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John Stein

John Stein


John Stein



Professor of Physiology
Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Oxford University

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Visual guidance of movement -  Smith predictor model of cerebellar function- Deep brain stimulation in movement disorders- motor field potentials – spontaneous low frequency oscillations as cause of movement problems- DBS stops oscillations- role of pedunculopontine nucleus (PPN) in locomotor akinesia and postural instability – DBS of PPN in patients with akinesia- DBS for central neuropathic pain stops low frequency oscillations in pain matrix that cause the pain – effective dbs also reduces blood pressure.

Developmental Dyslexia - role of the posterior parietal cortex in visual guidance of attention and eye movements – visual problems of dyslexics– impaired magnocellular function in dyslexics - new techniques for stabilising their visual perceptions - enhanced reading progress –magnocelluar requirement for omega-3 fish oils – n-3 supplements can improve visual attention and reading – also impulsive and antisocial behaviour in young offenders – our collection of nearly 500 dyslexic families – genetic linkage – reduced expression of KIAA 0319 gene that controls developmental migration of magnocells

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