John Libbey Eurotext

Revue de neuropsychologie


The future and new missions of neuropsychology Volume 9, issue 3, Juillet-Août-Septembre 2017

1 Université de Liège,
GIGA-CRC in vivo imaging,
allée du VI-Août-8 (B30),
4000 Liège, Belgique
2 Université de Liège,
Unité de recherche psychologie et neuroscience cognitive,
Place des orateurs 1 (B33), 4000 Liège, Belgique
3 Université de Bordeaux,
EA 4139, Unité 897 Inserm,
Université Victor-Segalen Bordeaux 2, 146 rue Léo-Saignat, Bordeaux, France
4 Normandie Univ, UniCaen, PSL Research,
University, EPHE, Inserm, U1077, CHU de Caen,
Neuropsychologie et imagerie de la mémoire humaine, PFRS, 2, rue des Rochambelles, 14032 Caen cedex CS, France
* Correspondance
  • Key words: neuropsychology, cognitive neurosciences, history of science, history of psychology, brain functions, cognitive functions
  • DOI : 10.1684/nrp.2017.0424
  • Page(s) : 145-53
  • Published in: 2017

The objective of this paper is to describe the history of the French-speaking Neuropsychological Society (Société de neuropsychologie de langue française [SNLF]) and the theoretical and applied debates the members of the society were confronted to during the last 40 years. With a current membership base of around 350 members and many more supporters who attend the annual forums and scientific meetings, one of the missions of the SNLF was to provide strong theoretical support for research and clinical practice. This mission is also reflected by the journal, La Revue de neuropsychologie, its official organ for the dissemination of knowledge, allowing fruitful and constructive dissemination and discussion of knowledge between researchers and clinicians from different specialities. This article reports on several scientific topics that have undergone significant change in the recent years. The scientific commitment of the SNLF has resulted in the regular solicitation of the Society by decision-making bodies concerning the detection, diagnosis and management of cognitive disorders.