Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Nancy O'Neill Collegiate Chair in Psychology
Director, ND Sleep, Stress, and Memory Lab
B.A., University of San Diego, Psychology, 1999
M.A., Mount Holyoke College, Experimental Psychology, 1995
Ph.D., University of Arizona, Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience, 2005
Areas of Expertise: The influence of sleep and stress on human memory and psychological function
- (2014) "The (gamma) power to control our dreams," Nature Neuroscience, 17(6), 753-755.
(2014) Seeing the forest through the trees. SLEEP, 37 (6), 1029-1031.
- (with Cunningham, A., Crowell, C, Alger, S.E., Villano, M, Mattingly, S.) "Sleep’s role in the depotentiation of psychophysiological reactivity and its relationship to subsequent memory," Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 114, 155-164.
(with Cunningham, T. J., Chambers, A. M.. (2014) "Prospection and emotional memory: how expectation affects emotional memory formation following sleep and wake," Frontiers in psychology, 5.
- (with Bennion, K. A., Steinmetz, K. R. M., Kensinger, E. A.) (2014) "Eye Tracking, Cortisol, and a Sleep vs. Wake Consolidation Delay: Combining Methods to Uncover an Interactive Effect of Sleep and Cortisol on Memory," JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments), (88), e51500-e51500.
Office: 122-B Haggar Hall
Prof. Payne has published over fourty journal articles, and media outlets including Scientific American, National Geographic, Reuters, Popular Science, and The New York Daily News have either interviewed her or reported on her findings.
To see an interview with Prof. Payne, click here.