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Great scientist, one of the pioneers of the American modern neurology, lover of philosophy and culture, philanthropist.
Great scientist, one of the pioneers of the American modern neurology, lover of philosophy and culture, philanthropist.

Experiments Into Readiness for Action: 50th Anniversary of the Bereitschaftspotential

A special session inaugurated and chaired by Mark Hallett, Bethesda, Maryland, at the International Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology (ICCN2014) in March 2014 in Berlin celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Bereitschaftspotential.

The World of Neurology Comes Together at the AAN Annual Meeting

The 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) attracted more than 13,000 neurology professionals to Philadelphia, a city rich in its own neurology-related history. More than 2,500 presentations of cutting-edge research were available to attendees from across the world. The number of non-U.S. attendees was nearly 4,000.

AAN Meeting in Review

As an addendum to the report from the AmericanAcademy of Neurology in this issue, I wish to add that in 2012 the AAN established a Global Health Section. At the section meeting during the 2014 AAN meeting in Philadelphia, Jerome Chin, the outgoing president of the section, announced that the section now has more than [...]

IAPRD and PSN Join Hands: First Movement Disorder Course and Botox Workshop

The specialty of neurology shows remarkable growth in last decade in Pakistan. The 21st meeting of the Pakistan Society of Neurology (PSN) was organized in collaboration with the International Association of Parkinson’s and Related Disorders (IAPRD) March 28-30 in Karachi, Pakistan.

President’s Column: Neurology Cooperation Around the World

Since I wrote my last column, many events have occurred. The neurological world is moving so fast. The WFN remains at the forefront of developments of international activities and is leading in cooperation and promotion of neurology.

Stroke in Literary Works Around the World

There are few other neurological disorders with such a constant presence in literary works as apoplexy. As early as 1600, the notions “apoplexy” and “apoplejía” appear in dramas written by Shakespeare and Lope de Vega. More detailed descriptions of the disease enrich popular novels of the 19th century.

Book Review: Neuroanatomy of Language Regions of the Human Brain

The human brain contains billions of neurons, and these neurons interact in a variety of ways that are only beginning to be understood. One of the great challenges that humans confront is determining the way in which the human brain can support complex behaviors such as reading and understanding this text.

What Have You Learned at the AAN Annual Meeting That You Will Take Back to Your Practice?

“I attended the Global Health Challenges: Neurology in Developing Countries. It was eye-opening to learn about the global burden of disease and specifically the difficulties in treating epilepsy in developing countries.

Editor’s Update and Selected Articles From JNS

On behalf of the Editorial Board, I would like to thank all of the individuals who review articles for the Journal of the Neurological Sciences (JNS). The integrity of a scientific journal such as JNS depends heavily upon the quality of independent peer-review.

Theodore L. Munsat, MD: A Tribute from the Sociedad Neurologica Argentina

Never too late for a tribute, especially for a man like Theodore Leon Munsat (1930-2013). He was an extraordinary man and a natural educator who gave the opportunity to improve neurology worldwide.

Maynard M. Cohen (1920-2014)

Great scientist, one of the pioneers of the American modern neurology, lover of philosophy and culture, philanthropist. Maynard M. Cohen, MD, PhD, professor and chairman emeritus in the Department of Neurological Sciences at the Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s MedicalCenter in Chicago, and past AAN president, died on Feb. 18, 2014, in Miami in his 94th year.

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