Video Games and Neuroscience: A Vision of the Future of Medicine and Education
Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D., Founding Director, Neuroscience Imaging Center and Associate Professor in Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry, UCSF
In conversation with Christina Farr, Editor and Host, Future of You Blog, KQED; Twitter @chrissyfarr
Brain training games offered by companies like Lumosity and Fit Brains are rapidly gaining popularity, but how do we know if we’re truly able to keep our brains healthy? At the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Adam Gazzaley and his team focus on furthering our understanding of aging, neurological disease and the ways in which we can harness brain plasticity and improve cognitive function. Come hear the latest in neuroscience as Gazzaley explores how video games can train our brains, fend off mental decline and reduce our reliance on medication to treat neurological and psychiatric conditions.
Location: Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program