The Gazzaley lab is a cognitive neuroscience research lab at the University of California, San Francisco focused on studying the neural mechanisms of memory, attention and perception, how these processes change with childhood development, normal aging and dementia, and how we might intervene therapeutically to alleviate cognitive deficit.
They have developed a 3d Video Game called NeuroRacer which can improve cognition and memory.
Video game training enhances cognitive control in older adults, their study has found. NeurRacer is not available commercially since it was developed as a research tool, but a company Adam Gazzaley co-founded, Akili Interactive Labs (http://www.akiliinteractive.com/), is now developing a clinical product in the form of a mobile video game (“Project: EVO”) that is based on the technology behind NeuroRacer. The company is currently running clinical trials which will validate the utility of the new game for use in specific populations. Until those trials are complete, the game will not be available to the general public. We suggest that you go to the Akili website for further news or additional inquiries.
Are interested in participating in a Gazzaley Lab study?
Visit http://gazzaleylab.ucsf.edu/participate.html to learn more about the research and how you can participate.
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Their studies also showed, that not just any Video Game will improve cognition, years of Research have been put in the development of NeuroRacer by a team of neuroscientists and was specifically targeted at training cognitive control abilities, which commercial video games are not necessarily designed to do.
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