Alexandre Castro Caldas

Alexandre Castro-Caldas is the Director of the Health Sciences Institute of the Catholic University of Portugal. Until February 2004 he was Full Professor of Neurology at the University of Lisbon and Head of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences of the Hospital de Santa Maria, in Lisbon, Portugal. He earned his M.D. and his Ph.D. from the University of Lisbon School of Medicine, where he started his career in 1974. 
He has been responsible for the Language Research Laboratory until 1998 and organized the Center for Neurosciences of Lisbon in 1990. He was President of the International Neuropsychological Society (2000-2001). His publications include a textbook of Neuropsychology in Portuguese, papers in international journals (Brain, Neurology, NeuroImage, Journal of Cognitive Neurosciences, JINS) and multiple chapters in national and international books. He is member of the editorial board of several national and international journals. His current research interests include several topics in Cognitive Neurosciences and in particular the modulatory effect of environmental stimulation in the human brain.

On February 11, 2009 he will receive the Distinguished Career Award from the International Neuropsychological Society, in Atlanta (USA).