Membership

The annual membership fee is for the current calendar year, January through December.

Your membership dues help support important activities by the Society, including our expanding accessibility, communications, diversity, and environmental responsibility initiatives. Most importantly, members help us achieve our mission to expand our understanding of the human mind, to promote Cognitive Science as a discipline, and to foster scientific interchange among researchers in various areas of study, including Anthropology, Artificial Intelligence, Education, Linguistics, Neuroscience, Philosophy and Psychology.

Membership Categories

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Regular Membership:
Applies to all individuals who are active in cognitive science research.

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Early Career Membership:
Applies to all individuals who have completed their terminal degree and have begun their career within 3 years of their terminal degree.

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Student/Post-Doc Membership:
Applies to students enrolled in any full-time, degree-granting programs at an institution of higher learning, as well as post-doctoral fellows.

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Retiree Membership:
Applies to all individuals who have retired from the field of cognitive science.

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Lifetime Membership:
Applies to all regular members who desire to indicate their commitment to cognitive science research (and pay no more dues for life)

Membership Dues

The membership year is from January 1 – December 31.  Dues are in USD.

  • Regular membership: $95
  • Early Career membership: $75
  • Student & Post Doc membership: $50
  • Retiree membership: $30
  • Lifetime membership: $1,500

Pay-what-you-can option

We acknowledge that not everyone can contribute the full amount of the annual membership.  We do appreciate if you are able to contribute the minimum suggested amounts below.  If you are unable to make a financial contribution, you can renew or join for free. 

  • Regular membership: $25
  • Early Career membership: $15
  • Student & Post Doc membership: $10
  • Retiree membership: $10

Renew

We have migrated to an updated Membership software, therefore your renewal process will be a little different this year. Click the Renew button below.

On the landing page select the “Forgot Password” link under the “Forgot Password” heading. Enter your current email related to your membership account (this is the email you are receiving this mail at), and you will be sent an email with instructions to reset your password. Please note, the reset email may take up to 30 minutes to arrive in your inbox. Once you have created your new password, you can log-in to your Conference Manager Dashboard. These credentials will also be required for submitting an abstract and registering for the conference.

The center tile of the dashboard will say Membership Enrollment – click the link that says, “Enroll Now”. Once you select the appropriate membership type, you will have the option to pay online via our secure payment processer. If you would prefer to pay via phone, fax, mail or electronic funds transfer, you will find the necessary information listed.

You will also be able to update your profile with your social media information as well as participate in the members’ directory.

Join

If you are not a current member, please click the button below and create an account.
On the landing page, select “create user profile” under the New User heading. After you create your account, you will use your email, and new password to log into the system. These credentials will also be required for submitting an abstract and registering for the conference.

Once you have created your account, or logged in, you will be taken to your account dashboard. The center tile of the dashboard will say Membership Enrollment – click the link that says, “Enroll Now”. Once you select the appropriate membership type, you will have the option to pay online via our secure payment processer. If you would prefer to pay via phone, fax, mail or electronic funds transfer, you will find the necessary information listed.

Questions?

If any of the above information is unclear, or you are having difficulties renewing/paying for your membership, please contact us to ensure your membership is processed accordingly.

Member Benefits

Membership in the Society includes:

Journal Access

Web-based electronic access to Cognitive Science Journal and Topics in Cognitive Science (TopiCS)

Registration Deals

Reduced registration fees at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society

Subscription Deals

Reduced subscription rates to the journals Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Trends in Neurosciences, and Connection Science

Subscription Deals

Reduced subscription rate to the Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence

Book Discounts

Discounted book prices from select publishers

Access

Online access to Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences

The Cognitive Science Society is pleased to announce the establishment of the CogSci Grove which aims to mobilise cognitive scientists to offset carbon emissions associated with their professional activities.  To date, 1681 trees have been planted in protected sites in the Scottish Highlands where they will create homes for wildlife and forests for the future.

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