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Adam Gazzaley

San Francisco Bay Area

Dr. Adam Gazzaley obtained an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, completed clinical residency in Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania, and postdoctoral training at UC Berkeley. He is the founding director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at the UCSF, a Professor in Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry, and director of a cognitive neuroscience laboratory. His laboratory studies neural mechanisms of perception, attention and memory and how we can enhance our cognitive abilities.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Cognitive enhancement

    My most recent studies explore how we can enhance our cognitive abilities via engagement with custom-designed video games, and how this can be bolstered by closed loop systems using neurofeedback and transcranial electrical and magnetic stimulation.

    • Software
    • Other
    • neurostimulation
    • Neurobehavioral
    • neurology
    • neurofeedback
    • video games
    • EEG
    • MRI
    • attention
    • Aging

My Interests

Health Sectors
Medical Devices, Digital Health, Health IT, Healthcare Delivery, Pharmaceuticals, Diagnostics


  • Director, Neuroscience Imaging Center

    UCSF Medical Center | December 2006 - Current

  • Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Physiology

    UCSF | December 2014 - Current

  • Co-Founder and Chief Science Advisor

    Akili Interactive Labs | December 2011 - Current 2014


  • University of California, Berkeley

    Postdoc | Cognitive Neuroscience | 2002 - 2005

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

    Resident | Neurology | 1998 - 2002

  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine

    MD, PhD | Medicine | 1990 - 1998

  • State University of New York at Binghamton

    BS | Biochemistry | 1986 - 1990

  • Bronx High School of Science

    1982 - 1986