Federation of the
european societies
of Neuropsychology

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 as well as a letter of recommendation. Each member society can support at most one colleague. The Scientific Advisory Board does the ranking of all reseipts 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 FESN congress. The winner is invited to give a keynote address and to submit a review of their work to Cortex (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/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
  • 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).

Cortex prize winners (see: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/cortex/news/the-cortex-prize )

2021 – Olga dal Monte, University of Turin, Italy. “Under the hood: neural mechanisms of social behaviours.” (2022), Cortex, ___: ___-___.

2019 – 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”. (2020), Cortex, 129: 68-79.

2017 – 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” (2018) Cortex, 109: 104-123.

2015 – 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?” (2019) Cortex, 118: 188-202.

2013 – Floris de Lange, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, Nijmegen, Netherlands. Paper not submitted.

2011 - Marc Himmelbach, Centre of Neurology, Tübingen, Germany. Paper not submitted.

2010 - Elizabeth Jefferies, Department of Psychology, University of York, UK. “The neural basis of semantic cognition: Converging evidence from neuropsychology, neuroimaging and TMS” (2013) Cortex, 49, (3): 611-625.

2008 - Emiliano Macaluso, Neuroimaging Laboratory, Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome, Italy. “Orienting of spatial attention and the interplay between the senses” (2010) Cortex, 46, (3): 282-297.