CogniTalks 2020: Postponed

As we are sure all of you follow the news nowadays, the unfortunate outbreak of COVID-19 makes it very important for all of us to eliminate social contact outdoors, in school, in work, or events.

For this reason, CogniTalks 2020 will be postponed for the time being, as it cannot be held on the 9th of April. The Cognito Board, Pakhuis de Zwijger and our speakers are very motivated to make CogniTalks happen in the future, once the situation stabilizes; we all hope this will be as soon as possible.

Please monitor the rescheduled date in the Facebook event, in our website, as well as in the website of Pakhuis de Zwijger.

We wish you all to stay healthy and positive!


The Cognito Board.


Cognito is the student association of the research master Brain and Cognitive Sciences (MBCS) in Amsterdam – a collaborative effort of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) and University of Amsterdam (UvA). Each year about 50 new students are selected to start the program, divided among three tracks: Cognitive Science, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Behavioural Neuroscience. With these +/- 50 new students per year, we are a small but enthusiastic student union that comprises of a number of committees and the Cognito board.

Cognito organises both educational and social events. An example of a new and very beloved event is CogniTalks, which is an evening with short lectures in the style of ‘TEDTalks’. The social committee organises one fun event almost every month, including a weekend away! By organising these events, we aim at creating a community feeling among our students and offering a platform for students to meet alumni and researchers to get acquainted with the life after the study.


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