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Background

Barry Seemungal (PhD FRCP) trained as a neurologist in London and completed a PhD in vestibular neurosciences at the Medical Research Council Human Movement & Balance Unit (UCL). Dr Seemungal has received research funding from the Academy of Medical Sciences and Health Foundation Clinician Scientist Fellowship Programme and the MRC.

Expertise

Neurology, vertigo, balance, eye movement disorders, post-traumatic imbalance and dizziness, migraine, vestibular migraine, Meniere's disease, vestibular neuritis, stroke

Research & publications

The uncoupling of perception and reflex function in the vestibular and ocular-motor system (for overview: Seemungal. Curr Op Neurol 2014), mechanisms of chronic dizziness, post-traumatic imbalance and dizziness, nystagmus and oscillopsia.

Two key piece of research from Dr Seemungal include a structural brain imaging study showing that the vestibular cerebellar grey matter may independently modulate vestibular perceptual and VOR responses and that vertigo sensation is mediated by an extensive white matter cerebral cortical network; and a human lesion study (Kaski et al., Brain In Press; see US National Library of Medicine for review) which defines the cerebral cortical correlates of vestibular spatial orientation.

Recent publications:

Nigmatullina Y, Arshad Q, Wu K, Seemungal BM, Bronstein AM, Soto D et al., 2015, How Imagery Changes Self-Motion Perception, Neuroscience, Vol: 291, Pages: 46-52, ISSN: 0306-4522

Nigmatullina Y, Hellyer PJ, Nachev P, Sharp DJ, Seemungal BM et al., 2015, The Neuroanatomical Correlates of Training-Related Perceptuo-Reflex Uncoupling in Dancers, CEREBRAL CORTEX, Vol: 25, Pages: 554-562, ISSN: 1047-3211

Seemungal B, Kaski D, Antonio Lopez-Escamez J, 2015, Early Diagnosis and Management of Acute Vertigo from Vestibular Migraine and Meniere's Disease, Neurologic Clinics, Vol: 33, Pages: 619-+, ISSN: 0733-8619

Cousins S, Cutfield NJ, Kaski D, Palla A, Seemungal BM, Golding JF, Staab JP, Bronstein AM et al., 2014, Visual Dependency and Dizziness after Vestibular Neuritis, Plos One, Vol: 9, ISSN: 1932-6203

Kaski D, Quadir S, Nigmatullina Y, Malhotra P, Bronstein AM, Seemungal BM et al., 2014, Human Angular Path Integration, Timing And Temporoparietal Junction, Joint Congress of European Neurology, Publisher: WILEY-BLACKWELL, Pages: 283-283, ISSN: 1351-5101

Kaski D, Quadir S, Nigmatullina Y, Malhotra P, Bronstein AM, Seemungal BM et al., 2014, Human Angular Path Integration, Timing And The Temporoparietal Junction, Joint Congress of European Neurology, Publisher: Springer Heidelberg, Pages: S194-S194, ISSN: 0340-5354

Kaski DM, Tahtis VM, Seemungal BM, 2014, The effect of single session bi-cephalic transcranial direct current stimulation on gait performance in sub-acute stroke, European Journal Of Neurology, Vol: 21, Pages: 239-239, ISSN: 1351-5101

Kaski DM, Tahtis VM, Seemungal BM, 2014, The Effect Of Single Session Bi-Cephalic Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation On Gait Performance In Subacute Stroke, Joint Congress of European Neurology, Publisher: Springer Heidelberg, Pages: S165-S165, ISSN: 0340-5354

Lempert T, Olesen J, Furman J, Waterston J, Seemungal B, Carey J, Bisdorff A, Versino M, Evers S, Newman-Toker D et al., 2014, Vestibular migraine: Diagnostic criteria. Consensus document of the Barany Society and the International headache society, Revue Neurologique, Vol: 170, Pages: 401-406, ISSN: 0035-3787

Nada Y, Hetvi B, Bain P, Nandi D, Seemungal BM et al., 2014, Pedunculopontine Nucleus DBS Modulates Visual-Vestibular Integration, Joint Congress of European Neurology, Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, Pages: 280-280, ISSN: 1351-5101

Nada Y, Hetvi B, Bain P, Nandi D, Seemungal BM et al., 2014, Pedunculopontine Nucleus DBS Modulates Visual-Vestibular Integration, Joint Congress of European Neurology, Publisher: Springer Heidelberg, Pages: S192-S192, ISSN: 0340-5354

Nigmatullina Y, Ferguson V, Yousif N, Seemungal BM et al., 2014, The Cortical Mechanisms Of Oscillopsia And Its Suppression In Asymptomatic Infantile Nystagmus And Symptomatic Nystagmus In Neurological Patients, Joint Congress of European Neurology, Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, Pages: 74-74, ISSN: 1351-5101

Nigmatullina Y, Ferguson V, Yousif N, Seemungal BM et al., 2014, The Cortical Mechanisms Of Oscillopsia And Its Suppression In Asymptomatic Infantile Nystagmus And Symptomatic Nystagmus In Neurological Patients, Joint Congress of European Neurology, Publisher: Springer Heidelberg, Pages: S55-S55, ISSN: 0340-5354

Nigmatullina Y, Hellyer PM, Nachev P, Sharp D, Seemungal BM et al., 2014, The Neuroanatomical Correlates Of Vestibular Adaptation In Ballet Dancers, Joint Congress of European Neurology, Publisher: WILEY-BLACKWELL, Pages: 278-278, ISSN: 1351-5101

Nigmatullina Y, Hellyer PM, Nachev P, Sharp D, Seemungal BM et al., 2014, The Neuroanatomical Correlates Of Vestibular Adaptation In Ballet Dancers, Joint Congress of European Neurology, Publisher: SPRINGER HEIDELBERG, Pages: S190-S191, ISSN: 0340-5354

Patel M, Nigmatullina Y, Seemungal BM, Golding JF, Bronstein AM et al., 2014, Effects of Prochlorperazine on Normal Vestibular Ocular and Perceptual Responses: A Randomised, Double-Blind, Crossover, Placebo-Controlled Study, Audiology And Neuro-Otology, Vol: 19, Pages: 91-96, ISSN: 1420-3030

Seemungal BM, 2014, The Cognitive Neurology Of The Vestibular System, Current Opinion In Neurology, Vol: 27, Pages: 125-132, ISSN: 1350-7540

Tahtis V, Kaski D, Seemungal BM, 2014, The effect of single session bi-cephalic transcranial direct current stimulation on gait performance in sub-acute stroke: A pilot study, Restorative Neurology And Neuroscience, Vol: 32, Pages: 527-532, ISSN: 0922-6028

Cousins S, Kaski D, Cutfield N, Seemungal B, Golding JF, Gresty M, Glasauer S, Bronstein A et al., 2013, Vestibular Perception Following Acute Unilateral Vestibular Lesions, Journal Of Neurology, Vol: 260, Pages: S27-S27, ISSN: 0340-5354

Cousins S, Kaski D, Cutfield N, Seemungal B, Golding JF, Gresty M, Glasauer S, Bronstein AM et al., 2013, Vestibular Perception following Acute Unilateral Vestibular Lesions, Plos One, Vol: 8, ISSN: 1932-6203

Kaski D, Nigmatullina Y, Malhotra P, Bronstein AM, Seemungal BM et al., 2013, A Temporoparietal Junction Timing Mechanism Mediates Human Path Integration, Journal Of NeurologY, Vol: 260, Pages: S106-S106, ISSN: 0340-5354

Lempert T, Olesen J, Furman J, Waterston J, Seemungal B, Carey J, Bisdorff A, Versino M, Evers S, Newman-Toker D et al., 2013, Vestibular Migraine: diagnostic Criteria Consensus document of the Barany Society and the International Headache Society, Nervenarzt, Vol: 84, Pages: 511-+, ISSN: 0028-2804

Lempert T, Olesen J, Furman J, Waterston J, Seemungal B, Carey J, Bisdorff A, Versino M, Evers S, Newman-Toker D et al., 2013, Vestibular migraine: Diagnostic criteria. Consensus document of the Brny Society and the International Headache Society, Acta Otorrinolaringologica Espanola, Vol: 64, Pages: 428-433, ISSN: 0001-6519

Seemungal BM, Guzman-Lopez J, Arshad Q, Schultz SR, Walsh V, Yousif N et al., 2013, Vestibular Activation Differentially Modulates Human Early Visual Cortex and V5/MT Excitability and Response Entropy, CEREBRAL CORTEX, Vol: 23, Pages: 12-+, ISSN: 1047-3211

Arshad Q, Kaski D, Buckwell D, Faldon ME, Gresty MA, Seemungal BM, Bronstein AM et al., 2012, A New Device to Quantify Ocular Counterroll Using Retinal Afterimages, Audiology And Neuro-Otology, Vol: 17, Pages: 20-24, ISSN: 1420-3030

Kaski D, Davies N, Seemungal BM, 2012, Varicella-Zoster Virus Meningo-Rhombencephalitis Presenting As Ramsey Hunt, Neurology, Vol: 79, Pages: 2291-2292, ISSN: 0028-3878

Kaski D, Malhotra P, Bronstein AM, Seemungal BM et al., 2012, Temporoparietal Cortex Affords Self-Location Perception By A Temporal Integration Of Sensory Signals Of Motion, Annual Meeting of the Association-of-British-Neurologists, Publisher: BMJ Publishing GROUP, ISSN: 0022-3050

Lempert T, Olesen J, Furman J, Waterston J, Seemungal B, Carey J, Bisdorff A, Versino M, Evers S, Newman-Toker D et al., 2012, Vestibular Migraine: Diagnostic Criteria, Journal Of Vestibular Research-Equilibrium & Orientation, Vol: 22, Pages: 167-172, ISSN: 0957-4271

Murdin L, Seemungal BM, Bronstein AM, 2012, Dizziness, Medicine (United Kingdom), Vol: 40, Pages: 431-434, ISSN: 1357-3039

Seemungal B, Guzman-Lopez J, Arshad Q, Schultz SR, Walsh V, Yousif N et al., 2012, Vestibular Activation Differentially Modulates Human Early Visual Cortex And V5/Mt Excitability And Response Entropy, Annual Meeting of the Association-of-British-Neurologists, Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group, ISSN: 0022-3050

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