A. García-Molina, T. Roig-Rovira Neurosciences and History 2015;3(1):42-44
Type of article: SHORT ARTICLE
A. García-Molina1,2,3, T. Roig-Rovira1,2,3 1Institut Guttmann, Institut Universitari de Neurorehabilitació Guttmann, Badalona, Spain. 2Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain. 3Fundació Institut d’Investigació en Ciències de la Salut Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona, Spain.
Lluís Barraquer Bordas was a remarkable figure in Spanish contemporary neurology. However, his valuable contributions to the development of neuropsychology have been largely overlooked. He was the author of the first two Spanish-language books focusing exclusively on the higher cerebral functions: Afasias, apraxias, agnosias, published in the mid-1970s, and Neuropsicología in 1983. On 10 January 1980, Barraquer Bordas founded the Catalan Society of Neuropsychology, the oldest active neuropsychology society in Spain. Since its inception, this society has played and continues to play a key role in promoting and bringing together the interests of the different professionals contributing to the study of the brain and behaviour. In 2009, the government of Catalonia awarded Barraquer Bordas with one of its highest distinctions, the Creu de Sant Jordi, for his pioneer achievements in neuropsychology.