CNS 2017 | Keynote Address
“Technology meets Neuroscience – A Vision of the Future of Brain Fitness”
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 4:00 – 5:00PM, Grand Ballroom, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Speaker: Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
A fundamental challenge of modern society is the development of effective approaches to enhance brain function and cognition in both the healthy and impaired. For the healthy, this should be a core mission of our educational system and for the cognitively impaired this is the primary goal of our medical system. Unfortunately, neither of these systems have effectively met this challenge. I will describe a novel approach out of our lab that uses custom-designed video games to achieve meaningful and sustainable cognitive enhancement via personalized closed-loop systems (Nature 2013; Neuron 2014). I will also share with you the next stage of our research program, which integrates our video games with the latest technological innovations in software (e.g., brain computer interface algorithms, GPU computing, cloud-based analytics) and hardware (e.g., virtual reality, mobile EEG, motion capture, physiological recording devices (watches), transcranial brain stimulation) to further enhance our brain’s information processing systems with the ultimate aim of improving quality of life.