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Cogmed Working Memory Training

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Peer-reviewed research shows

Cogmed is an effective



Cogmed is developed by leading neuroscientists and proven to be effective in rigorous research published in peer-reviewed journals. Research teams from leading institutions all over the world have contributed to the growing body of research about Cogmed training.

Research also shows that deficits in working memory are related to poor academic and professional performance. Conversely, strong working memory capacity is closely correlated with fluid intelligence. To learn more about Cogmed Research, visit our Global Research Hub.


2015 Research Papers 

Publication Title Author Abstract
Frontiers in Psychology Cognitive training for children with ADHD: A randomized controlled trial of cogmed working memory training and ‘paying attention in class van der Donk et al. Link to Full Article
Brain Imaging and Behavior A preliminary study of the effects of working memory training on brain function Stevens et al. Link to Abstract
Child Neuropsychology Combined cognitive and parent training interventions for adolescents with ADHD and their mothers: A randomized controlled tria Steeger et al. Link to Abstract
Open Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation Computerized training of working memory for patients with acquired brain injury Hellgren et al. Link to Full Article
Neuro-Oncology Practice Feasibility and acceptability of a remotely administered computerized intervention to address cognitive late effects among childhood cancer survivors Cox et al. Link to Abstract
Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine Computerized training improves verbal working memory in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome: A pilot study  Maroti et al. Link to Full Article
International Journal of Psychological Studies Metacognitive strategy training adds to the effects of working memory training in children with special educational needs Partanen et al. Link to Abstract
Frontiers in Psychology Auditory training can improve working memory, attention and communication in adverse conditions for adults with hearing los  Ferguson & Henshaw Link to Full Article
Frontiers in Psychology Benefits of extending and adjusting the level of difficulty on computerized cognitive training for children with intellectual disabilities. Otterson & Grill Link to Full Article 
Frontiers in Psychology Holmes J, Butterfield S, Cormack F, Van_loenhoud A, Ruggero L, Kashikar L and Gathercole S (2015) Improving working memory in children with low language abilities. Front. Psychol. 6:519. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00519 Holmes et al. Link to Full Article
Journal of Applied Research in Memory Cognition

Updating and working memory training: immediate improvement, long-term maintenance, and generalizability to non-trained tasks

Yin et al.  Link to Abstract
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Transfer and maintenance effects of online working-memory training in normal ageing and mild cognitive impairment Vermeij et al. Link to Abstract
Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology Computerized working memory training has positive long-term effect in very low birthweight preschool children  Grunewaldt et al. Link to Abstract
The Journal of Neuroscience Cognitive training enhances instrinsic brain connectivity in childhood Astle et al. Link to Full Article


Research Links

Are you a researcher interested in conducting research using Cogmed?

If so, we strongly recommend you attend a webinar to learn more about the program. We also recommend you read the Research Strategy page



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