Archive for April, 2012


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Working-memory training in younger and older adults: training gains, transfer, and maintenance


Publication: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, March 2012 Institution: Karolinska Institute Investigator(s): Yvonne Brehmer, Helena Westerberg, Lars Bäckman Program: Cogmed RM Background & Aim: Working memory (WM) is the ability to maintain and manipulate information over short periods of time, often in the face of distraction. WM is a key determinant of higher order cognitive abilities […]

Dopamine, working memory, and training induced plasticity: Implications for developmental research


Publication: Developmental Psychology Institution: Karolinska Institute Investigator(s): Stina Söderqvist, Sissela Nutley, Myriam Peyrard-Janvid, Hans Matsson, Keith Humphreys, Juha Kere, Torkel Klingberg Program: Cogmed JM   Background & Aim: The neurotransmitter dopamine (DA) is closely linked with working memory (WM) functioning. Individual variations in genes that impact the production, amount and or/signaling of DA in the […]

The impact of working memory training in young people with social, emotional and behavioral difficulties


Publication: Learning and Individual Differences Institution: University of Southampton Investigator(s): Laura Roughan, Julie Hadwin Program: Cogmed RM   Background & Aim: Children with mental health issues, such as anxiety, experience school related difficulties, with lower performance on schoolwork and tests, decreased attendance, higher dropout, and decreased likelihood of pursuing further education. Attentional processes are increasingly […]

New York Times Magazine highlights Working Memory


Posted: April, 24 2012 - This weekend’s Magazine from The New York Times features the exciting new scientific findings around training of working memory and improving IQ. The starting point for this is clearly stated as being the research by Torkel Klingberg back in 2002, and the findings that created Cogmed.

Older Adults: Cogmed and Beyond – Questions and Answers


Cogmed Webinar Speaker Series – Questions and Answers  Older Adults: Cogmed and Beyond Presented by: Lee Hyer, Ph.D. Thursday April 19, 2012 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Eastern   Can you speak to the instance for those with existing ADD and issues related to Alzheimer’s disease (AD)? Lee Hyer: ADD brain issues are similar to […]

Working memory training: A randomized controlled treatment study in young ADHD children


Title: Working memory training: A randomized controlled treatment study in young ADHD children Institution: Karakter University Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Nijmegen) Investigator(s): Dr. Dorine Slaats Program: Cogmed JM Background & Aim: Although there is mounting evidence for the efficacy of working memory (WM) training in ADHD, several methodological limitations (small sample size, no […]

Will working memory training improve observable ADHD behavior?


Institution: University of California, Davis Investigator(s): Dr. Julie Schweitzer , Dr. Deborah L. Long, Dr. Catherine Fassbender, Danielle Mizuiri, Dr. J. Faye Dixon, Meghan Miller, Chloe Green Program: Cogmed RM Background & Aim: The DSM-IV-TR defines Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as severe and persistent problems of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity, across settings. ADHD is diagnosed […]

Cogmed Professional Training definition


The Cogmed Professional Training is a comprehensive, in-depth look at the Cogmed System. The purpose of this training is to ensure understanding of the different components as well as compliance in implementation. The Cogmed Coaching method is one main component and is integral to the success of Cogmed Working Memory Training. Throughout this training we […]