Upcoming Events

'The developing human brain' public lecture Feb 25, 2019 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM — Chancellor's Building, Edinburgh, EH16 4SB
ISMRM Workshop on MR Value Mar 11, 2019 - Mar 13, 2019 — University of Edinburgh
European Molecular Imaging Meeting 2019 Mar 19, 2019 - Mar 22, 2019 — Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow
Edinburgh SPM Course 2019 Apr 01, 2019 - Apr 05, 2019 — University of Edinburgh
Health Innovation and Technologies Research Festival Apr 01, 2019 - Apr 02, 2019 — James Watt Centre, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

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