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Innovators in Cognitive Neuroscience

In September 2020, the CCN launched a new seminar series, Innovators in Cognitive Neuroscience. This seminar series is devoted to highlighting innovative, disruptive advances in cognitive neuroscience. Innovators in Cognitive Neuroscience also is dedicated to leveraging science as a vehicle for social justice. Through this seminar series we hope to recognize outstanding research conducted by historically underrepresented groups (HURG) in Cognitive Neuroscience and related fields, including women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and individuals/people with disabilities. Innovators in Cognitive Neuroscience is a formal collaboration between Dartmouth College, University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Harvard University, Columbia University, and Gallaudet University. It is funded by the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Dartmouth College.

To sign up for our mailing list, please visit our website: https://innovatorsincogneuro.github.io/

Videos of the Innovators in Cognitive Neuroscience seminar series can be viewed here.

2024 seminar speakers

  • June 5: Ali Cohen (Emory University)

Past seminar speakers


Partner Institutions

 DartmouthUniversity of Pennsylvania


Yale UniversityMIT

Princeton UniversityHarvard University

Columbia UniversityGallaudet University



Charitable Causes

We aim to use our platform to advance the larger social justice movement by raising awareness and funding for issues that inform our science and our identities as scientists. To this end, all speakers are given the opportunity to highlight a social justice charity or organization of their choice at the outset of their talk. Below is a compilation of these organizations.

Academics for Black Survival and Wellness



American Civil Liberties Union

American Diabetes Association

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Cientifico Latin

Clubes de Ciencia Perú

Community Access

Critical Resistance

Gender Odyssey

Global Fund for Women

IRIS - Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services

Mariposa Scholars Program

Mazzoni Center

NARAL Pro-Choice America

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Center for Transgender Equality 

National Low Income Housing Coalition

Project South

Resource Generation

The DC Abortion Fund

The Rapid Response List

Save the Children

The Social Creatures