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 »

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 »

Researchers at the University of Montreal will present a paper in Montreal comparing the cognitive shuffle with backward counting. This research was undertaken for several reasons, one of which is that insomnia research has to date assessed surprisingly few deliberate …

Preliminary Results of a Study Comparing The Cognitive Shuffle with Backward Counting (Like “Counting Sheep”) Read more »

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 »

Today (July 24, 2015) at the CogSci 2015 Conference in Pasadena, California, we will be presenting the first set of preliminary data on the technique used by mySleepButton: serial diverse imagining, which is a form of cognitive shuffle. The data …

Today at CogSci 2015 in Pasadena—The First Public Empirical Research Data on the Cognitive Shuffle / Serial Diverse Imagining (Digdon & Beaudoin) Read more »

A study published June 1, 2015, on the benefits of a single-shot of CBT-I (Ellis, Cushing, Germain, 2015 has received a lot of media attention and generated considerable discussion. The controversy (including a reddit thread with over 1,000 comments, and …

Comments on Summaries of Ellis, Cushing, Germain (2015) “one-shot” CBT-I Read more »