I answered some questions on the Mac Power Users forum about the usefulness of sleep tracking technology. Given that sleep is essential to cognitive productivity, I thought I’d let you know that I followed up today with a blog post on the mySleepButton web site: “Limitations of Sleep Tracking Apps and Hardware“.
Before reading that post, however, I would encourage readers to make a bullet list of their opinion on the subject. Then they can assess what, if anything, is new (potent) and useful in what I’ve written. (An application of the “CUP’A” criteria from Cognitive Productivity books.)
CBC Radio host, Mireille Langlois, will interview me and a clinical psychologist live on Radio-Canada (CBC Radio French) about the quality of sleep. We will focus particularly on seasonal (summer) challenges and issues.
The interview will be broadcast live throughout Western Canada on Saturday morning at 8:25 AM Pacific. But if you do sleep in, you can catch a podcast of the interview later or listen from Radio-Canada’s website.
Continue reading Francophone Sleep Lovers! Don’t Sleep in on Saturday: Tune into Radio-Canada Interview About Sleep
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
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
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.
Continue reading Presenting Preliminary Results on the Cognitive Shuffle at CogSci 2015 in Pasadena
Already mid-February! A good time to see whether I’m on track for my 2015 plans.
I’ve never published my personal progress reports online before. But I wanted to take a detailed look at the last few weeks. And it might be helpful to some of my collaborators, stakeholders, clients or customers, who only see a certain slice of my life. Also, it will give you a picture of the R&D behind the products I develop. I run different facets of my projects through different organizations ( CogZest, CogSci Apps Corp. and Simon Fraser University). It also illustrates the variety of tasks that small business leaders engage in.
Continue reading My 2015 Progress Update (to Feb 15)
To extend our own effectiveness, it is, of course, not sufficient to study. We often need to turn to experts. Often, they are consultants. Success here is partly a matter of finding the right person. It equally is a matter of being an excellent client.
Continue reading Working with a Great Graphic Designer: A Case Study of Extended Cognitive Productivity
Sheryl Guloy and I will be giving a presentation on the cognitive shuffle and cognitive productivity on Friday May 9 at the SFU Learning Together 2014 Conference. That’s an annual conference put on by the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University.
The title of our presentation is:
Decreasing sleep-onset latency for better cognitive performance in faculty and students: Super-somnolent mentation and the new “cognitive shuffle” technique compared with monotonous imagery training.
Continue reading Sleep Onset, The Cognitive Shuffle and Productivity: Our Presentation at the 2014 SFU Learning Together Conference
I’m delighted to announce that CogSci Apps Corp. has just released mySleepButton on the Apple App Store. It’s the first sleep app based on cognitive science.
It uses a radically different approach to sleep from all the other apps on the market.
Continue reading Announcing mySleepButton – The First Sleep App Based on Cognitive Science (Serial Diverse Imagining, The Cognitive Shuffle and Super-Somnolent Mentation)