Adam Gazzaley


Adam Gazzaley is a neuroscientist, entrepreneur, educator, and author whose research has focused on understanding the neural basis of attention and memory and how these processes can be enhanced through technology.

He is the founder and Executive Director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at the University of California, San Francisco, and the Neuroscape Lab at UCSF and UC Berkeley, which explores how technology can be used to improve brain health and mental performance. 

Gazzaley’s research has focused on the relationship between attention, memory, and multitasking and how these cognitive processes can be improved through innovative technologies. His research has led to the development of NeuroRacer, a video game designed to improve multitasking abilities, and Akili Interactive, a mobile game designed to improve attention and executive function in children.

Adam Gazzaley has also developed the GazzaleyLab, a research lab dedicated to studying cognitive and neural networks and developing innovative technologies for the enhancement of cognitive abilities.

Gazzaley is a highly sought-after speaker and consultant and has presented at conferences and seminars around the world. He has been featured in national and international media outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and The Huffington Post.

He has also authored two books, The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World and The Distraction Addiction: Getting the Information You Need and the Communication You Want, Without Enraging Your Family, Annoying Your Colleagues, and Destroying Your Soul.

Gazzaley is an advocate for using technology to improve cognitive abilities and mental health. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the prestigious American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology and the American Psychological Association Award for Early Career Achievement. He currently serves as the Director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at the University of California, San Francisco, and the Chief Scientific Officer at Akili Interactive.