Office: 209 Qureshey Research Laboratory
Phone: (949) 824-0314
Jessica graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine. She provides support in managing all research activities in the lab. She is interested in studying neurobiological factors that underlie memory dysfunction in aging, especially in the context of Alzheimer’s disease. She uses neuropsychological techniques to study effects of music on cognition and behavior. She is especially interested in the influence of music on memory and its potential therapeutic effects for patients with severe Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
- Leal, S.L.*, Noche, J.A.*, Murray, E.A., Yassa, M.A. (2016) Positivity Effect Specific to Older Adults with Subclinical Memory Impairment. Learning and Memory. In Press. * Co-first authors
- Reagh, Z.M., Ho, H.D., Leal, S.L., Noche, J.A., Chun, A., Murray, E.A., Yassa, M.A.(2016) Greater loss of object than spatial mnemonic discrimination in aged adults. Hippocampus 26(4):417-22.