SAGE Center Lecture by Adam Gazzaley: Technology meets Neuroscience – Changing the Future of Health and Education
Adam Gazzaley is Professor in Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry at UC San Francisco, the founding director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center, and director of the Gazzaley Lab, a cognitive neuroscience laboratory. His laboratory studies neural mechanisms of perception, attention and memory, with an emphasis on the impact of distraction and multitasking on these abilities. His unique research approach utilizes a powerful combination of human neurophysiological tools. A major accomplishment of his research has been to expand our understanding of alterations in the aging brain that lead to cognitive decline. Dr. Gazzaley is the founder and chief science advisor of Akili Interactive Labs, a company developing the first therapeutic video games. His research and perspectives have been consistently profiled in high-impact media, and he wrote and hosted the nationally televised PBS special “The Distracted Mind with Dr. Adam Gazzaley”.