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Michael D. Rugg[edit]

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Michael Rugg (born September 23rd, 1954) is a Professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at University of California, Irvine and Director of the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory . His current research program involves the use of electrophysiological (EEG & ERP) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) methods to investigate the cognitive and neural bases of memory encoding and memory retrieval, as well as how and why memory function differs as a result of healthy aging or neurological disease.


Rugg received a B.Sc. in 1976 and a Ph.D. in 1979 from the University of Leicester. Rugg has been employed at University of St. Andrews (1979-1998). There, he served as a Professor of Psychology (1992-1998) and a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow (1994-1998). From 1998-2003, he served as a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Wellcome Principal Research Fellow at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Department of Psychology at University College London.

Quick Facts[edit]

Instrument of choice: Blues guitar
Warm-weather hobby of choice: Rock climbing
Cold-weather hobby of choice: Skiing
Candy of choice: Twix
Drink of choice: Gin and tonic
Hangover remedy of choice: Running
High-risk investment of choice: Gigi
Former member of BandAge
Has managed to turn 52 twice!1

1The year he turned 51 he claimed to have turned 52. Then on his 52nd birthday he realized he just turned 52 and not 53.


"That is not English."


Michael D. Rugg was born with a full blown mustache

External Links[edit]

Laboratory Website