Speaker Instructions

-- UPDATED 4/8/2020 --

Kat McCord (caitlin@office.bitsonthewire.com) will be assisting with the Cognitive Neuroscience Society virtual event.

Instructions and tips for recording

Click here for video recording guidelines. This document will give you some tips for recording your presentation using a tool we provide, Screencast-O-Matic. You are

also welcome to use Zoom or PowerPoint to record if you'd like. If you are recording with a group, please use Zoom Meetings.

Here are some tips for recording using Zoom: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/203741855-Cloud-recording

And here are some tips for using PowerPoint: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/video-record-presentations-2570dff5-f81c-40bc-b404-e04e95ffab33

Please convert your PowerPoint Show to MP4 video format. Don't know how? See: https://www.cogneurosociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Powerpoint-to-MP4-Instructions-and-Info.pdf

UPDATE: Please name your video file using the following convention: Session_Talk#_ Last Name.mp4


  • Opening_Welcome_Mangun.mp4
  • Keynote_Intro_Egner.mp4
  • Keynote_Talk_Tomasello.mp4
  • GAM_Intro_Saxe.mp4
  • GAM_Talk_Kanswisher.mp4
  • DCC_Intro_Geng.mp4
  • DCC_Talk_Behrmann.mp4
  • YIA_Intro_Lustig.mp4
  • YIA_Talk1_Hartley.mp4
  • YIA_Talk2_Gershman.mp4
  • InvitedSymp1_Intro_Buckner.mp4
  • Symp3_Talk2_ Bromberg-Martin.mp4
  • Special_Intro_Levine.mp4
  • Trainee_Panel_Gaynor.mp4
  • NIH_Talk1_Koepke.mp4
  • NIH_Talk2_Plude.mp4

If using PowerPoint, please make sure that you export the file as an MPEG-4 (mp4) file. And please save your video as Session Title, Talk # and Last Name. Example: Symposium1_Talk2_Mangun.

Speaker Video Upload Deadline,  April 24, 2020

Kat would like to get a test video from you ASAP. For the test video, all I'll need is a few seconds of video to make sure the audio and video both come through correctly - even something as simple as a slide and your webcam recorded for thirty seconds to say "This is a test, here's my set up," etc should be great!

Once you have finished your video share it with Kat using either Google Drive or wetransfer.com

Please feel free to reach out to Kat at (caitlin@office.bitsonthewire.com) with any questions you may have.


Video Background

Below you will find three OPTIONAL background images you can use when recording your talk, symposium introduction, or speaker introduction.

**If you have already recorded your talk/introduction NO WORRIES. **  It is fine (unless you want to re-record).

These work when recording using Zoom, there may be some hardware requirements for your computer. Here is a link to the Zoom help center info regarding virtual backgrounds: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/210707503-Virtual-Background

Simply open zoom, and in the control strip at bottom (hover mouse over very bottom of the screen to seen menu), just to the right of the video control icon (at lower left) there is a small upward pointing arrowhead – click it and it opens a window that includes the virtual background option. If you do NOT have a “green screen” behind you, leave that box unchecked.

Again, this is optional, and you may want to have one with your own institution logo, or just the room you like best behind you – ALL OK!



MAY 2–5, 2020

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