Cogmed is Different than a                            
 “Brain Training Game” 


Many “brain training” products are marketed 
       aggressively to people who struggle with  attention,          but Cogmed’s solution stands out.



Cogmed is not a product.  It is a robust service delivered by highly trained professionals:

Each Cogmed practice is lead by a carefully chosen licensed psychologist or physician. The program is challenging and rewarding, and for the best possible training effects, sustained effort is necessary. Completing the training effectively requires observation, feedback and support throughout the training process. Training therefore, is not hit or miss. It is this rigorous attention and continuing contact that provide unbelievably high success rates outside of the lab. CWMT is an evidence-based service born of neuroscience that changes key cognitive capacities of the human brain. Because Cogmed is not suitable for everyone, an hour long screening is conducted in addition to other measures when called for.

Cogmed is fundamental cognitive training, not skills learning: 

Cogmed does not teach new skills. It helps create a platform for learning skills. The concept of neuroplasticity, the idea that the brain can reorganize itself and change, is what allows Cogmed to effectively change the way the brain functions to perform at its maximum capacity. There are many training programs on the market for various skills such as reading, math, or time management. Cogmed acts on a fundamental level. Once working memory has improved, acquiring new skills is suddenly much more accessible. The Cogmed program delivers substantial and lasting benefits.

Access to the Cogmed Training Web:

Both the user and the Cogmed professional review and monitor the results of each day’s training, using our online system. In addition, there is weekly phone contact.

Continued Contact:

One to two months after the training is completed, the Cogmed professional summarizes the training   with the user and provides feedback data from rating scales and the Cogmed Training Web. Cogmed documents training effects with the user once more at six months when the effects are likely to peak.

Cogmed Extension Training:

When the intensive five week training is completed, the user has access to 100 training sessions with the software during the following 12 months.

Solid research:

A new category of interventionhas been developed, that is not a complimentary or an alternative therapy.  Cogmed is as new as stimulants were in 1937.  It is founded on on peer-reviewed, published research by leading scientists.  No other attention training product can match the research behind Cogmed.


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