Joaquin Anguera, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
Address675 Nelson Rising Lane
San Francisco CA 94158
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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 during my graduate and postdoctoral training has focused on characterizing & augmenting aspects of skill acquisition & 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 depressed individuals 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 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. Bauer AM, Baldwin SA, Anguera J, 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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    2. Brandes-Aitken A, Anguera J, 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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    3. Rolle CE, Anguera J, 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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    4. Schlosser DA, Campellone TR, Truong B, Anguera J, 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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    5. Anguera J, 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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    6. Anguera J, 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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    7. Arean PA, Hallgren KA, Jordan JT, Gazzaley A, Atkins DC, Heagerty PJ, Anguera J. The Use and Effectiveness of Mobile Apps for Depression: Results From a Fully Remote Clinical Trial. J Med Internet Res. 2016 Dec 20; 18(12):e330. PMID: 27998876.
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    8. Mishra J, Anguera J, Gazzaley A. Video Games for Neuro-Cognitive Optimization. Neuron. 2016 04 20; 90(2):214-8. PMID: 27100194.
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    9. Anguera J, 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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    10. Hsu WY, Zanto TP, Anguera J, 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.
    11. Guerreiro MJ, Anguera J, 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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    12. Anguera J, 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.
    13. Anguera J, 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.
    14. Mishra J, Anguera J, 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.
    15. Seidler RD, Bo J, Anguera J. Neurocognitive contributions to motor skill learning: the role of working memory. J Mot Behav. 2012; 44(6):445-53. PMID: 23237467; PMCID: PMC3534841.
    16. Anguera J, 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.
    17. Anguera J, Gazzaley A. Dissociation of motor and sensory inhibition processes in normal aging. Clin Neurophysiol. 2012 Apr; 123(4):730-40. PMID: 21963321; PMCID: PMC3269557.
    18. 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.
    19. Benson BL, Anguera J, 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.
    20. Anguera J, 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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    21. Anguera J, 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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    22. Goble DJ, Anguera J. Plastic changes in hand proprioception following force-field motor learning. J Neurophysiol. 2010 Sep; 104(3):1213-5. PMID: 20610787; PMCID: PMC2944679.
    23. Anguera J, Seidler RD, Gehring WJ. Changes in performance monitoring during sensorimotor adaptation. J Neurophysiol. 2009 Sep; 102(3):1868-79. PMID: 19605614; PMCID: PMC2746769.
    24. Anguera J, 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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