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About us

The Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience is a non-profit organization whose main function is to create awareness of the importance and contributions of neuroscience in diverse areas of human endeavor.

THE INSTITUTE FOR COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE  is the first non-profit organization founded in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with the aim of bringing the most advanced and up-to-date research in the area of neuroscience to a wide audience and to promote research in cognitive neuroscience. It has become one of the most important organizations for the dissemination of knowledge of cognitive neuroscience and its impact on areas such as education, mental health and mindfulness, among others. Important alliances  have been made with other non-profit, educational, scientific and social organizations in order to continue a sustained and regular curriculum of scientific events with high academic and social impact. Scientific inquiry and interest  in neuroscience is the driving force behind every project undertaken by the Institute. Its work has been recognized by local and international media.

Since the beginning, the Institute has been instrumental  in bringing together scientists, physicians, psychologists, teachers, artists, meditation practitioners and many other professionals  who share a common interest in brain function and anatomy. World renowned neuroscientists have participated as guest speakers on numerous events organized as symposiums, conferences, workshops, retreats and lectures. The Institute has reached hundreds of people and has widen to include many geographical areas where it continues to bring cognitive neuroscience to a diverse population  impacting  their lifestyles and improving  their quality of life. As a leader, it has set high standards for every project with an unwavering regard for sound scientific research and  knowledge. The success and recognition attained thus far is due to the Institute's credibility and impact.

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To advance knowledge and inspire lifelong learning through cognitive neuroscience.

Our team


Mauricio A. Conejo, Ph.D.


Lourdes Lara, Ph.D.


Vicente Simon, MD

Paul Fulton, Ed.D.


Sharon alvarado


Jorge R. Reyes, MD

Karla Monsalve

Jose Aponte, MD

Alan Juarez Belaunde, MD


Michael Macedonio

Leishla Rodriguez

Camila Matos

Tatiana Sofia Conejo

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We envision a society where cognitive neuroscience directly impacts people's lives.

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Our philosophy

THE INSTITUTE FOR COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE, as a non-profit organization committed to its mission and vision statements, has convened to reinvest part of its proceeds on scholarships for those who cannot afford upcoming events and for cognitive neuroscience research, development of projects, and cognitive neuroscience training.

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