This project seeks to understand and explain the cognitive productivity of people who have contributed to the understanding of the human mind. The subjects will include scientists and experts in other relevant professions.
This project will lead to a book edited by Luc P. Beaudoin. So, whereas he will personally know or have known the subjects, many of the chapters will be written by others. In particular, there will be chapters on Claude Lamontagne of the University of Ottawa and Aaron Sloman of the University of Birmingham, who are both mentioned several times on this blog.
Some of the content for this project will be derivatives of my blog posts tagged with featured-minds. In particular, in June 2020, I wrote an Homage to Aaron Sloman, Winner of the 2020 APA K. Jon Barwise Prize – CogZest.
This project is inspired by Winston Churchill’s book Great Contemporaries. Winston Churchill’s own cognitive productivity is unparalleled in the history of politics. The first Cognitive Productivity is dedicated to his memory (and that of Pierre Trudeau and Jacques Brel).
There’s no specific ETA for this project, though we are aiming for before 2029. (We have at least two more books and some new software projects to complete before this book is published. But this project has begun!)