Why Sleep?: Watch Matthew Walker’s CNS 2019 Keynote

To kick off the 26th annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Matthew Walker (UC Berkeley) gave audience members a detailed look at the myriad physiological and cognitive ways sleep influences people — and the dire consequences associated with not getting enough sleep. His presentation touched on learning, memory, aging, Alzheimer’s disease, and education, as […]

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Watch: The Relation Between Psychology and Neursocience from CNS 2019

Whether we study single cells, measure populations of neurons, characterize anatomical structure, or quantify BOLD, whether we collect reaction times or construct computational models, it is a presupposition of our field that we strive to bridge the neurosciences and the psychological/cognitive sciences. Our tools provide us with ever-greater spatial resolution and ideal temporal resolution. But […]

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A Note to Worried Graduate Students: There’s Still Hope

Guest Post by Shelby L. Smith As I sat in an audience of students listening to a panel of professional researchers and data scientists at the CNS annual meeting in San Francisco, I couldn’t help but notice two things: 1) Trainees are exceptionally worried about their futures, and 2) trainees have an army of forces […]

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CNS 2019 Day 4 In Brief

It was a richly fulfilling 4 days of neuroscience in San Francisco at CNS 2019! Participants attended last poster session of the meeting and a were treated wonderful set of final symposia. Talks covered the social, connected brain, semantic memory, and relational reasoning, among other topics. Check out our full photo album of the day […]

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Mind Melding: Understanding the Connected, Social Brain

CNS 2019 Press Release March 26, 2019 – San Francisco – Parents may often feel like they are not “on the same wavelength” as their kids. But it turns out that, at least for babies, their brainwaves literally sync with their moms when they are learning from them about their social environment. In a new […]

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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 2019

Mark your calendars for CNS 2019 in San Francisco, March 23-26, 2019!

Watch the CNS 2018 Keynote

To kick off the 25th anniversary meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Michael Gazzaniga (University of California, Santa Barbara) took us back to the beginning of the field, and then on a whirlwind tour through the history of thought on consciousness. Gazzaniga believes that understanding how consciousness works will help define the future of brain science and artificial intelligence, and close the gap between brain and mind.

Watch Big Data v. Big Theory: CNS 2018

Four leading researchers, with expertise in neurophysiology, neuroimaging, artificial intelligence, language, and computation debated these big questions in “Big Data Versus Big Theory,” a special session at this year’s 25th annual CNS meeting in Boston.


CNS 2018 Blog

Read coverage of the 25th CNS annual meeting in Boston, March 24-27, 2018.