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Friday, June 29 • 4:45pm - 5:05pm
Neurogaming and Mental Health in the Era of Techlash

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Digital technology holds tremendous promise for health promotion, but in the age of “techlash” how do we take the best that the digital ecosystem has to offer while avoiding its pitfalls? I discuss this issue using as an example the stress- and anxiety-reduction mobile app Personal Zen. Personal Zen is a brief, micro-intervention that gamifies a neurocognitive intervention for stress and anxiety called attention bias modification (ABMT). ABMT reduces habits of paying attention that drive the vicious cycle of stress and anxiety. I describe how Personal Zen and other neurogaming approaches are uniquely effective in the age of techlash.

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Tracy Dennis-Tiwary

Founder, Personal Zen
Dr. Tracy Dennis-Tiwary is a Professor of psychology and neuroscience at Hunter College and the City University of New York. She has translated two decades of her research on stress and anxiety into the development of the stress-reduction app Personal Zen, which has been featured... Read More →

Friday June 29, 2018 4:45pm - 5:05pm EDT
Room 104