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.


The Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference began in 2010 as the annual conference of the Australasian Society for Psychophysiology (ASP). Now known as the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference, it’s held in November–December each year.

The 9th Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference

Tasmania, Australia (University of Tasmania)

The University of Tasmania is proud to host the 2019 ACNS conference from Thursday November 21st – Sunday November 24th. We look forward to welcoming the Australasian cognitive neuroscience community to Launceston in 2019.

The 8th Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference

University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia: 22–25 November, 2018

The University of Melbourne was proud to host the 2018 ACNS conference held from 22–25 November 2018 at Parkville Campus. We enjoyed meeting the Australasian cognitive neuroscience community.

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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