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Cerebral Cortex - Brain Dynamics in Health and Disease

Stavros Baloyannis

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Dr. Baloyannis is Emeritus Professor of Neurology at Aristotelian University, Thessaloniki, Greece. He is an author of 28 textbooks on Neurology, Neuropathology, Neuropsychology and of 723 peer-reviewed papers, published in Greek and International Journals on Neurology, Neuropathology, Neuroimmunology, and Neuroethics.


Cerebral Cortex Frontal Cortex Temporal Cortex Parietal Cortex Occipital Cortex Insular Cortex Structure Electron Microscopy Function Clinical Syndromes Neuropsychology Cortex

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The cerebral cortex is the most elegant and sophisticated structure of the brain, which plays a dominant role in elaborating the sensory perception, the voluntary motion, the memory and judgment, the emotions and behavior, the interior life and thinking, the speech and linguistic skills, the art and music, the learning and the creativity, as well as the philosophy and the programming of the life. The personhood and the social performance of the human being is organized and modulated by the cortex of the brain hemispheres. Each cortical area of the lobes of the brain hemispheres plays a particular and substantial role in the organization and harmonization of the mental faculties, in the self-control and the emotional stability, in self-identification and social interactions of the man, shaping also the rational profile and the existential dimensions of Being. In cases of cortical degeneration, such as in dementias, the disorganization of the neuronal networks in the cortex of the lobes induces serious alterations in the mental activities and disrupts the homeostatic equilibrium of the patients.

In this book the authors will attempt to describe the cerebral cortex of each one of the lobes of the brain hemispheres from the structural viewpoint (electron microscope) as well as their function in health and disease. The clinical syndromes of the frontal, temporal, parietal, occipital and insular cortices will be described on the basis of new data from the fields of neurogenetics, neurochemistry, neuroimmunology, neuroimaging, electron microscopy and neuropsychology. Perspectives on new therapeutic endeavors for debilitating conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias will also be provided in the pages of this book.

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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 60 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 723 peer-reviewed papers, published in Greek and International Journals on Neurology, Neuropathology, Neuroimmunology and Neuroethics. He organized 26 national and international congresses (Constantinople, Vienna, Alexandria, Odessa, Catania and Marseille). He participated in 612 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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