Announcements Brain Insight Lecture: "Race matters, but not how you think it does: How stereotypes affect how we live, work, play and pray," featuring Dr. Valerie Purdie-Vaughns - Wednesday, December 3rd from 6:30-8 PM at 515 Malcolm X Blvd

Dr. Purdie-Vaughns is an associate professor in the Psychology Department at Columbia. Her talk will cover recent findings in brain science that can be used by individuals to reduce stress and improve performance, and that could help bridge racial and gender disparities in the population. See this flyer for more information.

NeuroNutrition Talk with Dr. Avena - Tuesday, December 2nd at 6 PM in 302 Fayerweather Hall

Ever wonder why you just can't put down the junk food? Is it possible that some people are actually addicted to sweets? Join us next week at "NeuroNutrition," a guest speaker event featuring Dr. Nicole Avena from the New York Obesity Research Center. Dr. Avena is a research neuroscientist and author. She will be discussing her research on sugar and junk food addiction in a presentation and Q&A session. Food will be provided (healthy options of course).

9th Annual Research Symposium, Saturday Nov 22nd

Are you looking to gain research experience and join a lab on campus?

The Columbia Neuroscience Society is pleased to announce that our 9th Annual Research Fair will be taking place next Saturday, November 22nd from 1 to 3 PM in Lerner's Satow Room (5th floor).

This year, we will have representatives from various research labs across several disciplines, including departments in Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Anatomy and the Cell, Biomedical Informatics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Mathematics, and Biomedical Engineering. All research groups are open to and/or actively recruiting undergraduates, so this will be a great opportunity for students to meet and learn about various research groups and to find research positions.

The event is open to all undergraduates in the Columbia community, so mark your calendars for Saturday, November 22nd from 1-3 PM. Sandwiches and desserts will be provided.

Questions are welcome and can be sent to the CNS at

Congratulations to our New OCMs!

Thank you to all who applied to be on the CNS executive board this year, and congratulations to our new OCMs:
Anastasiya Vasilyeva
Heather Macomber
Max Pensack
Rachel Mikofsky
Stephanie Ding

Executive Board Applications

If you are interested in becoming apart of our executive board, please read and fill out the application below. Applications will be due on Monday, September 22. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview later that week. Please direct any questions to

CNS Board Application

First CNS Meeting of Fall 2014

Welcome to a new school year! The Columbia Neuroscience Society is very excited to announce that we will be holding our first meeting this Sunday, September 14 in Math 417 from 4 to 5 PM. All students (regardless of major) are welcome to attend and learn more about our organization.

At the meeting, we will discuss upcoming CNS events, exciting research opportunities, and how to apply to join our executive board!

ConnecTome Opportunities

The Columbia Neuroscience Society is launching the first issue of our pop-neuroscience publication, ConnecTome, this Fall. Below are some opportunities for students to contribute to our magazine!

Doing Exciting Summer Research? We Want to Feature You!

We are looking to feature the research of a few Columbia undergrads in our first issue. If you are interested in being interviewed for a feature, please contact us at We would love to hear about any aspect of your work, from the new technologies you are using to collect data to the therapeutic applications of your current work.

SUBMIT Your Work for Publication!

We have also decided to continue accepting submissions until the end of July. Feel free to send us articles, abstracts, artwork, poetry, or anything else you've worked on!Remember, ConnecTome is a pop-neuroscience publication meant to be accessible to the entire Columbia community, so you don't have to have a neuroscience background to submit.

Join the ConnecTome Team!

Do you have experience working on publications? Do you know how to use InDesign? Are you interested in joining the editorial board for the CNS's publication? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please contact CNS board member Kal at for more info!