Great Expectations: How Our Prior Experiences Shape Our Reality

CNS 2024 Q&A with Peter Kok From daily illusions like seeing animal shapes in clouds or mistaking a curtain for a person in a dark bedroom to more complex ones, like the “hollow mask illusion,” (screenshot at right/above) our prior experiences and expectations shape how we perceive the world around us, sometimes in unexpected ways. […]

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Watching a Memory Unfold

CNS 2024 Q&A with Sheena Josselyn For the past few decades, Sheena Josselyn has had a ringside seat to some remarkable technological advancements that have enabled scientists to study memories in ways once only imaginable through science fiction. Viral vectors, optogenetics, and live imaging have all enabled neuroscientists like Josselyn to explore how cells activate […]

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Bringing New Focus to the Mind

CNS 2024 Q&A with Kia Nobre For Kia Nobre, the drive toward science is instinctive. For as long as she can remember, she has been curious about the world around her.  “I like to think that all humans start out that way, curious, perplexed even,” says Nobre of Yale University. “I don’t understand why or […]

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Mapping Paths to Understand the Hippocampus

Q&A with Lynn Nadel Over the last several decades, research led by cognitive neuroscientists has led to new understanding of the hippocampus and its core role in human memory. “The attention the hippocampus has received, and the progress that has been made in understanding it, has been nothing short of astounding in the 50+ years […]

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Training Your Attention on Unwanted Thoughts to Remove Them

Zulkayda Mamat has always been interested in the interplay between memory and trauma. Ethnically Uyghur, Mamat left China when she was 12 years old, becoming part of the diaspora community. She has borne witness to the mass trauma experienced by the Uyghurs, at least a million of whom, by many estimates, have been detained in […]

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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.