UNIVERSITY TOWN,  SINGAPORE  ·  JANUARY 4–5,  2013

CogSci Connects is the first student-led conference in Asia to promote awareness
of the Cognitive Sciences and its opportunities in the region and around the world.

Our Story

Organized by high school and college students in Singapore, CogSci Connects was the first student-led conference in Asia to promote awareness of the Cognitive Sciences and its opportunities in Asia and around the world.

Top scientific experts from USA and Asia gave a glimpse of “How the Brain Works”, the breadth and scope of this multi-disciplinary field and its wide influence on ‘thinking’ today in early child development, music, vision and perception, economics and medicine.

Inaugurated by Mr. Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Education, Singapore, there was a rich array of lectures, demos and student poster presentations.

“Like many of you, I too was captured by Cognitive and Neuro Science stories through popular books and Hollywood movies, but it was my six week stint as a research intern last summer that brought home both the creativity and the challenges that cutting edge brain research embodies. My fellow students and I hope that CogSci Connects inspires you to embrace and advance brain research and development in Singapore and Asia.”
- Tara Venkatesan
Conference Founder-Convener
 

Organising Committee

Tara Venkatesan

Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)

Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, NUS

Anthea Chua

National University of Singapore

Fathima Rifkhana

National University of Singapore

Samantha Neo

National University of Singapore

Seah Yun Han

National University of Singapore

Tan Shi Ni

NUS High School

Tan Shi Yu

Anderson Junior College

Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, NUS

Wang Zhibin

National University of Singapore

Clarice Zhang

National University of Singapore

Faculty Advisory Committee

Prof. Dale Purves

Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School

Prof. Bernard Tan

National University of Singapore

Prof. Lonce Wyse

National University of Singapore

 
Read more about the team

Overseas Speakers

Prof. Charles J. Limb

Johns Hopkins University

Prof. Stephen G. Lisberger

Duke University

Prof. Brian Scholl

Yale University

Prof. Elizabeth Spelke

Harvard University

Guests of Honour Speakers

Mr. Heng Swee Keat

Minister for Education, Singapore

Prof. Tan Eng Chye

National University of Singapore

Singapore Speakers

Prof. Bernard Lanskey

National University of Singapore

Dr. Guan Cuntai

Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR Singapore

Prof. Christopher Asplund

Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School

Prof. Hsieh, Po-Jang

Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School

Prof. Leher Singh

National University of Singapore

 
Read more about the Speakers

Our Partners

Cogsci Connects Conference
is organised in partnership with: