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CNS 2017: Big Ideas in Cognitive Neuroscience

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

Cognitive Neuroscience Society

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

Press registration is now open for the Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual conference, March 25-28, 2017, in San Francisco, CA, at the Hyatt Regency. Get great story ideas and connect with more than 1,500 neuroscientists. See the latest cognitive neuroscience research in memory, language, aging, attention, and learning.

Highlights will include:

  • Keynote address by Adam Gazzaley (University of California, San Francisco) - open and free to the public - on the future of brain fitness, including his lab's work to enhance cognition through custom video games that integrate with various technologies such as virtual reality, smart watches, and mobile EEG

  • Big Ideas in Human Neuroscience, a boundary-pushing new session that will feature an international panel of experts debating and discussing major challenges and cutting-edge advances in: memory, language, and motor control

  • Symposia on the adolescent brain, mind wandering, genetics and cognitive neuroscience, and more

  • Award lectures by: Marcia K. Johnson (Yale) on the subjective experience of remembering; David C. Van Essen (Washington University in St. Louis) on the Human Connectome Project and cortical brain structure; Leah Somerville (Harvard) on adolescent social decision-making; and Nicholas Turk-Browne (Princeton), whose work focuses on the interactions between perception, attention, learning, and memory

  • More than 1,000 posters and 50 talks covering the latest research on working memory, attention, decision-making, and more


Register now. Pre-registration ends March 3. After that, badge printing is onsite only.

Registered members of the press will have complimentary access to scientific talks, posters, and receptions. Session descriptions are now online; the full program and schedule will be available by February.

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And read our blog coverage of last year's meeting in New York.

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. See our full credential policy here.

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