The Polish Neuropsychological Society, founded in 1991, is an institutional member of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS).
At present there are over 300 members, mostly specialists in neuropsychology. In addition to its statutory activity, the Society has organized to date seven national and international conferences devoted to the subject of neuropsychological rehabilitation, and has been a co-organizer of numerous scientific meetings, lectures, short courses, conferences, and congresses, such as the Fourth International Congress of Neurolinguistics (Cracow 1994), or the symposium entitled “The discourse of science, the discourse of power, the discourse of truth: Society as text in the thought of Richard Harvey Brown” (Katowice 2003).
The members of the Executive Board are recognized experts in neuropsychology and related fields, with numerous scientific publications and films presented at national and international congresses devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of brain dysfunctions. They represent a broad cross-section of Polish academic and clinical institutions, and co-operate with a number of organizations and institutions of similar scope and interests, such as the Center for Cognition and Communication in New York, the Association Internationale d’ Aphasie, and others. Many Board members are active on the editorial boards of national and international journals in neuropsychology and related fields: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska, Aphasiology: An International Interdisciplinary Journal, Journal of Applied Neuropsychology, Medical Sciences Monitor, Case Studies and Clinical Practice Review. They have been engaged in such important initiatives as the Pan-European Program of Neurodiagnosis and Neurorehabilitation of Patients with Head Injury, the Polish National Program for the Preventive and Treatment of Stroke, and the Cracow-based Foundation for Persons with Brain Dysfunctions. A group of Board members is now working on introducing neuropsychological assessment to forensic and administrative proceedings in Polish law.
In 2003, the Society began publishing a new journal, Acta Neuropsychologica, one of a relatively small number of specialized journals published in this field.
The officers of the Society are members of the Board ex officio, where they are joined by a very distinguished international board, including such world-renowned experts as Jason Brown, Karl Pribram, Marcel Kinsbourne, Yvan Lebrun, Bruce Murdoch, Andrew Kertesz, Chris Code, and many others. Acta Neuropsychologica seeks to publish important, innovative works in neuropsychology, reflecting the eclectic and creative spirit of Polish neuropsychology.