Archive for August, 2008

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Getting the brain in shape

 

Posted: August 27, 2008 - A recent Health Check segment on NBC Channel 10 in Providence, RI features the story of a local nine-year-old boy who struggles in school because of his limited working memory. On the recommendation Larry Hirshberg, Ph.D., Bernier has started Cogmed Working Memory Training and is beginning to see the results after only three sessions.

Improving Working Memory in the Workplace

 

Posted: August 15, 2008 - A byline article from HR consultant Brian Rogers appeared in the August/September 2008 issue of HR Professional. The piece examines the impact of poor working memory on professionals and discusses how Cogmed working Memory Training is one option for employers to help improve performance in the workplace.

Impact of computerized cognitive training on working memory, fluid intelligence, and science achievement

 

A team of Stanford researchers investigated the impact of working memory training on middle school students with healthy working memory. Findings reveal that the students substantially improved working memory capacities. Science tests immediately after the training show that the improvements had not yet transferred to higher scores, though the researchers indicate that such gains may become visible over time.