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Luc P. Beaudoin’s SFU blog

October 13th, 2009

I specialize in Cognitive Science, particularly the following.

  • cognitive productivity and meta-effectiveness (abilities and propensities to use knowledge to become more effective) and,
  • productive practice (deliberate practice, test-enhanced learning with technology),
  • cognitive induction of sleep (e.g., serial diverse imagining, super-somnolent mentation),
  • affective dimensions of attention (quelling perturbance [tertiary emotions] and other mental distractions),
  • affective cognitive science (processing of goals and other motivators; autonomous agent architectures, including design-based AI).

I am Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Education.

My Ph.D. is in cognitive science from the University of Birmingham. Prof. Margaret Boden of Sussex University was my Ph.D. examiner. I was Assistant Professor of Military Psychology and Leadership at the Royal Military College of Canada. I was also an at founding employee of two of Canada’s most successful high tech startups, as measured by exist valuation, Tundra Semiconductor Corporation and Abatis Systems Corp. (several billion $ combined valuation) in only a few years.

Please visit the Cognitive Productivity Research Project page for more information. And checkout my publications (linked on the right of this page).

The new framework for this research is described in my new book, Cognitive Productivity: The Art and Science of Using Knowledge to Become Profoundly Effective .

I am a bilingual Canadian (French /English).