CNS Research Group
The Cognitive and Neural Sciences (CNS) Research Group is a student/faculty organization that is both social and academic in its orientation. Its primary purpose is to foster the cross-fertilization of ideas by providing a forum for sharing details of various research projects around campus and discussing recent developments in the scientific literature. Students performing research projects, university faculty, and members of the scientific community have the opportunity to discuss their work in an interdisciplinary context among interested students and faculty. Previous discussions have stemmed from the following fields: anthropology, art therapy, artificial intelligence, biology, chemistry, linguistics, mathematics, medicine, music, neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, and robotics.
Campus meetings are held on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in room 75 of the Schroeder School of Business Administration (SOBA). Sessions may include informal research "reports," lectures given by professors or community members, or other CNS-related activities. Alumni, students and faculty are invited to present on topics related to CNS, regardless of their department or major.
The principal event that the Cognitive and Neural Sciences Research Group hosts is a trip to a surrounding graduate/medical school during the spring semester. With the help of the selected school, the CNS Research Group arranges tours, speakers, and activities on the campus of a nearby graduate/professional school in order to promote learning past the undergraduate level in a scientific or medical field.
Finally, the organization maintains a Facebook group where members can communicate on topics of related interest. Such topics include, but are not limited to, recent discoveries in the cognitive and neural sciences, cognition, and behavior in human and non-human animals. In addition, CNS meetings and events will be posted on the Facebook page. The Facebook group is open to UE faculty, alumni, and students interested in the cognitive and neural sciences. High school students who are considering coming to UE to study in these areas are also welcome to join. For more information, click on the link below.