organized in 1958 and formally founded in 1960, is the oldest
society in the field of behavioural neuroscience,
purpose is to foster the interdisciplinary and biomedical science
and to the education of social and health care professionals.
emphasized integrative approaches to these problems in order to
understand how and through which mechanisms psychosocial factors
and stress impact on behaviour, homeostasis and health.
integrative approaches is also evident in its further goal of
supporting the development of health care measures designed to act
as adjuncts with other available modalities to decrease death and
disability from disease.
order to fulfil the above goals CIANS will organize scientific
conferences, workshops, and courses of continuing education and
official organ "Activitas Nervosa Superior Rediviva" (formerly
Activitas Nervosa Superior up to 1991 and HOMEOSTASIS
promote the interdisciplinary scientific meeting in the
field of cognitive and behavioural sciences, psychology,
physiology, pathology, pharmacology, biomedical sciences and
other disciplines concerned with haelth and disease,
emphasizing the role of integrative Higher Nervous Functions.
foster collaborative studies, both experimental and clinical,concerned
with the development and integration of biological,
psychological an social sciences relevant to treatment,
rehabilitation and prevention of disease and disability, and
to promotion of health and quality of life.
spread knowledge of the impact of cognition, behaviour, life
style, the stressful life events and other psychosomatic
factors on health and health related quality of life.
foster the education of social and health care professionals,
emphasizing integrative approaches to health promotion.