Cogmed Working Memory Training

What is Working Memory?

Working Memory can be defined as the ability to actively retain information for a short period of time (just a few seconds) and be able to use this information.

Some examples of using working memory are:

  • Remembering a phone number while dialing it
  • Remembering what you have just read
  • Remembering the name of a person you have just met.

Problems with working memory are of crucial importance for those who struggle with attention deficits. Persons who have deficiencies in working memory may experience an inability to concentrate, control their behavior, or complete school assignments. Cogmed Working Memory Training is a comprehensive five-week program designed to improve working memory significantly.

Through sustained mental exercises that are calculated to be just hard enough—challenging but not impossible—working memory capacity can be increased.

What does Cogmed Working Memory Training do?

Cogmed Working Memory Training is a home-based program specifically designed for adults, children, and adolescents with working memory and attention deficits. It was designed by professional game developers working with psychologists and medical researchers. The software features a series of tasks to train working memory through sustained mental exercises. The level of difficulty adjusts according to the performance of the participant.

  • Takes approximately 30-45 minutes a day.
  • Training is done five days a week over a five week period
  • A fun and rewarding racing game concludes each training session
  • Flexible scheduling for busy families.
  • Can be done entirely over the phone and via Internet.  Perfect for bush Alaska!


RoboMemo Main Menu
Features visual-spatial and auditory-verbal exercises.


Input Module
Remember the digits and repeat them backward!


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What are the results?

Cogmed Working Memory Training is a clinically proven program that provides measurable effects. More than eight out of ten who complete the program have shown significant improvement in working memory and attention. Effects have been shown to be long-lasting:

  • Improved ability to sustain attention
  • Improved impulse control
  • Better complex reasoning skills
  • Better Academic performance

Parents and teachers report other tangible benefits:

  • Improved social skills
  • Increased initiative
  • Increased ability to complete homework more independently

If you would like to receive more information about Cogmed Working Memory Training, please call Alaska Neuro/Therapy Center at 907-344-3338.

Cogmed Working Memory Training is supported by peer-reviewed research studies with scientifically validated results.

For more information, please visit their page on research

Cogmed Working Memory Training is not intended to be a substitute for a health care provider’s consultation or a substitute for medication that a doctor may have prescribed. Results may vary. Effects or results in the individual can never be guaranteed.