Keynote Speaker

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Bruce E. Wexler, M.D.

Bruce E. Wexler, M.D. is professor emeritus of psychiatry and senior research scientist at Yale School of Medicine and director of the Neurocognitive Research Laboratory at the Connecticut Mental Health Center. In 35 years of neuroscience research, he has advanced the understanding of brain plasticity and been an international leader in developing computer-presented brain exercises to treat cognitive deficits in people with psychiatric illnesses.

The CCBR’s goals are to bring international speakers to the Peoria, IL area and provide new funding for fMRI brain research. This event’s speaker is Dr. Bruce Wexler, an international expert on digital neurotherapeutics and a psychiatrist at Yale School of Medicine. Here is an interesting article about his work.

Dr. Wexler has been researching and developing Digital Neurotherapeutics (DNT) for over 20 years at Yale University Medical School. For this work, Professor Wexler received a special award from the Director of the National Institute of Health for “high innovation, high impact, paradigm changing medical research.” The expert reviewer for the award said the DNT program developed by Professor Wexler was “easily the most sophisticated brain training program ever conceived.”