We will Present Three Research Posters at the World Sleep Congress in Vancouver, September 2019

Recently, I’ve been blogging mostly about my cognitive productivity R&D and Discontinuities: Love, Art, Mind. However, I’m also actively doing R&D on sleep onset, insomnolence and perturbance (“emotion”). My colleagues and I will present three posters at the World Sleep Congress which will be held in Vancouver in September. Continue reading We will Present Three Research Posters at the World Sleep Congress in Vancouver, September 2019

Hook Mac App Hit “Golden Master”—About Hook’s Past, Present and Future

Earlier this month, the latest CogSci Apps invention, Hook productivity app for macOS, exited “public beta” and became an official release. It is now at version 1.1.1. You can read the announcement on the Hook productivity blog.

The response to Hook has been quite favorable. Early adopters recognize it as a very original and useful Mac app which has a simple but powerful user interface. For example, Cult of Mac wrote: Continue reading Hook Mac App Hit “Golden Master”—About Hook’s Past, Present and Future

Francophone Sleep Lovers! Don’t Sleep in on Saturday: Tune into Radio-Canada Interview About Sleep

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

Announcing the CogSci Apps Website and Other Good Things to Come


In prior updates, I’ve hinted that I am close to publicly releasing several products from several interrelated projects on which I’ve been collaborating at CogZest, CogSci Apps Corp., and Simon Fraser University.

I’m pleased to announce the first of two new CogSci Apps websites of 2018. This one is for CogSci Apps itself. Continue reading Announcing the CogSci Apps Website and Other Good Things to Come

Presenting on Wearable Health Technologies at Engage Heart + Lung Health FEST 2018

I will present on “wearables and their health value” at the 2018 “Engage Heart + Lung Health FEST”. I will focus on psychological contributors to health. This University of British Columbia-affiliated event will be held Feb 6-7,  at Sheraton Vancouver (registration here). Continue reading Presenting on Wearable Health Technologies at Engage Heart + Lung Health FEST 2018

First Installment of Cognitive Productivity with macOS® Published on Leanpub!

I’m pleased to announce the publication of the first installment of Cognitive Productivity with macOS®: 7 Principles for Getting Smarter with Knowledge, which is now for sale on Leanpub!

This book is based on Part 3 of Cognitive Productivity. Whereas Cognitive Productivity contains only text and images, I’ve recorded over 70 screencasts for this new book. Continue reading First Installment of Cognitive Productivity with macOS® Published on Leanpub!

Announcing CogZest’s Advisory Board

CogZest’s mission is to extend and use broad cognitive science to help knowledge workers thrive in the sea of knowledge. More precisely, we aim to help people become more effective at using knowledge and technology to solve problems, develop products (including new knowledge) and to develop themselves. We lead by example, practicing what we preach.

Our mission, however, is too grand to be accomplished alone. Indeed, we have benefited from deeply insightful help over the years.

Today, I am pleased to announce the formation of the CogZest Advisory Board. Continue reading Announcing CogZest’s Advisory Board