Startup’s Game Could Help Treat ADHD Cases

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Startup’s Game Could Help Treat ADHD Cases

Intro of Sacramento CBS13’s feature:

“Video games for the brain claim to help improve your memory and even boost your IQ as part of a fast-growing business. Now a Northern California tech startup has developed a game that might one day be used to treat people with ADHD.

Dr. Adam Gazzaley, a neuroscientist at UC San Francisco, is one of 75 scientists who signed a letter to the brain gaming industry criticizing exaggerated claims about staving off memory loss.

“If we jump too aggressively forward without doing our diligence, we sort of disconnect from the basic goals,” he said. Unlike his scientific counterparts who signed the letter, he’s working with a Bay Area tech startup, Akili, to develop video games that could actually improve a person’s memory.”

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August 19th, 2015|