University of Notre Dame
Learning, memory, and emotion
Dr. Jessica Payne is the Nancy O'Neill Collegiate Chair and Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of Notre Dame, where she directs the Sleep, Stress, and Memory Lab. Payne’s research focuses on how sleep and stress independently and interactively influence learning, memory, and emotion. Her postdoctoral fellowship was split between Harvard University’s Psychology Department and Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She holds a Ph.D. in Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Arizona.