Category: Research

Prof. Digdon and her team, of the Psychology Department of MacEwan University (Edmonton Alberta), and Dr. Beaudoin (of Cognitive Science and of Education at Simon Fraser University, and of CogSci Apps Corp.) have recently completed a study of the effectiveness …

Update on Empirical Test of Serial Diverse Imagining (The Cognitive Shuffle) at MacEwan University and Simon Fraser University Read More »

The poster and abstract for our first contribution to the 2019 World Sleep Congress, Towards an integrative design-oriented theory of sleep-onset and insomnolence from which a new cognitive treatment for insomnolence (serial diverse kinesthetic imagining, a form of cognitive shuffling) is …

Abstract and Poster for World Sleep Congress 2019 Now Available from SFU Summit: Towards an integrative design-oriented theory of sleep-onset and insomnolence Read More »

CogSci Apps co-founder and inventor of the cognitive shuffle, Dr. Luc P. Beaudoin, continues his collaborative research on sleep onset and insomnolence. He and his colleagues at Université Laval, Université de Montréal, and Concordia will present the following three posters …

Luc Beaudoin and Colleagues Will Present Research Posters at the World Sleep Congress, September 2019 Read More »

A claim my co-authors and I make in an upcoming paper on sleep onset and insomnia is that perturbant emotion causes insomnolence. This is not to say that perturbance is the sole cause of insomnolence. In fact, our theory proposes …

Asking Questions About Grief and Limerence to Understand Emotions and Insomnolence Read More »

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Over the last several months, I’ve been too busy doing research and development —including on sleep onset and insomnia —, writing papers, and managing a new product launch, to contribute much to this blog. But the work we are doing …

Book Recommendation — Why We Sleep by Dr. Matthew Walker Read More »

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There are several big ideas behind mySleepButton’s current and upcoming cognitive shuffle packs (as well as DIY versions). I’ve written some papers about these ideas before, and am currently co-authoring a new paper with Célyne H. Bastien on the subject. …

Making Sense of the Cognitive Shuffle Read More »

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One afternoon last week, I received a call from a radio station asking me if I would agree to be interviewed by them at 6:00 AM the next morning to discuss “The Importance of Sleep”.

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Are nice people more susceptible to insomnia? Recent research may have implications for this question, which until recently was rarely previously asked. Callous? Unemotional? Chances are you won’t be losing any sleep over it

One of the interesting things about the somnolent information processing theory is that it combines research from many different disciplines and areas of cognitive science. As such, it’s important to try to keep abreast of a wide variety of cognitive science research.

CogSci Apps benefits from its collaborations with several researchers. Some of our advisors are listed on the CogZest Advisory Board web page. In this post, we would like to acknowledge the contribution of Dr. Sylwia Hyniewska.

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My colleagues and I recently published a paper that provides one of the essential concepts for understanding insomnia and a host of other constructive, banal, and problematic mental states. The concept is perturbance, which is a persistent tendency to consider …

Perturbance: An Important Concept for Understanding “Racing Minds” and Other Forms of Repetitive Thinking Read More »

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