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Bruce Wexler, MD

Professor Emeritus of and Senior Research Scientist in Psychiatry

Contact Information

Bruce Wexler, MD

Mailing Address

  • Psychiatry

    Connecticut Mental Health Center, 34 Park St

    New Haven, CT, 06519

    United States

Appointments

Biography

Digital Neurotherapeutics: Helped launch the field with studies published in 1997, 2000.

Brain and Culture (MIT Press 2006) seminal text in cultural neuroscience.

NIH Director's Award for high impact, high innovation, paradigm changing medical research, supporting development of digital neurotherapeutics 2012-2016.

Founder and President "A Different Future", an NGO to reclaim the public idea space from extremists regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict 2002-14; Facilitator for the Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land, conducted U.S. State Department funded study of how "the other" is portrayed in Israeli and Palestinian school books 2007-13. 

Founder and Chief Scientist, C8 Sciences 2011- present, harnessing neuroplasticity in technology-enhanced content-independent neurocognitive training programs to directly improve thinking abilities and close achievement gaps in 5-9 year old children and create novel digital neurotherapeutics that improve outcomes in ADHD, Depression, Schizophrenia and Mild Cognitive Impairment.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Albert Einstein College (1973)
  • BA
    Harvard College, Government (1969)

Activities

  • Second Track Peace Diplomacy
    West Jerusalem, Israel 2002
    1. Co-facilitator, Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land 2. Director, Research study of portrayal of the "other" in Israeli and Palestinian school books.

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Transformative Research AwardNational Institutes of Health2011

Departments & Organizations