This afternoon, we will present preliminary results on the cognitive shuffle at CogSci 2015 in Pasadena (that’s the annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society). This is research with Professor Nancy Digdon from MacEwan. I’m looking forward to receiving feedback from our peers on this research.
I’ve written a few notes about the project on the mySleepButton blog. The poster title is “A test of the somnolent mentation theory and the cognitive shuffle insomnia treatment”
I have also recently completed the first draft of my third theoretical paper on “super-somnolent mentation”. This one is called “Towards an affective information-processing theory of sleep-onset and insomnia”. It’s c. 13,000 words, so I need to chop it down. The four postulates listed in the poster with Prof. Digdon are taken from this paper. This theory (and thus the paper) is true to the ideals of cognitive science:
- It presents an information processing framework for mental phenomena.
- It is interdisciplinary. The theory is based on research in several areas of psychology (e.g., sleep, attention, imagery, consciousness, emotions, moods and psychotherapy), artificial intelligence, neuroscience, linguistics and philosophy.
That’s why we’re presenting the research at the CogSci conference. This may also make it challenging to publish the theoretical paper, because few journals truly embrace the ideals of cognitive science.
2015-07-26 update: Here’s a picture of the event: