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

CNS Undergraduate Fellows Program

The Center for Neuroscience & Society at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking applications from rising Penn sophomores, juniors and [...]

Visit the CNS!

The CNS has hosted visitors for periods ranging from a few weeks to a year.  Would you like to visit [...]

Sorting Brains Out: Tasks, Tests, and Trials in the Neuro- and Mind Sciences, 1890–2015

Penn's Department of History and Sociology of Science and Center for Neuroscience & Society are convening a conference on the [...]

Interpreting Neuroimages – A Penn CNS Collaboration with the Hastings Center for Bioethics

Following a series of meetings held at Penn with colleagues from Penn, Hastings and elsewhere, we are proud to announce [...]

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 (2017-18)

The 2017-2018 CNS Talk Series focuses on brain development and society. Lectures run 4:30-5:30 followed by discussion and a reception. [...]

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.