Disentangling Overlapping Memories in Older Adults 

Kyoungeun Lee’s research to understand memory in aging adults began in an unlikely place: robots. While working on a large-scale project to develop a compatible artificial intelligence-driven robot for older adults, she was struck by the number of participants who were concerned about their memory declining. “I was able to vividly observe their fears about […]

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Guiding Trainees Through Ambiguity and Change

CNS 2022 Guest post by Alexandra (Lesya) Gaynor and Alexander (AJ) Simon (CNSTA) Two years into the pandemic, many of us are carefully re-evaluating what’s most important to us, and for cognitive neuroscience trainees thinking about the next steps in their careers, balancing priorities was at the forefront of their minds at this year’s CNS […]

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Lessons About Learning

CNS 2022 Guest post by Teodora Stoica Similar to constructing a pyramid, learning a new skill requires building both dynamically and efficiently upon an already existing foundation. During this year’s Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting (CNS 2022), Jiefeng Jiang of the University of Iowa illustrated that learning a simple task can facilitate the learning of complex […]

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Connecting Across the Ocean to Present on Tactile Empathy

CNS 2022 The annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society last month brought together more than 1,000 attendees from all over the world, but three young researchers were noticeably absent. Only one of the four recipients of the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience (JoCN) Travel Fellowship was able to make it to the meeting, due to […]

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CNS 2022: Day 4 Highlights

We kicked off the last day of CNS 2022 in San Francisco in style with another excellent poster session, followed by a whopping 6 more symposia, including one on how the brain distinguishes between speech and music, highlighted in a new press release. Check out some highlights in photos and tweets below: Last day of […]

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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.

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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.

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CNS 2021 Blog

Read coverage of the 28th CNS annual meeting, held virtually March 13-16, 2021.