Archive for June, 2007

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New Site Launched to Raise Awareness of Working Memory—a Little Known but Essential Brain Function Used in Daily Life

 

Posted: June 25, 2007 - Do you often walk into a room and suddenly wonder what you’re looking for? Or do you easily forget phone numbers, addresses and daily responsibilities?

ADHD Game

 

Posted: July 10, 2007 - A segment that aired on NBC Cleveland (WKYC) tells the story of Chris Tonelli, a 20 year old whose lifelong struggle with ADHD negatively impacted his professional life. Through his physician, Dr. Lavin, Chris completed Cogmed Working Memory Training and has seen the benefits at work. “With ADHD my mind was going a million miles a minute” Chris said, “This was something that really let me slow down and think.”

Cogmed launches partnership in Japan

 

Posted: June 17, 2007 – Cogmed has signed on for the first time with a team in Japan. Mr. Go Hirano leads the team that will introduce Cogmed to Japan.

Stroke Victims Regain Focus through Working Memory Training

 

Posted: June 11, 2007 - A new study finds that victims of acquired brain injury, such as stroke can improve their attention by using a software-based program to train working memory, a key cognitive function that allows individuals to hold information “online” for short periods of time.

Computer Training Found to Help Those With ADHD

 

Posted: June 4th, 2007 - An article published on June 4th in Education Week examines Cogmed Working Memory Training, the scientific research behind it, and its potential for impacting academic performance. “Cogmed Working Memory Training offers a real chance of significant improvement in working memory, which underpins a lot of academic skills,” said Dr. Christopher Lucas of NYU, “and that’s important.”

Computerized working memory training after stroke – A pilot study

 

Helena Westerberg, PhD, a researcher at the Karolinska Institute, demonstrates that working memory training improves focus in adult victims of stroke and initiates positive improvements in the recovery process.