Quantifying and Getting to the Heart of Human Learning

CNS 2021 Q&A with Anne Collins If there is one thing the past year of the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us, it’s that people learn and adapt to new situations all the time. We are never really starting from scratch.  “We have a whole set of strategies that we rely on to adapt quickly compared […]

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Changing How We Study and Understand Effort

CNS 2021 Q&A with Amitai Shenhav While interviewing Amitai Shenhav via Zoom about his upcoming award lecture on incentives and effort, he posed the question: “Why are we engaging in this conversation right now even though it’s going to require mental effort on both of our parts?” That type of question has led his research […]

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Diving into Attentional Control with Robert Desimone

CNS 2021 Paying attention is a fundamental brain process we all use every day. Whether keeping our eyes on the road while our cell phone rings or focusing on work while our kids yell in the background (for those of us working virtually during the pandemic), attentional control is key to healthy and successful living.  […]

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In Memoriam: Leslie G. Ungerleider

Dr. Leslie G. Ungerleider passed away on December 10, 2020. A towering scientific figure, she was Chief of the Laboratory for Brain and Cognition at the National Institute of Mental Health, where she was an NIH Distinguished Investigator. Leslie began as a functional anatomist, and was also a talented physiologist and cognitive neuroscientist. Her early […]

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Moving the Body to Advance Cognition and Protect Against Dementia

CNS 2021: Q&A with Wendy Suzuki About 15 years ago, Wendy Suzuki was on a mission. She wanted to lose 25 pounds and began a regular gym and diet regimen. As she worked out more, she saw a big shift in her mood and memory. At the same time, her father suffered a sudden and […]

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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.

CNS 2021 Virtual Meeting - March 13-16, 2021

We invite you to join the CNS 2021 Virtual Meeting, March 13-16, 2021. Experience CNS 2021 in a whole new virtual way with access to all meeting events, including keynote and award talks, symposia, data blitz talks, posters, exhibitors, and live chats during the March 13-16, 2021 conference, and limited later “on-demand” viewing. Don't forget to share our flyer, you can download and print, or send to friends and colleagues electronically!


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 2020 Blog

Read coverage of the 27th CNS annual meeting, held virtually May 2-5, 2020.