The highlights of the third day of CNS 2018 in Boston were the wonderful award talks in the afternoon. Receiving her Young Investigator Award, Morgan Barense of the University of Toronto discussed how perception and memory. And co-recipient of the award Michael Yassa of the University of California, Irvine, took participants through an information processing approach to understanding episodic memory (after, of course, taking a shot of the audience from the podium for his mom!). Giving his lecture for the Distinguished Career Contributions Award, Alonso Caramazza (Harvard) discussed how evolution has organized object recognition in the human brain. After the inspiring award talks, participants heard from an expert panel for the CNS Trainee Professional Development Panel, which included Michael Yassa discussing the importance of outreach and communications. The morning was action-packed with symposia on developmental neuroscience and episodic memory formation. Check out our full photo album of the day here on Facebook and check out our Twitter coverage here.
Our job as scientists – “People shouldn’t be afraid of science, we should make sure it’s approachable and try to explain it to as many people as possible.” @mike_yassa #CNS2018 #scicomm #Neuroscience
— Teodora Stoica (@CuriousCortex) March 26, 2018
-Lisa M.P. Munoz