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Dr Simon Farmer
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PO Box 22
National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery Queen Sq
London
WC1 3BG
Tel: 0203 448 8421
Fax: 0203 448 3633
Appointment
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer
  • Institute of Neurology
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
Research Summary

My research interest is in the field on signal analysis of brain and muscle activity. Over a number of years our group have studied synchronous and oscillatory drive to the motoneuron pool in humans through application of coherence and cross-correlation analysis. We were the first to describe ~20 Hz synchronous drive to human motoneurons and we provided the first demonstration of ~20 Hz coherence between brain and muscle recordings. Our research has been applied to the clnical conditions of Parkinson's disease,tremor, dystonia, myoclonus, stroke, cerebral palsy and pathological mirror movements. 


 Current research projects include:  1. Dynamical systems approach to normal and abnormal human motor development. 2. The development of human oscillatory brain-muscle interactions. 3. Human motor development  4. The pulsatile control of human movement. 5. Neurophysiological studies of mirror movements. 6. Plasticity in the human motor system following stroke.  7. Analysis and modelling of the pre-term EEG. 9. Modelling of brain oscillator networks. 10.  Cortical network behaviour in low awareness states.  11.  Frontal lobe network interactions in reward tasks.

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