Human Neuro-Plasticity Laboratory
To understand the mechanisms of brain adaptation and plasticity, we combine pyschophysics and ocular motor recordings with structural and functional neuro-imaging; non-invasive brain stimulation (TMS and tDCS).
To further probe mechanisms in order develop new therapeutic approaches, we assess the modulation of behaviour and neurophysiological responses in response to brain stimulation (e.g. TMS) and drug modulation.
We investigate patients with problems of spatial orientation (e.g. stroke, Alzheimer's Disease), dizziness and imbalance and eye movement problems (e.g. multiple sclerosis related nystagmus).
Acute Vertigo for the Neurologist: Diagnosis to Treatment., Queen's Medical Centre Neurology Department, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, 2016
Vestibular cognition: its components and clinical application, Neurology Departmental talk - Addenbrooke's Hospital., Cambridge, 2016
La vertigine acuta: dal Pronto Soccorso alla Diagnosi (Acute Vertigo: from the emergency room to diagnosis), A.S.O. “S.Croce e Carle”, Cuneo - Associazione Otorinolaringologi Ospedalieri Italiani (AOOI) & Vestibology Italian Society (VIS), Cuneo, Italy, 2015
Post Traumatic Vestibulopathies: their mechanism, consequences and management, RNRU - Regional Neurological Rehabilitation Unit, Homerton University Hospital: Annual conference on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Sports Concussion., London, 2015
Neuro-Otology in the Emergency Room, European Academy of Neurology (EAN), EAN - 1st meeting, Berlin., 2015
The Components of Vestibular Perception, INSERM U1028 / CRNL (Centre de Recherche en Neuroscience de Lyon)., Lyon, 2015
Exploring plasticity and adaptation in the visuo-vestibular system with neuroimaging, brain stimulation and dopamine receptor modulation, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, Queen Square, London., 2014
Connecting Balance And Vision, Addenbrooke's Hospital - Cambridge Hearing and Balance Seminar Series., Cambridge., 2014
Revealing the Components of Vestibular Perception, UCL - Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience., London, 2014
Investigating human visuo-vestibular function with transcranial magnetic stimulation, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Munich, Munich, 2011
Research Student Supervision
Fu,RZ, Dopamine Modulation of Visual Perception - Combining Brain Stimulation and Computational Analysis. See - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27605607
Nigmatullina, Y,, Brain Plasticity and Vestibular Perception - Neural Correlates and Mechanisms. See - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24072889
Smith,R, A feasibility study investigating the clinical effectiveness of interventions for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo in people with acute traumatic brain injury
Tahtis,B, Modulation of Gait in Sub-Acute Stroke Patients using Non-invasive Brain Stimulation - see: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24906374