SharpBrains Article: 5 Ideas to Help Knowledge Workers Increase Lifelong Learning and Productivity

To execute on CogZest’s mission to help knowledge workers use cognitive science and technology to “Thrive in the Sea of Knowledge”, I’ve written an article for SharpBrains that explains the basics and benefits of productive practice.

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SharpBrains Article by Luc P. Beaudoin on Sleep Onset

SharpBrains is an independent market research firm tracking health and performance applications of neuroscience. Their mission is complementary to CogZest’s. It is:

to provide independent, research-based, information and guidance to navigate the growing cognitive and brain fitness market.

Today, SharpBrains published some of my thoughts on the subject of sleep onset.
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Marketing Assistant and Software Development Opportunities

CogSci Apps Corp. intends to hire a Marketing Assistant. This is not technically a CogZest hire; however, the successful employee will perform some duties for CogZest under our joint marketing agreement.

CogSci Apps Corp also plans to hire a junior software developer who is proficient with X Code for iOS® and OS X® (MacOS®).

Please see the Opportunities page on mySleepButton.com.

Mind Wandering about Paul R. Fleischman’s Lecture on Features of Meditation: Homeostasis, Meta-management and More

Last summer I blogged about using the method of loci to memorize a Buddhist lecture on art.

This past Tuesday, Lam Wong and I attend Dr. Paul R. Fleischman’s lecture at UBC on the “The Universal Features of Meditation”. We were asked to turn off our devices and refrain from using recording devices of any kind. I had brought pen and paper, but wasn’t sure whether they were taking mindfulness so far that I shouldn’t even take notes…
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Mata Hari’s Emotions

According to Michel Aubé, if motivation involves managing resources, then emotion, a subset of motivation, involves managing commitments (human resources). Combine this idea with the fact that emotional episodes involve perturbance, where a cluster of affectively charged mental content, or motivators, tend to disrupt and maintain attention. Continue reading Mata Hari’s Emotions

Where Should You Place Your Bet? On Developing Working Memory or Many Mental Mechanisms?

Working memory has long been considered by cognitive psychologists to be the most important cognitive predictor of fluid intelligence. For the longest time, working memory was thought to be a fixed capacity. However, about a decade ago, following the publication of a paper by Continue reading Where Should You Place Your Bet? On Developing Working Memory or Many Mental Mechanisms?