The Central Neuroscience Society (CNS) is an organization of undergraduate and graduate students with shared interest in the neurosciences. The organization sponsors guest speakers and hosts socials with talks given by students and/or faculty members in the Neuroscience Program. The CNS also coordinates an annual trip to the Michigan Chapter for the Society for Neuroscience meeting. The highlights of the CNS functions occur in October and in March. During the CMU Homecoming weekend, the CNS sponsors and hosts our annual BRAIN Center Symposium, which honors and features special talks by outstanding CMU neuroscience alumni. In March, the CNS sponsors and hosts special events during the national Brain Awareness Week. These events include an outreach program to local school districts (which include talks and demonstrations by students to K-12 students in the area), an annual BRAIN Center Open House (where lab tours and demonstrations are given for the general public), and a special talk for the general public. The faculty advisor for CNS is Dr. Gary Dunbar, Director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience at CMU.

CNS meetings are every other Monday at 7:00 p.m. in Brooks 176.