Online ISSN 1970-3201 - Print ISSN 1970-321X


Michela Balconi PhD
International Research Center for Cognitive Applied Neuroscience (IrcCAN) - Dept of Psychology, Catholic University, Milan
Largo Gemelli 1, 20123 Milan, Italy - Phone: +39-2-7234.2233 - Fax: +39-2-7234.2280
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Associate Editors

Salvatore Campanella PhD
Laboratoire de Psychologie Médicale et Addictologie, Université Libre de Bruxelles, CHU Brugmann, Psychiatrie
4, Place Vangehuchten, 1020 Bruxelles, Belgique

Editorial Board

Angela Bartolo
Laboratoire URECA, Université Charles-de-Gaulle Lille III
Domaine universitaire du Pont de Bois
, Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex, France
Mark Buckley
Dept of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Angela Ciaramidaro
Brain Imaging Center, University of Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Ritobrato Datta
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia & University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Vilfredo De Pascalis
Dept of Psychology, Facoltà di Psicologia 1, Sapienza Università di Roma, Roma, Italy
Carles Escera
Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Ralph D. Ellis
Clark Atlanta University, USA
Giuseppe Foderaro
Unity of Clinical Neuropsychology, Clinica al Parco, Lugano, Switzerland
Debanjan Goswami
Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, USA
Sara Invitto
Human Anatomy and Neuroscience Lab, Dept of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies,
University of Salento, Lecce, Italy

Maria Grazia Inzaghi
Laboratory of Neuropsychology, Casa di Cura del Policlinico di Milano, Milano, Italy
Vasily Klucharev
Dept of Psychophysiology, National Research University, Moscow, Russia
Pierre Maurage
Institut de Recherche en Sciences Psychologiques, Laboratoire de Psychopathologie Expérimentale, Université catholique de Louvain,
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Natika Newton
Philosophy Department, Nassau Community College, Garden City, New York, USA
Jaak Panksepp
Dept of Psychology, Washington State University, Washington, USA
Uberto Pozzoli
Bioengineering Laboratory, IRRCS, Lecco, Italy
Wolfram Schultz
Dept of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Bernt Weber
Center for Economics and Neuroscience, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

Action Editors

Michela Balconi PhD
International Research Center for Cognitive Applied Neuroscience (IrcCAN) - Dept of Psychology, Catholic University, Milan
Salvatore Campanella PhD
Laboratoire de Psychologie Médicale et Addictologie, Université Libre de Bruxelles, CHU Brugmann, Bruxelles

Editorial Staff

Roberta A. Allegretta
Laura Angioletti
Davide Crivelli
Carlotta Acconito
Katia Rovelli


«Neuropsychological Trends» is devoted to the publication of high-quality papers of interest to the broad community of neuroscientists. The journal has threefold purposes: a) encourage debate on the actual trend topics of neuropsychology and neuroscience; b) be home for research of new field; c) introduce methodology discussion.

«Neuropsychological Trends» promotes the exchange of ideas, concepts and findings in any area of neuropsychology. As an on-line journal, it provides an unparalleled opportunity to present information to specialists and the public by young researchers. Finally it focalizes the specific research methodology of neuroimaging, electrophysiology, and magnetic field study. The journal is interdisciplinary and aims to integrate the neurosciences and psychological sciences.

It publishes paper in different forms: research paper; theoretical, methodological and review paper; case report and brief communication. Also, special issue may be proposed to the Editors.

Need for a new journal

«Neuropsychological Trends» publishes original contributions to scientific knowledge in neuropsychology and neuroscience, and it provides an interdisciplinary forum on new trends on neuropsychology and psychophysiology. There is a growing dissatisfaction with fragmentation in theoretical perspectives on neuropsychology and without doubt there is a felt need for a journal containing articles which aim to integrate these fragmented ideas, theories and methods. We place particular emphasis on the fact that informed discussion of neuropsychology needs to be interdisciplinary.

The journal aims to introduce new ideas on the field of biological bases of behaviour and of the neurological perspectives applied to psychological processes. Specifically it intends to offer an ample space for innovative research methodologies and new theoretical views on the neuropsychological discipline. Methodological discussion will constitute a main topic of the journal. Specific attention will be given to the development of new theories and/or research methodologies applicable to group and single-case studies.

The journal is interested in basic and applied research and aims at opening up new avenues for the understanding, explaining, and treatment of neuropsychological issues. Specifically, Neuropsychological Trends will consider articles from any area of neuropsychological and neuroscience research, including, but not limited to: cognitive neuropsychology, clinical neuropsychology, neurophysiology, psychophysiology, and research techniques (fMRI; ERPs, PET).

The main topics proposed are:
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 learning and memory
 communication and language
 motivation and emotion
 methodology of research (electroencephalography; brain imaging; behavioural measures)


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Included: neuropsychology; neuropsychiatry; clinical neuropsychology; brain research; psychophysiology; biological bases of behaviour; physiology; neuroimaging; electrophysiology.

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