Canadian University Develops App Based on 'Cognitive Shuffle' Technique to Help You Fall Asleep

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Simon Fraser University researcher Luc Beaudoin has created mySleepButton, an app that harnesses the power of the imagination to help fall asleep.

The free iOS app incorporates concepts from cognitive science; based on the “cognitive shuffle” technique developed by Beaudoin, an SFU adjunct education professor, the app works by prompting users to imagine various objects or scenes in rapid succession. The method is based on the uniquely incoherent nature of sleep onset “mentation,” a term used by Beaudoin that refers to all kinds of mental activity.

Learn more about the app at SFU.

 

Company:
Simon Fraser University
Website:
http://www.sfu.ca
Location:
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

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