Jessica Payne

Jessica Payne

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Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office: 122-B Haggar Hall
Phone: 574-631-1636
Email: jpayne7@nd.edu

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Areas of Expertise

The impact of sleep

Payne’s research focuses on how sleep impacts memory, creativity and the ability to process new ideas — in particular, how new information is processed and transformed by a process known as consolidation, which solidifies memories. Dr. Payne uses two powerful tools to probe memory – sleep and stress. Both provide important mediums for targeting the consolidation process in humans. Dr. Payne combines behavioral, pharmacological and cognitive neuroscientific (EEG, MRI) approaches to investigate these questions. Another line of research examines how disturbances in sleep and stress influence memory consolidation in people with major depressive disorder and anxiety disorders such as post traumatic stress disorder, and how this, in turn, influences psychological functioning.

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Jessica Payne Sleep Research




ND NEWSWIRE ARTICLES

Sleeping after processing new info most effective, new study shows

Children’s lack of sleep can mean trouble grasping new ideas, Notre Dame research shows

IN THE NEWS

Inc.—Got Sleep? 20 More Minutes Boosts Your Brain Power
Associated Press—Schools that start later in the day boost student health and learning, study says

New York Times—To Keep Teenagers Alert, Schools Let Them Sleep In

Huffington Post—Lack of Care About Sleep Derails Us All

Forbes—Get Horizontal: 20 More Minutes Sleep Boosts Your Brain Power

Daily Mail—Wake-up call for teachers: Nodding off in class could actually be the best way to learn

LiveScience—Night Owls More Likely to Experience Nightmares

Businessweek—What Neuroscience Can Teach Leaders

National Geographic—Sleep Cherry-picks Memories, Boosts Cleverness