Adam Gazzaley knew from age 7 that he wanted to become a scientist. He is the founding director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center and a Professor in Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry at UCSF. His area of research focuses on the aging brain (subject of his doctoral work), perception, attention, cognition, and memory, with an emphasis on the impact of distraction and multitasking on these abilities. A neurologist and neuroscientist who is as likely to contribute to the scientific literature as the popular media, he hosted the PBS special The Distracted Mind with Dr. Adam Gazzaley and is also an avid nature photographer. Adam is passionate about focusing on the bigger picture, which makes him very well suited to being UCSF’s inaugural co-host at TEDMED.