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Welcome to the Society of Applied Neuroscience

The Society of Applied Neuroscience (SAN) is a nonprofit membership organization devoted to advancing neuroscientific knowledge and its innovative applications by empowering both scientists and practitioners in serving the public by optimising self-regulatory brain function.

Its membership is open to scientists and practitioners interested in an integrated approach with involves the neural, cognitive and behavioural levels of analysis.

SAN originated as a chapter of the International Society for Neuronal Regulation, an U.S. based organization, grew in numbers and turned into the Society of Applied Neuroscience through a membership referendum which also enlarged its scope. SAN is based in Europe and open to international membership.

SAN is registered in the Norwegian Register Br√łnn√łysundregistrene as Organization Number 984-637-94.

SAN Aims

  • Advancing integrative neuroscience, including novel applications such as neurofeedback (EEG, fMRI, NIRS), autonomic nervous system biofeedback, neuro-rehabilitation, brain-computer interface (BCI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), virtual reality feedback, vagus nerve stimulation, electro-cranial stimulaton, audio-visual stimulation, etc.
  • Fostering education in applied neuroscientific techniques
  • Enhancing integrative practice in clinical treatment, education and optimal performance
  • Promoting evidence-based practice to optimise functions in both health and disease
  • Increasing public knowledge of neuroscientific applications

SAN Functions

  • Organising an annual conference
  • Providing university accredited training courses on clinical, educational and optimal performance training
  • Developing European standards of practice
  • Supporting scientific research in applied neuroscience
  • Seeking affiliation and membership concessions with like-minded societies
  • Facilitating communication among scientists and practitioners
  • Publishing an international scientific journal.