Joaquin Anguera, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Neurology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    University of California, San DiegoB.S.2000Animal Physiology & Neuroscience
    California State University NorthridgeM.S.2003Kinesiology
    University of MichiganPh.D.2008Kinesiology
    University of California, San FranciscoPostdoctoral Studies2009Neurology

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    The body of research I have developed has focused on characterizing & augmenting aspects of cognitive control. The approach I have taken in studying these domains has involved a strong interdisciplinary component that bridges aspects of motor learning and psychology in healthy young and older adults, with more recent efforts centering on distinct clinical populations across the lifespan (children with ADHD, geriatric depression), as well as ethnic minorities. My current work leverages state-of-the-art technological approaches to create i) advanced training tools to remediate cognitive deficiencies (see our cover story in Nature, Anguera et al., 2013) and ii) sophisticated approaches using mobile technology to robustly characterizing individual abilities outside of the laboratory.

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    A Computerized Intervention Targeting Cognitive Control Network Deficits in Depression
    NIH/NIMH R33MH110509Sep 19, 2016 - Aug 31, 2021
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    A Computerized Intervention Targeting Cognitive Control Network Deficits in Depression
    NIH/NIMH R61MH110509Sep 19, 2016 - Aug 31, 2018
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Scaling a smarter and more efficient intervention: Evaluating the feasibility of disseminating a novel mobile app platform to treat depression
    NIH/NIMH R34MH110583Aug 1, 2016 - Jun 30, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Brandes-Aitken A, Anguera JA, Chang YS, Demopoulos C, Owen JP, Gazzaley A, Mukherjee P, Marco EJ. White Matter Microstructure Associations of Cognitive and Visuomotor Control in Children: A Sensory Processing Perspective. Front Integr Neurosci. 2018; 12:65. PMID: 30692921.
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    2. Pratap A, Atkins DC, Renn BN, Tanana MJ, Mooney SD, Anguera JA, Areán PA. The accuracy of passive phone sensors in predicting daily mood. Depress Anxiety. 2019 01; 36(1):72-81. PMID: 30129691.
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    3. Pratap A, Renn BN, Volponi J, Mooney SD, Gazzaley A, Arean PA, Anguera JA. Using Mobile Apps to Assess and Treat Depression in Hispanic and Latino Populations: Fully Remote Randomized Clinical Trial. J Med Internet Res. 2018 Aug 09; 20(8):e10130. PMID: 30093372.
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    4. Bauer AM, Baldwin SA, Anguera JA, Areán PA, Atkins DC. Comparing Approaches to Mobile Depression Assessment for Measurement-Based Care: Prospective Study. J Med Internet Res. 2018 Jun 19; 20(6):e10001. PMID: 29921564.
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    5. Brandes-Aitken A, Anguera JA, Rolle CE, Desai SS, Demopoulos C, Skinner SN, Gazzaley A, Marco EJ. Characterizing cognitive and visuomotor control in children with sensory processing dysfunction and autism spectrum disorders. Neuropsychology. 2018 Feb; 32(2):148-160. PMID: 29376661.
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    6. Rolle CE, Anguera JA, Skinner SN, Voytek B, Gazzaley A. Enhancing Spatial Attention and Working Memory in Younger and Older Adults. J Cogn Neurosci. 2017 Sep; 29(9):1483-1497. PMID: 28654361.
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    7. Schlosser DA, Campellone TR, Truong B, Anguera JA, Vergani S, Vinogradov S, Arean P. The feasibility, acceptability, and outcomes of PRIME-D: A novel mobile intervention treatment for depression. Depress Anxiety. 2017 06; 34(6):546-554. PMID: 28419621.
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    8. Anguera JA, Brandes-Aitken AN, Antovich AD, Rolle CE, Desai SS, Marco EJ. A pilot study to determine the feasibility of enhancing cognitive abilities in children with sensory processing dysfunction. PLoS One. 2017; 12(4):e0172616. PMID: 28380008.
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    9. Anguera JA, Gunning FM, Areán PA. Improving late life depression and cognitive control through the use of therapeutic video game technology: A proof-of-concept randomized trial. Depress Anxiety. 2017 06; 34(6):508-517. PMID: 28052513.
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    10. Arean PA, Hallgren KA, Jordan JT, Gazzaley A, Atkins DC, Heagerty PJ, Anguera JA. The Use and Effectiveness of Mobile Apps for Depression: Results From a Fully Remote Clinical Trial. J Med Internet Res. 2016 12 20; 18(12):e330. PMID: 27998876.
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    11. Mishra J, Anguera JA, Gazzaley A. Video Games for Neuro-Cognitive Optimization. Neuron. 2016 04 20; 90(2):214-8. PMID: 27100194.
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    12. Anguera JA, Jordan JT, Castaneda D, Gazzaley A, Areán PA. Conducting a fully mobile and randomised clinical trial for depression: access, engagement and expense. BMJ Innov. 2016 Jan; 2(1):14-21. PMID: 27019745.
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    13. Hsu WY, Zanto TP, Anguera JA, Lin YY, Gazzaley A. Delayed enhancement of multitasking performance: Effects of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation on the prefrontal cortex. Cortex. 2015 Aug; 69:175-85. PMID: 26073148; PMCID: PMC4522400.
    14. Guerreiro MJ, Anguera JA, Mishra J, Van Gerven PW, Gazzaley A. Age-equivalent top-down modulation during cross-modal selective attention. J Cogn Neurosci. 2014 Dec; 26(12):2827-39. PMID: 25010198.
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    15. Anguera JA, Lyman K, Zanto TP, Bollinger J, Gazzaley A. Reconciling the influence of task-set switching and motor inhibition processes on stop signal after-effects. Front Psychol. 2013; 4:649. PMID: 24069010; PMCID: PMC3781352.
    16. Anguera JA, Boccanfuso J, Rintoul JL, Al-Hashimi O, Faraji F, Janowich J, Kong E, Larraburo Y, Rolle C, Johnston E, Gazzaley A. Video game training enhances cognitive control in older adults. Nature. 2013 Sep 05; 501(7465):97-101. PMID: 24005416; PMCID: PMC3983066.
    17. Mishra J, Anguera JA, Ziegler DA, Gazzaley A. A cognitive framework for understanding and improving interference resolution in the brain. Prog Brain Res. 2013; 207:351-77. PMID: 24309262; PMCID: PMC4067257.
    18. Seidler RD, Bo J, Anguera JA. Neurocognitive contributions to motor skill learning: the role of working memory. J Mot Behav. 2012; 44(6):445-53. PMID: 23237467; PMCID: PMC3534841.
    19. Anguera JA, Bernard JA, Jaeggi SM, Buschkuehl M, Benson BL, Jennett S, Humfleet J, Reuter-Lorenz PA, Jonides J, Seidler RD. The effects of working memory resource depletion and training on sensorimotor adaptation. Behav Brain Res. 2012 Mar 01; 228(1):107-15. PMID: 22155489; PMCID: PMC3264800.
    20. Anguera JA, Gazzaley A. Dissociation of motor and sensory inhibition processes in normal aging. Clin Neurophysiol. 2012 Apr; 123(4):730-40. PMID: 21963321; PMCID: PMC3269557.
    21. Fling BW, Chapekis M, Reuter-Lorenz PA, Anguera J, Bo J, Langan J, Welsh RC, Seidler RD. Age differences in callosal contributions to cognitive processes. Neuropsychologia. 2011 Jul; 49(9):2564-9. PMID: 21601582; PMCID: PMC3137668.
    22. Benson BL, Anguera JA, Seidler RD. A spatial explicit strategy reduces error but interferes with sensorimotor adaptation. J Neurophysiol. 2011 Jun; 105(6):2843-51. PMID: 21451054; PMCID: PMC3118744.
    23. Anguera JA, Reuter-Lorenz PA, Willingham DT, Seidler RD. Failure to engage spatial working memory contributes to age-related declines in visuomotor learning. J Cogn Neurosci. 2011 Jan; 23(1):11-25. PMID: 20146609.
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    24. Anguera JA, Reuter-Lorenz PA, Willingham DT, Seidler RD. Contributions of spatial working memory to visuomotor learning. J Cogn Neurosci. 2010 Sep; 22(9):1917-30. PMID: 19803691.
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    25. Goble DJ, Anguera JA. Plastic changes in hand proprioception following force-field motor learning. J Neurophysiol. 2010 Sep; 104(3):1213-5. PMID: 20610787; PMCID: PMC2944679.
    26. Anguera JA, Seidler RD, Gehring WJ. Changes in performance monitoring during sensorimotor adaptation. J Neurophysiol. 2009 Sep; 102(3):1868-79. PMID: 19605614; PMCID: PMC2746769.
    27. Anguera JA, Russell CA, Noll DC, Seidler RD. Neural correlates associated with intermanual transfer of sensorimotor adaptation. Brain Res. 2007 Dec 14; 1185:136-51. PMID: 17996854.
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