Jessica Schachtner

Graduate Student, Clinical Psychology
Faculty Advisor: John Allen
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Psychology 409

She, Her, Hers

After graduating with my B.A. in Psychology with a minor in neuroscience from the University of San Francisco, I worked as a clinical research coordinator at the University of California, San Francisco in a cognitive neuroscience lab. My work focused on novel interventions for improving cognitive function in various populations, including older adults, adolescents, and clinical populations. At the U of A, I continue to utilize my expertise in intervention work through developing precision medicine protocols for individuals with depression and anxiety-related disorders.

Research Interests:

  • Identifying individual differences in symptom presentation, neurobiological processes, and environmental factors to predict outcomes and develop targeted treatment protocols.  
  • Clinical psychology
  • Cognitive science
  • Intervention
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Individual differences
  • Neurobiomarkers


  • Schachtner, J.*, Gallen, C.*, Anguera, J., & Gazzaley, A (2021). Influence of game features on attention in adults. Accepted.
  • Anguera, J., Schachtner, J., Simon, A.J., Volponi, J., Javed, S., Gallen, C., & Gazzaley, A. (2021). Long-term maintenance of multitasking abilities following video game training in older adults. Neurobiology of Aging.103: 22-30.
  • Simon, A. J., Schachtner, J., & Gallen, C. L. (2019) Disentangling expectation from selective attention during perceptual decision-making. J Neurophysiology. March;121: 1977–1980


  • Schachtner, J. N., Gallen, C., Anguera, R., Anguera, J. A., & Gazzaley, A. (March 2021) * Podium Presentation* The Influence of ADHD Symptoms and Gamification on Attention-based Performance. Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference. Virtual.
  • Schachtner, J. N., Anguera, J. A., Javed, S. V., & Gazzaley, A. (2018) The persistence of Cognitive Enhancement Benefits 6 Years Later. Bay Area Memory Meeting. Davis, CA.

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Psychology Graduate Poster Session winner (2024)

Updated: 05/07/24


  • B.A. Psychology, University of San Francisco