Torkel Klingberg

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Torkel Klingberg is a professor of cognitive neuroscience at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.[1] He is the author of two books in Swedish, translated into English by Neil Betteridge, namely The Overflowing Brain: Information Overload and the Limits of Working Memory[2] and The Learning Brain: Memory and Brain Development in Children.[3] His research testing the hypothesis that playing memory games such as N-back also improves broader skills is controversial.[4][5] He was one of the founders of Cogmed, but has currently no financial relationships with the company.[1] He is executive director of Cognition Matters, a project that provides free digital cognitive training tools for children worldwide.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "Torkel Klingberg". Klingberg lab. Retrieved 2016-02-22. ...one of the founders the company Cogmed, but has currently no financial relationships with Cogmed.
  2. ^ Klingberg, Torkel (28 September 2008). The Overflowing Brain : Information Overload and the Limits of Working Memory: Information Overload and the Limits of Working Memory. Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 978-0-19-970672-3.
  3. ^ Klingberg, Torkel (2013). The Learning Brain: Memory and Brain Development in Children. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-991710-5.
  4. ^ Hurley, Dan (2012-04-18). "Can You Make Yourself Smarter?". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-02-22. After just five weeks, Klingberg found that ... they also scored higher on one of the single best measures of fluid intelligence, the Raven’s Progressive Matrices.
  5. ^ Cook, Gareth (2013-04-05). "Brain Games are Bogus". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2016-02-22. A pair of scientists in Europe recently gathered all of the best research... The conclusion: the games may yield improvements in the narrow task being trained, but this does not transfer to broader skills...
  6. ^ "Cognition Matters: Team". Cognition Matters. Retrieved 2016-02-22. Executive Director: Torkel Klingberg