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Join us in San Francisco for the 20th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS)

Celebrating 20 years of mind and brain discoveries

Cognitive Neuroscience Society

Join us in San Francisco to explore the nature of how we think!

CNS invites members of the press to attend its annual meeting, April 13-16, 2013, in San Francisco at the Hyatt Regency. See the latest scientific research in memory, language, decision-making - including how neuroscience evidence is changing legal processes, the development of language in infants, and new research on improving working memory through training.

Highlights will include:

  • 50 scientific talks and 1000+ posters on the latest cognitive neuroscience research
  • 3 keynote addresses this year by: William Newsome of Stanford University who studies visual perception and visual-based decision making; Patricia Kuhl of the University of Washington who studies early language, brain development, and learning in young children; and Joseph LeDoux of New York University, who studies the neural basis of emotions, especially fear and anxiety.
  • Fred Gage of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies will deliver the George A. Miller Award address for his work on the adult central nervous system and how it can adapt to the environment over time. His work may lead to methods of replacing or enhancing brain and spinal cord tissues lost or damaged due to neurodegenerative disease or trauma.
  • Robert Knight of the University of California, Berkeley, will deliver the Distinguished Career Contribution Award address for his research using electrophysiological, fMRI, and behavioral techniques to understand cognitive processing in humans. His laboratory, which investigates neurological patients with frontal lobe damage, uses this information to develop brain machine interfaces for motor and language prosthetic devices.

Registered members of the press will have complimentary access to all scientific talks, posters, and receptions. New this year - the 20th Anniversary Gala.

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.


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