5th April 2024, 09:00-21:30


Queens' College, Cambridge


You are invited to attend the 34th annual Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar – CNS2024: ‘Sleep, Consciousness and Cognition’ on Friday April 5th 2024 at Queens’ College.

This year, we will focus on ‘Sleep, Consciousness and Cognition’. CNS2024 will be interdisciplinary and far reaching in its breadth. From investigating the nature and function of consciousness in humans, animals and artificial intelligence to the interplay between sleep abnormalities and neurodegeneration; from how core brain networks organise thought and behaviour to the understanding of the neural mechanisms underlying altered states of consciousness; from how the brain makes predictions about the world to how placing physical constraints on an artificially-intelligent system allows it to develop features of the brains of complex organisms in order to solve tasks.

This meeting will be open to neuroscientists of every discipline! You will be able to present a poster/data blitz on any of the themes of Cambridge Neuroscience – learning from each other is key. We have an excellent programme of speakers confirmed and you will be invited to attend the conference dinner following the meeting in the Old Hall of Queens’ College (additional charge will apply and places are limited).

Data Blitz at CNS 2024

There will be a data blitz for early career researchers held during the main programme. Abstracts will be selected from submitted poster abstracts. Research can cover any of the six themes of Cambridge Neuroscience. Deadline for Abstract submission is Monday 18th March 2024 and presenters will be notified of selection by Monday 25th March 2024 (Early abstract submission is advisable) to ensure adequate preparation time. Selected presenters will be allowed to speak for a maximum of 3 minutes.

Poster exhibition at CNS 2024

There will be a poster exhibition held during the conference with generous prizes (2 x £200). Posters can cover any of the six themes of Cambridge Neuroscience (see above). Deadline for Abstract submission is Monday 18th March 2024. Please note that poster boards will be 1 metre (w) by 2 metres (h). Please note that the optimum size for posters is A0 portrait (i.e. 841mm (w) x 1189mm (h)). If your poster is already printed and does not fit these requirements, please contact Dervila Glynn.

How to submit an abstract

To register your abstract for poster presentation (and indeed consideration for the Data Blitz), please register your attendance as normal, select the option for presenting a poster and you will then receive a confirmation email that will contain a link to upload your abstract with all of the formatting guidelines (2000 characters).  For Cambridge Neuroscientists, it is more efficient if you are logged in when you submit your abstract because a record will be kept on your profile.


One female presenting a poster to another female