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.
Continue reading SharpBrains Article by Luc P. Beaudoin on Sleep Onset
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?
Genuine expertise is not merely knowing a lot about a given area, but living in accordance with this knowledge — to recognize when a situation, or problem, calls for some particular set of knowledge one has acquired, and to apply said knowledge.
Continue reading A Key Feature of Genuine Expertise
While writing about the history of the Cognition and Affect project, I received a request for some readings on AI and psychotherapy. So, I thought I’d share a few readings here. Continue reading AI Readings for Clinical Psychologists and Psychiatrists
Given that cognitive productivity is influenced by the brain’s circadian mechanisms, and that information technology and other technology can interfere with these mechanisms, you might be interested in a recent blog post of mine on mySleepButton.com. The post is a response to the introduction of a Blue Light Reduction setting in the Display & Brightness panel of iOS 9.3.
Continue reading Shedding Some Light on Night Shift in iOS 9.3
I’ve been responding deeply enough to art since I launched CogZest to own up to the fact “it” has become a project of mine, beyond the one I committed to from the outset of CogZest, i.e., The Zest of Brel. My long term plan includes editing, publishing and contributing to a book provisionally called Cognitive Responses to Art. However, I’ve also made “it” a major focus of Discontinuities.
Continue reading Report on Book Report on Kurt Palka (The Piano Maker, et al.): What if a Great Novel is Worth Re-reading?