Groups Decisions Less Burdensome to the Brain Than Solo Ones

Our daily lives are full of many decisions – from what to eat for breakfast to what tasks to prioritize in the day. While we make many of these decisions on our own, many are also made with others, such as deciding with your family where to go out to eat or in working on […]

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The Extra Reward of Praise from Superiors

While pursuing her master’s degree in psychology, Ran Duan’s supervisor posed a question to her: “Would you feel happier receiving praise from a superior compared to receiving praises from a lower status person? How about receiving criticism?” “His words inspired me and my research,” recalls Duan, who is a graduate student at Shenzhen University working […]

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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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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.

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CNS 2021 Blog

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