Archive for June, 2008

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Attention class

 

Posted: June 29, 2008 - An article in the Boston Globe examines how growing research is challenging long held assumptions about attention and our ability to improve it. The piece highlights leading studies – including Dr. Tokel Klingberg’s breakthrough research on Cogmed Working Memory Training – that are providing new insights into how kids and adults focus in an increasingly distracted world.

Working Memory: They Found Your Brain’s Spam Filter

 

Posted: June 2, 2008 - An article in the July 2008 issue of Scientific American Mind examines how the human brain works to filter relevant and irrelevant information. Torkel Klingberg, Cogmed founder and professor of neuroscience at Stockholm’s Karolinska Institute, comments on the vital role that working memory capacity plays in this crucial process.

Research update: June 1 2008

 

Posted: June 1, 2008 - Studies find all age groups can gain lasting benefits from Cogmed - Two breakthrough studies from the Karolinska Institute prove that people of all ages can gain a powerful and noticeable mental edge as they struggle to manage an overwhelming onslaught of information in daily life.

Science based training casts broader net

 

Posted: June 1, 2008 - Q&A with Dr. Paul White - Paul White, PhD, is the founder and director of Working Memory Solutions, based in Wichita, Kansas. He has been testing and evaluating individuals with learning difficulties, ADHD, and dyslexia for more than 20 years.

Cogmed Update Issue 7, June 2008

 

Posted: June 1, 2008 - Face it: your IQ is basically hardwired.” So begins a recent article in Wired Magazine. The statement aptly captures the public’s persistent skepticism toward new video games that claim to make you smarter. For centuries, we have understood intelligence to be a set ability, unable to be improved. This thinking seems self-evident to many – at the end of the day, we’re either born smart or not-so-smart, right?