Luc P. Beaudoin’s Home Page at SFU



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Academic web presence


Most of my writing, however, is internal to the organizations for which I work (and have worked), mainly in the form of functional specifications. Much of my writing and thinking is technical (software requirements, software design, and theoretical AI.

Interests, projects and activities

I strive rigorously to develop theories and new applications of knowledge; and them. I also write for a general readership.

I like to address problems in broad cognitive science that involve the interplay of diverse mental mechanisms. I explain what I mean by “broad” cognitive science in my book, Cognitive Productivity — basically: that involve cognition, affect, conation and ancillary information processing. (This is an attempt to broaden cognitive science, for it do more than pay lip service to affect and conation. That has been a theme of my R&D since my Ph.D. thesis, which was a model of breadth. I’ve also worked in an affective science lab.) I have argued that cognition and affect are neither separate, nor merely intertwined, but blended. (See also Pessoa’s (The Cognitive Emotional Brain).)

Many of my projects are described on CogZest.

I’m a productivity geek.

Current doings


I am a bilingual Canadian (French/English).








You can read more on CogZest.


The framework for my research is described in my first book, Cognitive Productivity: Using Knowledge to Become Profoundly Effective. This book serves many purposes. It describes problems and opportunities adults face in processing knowledge and transforming themselves with it (i.e., “learning”). It presents broad cognitive science that is pertinent to the problem. It also presents very practical solutions to the problems. It describes ways of use information technology to improve cognitive productivity. The book can be used to potentiate bibliotherapy. It can also help psychologists help their clients transfer therapeutic knowledge.

Here is a list of key concepts discussed in that book, the main one of which is meta-effectiveness.


CogSci Apps Corp., of which I am a founder, has developed several apps pertinent to my R&D.


I blog mainly on CogZest and mySleepButton. But I also occasionally blog at SFU. Later in 2018, I will also blog at CogSci Apps.