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Michael Craig

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20142019

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Biography

Michael is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Psychology Department (School of Social Sciences) of Heriot-Watt University.

Michael obtained a BSC(hons) in Biomedical Sciences at Northumbria University (2010) before completing a MRes Neuroscience at Newcastle University (2011). He then completed his PhD Psychology at The Unviersity of Edinburgh (2015), which was funded by an Alzheimer's Society grant, before joining the Psychology Department of Heriot-Watt University as a Postdoctoral Researcher in 2015. In 2016, Michael was awarded a competitive 3-year Fellowship grant from the Alzheimer's Society, and he is now a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Psychology Department of Heriot-Watt University, where he is  using behavioural and electrophysiological methods to investigate the effect of dementia in memory.

Research interests

Michael's research investigates human memory in health and disease, as well as the factors that influence memory. He is particularly interested in the early processing and transformation of new memories following their acquisition. This work is part of a wider area of research being conducted in the Heriot-Watt Memory Lab (www.memorylab.hw.ac.uk).

In Michael's Fellowship project, he is using behavioural and electrophysiological methods to investigate how the brain processes new memories and whether/how this process changes as we grow older, and how these changes differ from people with Alzheimer's disease, who often suffer from severe memory problems. 

He also has a keen interest in the role of memory in how we navigate through space, and is using virtual reality methods to investigate this topic.

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Research Output

  • 8 Article
  • 1 Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Rapid improvement of cognitive maps in the awake state

Craig, M., Wolbers, T., Strickland, S., Achtzehn, J. & Dewar, M., 13 Aug 2019, In : Hippocampus. 29, 9, p. 862-868 7 p.

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    Rest on it: Awake quiescence facilities insight

    Craig, M., Ottaway, G. & Dewar, T. M., Dec 2018, In : Cortex. 109, p. 205-214 10 p.

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    Rest-related consolidation protects the fine detail of new memories

    Craig, M. & Dewar, M., 1 May 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 6857.

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    Comparable Rest-related Promotion of Spatial Memory Consolidation in Younger and Older Adults

    Craig, M., Wolbers, T., Harris, M. A., Hauff, P., Della Sala, S. & Dewar, M. T., Dec 2016, In : Neurobiology of Aging. 48, p. 143–152 10 p.

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    How does intentionality of encoding affect memory for episodic information? Intentionality of encoding episodic information

    Craig, M., Butterworth, K., Nilsson, J., Hamilton, C. & Smulders, T., Nov 2016, In : Learning and Memory. 23, 11, p. 648-659 12 p.

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    Prizes

    Alzheimer's Society Research Fellowship

    Michael Craig (Recipient), Nov 2016

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    Principal’s Research Impact and Engagement (PRIME) Pioneer Award 2019

    Michael Craig (Recipient), 12 Dec 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Activities

    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

    Heriot-Watt University Dementia Research Showcase 2018

    Michael Craig (Organiser)
    28 Nov 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Press / Media

    Dementia Research Leaders: Michael Craig

    Michael Craig

    1/11/17

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research