COGx Launches WWHS Memory Program (Greater Washington DC)

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“The memory techniques I learned from COGx have been extremely helpful in college. Enhancing my memory has improved my performance in classes and has drastically reduced the amount of time it takes me to study for tests. It is now much easier for me to recall the information I memorize, and I am better able to recall the information after …

COGx Founder Presents in World Government Summit (Dubai)

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Dubai hosted the fifth annual World Government Summit in February of this year. The event included over 4,000 guests with government officials representing over 140 countries from around the world. COGx Founder & Executive Director, Javier Arguello, was invited to speak on the role cognitive science in modernizing education as a special guest of the World Bank for the World …

COGx & Middle East Psychological Association Conference

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While the effects of emotion on cognition and learning are widely known, it is important to identify how emotional and behavioral challenges can be driven by the student’s unique cognitive profile. In many cases, a specific weakness in cognition is the root cause provoking an adverse effect on emotion and behavior. These cases are quite common and most likely to …

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Inattentive Without ADHD

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Why Can’t My Child Focus? It may not be ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) diagnoses often presume that inattentiveness is the root of the problem. Most often, it is merely a symptom. As a result, for millions, it is a frustrating and demoralizing problem that erodes confidence and passion for learning. Each year, a wave of students will be …

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COGx receives TEDCO funding for innovation in education

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TEDCO is a venture capital fund managed by the State of Maryland. It’s technology fund’s purpose is to identify the state’s most promising companies which are pioneers in innovation and are offering promising services with the potential for scale through technology. The process for funding is rigorous and competitive as it’s a strong signal of support in identifying already successful companies …

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Why Online Cognitive Training is Ineffective

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If you are serious about enhancing cognition, you must consider which program modality (on line versus in person) is right for you. How do you select between two different choices?  Consider the following factors in your decision: 1. DEFINING BASELINES & MEASURING GAINS CLINICALLY: An independent, clinical, and scientific cognitive skills assessment should be conducted before starting a cognitive training program. This defines a …

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Executive Functioning

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What is Executive Functioning? Executive functions include the ability to initiate, plan and organize, set goals, solve problems, regulate emotions, and monitor behavior.  These abilities are critical for success in today’s high-pressure society, and deficient executive function can lead to disorganization, poor work habits, impulsive behavior, and a variety of other undesirable outcomes. While evidence supports that physical exercise contributes to executive function in …

Exercise & Brain Function

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  Our brains respond to stimulation much like our muscles do, while inactivity causes gradual decay in both.  However, in addition to improving your physical fitness when you exercise your body, you also provoke neural activity in the brain that improves cognitive abilities.  Therefore, exercise improves physical and mental fitness.  Exercise, specifically aerobic activity, affects brain function in many ways.  …