passed his PhD viva with minor corrections.

SLAM lab study published in Developmental Science

Posted on Wednesday 21 November 2012

A recently published study by Lisa Henderson, Anna Weighall, Helen Brown and Gareth Gaskell shows that sleep is essential for vocabulary learning in children.

Sleep in the pub!

Posted on Monday 1 October 2012

Our collaborator, Dr. Anna Weighall will be discussing some of our joint work at 'Psychology in the Pub', Sheffield on October 11th.

The SLAM lab makes numerous appearances at ESRS 2012

Posted on Monday 10 September 2012

The SLAM lab were well represented in the oral sessions and posters at ESRS 2012.

Scott Cairney joins the SLAM lab

Posted on Monday 9 July 2012

Dr. Cairney hopes to reactivate memories in the SLAM lab!

Elaine presents a poster at Sleep 2011

Posted on Friday 24 June 2011

Elaine Tham recently attended the Sleep 2011 conference in Minneapolis.

Helen to present her PhD research at Interspeech 2011

Posted on Wednesday 22 June 2011

Helen Brown has recently had an oral presented accepted at the Interspeech 2011 conference.

Lisa to present at ESCOP 2011

Posted on Tuesday 21 June 2011

Lisa will be presenting her data on novel word learning and sleep in children at ESCOP 2011.

New grant awarded to Gareth and Jelena!

Posted on Tuesday 21 June 2011

Gareth Gaskell and Jelena Mirkovic awarded ESRC grant

Jakke Tamminen receives KM Scott PhD Prize

Posted on Wednesday 15 December 2010

Jakke won this prize for his thesis.

Sleep spindle activity published

Posted on Wednesday 1 December 2010

Jakke Tamminen published in Journal of Neuroscience

Presentations at AMLAP

Posted on Friday 1 October 2010

The whole team recently attended the Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing

New staff in SLAM

Posted on Wednesday 15 September 2010

A new doctoral student and a research fellow