Dr. Zanesco is a cognitive neuroscientist who studies attention and mind wandering, dynamics of electrophysiological brain states, and how meditation and mindfulness training affect one’s ability to focus and regulate distraction. He completed his PhD at the University of California, Davis, in 2017. He is currently a postdoctoral associate in the laboratory of Dr. Amishi Jha in the Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, Psychology Department at the University of Miami.
- Takarae, Y., Zanesco, A.P., Keehn, B., Chukoskie, L., Müller, R.A., & Townsend, J. (in press). EEG microstates suggest atypical resting-state network activity in A.P. Zanesco CV children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Development. Developmental Science.
- Jha, A.P., Zanesco, A.P., Denkova, E., MacNulty, W.K., & Rogers, S.L. (2021). The effects of mindfulness training on working memory performance in high- demand cohorts: A multi-study investigation. Journal of Cognitive Enhancement.
- Denkova, E., Barry, J., Slavin, L., Zanesco, A.P., Rogers, S.L., & Jha, A.P. (2021). Investigating the feasibility and efficacy of peer-trainer delivered mindfulness training on cognitive abilities and psychological health. Mindfulness, 12, 2645– 2661. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-021-01713-6