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Tuesday, March 17 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
How Video Games Are Disrupting Medicine & Education

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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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Daphne Bavelier

Professor, University Of Geneva
Daphne Bavelier is a Professor in the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester, NY, USA. She is a biology graduate from the Ecole Normale Superieure de Paris, France, received... Read More →
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Adam Gazzaley

Dir & Prof of Neurology, Physiology & Psychology, Neuroscience Imaging Center UCSF
Dr. Adam Gazzaley obtained an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, completed clinical residency in Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania, and postdoctoral training in cognitive neuroscience at UC Berkeley. He is the founding director... Read More →

Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
JW Marriott Room 201-202 110 E 2nd St