Federation of the
european societies
of Neuropsychology

Cortex Prize

The Cortex Prize is an biannual award to emphasise the achievements in neuroscience. It is awarded to a promising young scientist in the field of neuropsychology. The scientist has to be within 7 years from the PhD. The awardee will be recommended by their member society and has to send a curriculum vitae, a letter of recommendation, as well as 1-3 papers in which he or she presents his/her scientific work. Each member society can support at most one colleague. The Scientific Advisory Board does the ranking of all candidates and proposes one scientist after reviewing his scientific work. The final confirmation will be made by the Management Committee. The prize is officially granted during the biannual FESN congress. The winner is invited to give a keynote address and to submit a review of their work to the journal ‘Cortex’.

Application procedure:

(each document to be sent as a separate file in pdf format)

  • a letter of nomination must be signed by the FESN member organisation
  • the letter should include a strong statement as to how the nominee meets the criteria
  • an up-to-date curriculum vitae with contact details (email address and picture in jpg format).
  • 1-3 papers as pdf as an example of the scientific work

Cortex prize winners

(see: Cortex - The Cortex Prize)

Cortex Prize 2023 Open Call


Olga dal Monte
University of Turin, Italy

Under the hood: neural mechanisms of social behaviours (to be submitted)


Georg Kranz
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong. Austria

Gender-affirming hormone treatment - A unique approach to study the effects of sex hormones on brain structure and function. Cortex, (2020) 129: 68-79, DOI: 10.1016/j.cortex.2020.04.005


Teppo Särkämö
Cognitive Brain Research Unit, Department of Psychology and Logopedics, University of Helsinki, Finland

Golden oldies and silver brains: Deficits, preservation, learning, and rehabilitation effects of music in ageing-related neurological disorders. Cortex, 2018 Dec;109:104-123 DOI: 10.1016/j.cortex.2018.08.034


Michel Thiebaut de Schotten
FrontLab, Brain and Spine Institute, La Salpêtrière, Paris, France

Large-scale comparative neuroimaging: Where are we and what do we need? Cortex, 2019 Sep;118:188-202. DOI: 10.1016/j.cortex.2018.11.028


Floris de Lange
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Title not available


Marc Himmelbach
Centre of Neurology, Germany

Title not available


Elizabeth Jefferies
Department of Psychology, University of York, UK

The neural basis of semantic cognition: Converging evidence from neuropsychology, neuroimaging and TMS. Cortex. 2013 Mar;49(3):611-25. DOI: 10.1016/j.cortex.2012.10.008


Emiliano Macaluso
Neuroimaging Laboratory, Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome, Italy

Orienting of spatial attention and the interplay between the senses (Publication not available)