Parkinson’s disease, Dyslexia, Wobbles, Warbles & Fish

September 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Smokin Billy's
61 St Mary's Butts
Reading RG1 2LG

Prof John Stein presents Parkinson’s disease, Dyslexia, Wobbles, Warbles & Fish

First I will discuss a special set of brain ‘magno’ cells that help to control movement and how their dysfunction contributes to spontaneous oscillations in motor networks, as in Parkinsons’s disease. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) can prevent these and thus alleviate the symptoms. I set up the Dyslexia Research Trust to help me raise money to research how impaired development of m-cells can also cause the attentional and eye control problems that are found in developmental dyslexia and many other neurodevelopmental conditions, including violent anti-social behaviour. This has enabled us to develop new and effective treatments, such as blue and yellow filters for visual dyslexia and omega-3 fish oils to improve attention, mood and behaviour.
Prof John Stein MSc. MSc. BM. BCh. FRCP. FMedSci. studied medicine at New College, Oxford and St Thomas’s Hospital, London. He then began training in Neurology, continuing in London, Leicester and Oxford, was then appointed Tutor in Medicine at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he is now Emeritus Prof, but continues teaching and researching the visual guidance of movement in neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, dyslexia and other neurodevelopmental conditions such as dyspraxia, ADHD & autism. John doesn’t cook much fish and his younger brother, Rick, doesn’t do much neuroscience!

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