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He was indeed very proud to finish the program and can’t wait to learn more. His self confidence is definitely lifted. He uttered phrases such as: “This is easy to me, Mom.” “I can do it myself.” and “I don’t need help.” These phrases are music to my ears.

—Mom of seven year old, Carson CA

Scientifically Designed and Tested

Dr. Torkel Klingberg has conducted research at Karolinska Institute for several years concerning the neural basis of working memory and working memory deficits in children. While working memory capacity was generally held to be a fixed property of the individual, Klingberg, Helena Westerberg, Ph.D., and others at the Department for Neuropediatrics at Astrid Lindgren’s Children’s Hospital (part of Karolinska University Hospital), started to develop methods for improving working memory in 1999. These methods are influenced by animal research on mechanisms for training-induced plasticity (Buonomano and Merzenich, 1998).

Dr. Klingberg’s research led to the development of Cogmed. Since its release in 2002, many studies of Cogmed’s efficacy have been published in peer-reviewed journals. These include several randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials, as well as studies documenting changes in brain activity following Cogmed training.

Cogmed has compiled a comprehensive list of completed and ongoing research about the efficacy of their programs, as well as research into the critical importance of working memory for learning. You can find a complete list of completed and ongoing research related to Cogmed on their Website.