Upcoming Events

PET is Wonderful Annual Meeting 2019 Oct 29, 2019 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh
NRS Mental Health Network Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 Oct 29, 2019 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM — Technology Innovation Centre, 99 George Street, Glasgow
Scottish Radiological Society Annual General Meeting 2019 Nov 01, 2019 12:00 AM — Principal Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow
Scottish Ophthalmic Imaging Society meeting Feb 14, 2020 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM — Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh
Medical Imaging Convention 2020 Mar 17, 2020 10:00 PM - 04:00 PM — National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England

Dr Kristin Flegal

Position: SINAPSE Lead Scientist

Interests: My background is in Psychology, with a concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience, and I am interested in neuroimaging research integrating basic science with clinical and translational applications. My current research uses behavioural and fMRI methods to investigate the mechanisms of cognitive training and transfer, and associated changes in patterns of brain activity. By studying the mediators of neural plasticity and identifying brain-based principles for the transfer of training, I hope to contribute to the development of interventions targeting cognitive deficits in populations ranging from brain injury to psychiatric disorders to normal ageing.
Institute: University of Glasgow

Department: Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology


Key Publications

Flegal, K.E., Ragland, J.D., & Ranganath, C. (2019). Adaptive task difficulty influences neural plasticity and transfer of training. NeuroImage, 188: 111-121.

Flegal, K.E., & Lustig, C. (2016). You can go your own way: Effectiveness of participant-driven versus experimenter-driven processing strategies in memory training and transfer. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 23(4): 389-417.

Flegal, K.E., Marín-Gutiérrez, A., Ragland, J.D., & Ranganath, C. (2014). Brain mechanisms of successful recognition through retrieval of semantic context. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26(8): 1694-1704.

Flegal, K.E., & Reuter-Lorenz, P.A. (2014). Get the gist? The effects of processing depth on false recognition in short-term and long-term memory. Memory & Cognition, 42(5): 701-711.

Ranganath, C., Flegal, K.E., & Kelly, L.L. (2011). Can cognitive training improve episodic memory? Neuron, 72(5): 688-691.

Flegal, K.E., Atkins, A.S., & Reuter-Lorenz, P.A. (2010). False memories seconds later: The rapid and compelling onset of illusory recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 36(5): 1331-1338.

Flegal, K.E., & Reuter-Lorenz, P.A. (2010). Aging and brain fitness (Commentary on Voelcker-Rehage, et al.). European Journal of Neuroscience, 31(1): 165-166.

Lustig, C., & Flegal, K.E. (2008). Targeting latent function: Encouraging effective encoding for successful memory training and transfer. Psychology and Aging, 23(4): 754-764.

Flegal, K.E., & Anderson, M.C. (2008). Overthinking skilled motor performance: Or why those who teach can’t do. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 15(5): 927-932.

Collaborators

University of California, Davis: Charan Ranganath and J. Daniel Ragland

University of Michigan: Patricia Reuter-Lorenz and Cindy Lustig