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Public lecture on consciousness, press room, and more: CNS 2018 only 4 weeks away

Cognitive Neuroscience Society

"How do neurons turn into minds? How does physical "stuff" -- atoms, molecules, chemicals, and cells -- create the vivid and various alive worlds inside our heads? This problem has gnawed at us for millennia. In the last century there have been massive breakthroughs that have rewritten the science of the brain, and yet the puzzles faced by the ancient Greeks are still present." In a public lecture to kick off the 25th annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS), Michael Gazzaniga of the University of California, Santa Barbara, will review the history of human thinking about the mind-brain problem, giving a big-picture view of what science has revealed.

The CNS 2018 conference -- only 4 weeks away -- will bring together more than 1,500 scientists at the Sheraton in Boston from March 24-27. They will discuss the latest research on attention, creativity, decision-making, language, memory, and music -- in 50+ talks and 1,000+ posters.

Symposia will highlight new work on the developing brain from infancy onward, machine learning, age-related cognitive decline, sleep and memory, neurostimulation, and more.

Journalists can register onsite for the meeting but will need to present press credentials. Or pre-register now! Pre-registration ends on March 2. After that, badge printing is onsite only.

Follow the meeting on Twitter: @CogNeuroNews #CNS2018

The Press Room will be in the Kent Room of the Sheraton Boston. It will have Wi-Fi for working journalists. Hours for the Press Room will be:

  • Saturday, March 24: 12:00pm-4:00pm

  • Sunday, March 25: 8:00am-5:00pm

  • Monday, March 26: 8:00am-5:00pm

  • Tuesday, March 27: 9:00am-4:00pm

Please note that journalists will need to use their own laptops and will be responsible for their own belongings.

Registered members of the press will have complimentary access to scientific talks, posters, and receptions, except the 25th Anniversary Gala (which is a separately ticketed event).

Hope to see you in Boston!

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