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.
For over 25 years, I’ve been making software fail. It’s not that I am a QA person, though I have often (as a side function) led QA efforts. And I don’t mean that I’ve been building failed software. I simply mean that I seem to discover, or cause the discovery of, more than my fair share of bugs.
I am currently developing two books. Their (recently changed) working titles are:
Continue reading Update on Upcoming Books: Getting Smarter and Discontinuities
Key idea. Cognitive scientists have embraced Hume, but to understand the mind, they must also take a Kantian perspective.
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.
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.
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…
Continue reading Mind Wandering about Paul R. Fleischman’s Lecture on Features of Meditation: Homeostasis, Meta-management and More
Je sais que je semble briser toutes les règles. Mais n’est-ce pas par une façade de folie que l’on peut mieux cacher sa méthode? Continue reading Trois Tranches de Temps, Publié Après Onegin
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
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?