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    • If you’re like me, you have a love-hate relationship with your digital devices. On the one hand, they give us access to unlimited amounts of information, connect us with friends and family, and allow us to work from pretty much anywhere. On the other hand,...

    • An unhurried interview with Dr. Adam Gazzaley, who runs one of the West Coast’s largest neuroscience labs at UCSF. There, his team carefully crafts video games with the potential to cure a wide range of neurological ailments....

    • Adam Gazzaley speaks at Fortune Brainstorm Health about how to fight distraction and multitask smarter....

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      This talk is from the Worlds Fair Nano that took place on January 28th & 29th, 2017 in San Francisco at Pier 70. Worlds Fair Nano is a future festival that aims to connect people with the future, and help foster a culture of global...

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      In this public lecture as part of CNS 2017, Adam Gazzaley (UCSF, Neuroscape) describes a novel approach to use custom-designed video games to achieve meaningful and sustainable cognitive enhancement. He presents some of the latest work to integrate these video games with cutting-edge technologies (VR,...

    • Dr. Adam Gazzaley is a renowned neurologist and pioneer of new technologies based on his research. Now he’s bringing his expertise to the rest of us with his new book The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World....

    • We are living in extraordinary times. Rapid advances in information technology continuously transform our lives in countless ways. But we are now aware that our increasingly information-saturated world, coupled with growing expectations of constant availability and immediate responsiveness, can place excessive demands on our brains....

    • A lot of my research was focused on the aging brain and trying to dissect what happens with healthy aging, independent of Alzheimer’s disease and other causes of dementia. What leads to impairments in how we interact fluidly with the world around us as we...

    • On this episode of Brain Matters, Anthony talked with Adam Gazzaley (Professor, UCSF) about his work on cognition. Adam develops and designs video games that are fun to play and also have enhancing cognitive effects....

    • Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD, a neuroscientist at the University of California, San Francisco, grew up playing video games on his Atari console. Now as a successful researcher, he’s exploring the potential role of video game-based therapy in slowing or preventing cognitive decline and possibly treating...

    • What does cutting-edge brain science and video game technology mean for the future of wellness? We’re exploring the cognitive power of the brain through the lens of video games with Adam Gazzaley (@adamgazz), professor of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry and director of the Neuroscience Imaging...

    • Dr. Adam Gazzaley is a Professor of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry and the Founding Director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at the University of California, San Francisco. Adam is also Co-Founder and Chief Science Advisor of Akili Interactive Labs, a company that is developing therapeutic...

    • Dr. Adam Gazzaley (@adamgazz) obtained an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, then postdoctoral training in cognitive neuroscience at UC Berkeley. He is now the director of the Gazzaley Lab at UC San Francisco, a...

    • Dr Adam Gazzaley is Director of the Gazzaley Lab and Professor of Neuroscience, Physiology and Psychiatry at UCSF. His work as a cognitive researcher has reached international acclaim with publications in Nature, The New York Times, TIME, Discover, WIRED and has been the recipient of...

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      Adam Gazzaley shares the result of his lab’s research into how new technologies, such as video games, might be used to enhance the functioning of the brain. He shows how within ten years, doctors may be prescribing video games and other technologies to treat such...

    • If you thought the aim of video games was simply violent role-play and achieving high scores, then think again. Renowned neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley M.D., Ph.D. is hard at work changing our view on video games and their potential....

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      The Director of the Neuroscape Lab at UCSF presents his vision of a changing landscape for NeuroGaming and cognitive sciences....

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      Adam Gazzaley and Jack Kornfield discuss the interactions between neuroscience, videogames and meditation at the wisdom 2.0 conference...

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      A fundamental challenge for modern society is the development of effective approaches to enhance brain function and cognition in both healthy and impaired individuals....

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      Neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley takes us on a virtual tour of Personal Technology Columnist Geoffrey Fowler’s brain, at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach, California...

    • If you think the only health effect of gaming is a serious case of “couch potato,” you aren’t alone. But a few gamer-scientists are out to prove that games could actually make us healthier. Imagine a future where doctors prescribe games instead of pills and...

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      Dr. Adam Gazzaley on the Future of Cognitive Enhancement....

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      A fundamental challenge of modern society is how to enhance everyone’s brain function. For the healthy, this problem is a core mission of our educational system, and for the cognitively impaired it’s a critical goal of medicine. But will schools and hospitals be able to...

    • Neurologist Adam Gazzaley and New York Times technology reporter Matt Richtel discuss the impact of digital devices on the brain. Do they affect our memory, perception and attention span? Are distractions and interruptions good or bad for your brain and for your survival in the...

    • Hosted by renowned neuroscientist and M.D., Ph.D., Dr. Adam Gazzaley, The Distracted Mind delves deeply into attention, distraction, the myth of multi-tasking, and how to use the latest research to possibly improve our skills and abilities at any point during our lives. While the brain...

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      Dr. Gazzaley explores how our brains manage the river of data that constantly floods it, how its capacities can be exceeded, the consequences of this on our performance, and if a solution to the distracted mind is harnessed within out own brains....

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      Rhythm is a fundamental aspect of the universe at every level, and serves as a critical foundation for life on this planet. As we now understand it, brain function itself is dependent on complex rhythms of activity, which guides interactions between brain regions to generate...

    • Our brains exhibit an amazing ability to modify both their structure and function in response to new experiences throughout our lives, a phenomenon known as neuroplasticity. There is emerging evidence showing the power of commercially available video games to improve cognitive function and transfer skills...

    • Now, with tablets and laptops in every bag and iPhones ever at our sides, our gray matter must meet the new challenges of the digital world. We understand that technology has dramatically altered our behaviors: the way that we work, play and interact with one...

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      Dr. Adam Gazzaley speaks on how the brain can be exercised and strengthened as you age at the AARP meeting in April 2013....

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      Dr. Adam Gazzaley studies the neural mechanisms of memory and attention, how these processes change with normal aging and dementia, and how we might intervene therapeutically to alleviate memory and attention deficits. Series: “UCSF Osher Mini Medical School for the Public”...

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      Our brains exhibit an amazing ability to modify both its structure and function in response to new experiences throughout our lives, a phenomenon known as neuroplasticity. Efforts to capitalize on this plasticity have lead to the development of brain training interventions to improve cognitive abilities...

    • It is now known that our brain changes structurally and functionally in response to our interactions with our environment throughout our lives, not just during critical times like childhood. This modern perspective is called neuroplasticity and scientists are actively exploring the intricacies of this phenomenon....

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      Adam Gazzaley speaks on the brain and multitasking in our society....

    • Multitasking is a trademark of modern office work, but is it really more productive? Research suggests the brain is actually more efficient when focusing on one task at a time. Ira Flatow and guests discuss the benefits and drawbacks of multitasking, and ways to limit...

    • If you’re like me, you have a love-hate relationship with your digital devices. On the one hand, they give us access to unlimited amounts of information, connect us with friends and family, and allow us to work from pretty much anywhere. On the other hand,...

    • An unhurried interview with Dr. Adam Gazzaley, who runs one of the West Coast’s largest neuroscience labs at UCSF. There, his team carefully crafts video games with the potential to cure a wide range of neurological ailments....

    • Adam Gazzaley speaks at Fortune Brainstorm Health about how to fight distraction and multitask smarter....

    • Watch Now

      This talk is from the Worlds Fair Nano that took place on January 28th & 29th, 2017 in San Francisco at Pier 70. Worlds Fair Nano is a future festival that aims to connect people with the future, and help foster a culture of global...

    • Watch Now

      In this public lecture as part of CNS 2017, Adam Gazzaley (UCSF, Neuroscape) describes a novel approach to use custom-designed video games to achieve meaningful and sustainable cognitive enhancement. He presents some of the latest work to integrate these video games with cutting-edge technologies (VR,...

    • Dr. Adam Gazzaley is a renowned neurologist and pioneer of new technologies based on his research. Now he’s bringing his expertise to the rest of us with his new book The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World....

    • We are living in extraordinary times. Rapid advances in information technology continuously transform our lives in countless ways. But we are now aware that our increasingly information-saturated world, coupled with growing expectations of constant availability and immediate responsiveness, can place excessive demands on our brains....

    • A lot of my research was focused on the aging brain and trying to dissect what happens with healthy aging, independent of Alzheimer’s disease and other causes of dementia. What leads to impairments in how we interact fluidly with the world around us as we...

    • On this episode of Brain Matters, Anthony talked with Adam Gazzaley (Professor, UCSF) about his work on cognition. Adam develops and designs video games that are fun to play and also have enhancing cognitive effects....

    • Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD, a neuroscientist at the University of California, San Francisco, grew up playing video games on his Atari console. Now as a successful researcher, he’s exploring the potential role of video game-based therapy in slowing or preventing cognitive decline and possibly treating...

    • What does cutting-edge brain science and video game technology mean for the future of wellness? We’re exploring the cognitive power of the brain through the lens of video games with Adam Gazzaley (@adamgazz), professor of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry and director of the Neuroscience Imaging...

    • Dr. Adam Gazzaley is a Professor of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry and the Founding Director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at the University of California, San Francisco. Adam is also Co-Founder and Chief Science Advisor of Akili Interactive Labs, a company that is developing therapeutic...

    • Dr. Adam Gazzaley (@adamgazz) obtained an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, then postdoctoral training in cognitive neuroscience at UC Berkeley. He is now the director of the Gazzaley Lab at UC San Francisco, a...

    • Dr Adam Gazzaley is Director of the Gazzaley Lab and Professor of Neuroscience, Physiology and Psychiatry at UCSF. His work as a cognitive researcher has reached international acclaim with publications in Nature, The New York Times, TIME, Discover, WIRED and has been the recipient of...

    • Watch Now

      Adam Gazzaley shares the result of his lab’s research into how new technologies, such as video games, might be used to enhance the functioning of the brain. He shows how within ten years, doctors may be prescribing video games and other technologies to treat such...

    • Watch Now

      Rhythm is a fundamental aspect of the universe at every level, and serves as a critical foundation for life on this planet. As we now understand it, brain function itself is dependent on complex rhythms of activity, which guides interactions between brain regions to generate...

    • Our brains exhibit an amazing ability to modify both their structure and function in response to new experiences throughout our lives, a phenomenon known as neuroplasticity. There is emerging evidence showing the power of commercially available video games to improve cognitive function and transfer skills...

    • Now, with tablets and laptops in every bag and iPhones ever at our sides, our gray matter must meet the new challenges of the digital world. We understand that technology has dramatically altered our behaviors: the way that we work, play and interact with one...

    • Watch Now

    • Watch Now

      Dr. Adam Gazzaley speaks on how the brain can be exercised and strengthened as you age at the AARP meeting in April 2013....

    • Watch Now

      Dr. Adam Gazzaley studies the neural mechanisms of memory and attention, how these processes change with normal aging and dementia, and how we might intervene therapeutically to alleviate memory and attention deficits. Series: “UCSF Osher Mini Medical School for the Public”...

    • Watch Now

      Our brains exhibit an amazing ability to modify both its structure and function in response to new experiences throughout our lives, a phenomenon known as neuroplasticity. Efforts to capitalize on this plasticity have lead to the development of brain training interventions to improve cognitive abilities...

    • It is now known that our brain changes structurally and functionally in response to our interactions with our environment throughout our lives, not just during critical times like childhood. This modern perspective is called neuroplasticity and scientists are actively exploring the intricacies of this phenomenon....

    • Watch Now

      Adam Gazzaley speaks on the brain and multitasking in our society....

    • Multitasking is a trademark of modern office work, but is it really more productive? Research suggests the brain is actually more efficient when focusing on one task at a time. Ira Flatow and guests discuss the benefits and drawbacks of multitasking, and ways to limit...

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