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

Bregman, Noa


Bregman, Noa
Tel Aviv, Israel
Martins, Isabel Pavão


Martins, Isabel Pavão
Lisbon, Portugal
Alves, Pedro Nascimento

Panel Member (Institution)

Alves, Pedro Nascimento
Lisbon, Portugal
Calabrese, Pasquale

Management Group Member

Calabrese, Pasquale
Basel, Switzerland
Godefroy, Olivier

Management Group Member

Godefroy, Olivier
Amiens, France
Rektorova, Irena

Panel Member (Institution)

Rektorova, Irena
Brno, Czech Republic
Stefanova, Elka

Management Group Member

Stefanova, Elka
Belgrade, Serbia

Individual panel members

Boban, Marina
Boban, Marina
Zagreb, Croatia
Brandt, Thomas
Brandt, Thomas
Munich, Germany
Deecke, Lüder
Deecke, Lüder
Vienna, Austria
Demarin, Vida
Demarin, Vida
Zagreb, Croatia
Dieterich, Marianne
Dieterich, Marianne
Munich, Germany
Filipovic, Sasa
Filipovic, Sasa
Belgrade, Serbia
Fink, Gereon R.
Fink, Gereon R.
Jülich, Germany
Frederiksen, Kristian Steen
Frederiksen, Kristian Steen
Copenhagen, Denmark
Heide, Wolfgang
Heide, Wolfgang
Celle, Germany
Husain, Masud
Husain, Masud
Oxford, United Kingdom
Kefalos, John
Kefalos, John
New York, United States
Laczó, Jan
Laczó, Jan
Praha 5 - Motol, Czech Republic
Martins, Isabel Pavão
Martins, Isabel Pavão
Lisbon, Portugal
Massano, João
Massano, João
Porto, Portugal
Mosa, Ahmed
Mosa, Ahmed
Mansoura, Egypt
Perju-Dumbrava, Lacramioara
Perju-Dumbrava, Lacramioara
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Plant, Gordon
Plant, Gordon
London, United Kingdom
Shpilyukova, Yuliya
Shpilyukova, Yuliya
Moscow, Russian Federation
Verdelho, Ana
Verdelho, Ana
Lisbon, Portugal

RRFS Representative

Cabreira, Verónica
Cabreira, Verónica
EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
Carneiro, Diogo
Carneiro, Diogo
Coimbra, Portugal
Durães, João
Durães, João
Coimbra, Portugal
Gonzalez Martinez, Alicia
Gonzalez Martinez, Alicia
Madrid, Spain
Guedes Vaz, Catarina
Guedes Vaz, Catarina
Porto, Portugal
Kurucu, Hatice
Kurucu, Hatice
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Maranzano, Alessio
Maranzano, Alessio
lanciano, Italy
Massa, Federico
Massa, Federico
Genoa, Italy
Passaretti, Massimiliano
Passaretti, Massimiliano
Roma, Italy
Russo, Mirella
Russo, Mirella
Pescara, Italy
Ruzhdii, Nadia
Ruzhdii, Nadia
Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Tábuas Pereira, Miguel
Tábuas Pereira, Miguel
Coimbra, Portugal

Student Member

Szałata, Karolina
Szałata, Karolina
Kazimierówka, Poland

Institutional panel members

Alves, Pedro Nascimento
Alves, Pedro Nascimento
Lisbon, Portugal
Benedek, Irina
Benedek, Irina
Cluj Napoca, Romania
Bergman, Noa
Bergman, Noa
Tel Aviv, Israel
Bogolepova, Anna
Bogolepova, Anna
Moscow, Russian Federation
Bonelli, Silvia B.
Bonelli, Silvia B.
Vienna, Austria
Dulamea, Adriana Octaviana
Dulamea, Adriana Octaviana
Bucharest, Romania
Eisenberg, Hanna
Eisenberg, Hanna
Goettingen, Germany
Gossye, Helena
Gossye, Helena
Antwerp, Belgium
Grosu, Oxana
Grosu, Oxana
Chisinau, Moldova
Gyimesi, Csilla
Gyimesi, Csilla
Pécs, Hungary
Koivisto, Anne
Koivisto, Anne
Kuopio, Finland
Laczó, Martina
Laczó, Martina
Praha 5 - Motol, Czech Republic
Lazdovska, Krista
Lazdovska, Krista
Riga, Latvia
Miglane, Evija
Miglane, Evija
Riga, Latvia
Moldovanu, Ion
Moldovanu, Ion
Chisinau, Moldova
Muller, Richard
Muller, Richard
Esch sur Alzette, Luxembourg
Münte, Thomas Frank
Münte, Thomas Frank
Magdeburg, Germany
Naumouskaya, Natalia
Naumouskaya, Natalia
Minsk, Belarus
Nyffeler, Thomas
Nyffeler, Thomas
Luzerne, Switzerland
Paraskevas, Georgios
Paraskevas, Georgios
N. Iraklio, Greece
Petrović, Igor
Petrović, Igor
Belgrade, Serbia
Plutino, Andrea
Plutino, Andrea
Fano, Italy
Rektorova, Irena
Rektorova, Irena
Brno, Czech Republic
Rossini, Fabio
Rossini, Fabio
Salzburg, Austria
Samanci, Bedia
Samanci, Bedia
Istanbul, Turkey
Schnider, Armin
Schnider, Armin
Geneva, Switzerland
Shestopalova, Lyudmyla
Shestopalova, Lyudmyla
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Stankovic, Iva
Stankovic, Iva
Belgrade, Serbia
Sutnikiene, Vaiva
Sutnikiene, Vaiva
Vilnius, Lithuania
Svaerke, Katrine
Svaerke, Katrine
Szlufik, Stanislaw
Szlufik, Stanislaw
Marki, Poland
Traykov, Latchesar
Traykov, Latchesar
Sofia, Bulgaria
Trojano, Luigi
Trojano, Luigi
Caserta, Italy
Tsantzali, Ioanna
Tsantzali, Ioanna
ATHENS, Greece
Tuncer Elmaci, Nese
Tuncer Elmaci, Nese
Istanbul, Turkey
Vaitkevicius, Arunas
Vaitkevicius, Arunas
Vilnius, Lithuania
Viñuela Fernández, Félix
Viñuela Fernández, Félix