Cogmed Working Memory Training

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Peer-reviewed research shows Cogmed is an effective intervention


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 and link Author
Frontiers in Psychology

Cognitive training for children with ADHD: A randomized controlled trial of cogmed working memory training and ‘paying attention in class

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van der Donk et al.
Brain Imaging and Behavior

A preliminary study of the effects of working memory training on brain function

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Stevens et al.
Child Neuropsychology

Combined cognitive and parent training interventions for adolescents with ADHD and their mothers: A randomized controlled trial

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Steeger et al.
Open Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation

Computerized training of working memory for patients with acquired brain injury

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Hellgren et al.
Neuro-Oncology Practice

Feasibility and acceptability of a remotely administered computerized intervention to address cognitive late effects among childhood cancer survivors

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Cox et al.
Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine

Computerized training improves verbal working memory in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome: A pilot study 

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Maroti et al.
International Journal of Psychological Studies

Metacognitive strategy training adds to the effects of working memory training in children with special educational needs

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Partanen et al.
Frontiers in Psychology

Auditory training can improve working memory, attention and communication in adverse conditions for adults with hearing loss.

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Ferguson & Henshaw
Frontiers in Psychology

Benefits of extending and adjusting the level of difficulty on computerized cognitive training for children with intellectual disabilities.

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Otterson & Grill
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

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Holmes et al.
Journal of Applied Research in Memory Cognition

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

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Yin et al. 
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

Transfer and maintenance effects of online working-memory training in normal ageing and mild cognitive impairment

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Vermeij et al.
Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology

Computerized working memory training has positive long-term effect in very low birthweight preschool children 

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Grunewaldt et al.
The Journal of Neuroscience

Cognitive training enhances instrinsic brain connectivity in childhood

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Astle et al.


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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