Cogmed Working Memory Training
Brain Training is the conscious act of exercising the brain. In the same way that we understand the benefits of exercising the body, neuroscience is now discovering how important it is to actively challenge the brain. At Brainy, we offer Cogmed - a program designed to improve your performance across many areas at work and in your personal life by improving your working memory. You can think of working memory like the search engine of the brain – using Cogmed improves your ability to remember and hold more information in your mind at once – a skill that is very useful given increasing complexity in our lives.
Cogmed Working Memory Training is a scientifically validated, evidence-based program for helping adults and children improve their ability to focus, pay attention and improve their working memory. The program is completed in the convenience of your own home or office online and you are supported by a qualified Cogmed coach.
When do we use working memory?
- Problem solving – trying to see connections between information to correctly identify problems
- Strategic thinking – trying to understand the implications of the current context
- Creative thinking – when trying to make new connections between ideas
- Ignoring distractions & focusing on a task
- Reading and remembering key information from a document
- Considering different options in your head
- Remembering what you went into a room for
- Listening to a set of instructions and carrying out the different activities
- Remembering and following directions
In adults, working memory problems may show up as as being easily distracted, reading a paragraph and forgetting what was at the beginning of it, difficulty reasoning complex tasks as well as daily activities such as forgetting items from a mental shopping list or forgetting directions. In children, working memory problems can manifest as children having attentional problems, not completing tasks and teachers may use descriptions such as ‘it’s in one ear and out of the other’ and ‘ he/she just doesn’t listen to a word I say’.
Cogmed Working Memory Training Program
The complete program includes:
- An Initial interview
- A Start-up session
- Five weeks of training with weekly coaching calls
- Wrap-up meeting
- A six month follow-up interview
- Access to the Cogmed Training Web
- Cogmed Extension Training for 12 months
Everyone. Not because we want to sell more programs but purely because working memory is a core capability that most people are not aware of, and would be surprised by the difference an improved working memory would make to dealing with the complexity of their lives.
At Brainy, we are very confident that you will experience positive improvements and offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Contact Dr Kerry Maberly now on 1300 Brainy or send us an email using the form below, to find out how Cogmed’s brain training software can improve your attention, focus and memory.
More on Brain Training
Brain Training can take many forms and consists essentially of undertaking mental activities that continually challenge the limits of the brain and contribute to positive and protective changes in the brain. When completing more novel activities, the brain forms new connections between the brain cells [neural connections] and can strengthen connections over time [myelination]. The ability of the brain to strengthening connections and growing new cells is known as neuroplasticity. Up until recently, it was believed that the brain was a fixed, irreparable, unchangeable part of the body, however research particularly over the last 10 years has demonstrated that at all ages we are able to develop and improve the brain. There is strong scientific evidence to support the statement ‘use it or lose it’ as the brain is a great housekeeper and prunes away connections that are not actively used. There is also a new way of thinking about changes in the brain with the phrase ‘use it to improve it’, as research has strongly supported positive and protective changes are possible with specific brain training interventions.