Movement and Art Perception in Parkinson’s Patients

When I have taken my children to art museums in the past (pre-COVID), they loved to strike the poses they saw in the sculptures and paintings around them, mimicking the positions and actions that inspired the works. While many of us adults may not act out pieces of art, we may be mentally simulating the […]

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Now Playing: Special Session in Honor of Brenda Milner, a Lifetime in Brain Science

At the Cognitive Neuroscience Society’s 2021 annual meeting (March 13-16, 2021), researchers honored Brenda Milner in a series of talks. Milner is a renowned neuropsychologist who has contributed significantly to the field of cognitive neuroscience, including through her work with a patient known as HM. Watch the videos here from CNS 2021, which includes an […]

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Brain Structure is Key to Understanding Human Cognition

CNS 2021 Guest Post by Anne Billot In the 19th and 20th century, cases of individuals with brain injury, such as Phineas Gage or Henry Molaison, have advanced our understanding of the relationship between the anatomy of the brain and its function. Back then, methods were limited to investigate whole-brain structure and function. Now, cognitive […]

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Learning to Transition and Adapt as Trainees in COVID Times

CNS 2021 Professional Development Panel, Guest Post by Richard T. Ward and Selen Küçüktaş Transition was a key theme that emerged throughout the CNS 2021 Professional Development Panel. Across career paths, research areas, and our personal lives, being able to adapt to the dynamic nature of our pandemic-stricken world and engage in new phases of […]

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Ten Things I Learned from Art Shimamura (TILAS)

CNS 2021 Guest Post by Chelsie (Miko) Hart Memory, aesthetics, inhibitory control, visual perception, film, photography, and poetry — these were just a few of the themes on display on the last day of CNS 2021 and all brought together through a single remarkable individual, Art Shimamura. A founding member of CNS who passed away […]

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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 13–16 • 2021

SAVE THE DATE! CNS 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.