2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

How Video Games Are Disrupting Medicine & Education

Tuesday, March 17
11:00AM - 12:00PM

JW Marriott
Room 201-202
110 E 2nd St

Society can be a tough judge and when we get an idea in our heads that something is “bad,” it is hard to change that perception. But what if vices which society frowns upon are actually good for your health? This expert duo will take you on a journey exploring the scientific promise of a particularly relevant and controversial example: video games for healthcare and education. There are multiple existing preconceptions about video games, but some of the newest cutting edge research indicates that if the right science is applied to game development, sensitive neural assessments and robust improvements in brain function can become a reality. We’ll specifically discuss how this technology usage may also have the potential to be therapeutic in various settings, and highlight examples of new-age gaming products being integrated into healthcare and the educational system.


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Adam Gazzaley

Dir & Prof of Neurology, Physiology & Psychology

Neuroscience Imaging Center UCSF

Dr. Gazzaley is the founding director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at UCSF, an Associate Professor in Neurology, Physiology & Psychiatry. His lab studies neural mechanisms of perception, atte...

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Daphne Bavelier


University Of Geneva


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