JNNP Milestones in Neurology

In 2020, JNNP reached a significant milestone — 100 continuous years of publishing the innovations, medical breakthroughs and trailblazing studies that have made it the go-to journal across the clinical neurosciences. Unlike other journals that increasingly narrow their focus, JNNP continues to be liberal in its coverage across the clinical neurosciences.

To mark this prodigious century, JNNP asked its readers to choose the most important or transformative development in neurology, neurosurgery or psychiatry in the past 100 years. The winning milestone was announced in Nov 2021 at a virtual celebratory event. Throughout this year we will present these top ten milestones as voted by our readers, focusing on one a month and highlighting the impact that each of these breakthroughs has had in clinical neuroscience since 1920.

We invite you to join us as we commemorate this special anniversary and celebrate a remarkable century of neuroscientific achievement.

JNNP’s Top 10 Milestones

“With discovery, comes further understanding about the triggers to disease, and an appreciation of factors that underly maintenance of brain and mental health. And with such progress, further frontiers that previously seemed impossible, will be realised, from the brain-computer interface through to a regenerating brain”.

– Professor Matthew Kiernan, Editor-in-Chief of JNNP

Milestone of the month

Brain Imaging: The development and application of imaging techniques

Presented by: Professor. Nick Ward

Human brain imaging makes it possible to produce detailed images of the living brain and its innate function. Before the advent of brain imaging, neurologists were wholly reliant on a physical neurological examination to infer compromise in the structure and function of the brain, with diagnoses only confirmed after death. Clinicians and scientists now have a series of tools that allow the human brain to be investigated at a range of scales, from macroscopic to mesoscopic, to help begin to understand the working human brain in life.


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