Unlocking the power of rhythm to understand and enhance brain
About the Project:
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 synchronized neural networks from which our minds emerge. The goal of this collaborative project, Rhythm and the Brain, is to advance our understanding of the role of rhythm in higher-order brain function and also how we can influence brain rhythms through novel interventions (e.g., neuromodulation, rhythm training, video game training, neurofeedback). The ultimate goal is to improve cognition and mood in the healthy and impaired, thus positively impacting the quality of our lives.
Founding director of the
Neuroscience Imaging Center, an Associate Professor in Neurology, Physiology
and Psychiatry, and Principal Investigator of a cognitive neuroscience
laboratory that studies neural mechanisms of perception, attention and memory. His
most recent studies explore how we may enhance our cognitive abilities, and/or
prevent them from declining.
winning percussionist and ethnomusicologist, former drummer of the
Grateful Dead and currently leader of the Mickey Hart Band. Scholar and
author of books on the history of percussion, Mickey is also a member of
the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame; Mickey’s career has embodied his role
as a rhythmist. He is a Trustee of the American Folklife Center at the
Library of Congress and on the Board of Directors of the Institute for
Music and Neurologic Function.
To donate to
the newly launched collaborative efforts by Mickey Hart and Adam Gazzaley ….
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Gazzaley Lab 675 Nelson Rising Lane, Room 511C San Francisco, CA 94158