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Bridging the gap between technology and neuroscience.

Neuroscape is a translational neuroscience center at UCSF engaged in technology creation and scientific research to better assess and optimize brain function of both healthy and impaired individuals.

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Neuroscape: Video Game Research to Improve Mind Quality

 

Neuroscape uses a cutting-edge approach to improving brain function – building a bridge between neuroscience and consumer friendly technologies.Take a peek inside our center to see how video games are being developed to support treatment of brain disorders such as ADHD, Autism, Depression, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Disease. Neuroscape Research Labs are state-of-the-art research suites designed to study novel neuro-diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, with the primary goal of driving the rapid translation of neuroscience to real-world solutions.

The Distracted Mind:

Ancient Brains in a High Tech World

Why our brains aren’t evolved for media multitasking, and how we can learn to live with technology in a more balanced way.

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Adam Gazzaley, MD., Ph.D.
Larry D. Rosen, Ph.D.

The Distracted Mind:

Ancient Brains in a High Tech World

Why our brains aren’t evolved for media multitasking, and how we can learn to live with technology in a more balanced way.

Listen to Commonwealth Club Podcast (website)

Adam Gazzaley, MD., Ph.D.
Larry D. Rosen, Ph.D.

The Distracted Mind:

Ancient Brains in a High Tech World

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Why our brains aren’t evolved for media multitasking, and how we can learn to live with technology in a more balanced way.

Listen to Commonwealth Club Podcast (website)

Adam Gazzaley, MD., Ph.D.
Larry D. Rosen, Ph.D.

Featured Talks & Podcasts

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  • So for this episode of Next Level, we first went behind the scenes into the Neuroscape lab at UCSF. Lead by neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley (pictured above), the team at Neuroscape has spent the past 12 years incubating and testing video game technology that could be...

  • With the explosive growth in social media, emails and related media in recent years, NBC’s Maria Shriver continues our “Brain Power TODAY” series with a look into whether technology could be harming our brains. Shriver talks to neurologist Adam Gazzaley, who felt technology had control...

  • There’s an app for that, says scientists. Three times a week for a month, [Ann Stewart] played a video game called “NeuroRacer,” guiding a car down a winding road while picking out flashing circles along the way. The game’s creator, Dr. Adam Gazzaley of the...

Can video games be digital medicine?

Neuroscape is featured in three episodes of Sanjay Gutpa’s CNN Vital Signs series on video games and the brain.

Can video games take your brain to the next level?
New research shows video games can train our brains to be stronger, faster and reduce the risk of developing dementia.
Treating internet addiction – don’t Google it!
Is it possible to be a healthy gamer? We take a look inside an internet addiction treatment facility in China, the first country to declare this problem a "public health crisis".
Video games pushing the brain past its limits
Doctors could soon be prescribing video games instead of drugs. We talk to Akili Interactive about how their video games could be the next greatest medical device.

Bridging the gap between technology and neuroscience.

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