CNS 2024: Day 4 Highlights
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by lmunoz
3d ago
We closed out CNS 2024 in Toronto with another excellent poster session, followed by a whopping 6 more symposia, including  on the production of language nd a special session in honor of Endel Tulving about the modern science of memory. Check out some highlights in photos and tweets below: Poster Session F:   A great […] The post CNS 2024: Day 4 Highlights appeared first on Cognitive Neuroscience Society ..read more
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CNS 2024: Day 3 Highlights
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by lmunoz
5d ago
The third day of CNS 2024 in Toronto co included 4 symposia — on topics ranging from the neurocognitive underpinnings of meditation and mindfulness to the scientific study of subjectivity  — 2 poster sessions, a DEI workshop, the Young Investigator Award lectures by Peter Kok and Ella Striem-Amit, and the Fred Kavli Distinguished Career Contributions […] The post CNS 2024: Day 3 Highlights appeared first on Cognitive Neuroscience Society ..read more
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Mindfulness and Meditation: Inward Attention as a Tool for Mental Health
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by lmunoz
6d ago
CNS 2024 Press Release Monday, April 15, 2024 – Toronto – From a young age, people learn the importance of paying attention to the environment around them. Less emphasized is the value of paying attention to their inner environment. Neuroscientists are increasingly studying how looking inward via mindfulness training can affect everything from depression and […] The post Mindfulness and Meditation: Inward Attention as a Tool for Mental Health appeared first on Cognitive Neuroscience Society ..read more
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CNS 2024: Day 2 Highlights
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by lmunoz
6d ago
The second day of CNS 2024 was richly  packed with 6 stimulating symposia — on topics ranging from competing neuroscientific theories of consciousness and memory engrams to the influence of dreams on cognition and multisensory development across the lifespan — two poster sessions, an NIH workshop, and the George A. Miller Prize lecture by Lynn […] The post CNS 2024: Day 2 Highlights appeared first on Cognitive Neuroscience Society ..read more
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Untangling Dreams and Our Waking Lives
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by lmunoz
6d ago
CNS 2024 Press Release Sunday, April 14, 2024 – Toronto – “Dreams are messages from the deep.” (Dune Part 1) Musings about dreams abound throughout society, from movies to TV to books. But despite being a constant source of fascination, the role of dreams in our lives still remains elusive. As recently noted in the […] The post Untangling Dreams and Our Waking Lives appeared first on Cognitive Neuroscience Society ..read more
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CNS 2024: Day 1 Highlights
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by lmunoz
6d ago
The 31st annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS 2024) kicked off in Toronto with 1,400 participants! Today’s sessions included the Data Blitz session, Poster Session A, and the keynote lecture by Sheena Josselyn (Hospital for Sick Children and The University of Toronto) about research to understand “engrams,” long-lasting physical brain changes that are […] The post CNS 2024: Day 1 Highlights appeared first on Cognitive Neuroscience Society ..read more
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Diving Deeply into Brain Plasticity Through Work with the Sensorimotor Deprived
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by lmunoz
3w ago
CNS 2024 Q&A with Ella Striem-Amit For the last two decades, Ella Striem-Amit has been searching for answers to some of neuroscience’s deepest questions: How does the human brain develop in individuals and what happens when something is missing? Working with people born without hands, sight, or hearing has given her and her team new […] The post Diving Deeply into Brain Plasticity Through Work with the Sensorimotor Deprived appeared first on Cognitive Neuroscience Society ..read more
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Great Expectations: How Our Prior Experiences Shape Our Reality
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by lmunoz
2M ago
CNS 2024 Q&A with Peter Kok From daily illusions like seeing animal shapes in clouds or mistaking a curtain for a person in a dark bedroom to more complex ones, like the “hollow mask illusion,” (screenshot at right/above) our prior experiences and expectations shape how we perceive the world around us, sometimes in unexpected ways. […] The post Great Expectations: How Our Prior Experiences Shape Our Reality appeared first on Cognitive Neuroscience Society ..read more
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Watching a Memory Unfold
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by lmunoz
3M ago
CNS 2024 Q&A with Sheena Josselyn For the past few decades, Sheena Josselyn has had a ringside seat to some remarkable technological advancements that have enabled scientists to study memories in ways once only imaginable through science fiction. Viral vectors, optogenetics, and live imaging have all enabled neuroscientists like Josselyn to explore how cells activate […] The post Watching a Memory Unfold appeared first on Cognitive Neuroscience Society ..read more
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Bringing New Focus to the Mind
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by lmunoz
4M ago
CNS 2024 Q&A with Kia Nobre For Kia Nobre, the drive toward science is instinctive. For as long as she can remember, she has been curious about the world around her.  “I like to think that all humans start out that way, curious, perplexed even,” says Nobre of Yale University. “I don’t understand why or […] The post Bringing New Focus to the Mind appeared first on Cognitive Neuroscience Society ..read more
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