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The Gazzaley lab is a cognitive neuroscience research lab at the University of California, San Francisco focused on studying the neural mechanisms of memory, attention and perception, how these processes change with childhood development, normal aging and dementia, and how we might intervene therapeutically to alleviate cognitive deficits.


The lab utilizes state of the art techniques and analytical approaches to address its scientific and clinical goals by coupling performance assessment, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). More recently, the lab has been developing custom-designed video games and coupling it with neurofeedback and transcranial electrical stimulation (tDCS and tACS) to enhance cognitive abilities.


Under the direction of Dr. Adam Gazzaley the lab supports faculty, post-doctoral fellows, PhD students, medical students, fellows, residents, research associates, and undergraduates in their research and educational development.

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Check out UCSF's new Neuroscape Lab!

See Adam Gazzaley's Select Lectures !

Adam Gazzaley and Mickey Hart: Rhythm and         the Brain Project! 

Latest News & Publications
Fast Company"Play two and call me in the morning: inside the emerging science of videogames as medicine" by Adam Bluestein
Wired UK: "Game your brain: the new benefits of neuroplasticity" by Joao Medeiros
NPR Science Friday! "Can we game our way to better health?" produced by Annie Minoff
Dr. Adam Gazzaley's GPU Tech Conference Keynote: "Video Games and the Future of Cognitive Enhancement"
Check out UCSF's new Neuroscape Lab: Bridging the gap between Technology and Neuroscience
[Click Here to see Neuroscape lab media coverage]
SXSW-Austin (March): Glass Brain Project - Adam Gazzaley demonstrates new technology allowing people to literally navigate through their own brain [C|net]; [LiveScience]
Nature Publication: "Video gaming enhances cognitive skills that decline with age"

pPBS3_14968110dt_4_.jpgThe PBS special, “The Distracted Mind with Adam Gazzaley”, is now available for download and on DVD!
[Itunes]; [Amazon]; [PBS]; [Barnes & Noble]
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