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Grantees in the News: Video games with a twist test cognitive function in the elderly

Sep 5
2013

Grantees in the News: Video games with a twist test cognitive function in the elderly View MoreBACK

Neuroscientists have created a video game that proves elasticity in cognitive functioning in the elderly. This game, which involves players steering a moving car while identifying road signs along the way, was developed by a team of scientists led by former AFAR grantee Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD. A New York Times article published September 4 detailed the study, which was published today in the journal Nature.

Dr. Gazzaley was a 2005 recipient of the Pfizer/AFAR Innovations in Aging Research Grant and a 2002 recipient of a Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship. He currently works as an Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco. You can learn more about him and his work here.





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