Social Features Help Define How We See Everyday Actions

CNS 2024 Every day, we have an almost nonstop view of different actions unfolding around us, whether in traffic watching cars, on TV observing people interact, or at a park seeing dogs and kids playing. For scientists trying to understand how we take in such visual information, it is often easiest to isolate certain features, […]

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CNS 2024: Day 4 Highlights

We closed out CNS 2024 in Toronto with another excellent poster session, followed by a whopping 6 more symposia, including  on the production of language nd a special session in honor of Endel Tulving about the modern science of memory. Check out some highlights in photos and tweets below: Poster Session F:   A great […]

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CNS 2024: Day 3 Highlights

The third day of CNS 2024 in Toronto co included 4 symposia — on topics ranging from the neurocognitive underpinnings of meditation and mindfulness to the scientific study of subjectivity  — 2 poster sessions, a DEI workshop, the Young Investigator Award lectures by Peter Kok and Ella Striem-Amit, and the Fred Kavli Distinguished Career Contributions […]

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Mindfulness and Meditation: Inward Attention as a Tool for Mental Health

CNS 2024 Press Release Monday, April 15, 2024 – Toronto – From a young age, people learn the importance of paying attention to the environment around them. Less emphasized is the value of paying attention to their inner environment. Neuroscientists are increasingly studying how looking inward via mindfulness training can affect everything from depression and […]

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CNS 2024: Day 2 Highlights

The second day of CNS 2024 was richly  packed with 6 stimulating symposia — on topics ranging from competing neuroscientific theories of consciousness and memory engrams to the influence of dreams on cognition and multisensory development across the lifespan — two poster sessions, an NIH workshop, and the George A. Miller Prize lecture by Lynn […]

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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 2025 Annual Meeting - March 29 - April 1, 2025

We invite you to join us at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) 2025 Annual Meeting, March 29 - April 1, 2025 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA! #CNS2025 We will have a full schedule of events slated for this year's 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.

CNS Diversity and Inclusion Statement

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 2024 Blog

Read coverage of the 31st CNS annual meeting, held in Toronto, Canada, April 13 - 16, 2024.