CNS Events

Visit the CNS!

The CNS has hosted visitors for periods ranging from a few weeks to a year.  Would you like to visit us too?  Starting in January of 2017 we will have beautiful new light-filled office space for up to 3 visitors in the National Historic Landmark Goddard Labs building, designed by [...]

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Preceptorials on Neuroscience & Society

Undergraduates can explore different aspects of neuroscience and society in short, noncredit seminars scheduled throughout the academic year. PREC 504.001 Neuroscience in the Courtroom Description: Modern neuro-imaging techniques allow us to look inside the brain to determine its structure and function. We will discuss ways in which an [...]

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Penn Neuroscience & Society Public Talk Series (2016-17)

The 2016-2017 CNS Talk Series focuses on the “neurofields” and asks the question: What does neuroscience add to education, law, the humanities and social sciences? Lectures run 4:30-5:30 followed by discussion and a reception. Limited seating, please rsvp to: Oct. 6 From Moral Concern to Moral Constraint: The Next Frontier of Neuroethics [...]

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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 wide range of careers to work knowledgeably with neuroscience. Rather than training future neuroscientists, the program’s aim is to supplement the education of people with expertise in other areas, enabling [...]

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Law & Brain Student Group

The Law and Brain Student Group was active between 2009 and 2012, led by Penn Law students Ben Bumann and Gabriel Lazaro with the participation of many others. The group’s main activity was hosting a monthly lecture series, which brought to campus leaders in the field of neuroscience and law. [...]

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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? Help redesign the DSM?  The Penn PCNS hosted a February workshop, led by Erik Parens of Hastings and supported by the Dana Foundation, that brought together physicians, neuroscientists, social scientists [...]

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Center for Neuroscience and Society Opens at the University of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania has launched the Penn Center for Neuroscience and Society, a cross-disciplinary endeavor to increase understanding of the impact of neuroscience on society through research and teaching and to encourage the responsible use of neuroscience for the benefit of humanity. The announcement was made today [...]

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Penn Will Host First Neuroscience Boot Camp Aug. 6; News Media Welcome

PHILADELPHIA -- Psychologists, neuroscientists, legal scholars and faculty from the University of Pennsylvania are hosting Penn’s first Neuroscience Boot Camp, a nine-day seminar devoted to educating academics, legal and business professionals, economists, medical ethicists, policy makers, philosophers and writers on the impact of emerging neuroscience research and to foster an [...]

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