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Grantee in the News: Adam Gazzaley Lends Insights on Research on Gaming and Cognition

Feb 23
2018

Grantee in the News: Adam Gazzaley Lends Insights on Research on Gaming and Cognition View MoreBACK

On February 12th 2018, MD Magazine highlighted the research of 2005 Pfizer/AFAR Innovations in Aging Award and 2002 Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellowship in Aging Research Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D.

The article,“Proof-of Concept Video Game Intervention Improves Spatial Working Memory in Children with ADHD,” focuses on an investigational program AKL-T01, a video game-like program that was designed to improve attention and inhibitory control in children.  It was based on a video-game-like digital treatment created by Dr. Adam Gazzaley called NeuroRacer for older adults. 

The article includes a quote from Dr. Gazzaley’s 2015 TEDxSonomaCounty talk “Promise of Tech and the Brain”: "What I hope we'll see is a whole new category of 'digital medicine’. Video games are so exciting to us because they activate brain networks in a selective way; something that we've never successfully done with a small molecule (drug)."

Read the full article here.

Dr. Gazzaley is one of 16 AFAR experts featured in the upcoming PBS documentary, Incredible Aging: Adding Life to Your Years. Learn more and check your local listings here.


Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D. is a Professor of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry and the Director, Neuroscience Imaging Center at the University of California, San Francisco.
Read more about Dr. Gazzaley’s research on brain training games and the cognitive impacts for older people here.





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