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2018 SCAN Retreat Recap

Each year, the CNS hosts a half-day retreat for all current and past students in the SCAN program. The 4th Annual SCAN Retreat took place earlier this February. Students and alumni came together for lunch, followed by a series of student presentations in which a few students gave brief overviews of the [...]

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 [...]

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 for detailed information as it becomes available, including course numbers and date/time. If you have any questions about these Preceptorials, please email penncns@gmail.com. Brave Neuro [...]

Penn Neuroscience & Society Public Talk Series (2019-20)

Each year the CNS Public Talk Series highlights an issue or theme. The 2019-2020 theme is Penn Research on Neuroscience and Society. We are featuring faculty from four of Penn’s schools, presenting their research into the social implications of neuroscience. Lectures run 4:30-5:30 followed by discussion and a reception. Our [...]

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 [...]

Conference on the Work of CNS’s Stephen Morse

The work of CNS Associate Director Stephen Morse will be the focus of a neurolaw meeting this June in Florence, Italy.  The two-day meeting will bring together scholars in law, philosophy and psychiatry to discuss and celebrate Stephen's influential work on responsibility and criminal law.  For more information, see http://neurolawconference.com.

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]