New York, NY (PRWEB) January 18, 2014
Dr. Stephen M. Rao, the Ralph and Luci Schey Chair and Director of the Schey Center for Cognitive Neuroimaging at Cleveland Clinic, has begun his tenure as the Editor-in-Chief of JINS. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the International Neuropsychological Society, JINS publishes empirically-based articles covering all areas of neuropsychology and the interface of neuropsychology with other fields of clinical and translational neuroscience. Dr. Rao is very familiar with the Journal, having served as one of its Associate Editors under both of his predecessors. Previously, Dr. Rao served as the Editor-in-Chief of Neuropsychology, published by the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Rao has been a pioneer in the application of task-activated functional MRI to map the brain regions involved in memory, attention, temporal information processing, conceptual reasoning, and motor control in healthy older and younger participants. More recently, he has applied these brain mapping strategies to understand the prodromal phases of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Huntington's diseases, and traumatic brain injury. He also has a long-standing interest in the study of cognitive, personality, and neuroimaging changes associated with multiple sclerosis.
In preparation for assuming his current position, Dr. Rao reformatted the Journal's editorial board and supervised a cover redesign. As his tenure progresses, he hopes to broaden the scope of topics covered by the journal.
"While maintaining the publication of high-quality, cutting-edge neuropsychology research initiated by Igor Grant and built upon by Kathleen Haaland, I also want the Journal to include translational contributions from genetics, imaging, and cognitive neuroscience, disciplines that interface and advance our understanding of brain-behavior relationships," said Dr. Rao. "The innovative studies that have been and will be published in JINS will have a meaningful impact on the direction of scientific inquiry for years to come."
Said Gordon Chelune, Executive Secretary of the INS, "We welcome Steve Rao to the few select who have served as our Journal's Editor-in-Chief. His knowledge and experience will help guide JINS through its next phase."
"It's a pleasure to be working with Dr. Rao again," said Jonathan Speilburg, Editor, Cambridge University Press. "We look forward to a long and fruitful editorial partnership, bringing the best research to an ever-widening audience."
About the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (JINS)
JINS is the official journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, an organization of over 4,500 international members from a variety of disciplines. JINS publishes empirically-based articles covering all areas of neuropsychology and the interface of neuropsychology with other areas, such as cognitive neuroscience. The editorial board is comprised of internationally known experts with a broad range of interests.
For further information about JINS, go to: http://journals.cambridge.org/JINS
About the International Neuropsychological Society
The International Neuropsychological Society was founded in 1967 and is dedicated to bringing together scientists from all scientific disciplines that contribute to the understanding of the brain. The Society currently has more than 4,500 members throughout the world.
For further information about the International Neuropsychological Society, go to: http://www.the-ins.org.
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