Poverty: What’s the Brain Got to Do With It?

CNS 2023 Q&A: Martha Farah What can neuroscience contribute to our understanding of poverty? Can it, or is it like the proverbial bicycle to the fish, unrelated and without value? This is the heart of what Martha Farah, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss in her keynote address at the CNS […]

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Unraveling Graceful Human Learning Over Time

CNS 2023 Q&A: Anna Schapiro Machine learning and artificial intelligence continue to progress, with much focus lately on new innovations like ChatGP, a chatbot that can give, sometimes shockingly, detailed responses to a variety of questions. In the background of these developments, cognitive neuroscientists continue to work to understand what makes humans such elegant learners, […]

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Looking Forward to Understand Working Memory

CNS 2023 Q&A: Freek van Ede When people think about memory, they often think about the past, about looking backward. But for Freek van Ede, memory, in particular working memory, is about looking forward.  “Sometimes I think that the term ‘memory’ has lured us into studying working memory – and perhaps visual working memory in […]

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From the Neurology Clinic to the Lab and Back Again: Addressing Frontal Lobe Syndromes

CNS 2023 Q&A: Mark D’Esposito Since becoming a neurologist more than 30 years ago, Mark D’Esposito has seen thousands of patients, many of whom have suffered frontal lobe syndromes, learning every day in his clinic. “Some of what I learn helps guide my research that strives to understand the function of the human brain. Some […]

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When Philosophical Questions Turn to Neuroscience Experimentation

CNS 2023 Q&A with Sabine Kastner In high school and then into undergraduate school, Sabine Kastner was most interested in the humanities: literature, history, and philosophy. But she would have a formative experience attending a public “Christmas Lecture” by neurologist and neurophysiologist Otto Creutzfeldt in the mid-1980s about the connection between Kant’s philosophy and neuroscience. […]

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The Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) is committed to the development of mind and brain research aimed at investigating the psychological, computational, and neuroscientific bases of cognition.

The term cognitive neuroscience has now been with us for almost three decades, and identifies an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the nature of thought.


March 25–28, 2023

SAVE THE DATE! CNS 30th Anniversary Meeting (CNS 2023) - March 25-28, 2023

We invite you to join us at the 30th Anniversary Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society on March 25-28, 2023 in San Francisco! #CNS2023 will have a full schedule of events slated for the 30th Anniversary year meeting that will include Invited Symposia, Symposia, Several Poster Sessions, a Keynote Address as well as our Annual George A. Miller Award Lecture, Distinguished Career Contributions Award Lecture and Young Investigators Award Lecture. Check back on this site in fall 2022 for more information.

CNS Statement: Black Lives Matter

The Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) stands against racism, hate, and injustice.  We affirm unequivocally that Black Lives Matter. CNS condemns all acts of discrimination and violence against Black people and other people of color. As an international organization, CNS is committed to the fight against racism, and to promoting inclusion and diversity in science and academia globally. Yet, we recognize we can and must do more.  Read our full statement here.


CNS 2022 Blog

Read coverage of the 29th CNS annual meeting, held in San Francisco, April 23-26, 2022.