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Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2020 press registration now open

Join us in Boston to explore the architecture of the mind

Cognitive Neuroscience Society

Press registration is now open for the Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual conference, March 14-17, 2020, in Boston, MA, at the Sheraton Boston. Get great story ideas and connect with more than 1,500 neuroscientists, presenting some of the latest research on neurotechnology, memory, language, aging, and learning.

Highlights will include:

  • Public keynote address by Michael Tomasello (Duke University and Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology): A lecture on the origins of human cooperation. Learn about humans' unique motivations and cognitive skills for sharing emotions, experience, and collaborative goals.

  • Award lectures by Nancy Kanwisher (MIT) on functional brain imaging; Marlene Behrmann (Carnegie Mellon) on visual cognition; Samuel Gershman (Harvard) on reinforcement learning and dopamine; and Catherine Hartley (NYU) on learning and decision-making across development.

  • Symposia on new methods in non-invasive brain stimulation, the role of poverty in development, explorations in big data, sleep and memory, and more.

  • Special session: What Makes Us Human? will highlight the contributions of neuropsychologist Donald T. Stuss across the spectrum of clinical and cognitive neuroscience. Featuring: Gary Turner (York University), Lesley Fellows (McGill University), Antonino Vallesi (Università degli Studi di Padova), and Shayna Rosenbaum (York University).

  • More than 1,000 posters and 50 talks covering the latest neuroscience research on attention, creativity, decision-making, language, music, and more.

Register now.

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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Read our blog coverage of last year's meeting in San Francisco.

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