Launch of the SaC Lab featured on BBC Look North

Posted on November 26th, 2012 by Simon Durrant

I am delighted to say that the launch of the Sleep and Cognition Lab has been covered by BBC Look North news programme today.  It is important to say that this will not only show some of the things that we do in the SaC Lab and include an interview with me (Simon Durrant), but also includes an interview with one of our undergraduate research assistants (Amy Holloway).  Offering opportunities for student participation is a key feature of the University of Lincoln, and this is one example of how it can work in practice.

Hopefully the full piece will be on this evening’s bulletin (weather and other news events permitting!), so tune in at 6.30pm tonight if you want to see more!

EDIT (28th November):  If you missed the broadcast but would like to see the feature on the SaC Lab, you can find it on YouTube here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QLytyb9RSU.

SaC Research Featured in the New York Times

Posted on November 11th, 2012 by Simon Durrant

Some of our research has recently been featured in an article on sleep in the New York Times.  Well worth a read, especially if you are fond of napping.

“In another study conducted by Simon Durrant, a professor at the University of Lincoln, in England, the amount of time a subject spent in deep sleep during a nap predicted his or her later performance at recalling a short burst of melodic tones. And researchers at the City University of New York found that short naps helped subjects identify more literal and figurative connections between objects than those who simply stayed awake.”

Opportunities in the SaC lab

Posted on November 11th, 2012 by Simon Durrant

If you would like to enjoy a night in the SaC, or even just an afternoon nap, please check out our opportunities page where you can see what studies are currently running and volunteer if you would like to.  We also list other opportunities, including for PhD students and research assistants.  If you have any queries about anything lab-related or sleep-related, please don’t hesitate to contact us; details can be found on the contact page.

The new Lincoln SaC lab!

Posted on November 11th, 2012 by Simon Durrant

Well, we’re finally up and running!  The lab has been coming to together slowly over the last few months, and we were running our first proper studies here over the summer while still sorting a few things out, but we’re more or less there now, and can officially launch the Lincoln Sleep and Cognition lab, also known as the SaC lab.  So, here’s to many happy hours fast asleep. :D