CNS Events

CNS Undergraduate Fellows Program

The Center for Neuroscience & Society at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking applications from rising Penn juniors and seniors for its new group of CNS Undergraduate Fellows for 2018-19. This program is intended for students from any School or department who have identified an interest in exploring the intersection [...]

Categories: 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 [...]

Categories: CNS Events, CNS News|

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 continuities and discontinuities between contemporary neuroscience and its past, with special attention to the behavioral and social implications of brain science.  Full program here.  RSVP appreciated:

Categories: CNS Events|

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 the fruits of our joint labor: A special issue of the Hastings Center Report on Interpreting Neuroimages: An Introduction to the Technology and Its Limits, edited by Josephine Johnston and [...]

Categories: CNS Events, CNS News|

Preceptorials on Neuroscience & Society

Undergraduates can explore different aspects of neuroscience and society in short, noncredit seminars scheduled throughout the academic year. You can check back here or at the preceptorials website for detailed information as it becomes available, including course numbers and date/time. The singularity: what if computers achieve superhuman intelligence? [...]

Categories: CNS Events|

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. Our lectures are free to attend, but due to limited seating, please rsvp to: Oct. 5 Adolescent Brain Science and Legal Policy in Retrospect and Prospect Laurence Steinberg, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, [...]

Categories: CNS Events|

Neuroscience Boot Camp

Neuroscience Boot Camp is on hiatus. Please join our mailing list to receive information other Center for Neuroscience & Society programs. Neuroscience is increasingly relevant to a number of professions and academic disciplines beyond its traditional medical applications. The Penn Neuroscience Boot Camp is designed to give participants a basic [...]

Categories: CNS Events|

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 [...]

Categories: CNS Events|

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. [...]

Categories: CNS Events|

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 [...]

Categories: CNS Events, General Events|

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 [...]

Categories: CNS Events|

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 [...]

Categories: CNS Events|