• What is Cogmed?
Cogmed Working Memory Training is a evidence-based solution for attention problems caused by poor working memory. It is designed to help children, adolescents, and adults sustainably improve attention by training their working memory.
We combine cognitive neuroscience with innovative computer game design and close professional support to deliver substantial and lasting benefits to our users. Our solutions include easy-to-use software and personal support.
•Working Memory - The post-it of the brain!
Working memory is the ability to keep information in your mind for a short time, focus on a task, and remember what to do next. By training your working memory, you will be better able to stay focused, ignore distractions, plan next steps, remember instructions, and start and finish tasks.
Weak working memory is experienced as attention problems and causes poor academic and professional performance.
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