N-Back and CogMed Working Memory Training: Proceed With Caution Early efficacy studies of two new working memory training programs, n-back and CogMed, have received a great deal of attention in the popular media. In this article, the authors review some of the research on memory training and present conclusions about the implications of the results of these studies for ... Article
Article  |   August 01, 2012
N-Back and CogMed Working Memory Training: Proceed With Caution
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  • Ronald B. Gillam
    Utah State University, Logan, UT
  • Sandra Laing Gillam
    Utah State University, Logan, UT
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Article   |   August 01, 2012
N-Back and CogMed Working Memory Training: Proceed With Caution
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, August 2012, Vol. 19, 108-116. doi:10.1044/lle19.3.108
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, August 2012, Vol. 19, 108-116. doi:10.1044/lle19.3.108

Early efficacy studies of two new working memory training programs, n-back and CogMed, have received a great deal of attention in the popular media. In this article, the authors review some of the research on memory training and present conclusions about the implications of the results of these studies for clinical practice.

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