Bringing Hyperfocus into Research Focus

Guest Post by Tessa Abagis, University of Michigan “I get hooked into Netfix, and I’m not able to stop easily to get work done.” Sound familiar? Maybe you’re trying to catch up on Game of Thrones before the new season comes out or keep up with the seemingly infinite Netflix stand-up specials. For most of […]

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Clinically-Driven to Study Memory

Q&A with Muireann Irish Clinical populations can provide a wealth of data to cognitive neuroscientists working to understand the brain. By seeing what happens in the brain of someone who has a cognitive disorder, researchers can better identify the fundamental underlying mechanisms. That is certainly true for memory research, where individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s […]

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Going with the Flow: Mapping Information in the Human Brain

Q&A with Michael W. Cole Increasingly, cognitive neuroscientists are focusing on computation to better understand how information is stored and moves through the human brain. For Michael Cole, this work has included computer science at Apple and behavioral science at Berkeley, with him ultimately creating a cognitive neuroscience lab at Rutgers University that is taking […]

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Working Out Working Memory: A Life’s Pursuit

Q&A with Earl Miller Working memory is key to our everyday survival — how we communicate, remember what we need to do, learn new things, and generally operate. It is also an aspect of cognition that is disrupted or dysfunctional in almost every neuropsychiatric disorder. Therefore, understanding how working memory works is of vital importance. […]

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Going Deep on Sleep with Matthew Walker

Did you get enough sleep last night? Probably not, says Matthew Walker, cognitive neuroscientist and neurophysiologist at the University of California, Berkeley. Statistics show, he says, that two-thirds of adults fail to obtain the recommended 8 hours of nightly sleep. If that doesn’t seem like a big deal, Walker has some robust research to counter […]

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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.

SAVE the DATE! CNS 2019

Mark your calendars for CNS 2019 in San Francisco, March 23-26, 2019!

Watch the CNS 2018 Keynote

To kick off the 25th anniversary meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Michael Gazzaniga (University of California, Santa Barbara) took us back to the beginning of the field, and then on a whirlwind tour through the history of thought on consciousness. Gazzaniga believes that understanding how consciousness works will help define the future of brain science and artificial intelligence, and close the gap between brain and mind.

Watch Big Data v. Big Theory: CNS 2018

Four leading researchers, with expertise in neurophysiology, neuroimaging, artificial intelligence, language, and computation debated these big questions in “Big Data Versus Big Theory,” a special session at this year’s 25th annual CNS meeting in Boston.


CNS 2018 Blog

Read coverage of the 25th CNS annual meeting in Boston, March 24-27, 2018.