Higher cortical functions

The EAN Scientific Panel on Higher Cortical Function has the mission to disseminate advances in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology among the neurological community in Europe. The study of the neural foundations of cognition and behaviour was born within clinical neurology, and remains one of the cornerstones of the intellectual endowment of neurology.  The panel organizes symposia and teaching courses, and plans to develop evidence-based guidelines and to conduct European surveys:

This  Scientific Panel comprises members from all EAN member countries.

The following tasks have been completed:

Workshops and teaching activities

  • 2nd EAN congress in Copenhagen 2016: “New concepts about language processing in the brain”. The speakers were:  Cornelius Weiller, Freiburg, Germany, Convenor, The dual loop model and aphasia¸Thomas Bak, Edinburgh, UK, The impact of bilingualism on cognitive functions across the lifespan and in brain diseases;  Jean-François Démonet, Lausanne, Switzerland, The writing brain.
  • 3rd EAN congress in Amsterdam 2017: Focused workshop: Memory consolidation; Teaching course: Higher Cortical Function in neurology: an update.

Planned Projects

  • Proposal of a Task Force on a Cognitive Neurology curriculum for Europe
  • Proposal of survey about training in Cognitive Neurology in Europe
  • Proposal of Guidelines for Neurobehavioral assessment
  • 4th EAN congress in Lisbon, 2018: workshop "Lost in space - clinical and neurobiological aspects of topographagnosia"

Management Group

Brandt, Thomas


Brandt, Thomas (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Munich, Germany
Husain, Masud


Husain, Masud
Oxford, United Kingdom
Deecke, Lüder

Management Group Member

Deecke, Lüder (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Vienna, Austria
Heide, Wolfgang

Management Group Member

Heide, Wolfgang (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Celle, Germany
Rektorova, Irena

Management Group Member

Rektorova, Irena (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Brno, Czech Republic
Tábuas Pereira, Miguel

RRFS Representative

Tábuas Pereira, Miguel (Dr)
Coimbra, Portugal

Individual panel members

Bergman, Noa
Bergman, Noa (MD)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Boban, Marina
Boban, Marina (Assistant Professor)
Zagreb, Croatia
Brochet, Bruno
Brochet, Bruno (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Calabrese, Pasquale
Calabrese, Pasquale (MD, Prof, PhD)
Basel, Switzerland
Deecke, Lüder
Deecke, Lüder (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Vienna, Austria
Demarin, Vida
Demarin, Vida (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Zagreb, Croatia
Démonet, Jean-Francois
Démonet, Jean-Francois (MD, Professor, MD, PhD)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Dieterich, Marianne
Dieterich, Marianne (MD, Prof, FEAN, FANA)
Munich, Germany
Faiss, Jürgen Hartmut
Faiss, Jürgen Hartmut (MD, Prof)
Teupitz, Germany
Filipovic, Sasa
Filipovic, Sasa (Prof, MD, PhD)
Belgrade, Serbia
Fink, Gereon R.
Fink, Gereon R. (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Jülich, Germany
Frederiksen, Kristian Steen
Frederiksen, Kristian Steen (MD, PhD, FEBN)
Copenhagen, Denmark
New York, United States
Keyser, Antonius
Keyser, Antonius (MD)
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Laczó, Jan
Laczó, Jan (MD, PhD)
Praha 5 - Motol, Czech Republic
Lahiri, Durjoy
Lahiri, Durjoy
Massano, João
Massano, João (MD)
Porto, Portugal
Perju-Dumbrava, Lacramioara
Perju-Dumbrava, Lacramioara (MD, Prof)
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Plant, Gordon
Plant, Gordon (MD, FEAN)
London, United Kingdom
Stefanova, Elka
Stefanova, Elka (Professor)
Belgrade, Serbia
Uthman, Basim
Uthman, Basim (Prof)
Miami, United States
Verdelho, Ana
Verdelho, Ana (MD, Prof)
Lisbon, Portugal

RRFS Representative

Carneiro, Diogo
Carneiro, Diogo (MD)
Coimbra, Portugal
Carvalho, Vanessa
Carvalho, Vanessa (MD)
Lisbon, Portugal
Durães, João
Durães, João
Coimbra, Portugal

Institutional panel members

Akanova, Assiya
Akanova, Assiya (MD)
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Audronyte, Egle
Audronyte, Egle (MD)
Vilnius, Lithuania
Beisteiner, Roland
Beisteiner, Roland (MD)
Vienna, Austria
Bergman, Noa
Bergman, Noa (MD)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Berlot, Rok
Berlot, Rok
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Bilgiç, Başar
Bilgiç, Başar (DR.)
İstanbul, Turkey
Bogolepova, Anna
Bogolepova, Anna (MD)
Moscow, Russian Federation
Bosnar-Puretic, Marijana
Bosnar-Puretic, Marijana (Assist. Prof.)
Cappa, Stefano F.
Cappa, Stefano F. (MD, Prof)
Pavia, Italy
Dulamea, Adriana Octaviana
Dulamea, Adriana Octaviana (MD)
Bucharest, Romania
Eisenberg, Hanna
Eisenberg, Hanna
Goettingen, Germany
Forchhammer, Hysse
Forchhammer, Hysse (MD)
Godefroy, Olivier
Godefroy, Olivier (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Amiens, France
Kázmér, Kazmér
Kázmér, Kazmér (Prof.)
Lazdovska, Krista
Lazdovska, Krista (MD)
Riga, Latvia
Martins, Isabel Pavão
Martins, Isabel Pavão (MD, Prof)
Lisbon, Portugal
Miglane, Evija
Miglane, Evija (MD, PhD)
Riga, Latvia
Moldovanu, Ion
Moldovanu, Ion (MD, Prof)
Chisinau, Moldova
Muller, Richard
Muller, Richard (MD neurologist)
Esch sur Alzette, Luxembourg
Münte, Thomas Frank
Münte, Thomas Frank (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Magdeburg, Germany
Murley, Alexander
Murley, Alexander (MD)
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Nyffeler, Thomas
Nyffeler, Thomas (MD, Prof)
Luzerne, Switzerland
Petrović, Igor
Petrović, Igor
Belgrade, Serbia
Roma, Italy
Schnider, Armin
Schnider, Armin (Prof)
Geneva, Switzerland
Shestopalova, Lyudmyla
Shestopalova, Lyudmyla (MD, Prof)
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Spasić Parlić, Mirjana
Spasić Parlić, Mirjana
Nis, Serbia
Stankovic Tutus, Iva
Stankovic Tutus, Iva (Dr.)
Belgrade, Serbia
Stokholm, Jette
Stokholm, Jette (MD)
Sutnikiene, Vaiva
Sutnikiene, Vaiva
Vilnius, Lithuania
Svaerke, Katrine
Svaerke, Katrine
Trajkov, Luchesar
Trajkov, Luchesar (MD, Prof)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Viñuela Fernández, Félix
Viñuela Fernández, Félix