"Humans are inherently cooperative. We are defined by our ability to put our heads together to cooperate and teach our youngsters. That's really what defines us as a special type of ape."
That's the message Michael Tomasello, a psychologist and neuroscientist at Duke University, will deliver in a public lecture to kick off the 27th annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) in Boston. Tomasello will be presenting on a large body of research that looks at differences between human children and apes in order to understand our evolutionary origins.
The CNS 2020 conference -- only 1 month away -- will bring together more than 1,500 scientists at the Sheraton Boston, March 14-17. They will discuss the latest research on research on neurotechnology, memory, language, aging, and learning -- in 50+ talks and 1,000+ posters.
Symposia will highlight new work in non-invasive brain stimulation, the role of poverty in development, explorations in big data, sleep and memory, emotions, and more.
Journalists can register onsite for the meeting but will need to present press credentials. Or pre-register now!
Follow the meeting on Twitter: @CogNeuroNews #CNS2020
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 14: 12:00pm-6:00pm
Sunday, March 15: 8:30am-6:00pm
Monday, March 16: 8:30am-6:00pm
Tuesday, March 17: 9:00am-4:00pm
Please note that journalists will need to use their own laptops and will be responsible for their own belongings. The room will not always be monitored.
Registered members of the press will have complimentary access to scientific talks, posters, and receptions.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with science in Boston!