Who We Are

The International Behavioral Neuroscience Society (IBNS) encourages research and education in the field of behavioral neuroscience.  The Society shall collaborate with existing public and private organizations to promote and encourage education and research in Behavioral Neuroscience and will participate and assist in the coordination of efforts or formulation of research and clinical programs. Founded in 1992, the IBNS has members from 34 countries and consists of scientists, clinicians, teachers, and others with a background and interest in the relationship between brain and behavior.


  1. Discounted annual meeting registration fees 
  2. Networking and new contacts through our membership database
  3. Keep up with current IBNS and neuroscience news and events with our monthly newsletter

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Covid-19 Message from IBNS President, Jared Young.  May 10, 2020. 

IBNS 2020 Update - Offering Online Poster Sessions

To IBNS Members and Colleagues:

IBNS 2020 may have been cancelled, but we still want to see your research.  We know of the disappointment at not getting to present your research to our Society and receive the feedback and networking you deserve!  Therefore, we at IBNS are pleased to announce the creation of a subcommittee pledged to creating a mechanism wherein you can present your submitted abstracts to all members for feedback and discussion.  Heading this subcommittee is Dr. Julianne Jett, with help from Past Presidents Scott Hall and Steve Kent, as well as major contributors from the Program, Education & Training, Ethics & Diversity, and Membership & Communications committees in Fair Vassoler, Jill McGaughy, Gregory Carr, Daphne Ling, Donald McEachron, Elizabeth Byrnes, Sarah Baracz, Marianne Van Wagner, and myself.  Get your posters ready, be prepared to take people through them, and interact with your fellow IBNS scientists in early June!  There may even be a social event after, in lieu of our usual banquet.  We hope you are keeping well, and you find this opportunity a valuable goal, certainly we look forward to seeing you!


Message from the President

June 1, 2020. 

We at IBNS are angry and sickened by recent events in the US that have magnified the long history of racism that takes a heavy toll on Black Americans and all people of color. These events coupled with the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus pandemic on those in Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities in the US and the unfair scapegoating of Asian Americans highlight ongoing racial inequities. IBNS condemns these acts and stands in solidarity with these communities. As a society, we plan to increase our efforts to combat racism, support black scientists, and build an inclusive and safe environment for all scientists.  Our Society focuses on behavioral neuroscience, but all continue to be welcome and we support all.  

Dr. Jared Young
University of California at San Diego
San Diego, CA, USA