Brendan is a PhD candidate at the Department of Cognitive Science at Carleton and a member of the Cognitive Modeling Lab. He is a contract instructor to cognitive science undergraduates.
He received an MA in cognitive science from Carleton (2020). His thesis focused on computational modeling of metacognition.
His research interests:
• Cognitive modeling
• Philosophy of cognition
“Clarifying Metacognition Through Computational Modeling”
Lecture videos: “Theories in Cognitive Science” (CGSC 2001B):
He is the winner of the 2018 TA award for excellence,
and the creator of the cognitive science logo:
Conway-Smith, B., & West, R. (2021). The Proceduralization of Metacognitive Skills. In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (Vol. 43, No. 43).
Conway-Smith, B., & West, R. (2020). A hierarchical model of metacognition. BT – Proceedings of the 42th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, CogSci 2020.
West, R. L., & Conway-Smith, B. (2019). A Computational Theory of Feeling. Proceedings of ICCM 2019 17th International Conference on Cognitive Modelling, 295-300.
Conway-Smith, B., & West, R. (2019). Metacognitive Modeling; using cognitive modeling to clarify philosophical metacognitive concepts. BT – Proceedings of the 41th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, CogSci 2019.
1 minute video contest:
CogSci conference 2020:
Carleton Colloquium :
Introduction to Cognitive Modeling & ACT-R:
Brief History of Cognitive Science: