Welcome to the Memory Lab webpage!
We are a team of researchers based at Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, UK) who use a combination of behavioural and neuroscientific methods to examine memory and memory consolidation in human health and disease.
You can read about some of our main research topics on our research page.
To learn more about our team members, visit our 'Who are we?' page.
A full list of our publications can be found on our Lab publications page.
If you'd like to get in touch with us, you can find our contact details by clicking here.
Can you help? We're looking for research volunteers! Read more here.
You can follow us on Twitter: @HWMemoryLab.
Craig, M., Wolbers, T., Strickland, S., Achtzehn, J. & Dewar, M. (2019). Rapid improvement of cognitive maps in the awake state. Hippocampus.
Craig, M., Ottaway, G. & Dewar, M. (2018). Rest on it: Awake quiescence facilities insight. Cortex.
Craig, M. & Dewar, M. (2018). Rest-related consolidation protects the fine detail of new memories. Scientific Reports.
Hoefeijzers, S., Zeman, A., Della Sala, S. & Dewar, M. (2017). Capturing real-life forgetting in transient epileptic amnesia via an incidental memory test. Cortex. [download here]
Please find a full list of our articles on our Publications page.
Jun 2019: New team member
We are delighted to welcome Trudi Collier to the Memory Lab team as a Research Assistant. Trudi will work on a project looking at possible differences in visual memory beween deaf and hearing people. Read about Trudi's project here.
Jan 2019: New paper in Hippocampus
New Memory Lab paper showing that new mental maps for a navigated virtual town are more accurate following 10 minutes of quiet rest than shortly after initial navigation. You can read the paper here.
Dec 2018: Thank you!
Huge thanks to everyone who came along to our first Dementia Research Showcase event! We were delighted to see the room packed and hope that all guests found the talks interesting. Watch this space for news of the 2019 edition!
Nov 2018: Dementia Research Showcase
Interested in learning about dementia research? Join us for an afternoon of interesting talks at Heriot-Watt University on Wed Nov 28th 2018. The event is free to attend and open to everyone. You can read more about the event .
You can find detailed news items on our Lab news page.