Cogmed is an evidence-based program that helps individuals improve attention by training working memory. Working memory is the brain’s ability to hold and process information about what one is doing at the present moment.
Cogmed was developed by Dr. Torkel Klingberg and colleagues at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden in 2002. SInce then, it has been extensively studied and published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Science. Cogmed was acquired by Pearson, a leader in assessment and educational technology, in 2010.
Cogmed training is designed to expand working memory capacity by taking advantage of the brain’s ability to repair, build, and strengthen cells and systems when a specific skill is trained. The computer based program uses exercises designed to challenge different types of working memory with a complex internal adjustment algorithm designed to keep the trainee working at the edge of his or her ability.
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