The field of neuroscience serves as the foundation for all Neuroscape activities. Our Core team emerged from the scientists and staff of the Gazzaley Lab, launched in 2005 as a cognitive neuroscience laboratory studying neural mechanisms of cognitive control.
Neuroscape’s Neuroscience Program continues to focus on advancing our understanding of the neural mechanistic basis of cognitive control – those fundamental abilities of attention, working memory and goal management (task-switching and multitasking), but now extends these basic science efforts to translational goals of exploring how modern technology can allow us to better assess and optimize the neural systems that underlie these cognitive abilities.
Neuroscience research objectives are supported by our Technology Program’s novel design / development efforts, as well as unique integrations of emerging consumer technologies with advances in neuroscience techniques. We also investigate the use of new analytical approaches for complex signal recording, machine learning and processing real-time, multimodal data collected during personalized interactions.
Our new technologies are deployed in rigorous empirical studies that evaluate their impact on brain anatomy, physiology and cognition, as well as stress, mood, sleep, hormones and inflammatory markers. Research studies in the Neuroscience Program recruit healthy adults across the lifespan to identify biomarkers associated with cognitive control and successful aging. These are then used to inform our translational research efforts in children (Education Program) and afflicted clinical populations (Clinical Program).
The Neuroscience Program has six complementary research focus areas, each with multiple studies underway: Cognitive Neuroscience, Healthy Aging, Video Game Training, Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation, Cognitive Brain-Computer Interface (cBCI), and Mobile Assessments.
Director, Neuroscience Program