CNS 2023: Day 4 Highlights

We closed out CNS 2023 in San Francisco in style with another excellent poster session, followed by a whopping 6 more symposia, including one on new studies in psychedelics and cognition, highlighted in a new press release. Check out some highlights in photos and tweets below: Poster Session F: Lots of stimulating cognitive neuroscience was […]

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Psychedelics and Cognition: A New Look

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 – San Francisco – The synthesis of LSD and psilocybin in the early to mid-20th century sparked not only a new counterculture in the United States but also a new interest in brain science, specifically the role of neurotransmitters. Despite these discoveries, research on psychedelics went dormant for decades due to […]

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CNS 2023: Day 3 Highlights

The third day of CNS 2023 in San Francisco included 4 symposia — on topics ranging from the a neurocomputational account of agency to how the brain continues to learn development, brain damage and competing demands — 2 poster sessions, the Young Investigator Award lectures by Anna Schapiro and Freek van Ede, and finally the […]

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CNS 2023: Day 2 Highlights

The second day of CNS 2023 was packed with 6 stimulating symposia — on topics ranging from data science and electrophysiological studies of human memory to how the human brain forgets information and learning and generalization in people and machines — two poster sessions, a DEI workshop, and the George A. Miller Prize lecture by […]

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Forget About It: Investigating How We Purge Thoughts from Our Minds

Sunday, March 26, 2023 – San Francisco – Forgetting is not always easy. If you have ever tried to erase that annoying earworm from your mind or stop thinking about whether you locked the door after leaving the house, you know how disruptive it can be to think about something irrelevant to the task at […]

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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.


CNS 2022 Blog

Read coverage of the 29th CNS annual meeting, held in San Francisco, April 23-26, 2022.