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Main objectives of the Section on Psychoneurobiology are:

  1. The promotion of integration of findings from several research fields, such as neurophysiology, psychology, neuropsychology and psychiatry.

  2. To foster the understanding of psychopathology.

  3. To improve diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric conditions. 

Section officers


Tomiki Sumiyoshi -  Co-chair - Psychoneu

Tomiki Sumiyoshi

Address: Department of Preventive Intervention for Psychiatric Disorders
National Institute of Mental Health
National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry
4-1-1- Ogawahigashi, Kodaira, Tokyo
187-8553 Japan   
Phone: +81-42-341-2711(ext.6237)
Fax: +81-42-346-1979


Amida Mucci - Chair - Psychoneurobiology

Armida Mucci

Address: Department of Psychiatry, University of Naples SUN, Largo Madonna delle Grazie,
80138 Naples, Italy    
Phone: +39 081 566 5153
Fax: +39 081 566 5156


Thomas Koenig

Address: Department of Psychiatric Neurophysiology University Hospital of Psychiatry 
Bolligenstrasse 111 3000 Berne 60 Switzerland 
Phone: +41 31 9309369
Fax: +41 31 9309961

>> Please click here to see the Section Members list​

Section achievements

Main Achievements 2017-2021



Section symposia

  1. 20th WPA World Congress, Virtual Congress 2021: Section Symposium “Electrophysiological evaluation and modulation of symptoms and functional outcomes in psychosis”.

  2. 9th WPA World Congress, Lisbon 2019: Section Symposium: “Electrophysiological and neuropsychological approaches toward phenomenology and onset of psychoses”.

  3. 17th WPA World Congress, Berlin 2017: Section Symposium "Schizophrenia heterogeneity: characterization of syndromes and outcome using electrophysiological, cognitive, and functional measures".


Business Meetings

  1. 20th WPA World Congress, Virtual Congress 2021.

  2. 19th WPA World Congress, Lisbon 2019.

  3. 17th WPA World Congress, Berlin 2017.


Recommended Reading

  • Neurobiology of Schizophrenia: Electrophysiological Indices. In: Javed A., Fountoulakis K. (eds) Advances in Psychiatry. Springer, Cham.  This chapter focuses on the importance of electroencephalographic (EEG) studies for the section’s objectives and especially for (a) the study of functional brain abnormalities related to liability to psychosis and schizophrenia pathophysiology and (b) characterization of schizophrenia psychopathological dimensions.

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