About Us

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 main purpose of the Society is to encourage and facilitate the exchange of knowledge, primarily through conferences and workshops.

The ACNS was founded in 2012, out of discussions following the 2nd Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference, with founding members from eight universities across Australia and New Zealand. We have now grown to a Society of over 300 members across Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.

The Society hosts the annual Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference in Nov/Dec each year. In 2014, we hosted the International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON 2014) for the first time in the southern hemisphere.  The Society supports the Australian Brain Alliance.

In 2016 the Society launched its Equity and Diversity Policy, click here to download.