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Brendan Conway-Smith

Brendan Conway-Smith

PhD Candidate, Cognitive Science Contract Instructor, Carleton University
I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Cognitive Science at Carleton and a member of the Cognitive Modeling Lab. I'm also a contract instructor to cognitive science undergraduates. I received an MA in cognitive science from Carleton (2020). My MA thesis focused on computational modeling metacognition. I am published in the field.

I am available for speaking and consultation.

How metacognition — thinking about thinking — can improve the mental-health crisis

Nov 13, 2021 07:44 am UTC| Health

In these times of virtual meet-ups, negative news overload and widespread uncertainty, its fair to say it has been a tough time for our brains. If youve been feeling mentally subpar, you may be floating around the edges or...

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Economy

Instacart is moving forward with its IPO and it is reportedly eliminating staff before the filing.

Instacart Inc., an American firm that operates a grocery delivery and pick-up service in the United States and Canada through its website and mobile app, is reportedly getting rid of its staff as it moves closer to its...

WeMade emerged victorious in its legal conflict with a Chinese firm and set to receive ₩95 billion in compensation.

WeMade is a South Korean video game developer based in Seongnam that is known for its Legend of Mir series of massively multiplayer online role-playing games or MMORPGs. Its most successful titles are The Legend of Mir 2...

Beyond Meat discards its chief supply chain officer role after Bernie Adcock decided to leave the company.

Beyond Meat has decided to discard the companys chief supply chain role after Bernie Adcock resigned from his post. He just joined the firm in December 2021 as the chief supply officer after leaving Tyson Foods. The...

Ford Motor reshuffled executives as it moves to shift to EV production while also boosting its supply chain.

Ford Motor Company announced late last week that it would make big changes in its management through a major executive shuffle. The automaker said this move is being made to further bolster the product development of its...

LG Electronics is finally launching its wearable air purifier in South Korea after a year of delay.

LG Electronics is planning to release its electronic face mask called the LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier in South Korea this year. While the country is its home ground, the company launched the said product in other...

Politics

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi said decisive action must be taken on the protests as Tehran blames the US for the unrest.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said the country must take decisive action on the ongoing protests over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of Irans Morality Police. This also follows the escalated violence...

Harris is expected to discuss the issue surrounding Taiwan's security in her meetings with Japan and South Korea's leaders during her visit.

United States Vice President Kamala Harris will be visiting Asia in the coming week. During her meetings with leaders in the region, Harris is expected to bring up the issue of Taiwans security. A senior Biden...

Russian police have arrested at least 750 individuals protesting against Putin's mobilization order.

Unrest has occurred in Russia following Vladimir Putins order for reserve troops in a partial mobilization. Russian police have since arrested hundreds of people over protests of mobilization. Security forces in Russia...

Washington is reportedly in discussions with Australia over the building the latter's first nuclear-powered submarines, according to Western officials familiar with the matter.

The Biden administration is reportedly in talks with Australia to build its first nuclear-powered submarines. The talks come as Australia is boosting its defense spending amidst a time when China is ramping up its presence...

Science

Celltrion will receive US$10 million in milestone payments after successfully passing key stages of the development and approval cycle.

South Koreas Celltrion Inc. will jointly develop and work on the market release with Abpro Corp. of the US on a breast cancer treatment candidate ABP 10 Under the deal, Celltrion will receive US$10 million in milestone...

Current Canadian and American management efforts do not go far enough to decrease entanglement hazards and encourage the recovery of the North Atlantic right whale.

The Monterey Bay Aquariums Seafood Watch program added the American red lobster, caught in both US and Canada to its red list. Other species also added to the list are the snow crab, Atlantic rock crab, and others that...

The microscope unit, which also manufactures industrial endoscopes and x-ray analyzers, will be transferred to Bain on January 4, subject to antitrust regulatory approvals in Japan and elsewhere.

Olympus had agreed to sell its microscope unit to private equity firm Bain Capital for $3.1 billion as it speeds up the overhaul of its business portfolio to focus solely on medical technology The microscope unit, which...

The research team discovered that steamed mealworms emit a strong, corn-like odor, and when grilled or fried, they gave off a shrimp and frying oil-like scent.

South Korean researchers from Wonkwang University have developed a new process that uses edible insects to create meat-flavored seasoning. The research team came up with 98 volatile compounds with varying amounts of...

The resulting thermoplastic resin could be purified through a distillation process to make food-grade potassium lactate.

Wind turbine blades could eventually be recycled into gummies according to a Michigan State University professor, This was discussed during the American Chemical Societys fall conference, which kicked off in Chicago...

Technology

Google offers a closer look at Pixel Watch’s design ahead of October 6 event

There is only a little over a week left before Google launches a new slate of Pixel-branded devices, including the Pixel Watch. But thanks to a mix of early teasers and leaks, details about the smartwatchs design and...

Sony says a game’s 'premium release' should come first before it goes to a subscription service

Sony is adamant that subscription services like PlayStation Plus are not the best venue to launch new video games. A company executive said Sony prioritizes a new titles premium release but noted that PS Plus can serve an...

Apple is expected to introduce bigger changes to the iPhone line in 2023, including the launch of ‘iPhone 15 Ultra’

Many Apple customers are still waiting to receive their iPhone 14 orders, but reports about the companys 2023 smartphone line are already rife. Apple is expected to introduce significant changes to the iPhone branding next...

Night School Studio’s “Oxenfree” launched Netflix Games a year after the streaming giant bought the game developer

Upcoming movies and TV shows were not the only highlights at Netflixs Tudum event over the weekend. The company also announced that Night School Studios Oxenfree finally made its way to the Netflix Games library. The...
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