Neuroscientist to Keynote at GPU Technology Conference

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gazzelly-197x300Over at the Nvidia Blog, George Millington writes that one of the world’s leading neuroscience researchers will be a featured speaker at next month’s GPU Technology Conference in California.a featured speaker at next month’s GPU Technology Conference in California.

Dr. Adam Gazzaley, director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at the University of California, San Francisco, will use his GTC keynote on Thursday, March 27, to discuss his work using GPUs to create closed-loop systems of brain activity and video game mechanics to improve brain function.

During his GTC keynote, Gazzaley will detail the next phase in his research: Harnessing additional GPU power to make brain exercises faster and more efficient. Gazzaley’s research on custom-designed video games that target different neural processes have revealed that not only do his research subjects – particularly adults between 60 to 85 – perform better in the game, but after a period of time this training provided cognitive benefits in other areas that are typically impaired as we age (to learn more, check out a paper on Gazzaley’s research in the Sept. 2013 issue of Nature).

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