How Our Brain Became Human

Genes, Environment, Microbiome, Social Life and their Interactions

by Yanko A. Yankov MD PhD.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/18/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 216
ISBN : 9781698713106
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 216
ISBN : 9781698713113
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 216
ISBN : 9781698713090

About the Book

The human brain growth and evolution have been subjects of many genetic, environmental or social studies separately. Additionally, there are very few available sources on the complex role of our microbiome and the recently discovered hormones VIP and PACAP. The book author also describes some of his cases seen during his long clinical experience to illustrate different points of his extensive literature review. The book is divided into seven chapters, condensing the author’s scientific opinion on the growth and evolution of the human brain, the organ that differentiates us from all other species. He does not dismiss any other opinions or beliefs. The author challenges scientists and clinicians to continue researching the brain without prejudice. At the end he gives his opinion on how our BIG brains can help us live better together.

About the Author

The author finished his primary medical education in 1974 in Sofia, Bulgaria and began working as a Neurologist in that same year in the city of Gabrovo, Bulgaria. In 1978 he was accepted into the PhD program in the Neurology Department of Medical Academy, Sofia. He defended his PhD thesis “Carrier Detection in Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophies” in 1981 when he became an Assistant Professor in the Neurology Clinic. He also participated in many international symposiums, conferences and 3 months specialization in Paris, France. In 1992 he was invited by Neurology Clinic, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, as a researcher. He successfully completed his medical exam certifications and in 1995 was accepted to the Internship/Residency Neurology program at UTHSCSA, San Antonio. He completed his Fellowship in Neurophysiology at the same institution. He worked as a board-certified neurologist and sleep medicine specialist from 2002 to 2018 in San Antonio and Bulverde, Texas.