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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Untangling Dreams and Our Waking Lives

CNS 2024 Press Release Sunday, April 14, 2024 – Toronto – “Dreams are messages from the deep.” (Dune Part 1) Musings about dreams abound throughout society, from movies to TV to books. But despite being a constant source of fascination, the role of dreams in our lives still remains elusive. As recently noted in the […]

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CNS 2024: Day 1 Highlights

The 31st annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS 2024) kicked off in Toronto with 1,400 participants! Today’s sessions included the Data Blitz session, Poster Session A, and the keynote lecture by Sheena Josselyn (Hospital for Sick Children and The University of Toronto) about research to understand “engrams,” long-lasting physical brain changes that are […]

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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 2024 Annual Meeting - April 13-16, 2024

We invite you to join us at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2024 Annual Meeting on April 13-16,2024 in Toronto, Canada! #CNS2024 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 2023 Blog

Read coverage of the 30th CNS annual meeting, held in San Francisco, March 25-28, 2023.