Cogmed training delivers substantial improvements in working memory capacity

An individual with better working memory will experience better ability to focus, resist distractions, and control impulses.

The training benefits are comprehensive, but they all follow from increased working memory capacity. The primary objective of the training is to improve attention, but the overall effect is often described as more mature behavior.

For children, parents report improvement in social skills, taking initiative, remembering instructions, and completing assignments independently. The goal is better academic performance, particularly in math and reading comprehension, as well as social awareness.

For adults, the effects are being able to stay focused, resist distractions, plan activities, complete tasks, and follow and contribute to complex discussions. The goal is improved professional performance and attentional stamina.