Neuro-technology to help maximize human abilities

Technology is becoming more integrated into our lives every day. And one area that’s getting a lot of attention from investors is experiential technology, or Xtech, technology that directly influences the human experience. The Xtech Conference brings together scientists, entrepreneurs and investors all in hopes of taking neuroscience out of the lab and into the real world. “We’re starting to understand the potential to leave the laboratory with our neuroscience techniques and neuroscience expertise and help build new technologies to help people,” Adam Gazzaley, professor of Neurology with University of California-San Francisco, said. Gazzaley’s startup Akili is in the process of building therapies that feel-like video games. And just around the corner is Pear Therapeutics, which recently ran its digital therapy app to treat drug addiction through a clinical trial.…

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