This is an historical archive of the activities of the MRC Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit (MRC ANU) that operated at the University of Oxford from 1985 until March 2015. The MRC ANU established a reputation for world-leading research on the brain, for training new generations of scientists, and for engaging the general public in neuroscience. The successes of the MRC ANU are now built upon at the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford.

News- Welcome to Miguel

We are pleased to welcome Dr Miguel Valencia from CIMA-University of Navarra ( for a month visit to the Unit, who will be working in collaboration with Dr Juan Mena-Segovia on the dynamical interaction between brain structures in Parkinsonism. 

Miguel is a Superior Engineer in Telecommunications with profound interest in biomedical research. In 2006 he finished his PhD in Physics studying dynamics of cortical and basal ganglia oscillatory activity in healthy subjects and in Parkinson's disease. Then he spent two years as a postdoctoral scientist at the Centre de Recherche de l'Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Épinière ( (Paris, France), developing techniques for the analysis of complex brain networks. He is a specialist in signal analysis, and currently he is studying complex systems dynamics and has developed applications and software utilities opening new approaches to analyse brain signals.