Rebecca (Becky) Spencer

Associate professor of psychological and brain sciences

Sleep, brain function and memory, speakers bureau

Phone: (o) 413/545-5987


Rebecca Spencer’s research explores the function of sleep on memory and cognition and what processes in the brain underlie this function. Spencer examines the changes in sleep and memory over a lifespan, and has received international media coverage for her work regarding the changes in sleep and memory in older adults and work on the benefits of mid-day naps for learning in preschool age children.