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.

CNS Highlights

Preceptorials on Neuroscience & Society

Undergraduates can explore different aspects of neuroscience and society in short, noncredit seminars scheduled throughout the academic year. [...]

Penn Neuroscience & Society Public Talk Series (2015-2016)

For the 2015-16 Academic Year, the Center is proud to highlight Penn researchers!  Come find out what your very own [...]

Neuroscience Boot Camp

Neuroscience Boot Camp is on hiatus. Please join our mailing list to receive information about future boot camps. Neuroscience is [...]

CNS and the School of Arts and Sciences introduce SCAN

Penn's new certificate program in Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) will enable graduate and professional students preparing for a [...]

Law & Brain Student Group

The Law and Brain Student Group was active between 2009 and 2012, led by Penn Law students Ben Bumann and [...]

Brain imaging in psychiatry – a joint workshop with the Hastings Center

Psychiatric diseases are diseases of the brain, but can we diagnose them with brain imaging?  Can neuroimaging guide treatment plans? [...]

UntitledThe 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.