Who We Are

The International Behavioral Neuroscience Society (IBNS) encourages research and education in the field of behavioral neuroscience. 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!


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



Registration for the IBNS 2020 Annual Meeting in Glasgow, Scotland, is now open for members and non-members.  Note that members receive discounted registration rates, so consider Membership in IBNS, if you plan to attend.  Please review the 2020 Meeting Registration webpage for more information and for a link to the registration form.