Dr. Adam Gazzaley is one of the leading people in the world doing research in “social media” and how it effects the developing and aging brain. Thanks to YHS Parent Dr. Jane Roskams (Professor at the Department of Zoology, Life Sciences Institute and Brain Research Centre, UBC), we had the privelege of receiving our very own YHS TED talk on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011.
Dr. Adam Gazzaley is the founding director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at the University of California, San Francisco, an Associate Professor in Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry, and Principal Investigator of a cognitive neuroscience laboratory studying the neural mechanisms of perception, attention and memory, with an emphasis on distraction and multitasking. A major focus of his research has been to expand our understanding of alterations in the aging brain that lead to cognitive decline.
Link to YHS TED Talk on November 24, 2011:
(Video file is .m4v format. It is a large file so it may take some time to load).
(Here is a link to Dr. Gazzaley’s recent TED Talk in San Jose, CA: http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TEDxSanJoseCA-Adam-Gazzaley-MD).