Data Sciences and Brain Health across the Life Course session in 2020 SICSA Conference Oct 01, 2020 01:15 PM - 03:15 PM — Virtual Meeting (online)
Ophthalmic Medical Image Analysis MICCAI 2020 Workshop Oct 08, 2020 12:00 AM — Virtual Meeting (online)
Predictive Intelligence in Medicine MICCAI 2020 Workshop Oct 08, 2020 12:00 AM — Virtual Meeting (online)
PET is Wonderful Annual Meeting 2020 Oct 27, 2020 02:00 PM - 05:40 PM — Virtual Meeting (online)


SINAPSE experts from around Scotland have developed ten online modules designed to explain medical imaging. They are freely available and are intended for non-specialists.

Edinburgh Imaging Academy at the University of Edinburgh offers the following online programmes through a virtual learning environment:

Neuroimaging for Research MSc/Dip/Cert

Imaging MSc/Dip/Cert

PET-MR Principles & Applications Cert

Applied Medical Image Analysis Cert

Online Short Courses

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.


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

University of Michigan: Patricia Reuter-Lorenz and Cindy Lustig