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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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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Speech or Song? Identifying How the Brain Perceives Music

CNS 2022 Press Release April 26, 2022 – SAN FRANCISCO – Most neuroscientists who study music have something in common: they play a musical instrument, in many cases from a young age. Their drive to understand how the brain perceives and is shaped by music springs from a deep love of music. This passion has […]

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Moving Beyond Memory Metrics for Early Identification of Alzheimer’s Risk

CNS 2022 Press Release April 24, 2022 – SAN FRANCISCO – Say the words “Alzheimer’s disease” and the next word that most readily comes to mind is likely “memory.” Indeed, one of the most devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease is the toll that it takes on a person’s memory. Long before declines in memory capabilities, […]

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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.


APRIL 23–26 • 2022


San Francisco - April 23-26, 2022

We invite you to join the CNS 2022, back in person in San Francisco, April 23-26, 2022. Check back on this site in fall 2021 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.