Imperial College London

DrBarrySeemungal

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Medicine

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 3311 7712b.seemungal

 
 
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Assistant

 

Miss Lorna Stevenson +44 (0)20 3313 5525

 
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Location

 

10L16 ()Lab BlockCharing Cross Campus

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Summary

 

Human Neuro-Plasticity Laboratory

Techniques employed:

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).

Guest Lectures

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

Connecting Balance And Vision, Addenbrooke's Hospital - Cambridge Hearing and Balance Seminar Series., Cambridge., 2014

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

Revealing the Components of Vestibular Perception, UCL - Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience., London, 2014

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

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

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

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

Tahtis,B, Modulation of Gait in Sub-Acute Stroke Patients using Non-invasive Brain Stimulation - see: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24906374

Quadir,S, Multi Modal Cue Integration in Balance and Spatial Orientation - see: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26719385

Nigmatullina, Y,, Brain Plasticity and Vestibular Perception - Neural Correlates and Mechanisms. See - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24072889