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Computerized Cognitive Training Improves Childhood Cancer Survivors’ Attention and Memory

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital study shows computer-based cognitive training is as effective as medication for improving working memory and attention in childhood cancer survivors with cognitive deficits

Memphis, Tennessee, October 12, 2015

Note:  Cogmed Working Memory Training Software was used in this study.

Read the entire St. Jude study here

 


Focus and Self-control Vital for Children to Achieve Goals

Children need focus and self-control in order to achieve their goals, especially in a world that is filled with distractions and information overload.

These skills involve paying attention, remembering the rules, thinking flexibly and exercising self-control.

Click here to read Dana Carroll’s complete article in the Springfield News-Leader

 


Childhood Concussions

A new study finds that pre-adolescent children who have sustained sports-related concussions have impaired brain function two years following injury.

Click here to learn more…

 


Cogmed Excels in Market Survey

In the newly published book The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness, there’s a chapter called “Top Brain Trainng Programs”. Cogmed was rated highest on “Desired Results Seen” and “Value for Money”.

All products were rated relatively easy to use (86 – 94% with Cogmed at 90%). Cogmed excelled in the results and value categories – the two most important. See graphs below.

SharpBrains is an independent market research firm tracking health and well-being applications of brain science. The book is written by Alvaro Fernandez and Elkhonon Goldberg, PhD, with Pascale Michelon, PhD. All are leading experts in the field. You can find their book on Amazon.com

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The next five people to sign up for Cogmed Working Training will receive a free copy of TheSharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness!


IU Study Shows First Evidence for Independent Working Memory Systems in Animals

A new study from Indiana University could help ensure the hundreds of millions of dollars spent each year to develop potential treatments for Alzheimer’s disease aren’t wasted on targeting the wrong types of memory.

Read about the study here