about acns

Encouraging and facilitating the exchange of knowledge,
primarily through conferences and workshops

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about acns

Encouraging and facilitating the exchange
of knowledge, primarily through conferences
and workshops

view details

about acns

acns membership

Members receive discount registration at the annual
ACNS Conference and regular updates about upcoming events

view details

acns membership

Members receive discount registration at the annual
ACNS Conference and regular updates about upcoming events

view details

acns membership

Welcome to the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society (ACNS) web site. We are an academic society focused on the scientific study of the biological or brain foundations of mental processes and behaviour.

We welcome members from disciplines such as psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, psychiatry, neurology, linguistics, computer science, and philosophy, all with an interest in the relationships between the brain, mind, and behaviour.

ACNS Open Letter

The ACNS Executive’s Open Letter to the VCs of the Australian National University and Macquarie University, on the proposed closure and merging of premier neuroscience and cognitive science departments. 

On 31 March 2021, the ACNS Executive released this open letter, addressed to Prof. Brian Schmidt of ANU, Prof. Bruce Dowton of Macquarie University and Australian neuroscientists and cognitive scientists. We encourage our members to read and share this letter widely.

To our fellow Australian neuroscientists and cognitive neuroscientists:

We acknowledge that many of our members and colleagues are facing unemployment.  Many of our students are struggling to see a future in academia in Australia.  And, with fewer supervisors, many students will be unable to undertake a PhD in cognitive neuroscience in the future.  There are major issues across our entire pipeline of Australian cognitive neuroscience research. We know that this is an unsettling time for all Australian cognitive scientists and neuroscientists.  Please reach out to any member on the ACNS Executive if you’d like to talk.  We would like to hear about your experiences and how we can help.

Australasian Brain & Psychological Sciences Conference 2021

Brisbane, Australia (University of Queensland)

The Australasian Brain and Psychological Sciences Meeting will be hosted by The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, from December 13 to 16, 2021.

Become an ACNS member

By joining the ACNS you will be supporting this academic association for cognitive neuroscience in Australia and New Zealand.

Members receive discount registration at the annual ACNS Conference and regular updates about upcoming events. You must be a member of the ACNS to present at the annual ACNS conference and to apply for any ACNS Awards.

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