Welcome to the Center for Neuroscience & Society
Welcome to the website of the Center for Neuroscience & Society. We are a group of faculty and students from departments spanning the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Medicine, Law, Wharton and Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania, whose work addresses the ethical, legal and social implications of neuroscience.
The 2016-2017 CNS Talk Series focuses on the “neurofields” and asks the question: What does neuroscience add to education, law, the humanities and [...]
Penn's new certificate program in Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) will enable graduate and professional students preparing for a [...]
Psychiatric diseases are diseases of the brain, but can we diagnose them with brain imaging? Can neuroimaging guide treatment plans? [...]
The Penn CNS helped Laurie Shriver’s students at the BOOST after school art program in a Philadelphia Public School learn about the brain and then paint the school’s entryway pillars with beautiful neuroscience-inspired art! The murals incorporate images of individual neurons, tissue slices and whole brains. View a video of the students at work with Laurie here.