Stavros Baloyannis

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Stavros J.Baloyannis is Emeritus Professor of Neurology at Aristotelian University, Thessaloniki, Greece. He was born in Thessaloniki. He graduated from the School of Medicine, Aristotelian University, Thessaloniki, Greece. Postgraduate training (a) in Neurology, Aristotelian University and Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, (b) in Neuropathology, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, Catholic University of Louvain, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (c) in Neurootology and Neuropathology of Auditory pathway, Harvard University, (d) in Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology, University of Pennsylvania, (e) in Neuroimmunology, Yale University, New Haven. He has done research on blood brain barrier in dementias and demyelinating diseases, mitochondria in Alzheimer’s disease, synaptogenesis in vivo and in vitro, neuronal apoptosis in dementias and demyelinating diseases, dendritic pathology in dementias, pathology of Golgi apparatus in dementias. His special interests are: Neuroethics, Neurolinguistics, Philosophy of Neurosciences, Application of mathematics in Neurosciences, Neurology and the Art. He is a member of 56 scientific societies in Greece and abroad. He is a honorary member of the Academy of Hellenic Air Forces. President of the Society for the amelioration of the quality of life in chronic neurological diseases. President of the Orthodox Medical Association for Health and medical education in Africa. Visiting professor in Tufts University, Democretian University, Thrace, Aristotelian University, School of Theology, Aristotelian University, School of Philosophy. He is an author of 28 textbooks on Neurology, Neuropathology, Neuropsychology and of 720 peer-reviewed papers, published in Greek and International Journals on Neurology, Neuropathology, Neuroimmunology and Neuroethics. He organized 25 national and international congresses (Constantinople, Vienna, Alexandria, Odessa, Catania and Marseille). He participated in 610 international congresses on Neurology and Neuropathology. In 2014 he published a collection of poems and a second one in 2016. He is Head of the 1st Department of Neurology, Aristotelian University (1992-2011). Emeritus Professor of Neurology, Aristotelian University, Thessaloniki, Greece. He is a director of Research Institute for Alzheimer’s disease and ageing.

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The human hypothalamus, a small structure at the base of the brain, has strategic importance for the harmonic function of the human body. It controls the autonomic nervous system, neuroendocrine function, circadian and circannual rhythms, somatic activities, and behavior, and is situated at the borders between the brain and the body and the brain and the soul, meeting points for mind and body. The hypothalamus is involved in a wide range of higher mental functions, including attention, learning and reinforcement of mnemonic processes, emotional control, mood stability, and cognitive-emotional interactions. It also has a role to play in behavioral disorders, panic reactions, cluster headache, gelastic epilepsy, mental deficiency, periodic disorders, depression, autism, and schizophrenia, and in a substantial number of neurodegenerative diseases. It enlarges greatly the dimensions of the hypothalamic contribution in controlling psychosomatic equilibrium and retaining internal unity of the human existence.

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