Adam Gazzaley is the founding director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at the University of California, San Francisco; an associate professor of neurology, physiology and psychiatry; and principal investigator of a cognitive neuroscience laboratory.
His laboratory studies neural mechanisms of perception, attention and memory, and their changes in aging. Gazzaley’s research approach uses a combination of human neurophysiological tools, including functional magnetic resonance imaging, electroencephalography and transcranial magnetic and electrical stimulation.
His recent studies explore enhancing cognitive abilities via engagement with custom-designed video games and how this can be bolstered by closed-loop systems. Gazzaley has written over 90 scientific articles, delivered over 300 presentations worldwide, and had his research and perspectives profiled in high-impact media.