Professor Torkel Klingberg wins the 2009 MD Axel Hirsch prize

Posted: September 20, 2009

The Karolinska Institute announced on Wednesday, September, 23rd that one of the founders of Cogmed, Torkel Klingberg, was selected to receive this year’s MD Axel Hirsch prize in the field of neurobiology. The press release explains, “Professor Klingberg’s research has broken fresh ground and created a new research field centered on the development of cognitive function. His results have been of immediate clinical use for patients suffering, for example, from stroke, ADHD, schizophrenia for dementia”.

Dr. Klingberg is quoted saying that the most important discovery that his research group has made is that cognitive functions like working memory can be improved through training.

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