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Daphné Bavelier

Daphne Bavelier

Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Geneva & Co-Founding Advisor, Akili Interactive

Daphne Bavelier is an internationally-recognized expert on how humans learn. She received a PhD in brain and cognitive sciences from MIT and trained in human brain plasticity at the Salk Institute. She now directs a cognitive neuroscience research team at the University of Geneva, Switzerland and is a co-founding advisor to Akili Interactive, a company which develops clinically-validated cognitive therapeutics that exploit high-quality video games. Bavelier is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Human Enhancement and previously served on the forum’s global agenda project “New Vision for Education: Unlocking the Potential of Technology.” Her 2012 TED Talk “Your Brain on Games” explored how fast-paced video games affect the brain.