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A Meta-Analysis of Working Memory Impairments in Children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

 

Research title: A meta-analysis of working memory impairments in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Researchers: Rhonda Martinussen, Jill Hayden, Sheila Hogg-Johnson, Rosemary Tannock Published: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry The objective of this study was to conduct a meta-analysis of research on working memory (WM) impairments in children with ADHD. In […]

Working Memory Demands Impair Skill Acquisition in Children with ADHD

 

Research title: Working memory demands impair skill acquisition in children with ADHD. Researchers: Cynthia Huang-Pollock, Sarah Karalunas Published: Journal of Abnormal Psychology This study was designed to test the hypothesis that working memory (WM) deficits in children with ADHD impair their acquisition of complex cognitive skills. Participants were 32 children with the combined subtype of […]

Competing core processes in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): Do working memory deficiencies underlie behavioral inhibition deficits

 

Research title: Competing core processes in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): Do working memory deficiencies underlie behavioral inhibition deficits? Researchers: Matt Alderson, Mark D. Rapport, Kristen L. Hudec, Dustin E. Sarver, Michael J. Kofler Published: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology The objective of this article was to test two competing theories of ADHD – the behavioral inhibition […]

Hyperactivity in boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): A ubiquitous core symptom or manifestation of working memory deficits

 

Research title: Hyperactivity in boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): A ubiquitous core symptom or manifestation of working memory deficits? Researchers: Mark D. Rapport, Jennifer Bolden, Michael J. Kofler, Dustin E. Sarver, Joseph S. Raiker, Matt Alderson Published: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology The goal of this study was to examine whether hyperactivity is a uniformly […]

ADHD and Working Memory: The impact of Central Executive Deficits and Exceeding Storage/Rehearsal Capacity on Observed Inattentive Behavior

 

Research title: ADHD and working memory: The impact of central executive deficits and exceeding storage/rehearsal capacity on observed inattentive behavior. Researchers: Michael J. Kofler, Mark D. Rapport, Jennifer Bolden, Dustin E. Sarver, Joseph S. Raiker Published: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology The goal of this study was to test whether inattentive behavior in children with […]

Physician is able to regain cognitive functioning after brain surgery, goes back to work full time

 

Age: 45 Gender: Female Location: Boston, Massachusetts As a busy, successful physician, this woman from Boston had been increasingly frustrated trying to manage her life at work and at home. Her problems were caused by brain surgery to remove a tumor. She used to be able to manage her busy schedule just fine, but she […]

Working Memory and Learning

 

Year Publication Title Author Abstract 1980 Journal of Memory and Language Individual differences in working memory and reading. Daneman & Carpenter Link to abstract 1990 Intelligence Reasoning ability is (little more than) working-memory capacity?! Kyllonen & Christal Link to abstract 2000 British Journal of Educational Psychology Working memory deficits in children with low achievements in […]

Cogmed cited as possible solution for children with lead-poisoning

 

Posted: May 21, 2010 - An article published last week in the Detroit Free Press discussed the danger of lead poisoning for students in Detroit Public Schools. A recent study conducted by Detroit city health and education officials showed that over half of the students in the school system had a history of lead poisoning, which, as the article says, “affects brain function for life”.

Jonas Jendi interviewed on Clinica Medical Intelligence

 

Posted: May 20, 2010 - Clinica Medical Intelligence is a publication for the international medical devices and diagnostics industries. It recently interviewed Cogmed CEO Jonas Jendi. Topics covered neuroplasticity, Cogmed’s target population, and the design behind the training program.

Cogmed training addresses working memory and attention problems common to ADHD

 

WM is commonly impaired in individuals with ADHD • It is estimated that 81% of children with ADHD have deficits in the “working” component of WM (e.g. the attentional control center or central executive) (Rapport et al., 2013). • WM functioning is dependent on dopamine (Williams & Goldman-Rakic, 1995), which is consistent with the association […]

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