Explore the Nature of How We Think at the CNS 21st Annual Meeting in Boston
Media Advisory (March 2014)
The 21st annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) in Boston is only 2 weeks away! It will feature the latest research in memory, language, decision-making, perception, and more — in 50+ talks and 1,000+ posters. You can download the full program or view it online.
Check the 2014 meeting blog for talk previews and ongoing coverage and press releases during the meeting. And follow the meeting on Twitter: @CogNeuroNewsCNS2014
Don’t miss the keynote talk, open to the public, by Suzanne Corkin (MIT) about the insights gained from 55 years of studying the memory abilities of amnesiac patient H.M.
For journalists attending the meeting, please visit the pre-registration desk on 4th floor to pick up your press badge.
The Press Room will be the Harvard Room (3rd floor of the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel). It will have Wi-Fi for working journalists. Hours for the Press Room will be:
Saturday, April 5: 11:00am-5:00pm
Sunday April 6: 9:00am-6:00pm
Monday, April 7: 9:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday, April 8: 9:00am-5:00pm
Please note that journalists will need to use their own laptops and will be responsible for their own belongings.
Media Advisory (February 2014)
Press registration is open for the CNS annual meeting in Boston next month. More than 1,500 scientists will be attending the meeting, April 5-8, 2014, at the Marriott Copley Place in downtown Boston. Join us to see the latest scientific research on memory, language, decision-making, and more – including how schools can shape curricula to address specific cognitive skills, how our brains have developed to recognize faces and words, and the social factors that influence how we categorize people. This year’s meeting will also include a lecture open to the public about memory and disorders of memory.
Highlights will include:
- 50 scientific talks and 1,000+ posters on the latest cognitive neuroscience research
- 2 keynote addresses: Suzanne Corkin of MIT will give a public lecture on the life of amnesiac patient Henry Molaison (H.M.) and the insights gained from 55 years of studying his memory abilities; and Marlene Behrmann of Carnegie Mellon University will discuss how the two hemispheres of the brain interdependently develop facial and word recognition skills.
- 9 mini-symposia, including analysis of the neuroscience of social networks, language processing in the adult brain, and the mechanisms of memory consolidation during sleep.
- 3 invited symposia on how developmental cognitive neuroscience can potentially apply to education, policy, and the judicial system; the current state of the science of consciousness; and the neural mechanisms for stopping ourselves in mid-action.
- 2 award addresses: Jon Kaas of Vanderbilt University, who has pioneered mapping of the cerebral cortex in primates, and Marsel Mesulam of Northwestern University, whose research on primary progressive aphasia is offering new insights into the language network.
Registered members of the press will have complimentary access to all scientific talks and posters.
To qualify as a member of the press, please be prepared to provide press credentials in the form of one of the following: a business card from a newsmedia outlet, a membership card for a journalistic professional society (e.g. NASW), letter from an editor of a news media outlet to show that you are on assignment, or recent clips related to cognitive neuroscience.
Book your hotel now to take advantage of the CNS discounted rates.
Follow the meeting on Twitter: @CogNeuroNews #CNS2014
To register and for all media inquiries, please contact:
Lisa M.P. Munoz, CNS
Twitter: @CogNeuroNews, #CNS2014
Media Advisory (January 2014)
Join us for the 2014 Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual meeting in Boston, April 5-8, 2014, at the Marriott Copley Place Hotel. This year’s meeting will include 50 scientific talks and 1000+ posters on the latest cognitive neuroscience research. Keynote speakers will include:
- Suzanne Corkin, MIT, will give a talk, open to the general public, about working for 50 years with Henry Gustave Molaison, a patient whose surgery to alleviate severe epileptic seizures resulted in amnesia, with him unable to create new memories
- Marlene Behrmann, Carnegie Mellon University, will present a new model for looking at visual recognition – showing that recognizing words and faces uses distributed and overlapping circuits in both brain hemispheres
- Jon Kaas, Vanderbilt University, who has pioneered mapping of the cerebral cortex in primates
- Marsel Mesulam, Northwestern University, whose research on primary progressive aphasia is offering new insights into the language network
Featured symposia include:
- Developmental cognitive neuroscience, chaired by Silvia Bunge, UC Berkeley
- Neural basis of conscious experience, chaired by Wolf Singer, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
- Inhibitory control of behavior and cognition, chaired by Yuko Munakata, University of Colorado Boulder
To qualify as a member of the press, please be prepared to provide press credentials in the form of one of the following: a business card from a news media outlet, a membership card for a journalistic professional society (e.g. NASW), letter from an editor of a news media outlet to show that you are on assignment, or recent clips related to cognitive neuroscience.