I started feeling the benefits pretty quickly - nearly immediately.
I was staying engaged and focused longer in class, my memory was getting sharper, and that kind of brain fog that comes with a concussion was clearing up.
One veteran, severely disabled by traumatic brain injury, could not pass a driver’s license test despite intensive therapies.
It was only after completing Cogmed that he regained enough mental clarity to resume normal daily activities, including writing checks and driving.
We did Cogmed over the summer, and when she returned to school in the fall she increased her MAP test scores by 20 percentage points.
She had done no other intervention in reading, writing, or math.
A stroke patient I worked with was really struggling with reading. He couldn’t retain the information in the books.
Five weeks into Cogmed he said to me:
‘Joanne, an amazing thing has happened–I am now reading a book, and I can remember the story.
Cogmed is the world’s most proven digital tool for improving working memory and attention.
The program’s ability to grow cognitive capacity has been demonstrated in several randomized controlled trials. The effects shown are measured using the same objective neuropsychological tests and clinical rating scales as used to diagnose e.g. ADHD.
The science behind Cogmed is published in more than 120 articles in peer reviewed scientific journals; including Nature Neuroscience, and Science.
Read more about this research, and how Cogmed is different from casual “brain training” apps.