President ECOSF Visit to Institute for Cognitive Science Studies (ICSS), Pardis New City, Iran

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President ECOSF Prof Dr Manzoor Hussain Soomro visited ICSS on 3 March 2015 during his visit to Iran for 25th RPC 2015. The President was received by Mr. M. Hossein Nosrat, who also gave a briefing about ICSS and highlighted its achievements so far and aspirations for the future in the field of cognitive sciences. ICSS is a non-governmental, non-profit institute whose main objective is to promote research and education in the field of cognitive science and technologies. Mr. Hossein Nosrat also presented details about educational programs, scientific conferences, publications by the institute and its researchers, research facilities and cognitive clinics / assessment centers. He also shared the information of their next International Conference on Cognitive Sciences. []. After the briefing President ECOSF visited the research labs of the institute and observed various activities like operation of mice brain, cognitive assessment of an individual and behavioral study of mouse in a chamber.

President ECOSF thanked the ICSS colleagues for arranging the visit and briefing. He acknowledged the level of work done so far and said that the institute has potential to play an important role in the field of cognitive sciences not only for Iran but also for whole ECO region.

President ECOSF proposed to ICSS team to be partner in Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) Program and activities of ECOSF for the region. He pointed out that cognitive science researchers can play a vital role in assessing the mental development of children, while exposed to various levels of understanding of the S&T developments & education and the consequent influence on their career selection and decision making in life.

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