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 [...]
Watch for an announcement of a rescheduled visit in the fall!
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 [...]
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Brave Neuro World: How Will Neuroscience Change Life [...]
The 2018-2019 CNS Talk Series focuses on Drugs, the Brain 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: email@example.com. Oct. 11 Making addiction a brain disease: A social history of addiction neuroscience [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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. [...]
The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience (www.lawneuro.org) is sponsoring a limited number of stipends for law faculty to attend the Penn Neuroscience Bootcamp.
Abstract submission for the 2012 International Neuroethics Society meeting in New Orleans is now open. Abstracts should be up to 500 words (including title, author names and affiliations and references if applicable). At least one author must be an INS member and register for the Annual Meeting. Abstracts will be reviewed by the [...]
Ever wonder about Penn's Law & Brain Student Group? Check out this terrific interview with Gabriel Lázaro, the student group's lead organizer: http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/penn-s-law-and-brain-student-group-mines-intersection-neuroscience-society-and-courts
Sean Scully + Anjan Chatterjee Abstract Cognition Saturday February 4, 2012 @ 2:45 PM The Irish-born painter Sean Scully is best known for his abstract stripe paintings. Twice nominated for the Turner Prize, Scully’s 2007 installation Wall of Light toured extensively before a well-received sojourn at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Anjan [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]