Advances in information technology are rapidly transforming our lives, but our brains are struggling to keep up with our information-saturated surroundings. As a result, our educational systems, workplaces, health, and relationships are suffering.

Neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley, a trailblazer in the study of how our brains process information, will take us on a unique journey into how and why we struggle with interference in our inner and outer worlds. He’ll share a novel approach from his research center at the University of California-San Francisco, Neuroscape, which uses custom-designed video games to achieve cognitive enhancement via personalized closed-loop systems. You’ll also learn how other consumer-facing technology tools that integrate virtual reality, motion capture, and wearable devices can enhance our brain’s functioning with the ultimate aim of improving quality of life.