New $1 million grant to study working memory training in children with fragile X

MIND Insti­tute researchers receive $1 mil­lion grant to study cog­ni­tive train­ing in chil­dren with frag­ile X (UC Davis Health Sys­tem News):

Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Insti­tute will exam­ine whether chil­dren and youth with frag­ile X syn­drome can improve their work­ing mem­o­ry, cog­ni­tion and behav­ior by using an online com­put­er-based cog­ni­tive train­ing pro­gram, through a new $1 mil­lion grant from The John Mer­ck Fund.

To con­duct the inno­v­a­tive study, the researchers will trav­el to the homes of school-aged chil­dren around the coun­try to instruct their fam­i­lies on how to use the pro­gram and deliv­er the inter­ven­tion, called Cogmed, soft­ware designed to improve work­ing mem­o­ry that is mar­ket­ed by Pear­son Edu­ca­tion.” Keep read­ing here.

–> We iden­ti­fied Cogmed/ Pear­son as one of the Top 10 Com­pa­nies to Watch in 2013–2014 based on the analy­sis in our lat­est mar­ket report.

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