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Prof. Uner Tan

Senior Researcher
Cukurova University Medical School
Cukurova University, Medical School, Adana

Brief Biography:

Honorary Member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences
Professional Member of the American Academy of Neuropsychology
Liaison Member of the American Psychological Association
Member of the World Innovation Foundation
Senior Researcher in Cukurova University


1945-1950: Primary School, Vezirkopru, Samsun, Turkey
1950-1954: Middle School and Lyceum, Osmancik and Corum, Turkey
1954-1956: Lyceum, Izmir, Turkey
1956-1960: Egean University, Medical School, Izmir, Turkey
1960-1966: Goettingen University, Medical School, Germany
1960-1966: Ph.D. Max-Planck Institute for Medical Research, Goettingen, Germany

Editorial activities:

2002-2009:  Editor, International Journal of Neuroscience, USA
2002-2008: Editorial board, Perceptual and Motor Skills, USA
2002-present: Editor for Neurophysiology section in the Journal of Neuroquantology, Turkey
2008-present: Editorial Board in the Journal of Neuroquantology, Izmir, Turkey
2011: Editorial Board in “International Journal of Basic and Clinical Research”
1980-present: Reviewer for the various international and national scientific periodicals


Academic positions:

1966-1967: Ass. Prof., Max-Planck Institute for Medical Reserach, Goettingen, Germany
1967-1969: Ass. Prof. Institute of Physiology, Goettingen University, Germany
1969-1973: Lecturer, Institute of Physiology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
1973-1977: Assoc. Professor for Physiology, Medical Schools of Hacettepe (Ankara) and Ataturk (Erzurum) Universities, Turkey
1977-1999: Professor of Physiology, Ataturk University, Medical School, Erzurum,Turkey 1973-1999: Head of the Department of Physiology, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey
1999-2002: Head of the Department of Physiology, Medical School, BlackSea Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey
2002-2004: Head of the Department of Neurophysiology Unit, Adana, Turkey.


Research interests:

Physiology and pharmacology of the spinal and cerebral motor systems
Mechanisms of the effects of the antidepressant drugs
Microelectrode studies of the pyramidal neurons in cats
Asymmetric brain in mice, rats, cats, and humans
Primitive reflexes in human neonates
Sex differences in cerebral lateralization and cognition
Hand preference and hand skill in relation to sex hormones
Finger-length patterns and sex differences to sex hormones
Uner Tan Syndrome (habitual quadrupedalism + impaired cognition + cerebellovermial hypoplasia.


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1973: Science Award for young scientists, Turkish Scientific and Technical Council
1986: Science Award, Turkish Scientific and Technical Council, Ankara, Turkey
1975: Eczacibasi Medical Award, Istanbul, Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey
1980: Dorothea Morton First Prize for Neurological Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey
1988: Sedat Simavi Medical Award, Istanbul, Turkey
1985: Ph. D., Honoris Causa in education, USA  
1986: Einstein Medals for science and peace, USA
1987: Medal of Honour, USA
1991: Nobel Medals for Science and Peace, Albert Einstein Foundation, USA
1992: Golden Academy Award for Lifelong Achievement, USA
1998: Gold Record for Brain Research, American Biographical Institute, USA

Professional Societies:

Turkish Academy of Sciences
American National Academy of Neuropsychology
New York Academy of Sciences
International Brain Research Organization
European Neuroscience Association
Society for Psychophysiological Research
National Societies for EEG, EMG, and Neurology
American Psychological Association
World Innovation Foundation


Around 180 articles on spinocerebral motor control, intelligence, spinal and cerebral lateralization, sex differences in cognition and handedness in relation to sex hormones in men and women, finger-length patterns in relation to sex hormones, and Uner Tan Syndrome, published in periodicals included in Science Citation Index (1966-present), with nearly 2000 citations since 1966.


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