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Memory, language, decision-making, and more: CNS meeting in Boston in April

Cognitive Neuroscience Society

Press registration is open for the CNS annual meeting in Boston, April 5-8. More than 1,500 scientists will be attending the meeting 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 amnesic 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

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