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Scientific production

Memory Disorders

Prosopagnosia and
Familiar Person
Processing Disorders

Alzheimer’s Disease
and Related Disorders


Colour Processing Disorders

Object Recognition and
Spatial Processing Disorders.
Tachistoscopic Studies
in Healthy People


Cognitive Disorders
Traced back to
Frontal Lobe

Hans Spinnler

HS was born in Basel, Switzerland, on December 4th, 1934. He spent all his educational and academic  time in Milan, Italy. He got the degree of MD in 1959 at the University of Milan and thereafter the specialty degrees of Cardiology (1961), of Internal Medicine (1965) and of Neurology (1967).

Academic career


HS was lecturer in Neurology at the Milan University between 1975 and 1980, assistant professor between 1980 and 1985, and full professor from 1985 to his voluntary retirement in October 2006.

In 1993 he became the director of the Third Neurological Clinic of the Milan University at the St. Paul Hospital.

Whereas HS’ teaching activity was always devoted to general neurology, his scientific commitment was almost entirely directed to clinical neuropsychology.

HS enjoyed the collaboration of many over- and undergraduates. Only some of those who played a crucial role in HS’ scientific life will be mentioned here: Alan Baddeley, Erminio Capitani, Sergio Della Sala, Ennio De Renzi, Pierino Faglioni, Federica Lucchelli and Luigi Amedeo Vignolo.



In the course of his carrier HS gave many invited talks on neuropsychological issues.
Italian university departments, hospitals and scientific institutions where they took place were in Ancona, Arona, Bergamo, Bologna, Brixen, Caltanissetta, Catania, Chianciano, CittÓ di Castello, Como, Cortona, Cremona, Ferrara, Fidenza, Firenze, Genova, Imola, Messina, Milano,  Modena, Napoli, Pavia, Padova, Palermo, Parma, Pisa, Roma, Sal˛, Salsomaggiore, Santa Margherita, Savona, Schio, Siena, Sorrento, Stresa, Taranto, Torino, Trento, Trieste, Urbino, Varallo Sesia, Venezia, Verona, Veruno.
Similar foreign institutions where HS was invited to give a talk were Aachen, Amsterdam, Bellinzona, Bergen, Boston, Cambridge (UK),Cordoba (Argentina), Engelberg, Lathi (Finland), Leicester, London, Louvain-la-Neuf, Hamburg, ParanÓ Entre Rios (Argentina), Paris, Mexico City, Marseille, Moskva, Novosibirsk, Rotterdam, Sintra (Portugal), Tokyo, Varadero (Cuba), Wien, ZŘrich.

                            Contacts:  hans.spinnler@unimi.it

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