Paul Bolam, Juan Mena-Segovia and Peter Brown gave lectures at a functional neurosurgery meeting in Rome in December. The conference, entitled “New ideas, perspectives and applications in functional neurosurgery”, also included the 4th Symposium on “State of the art of the deep brain stimulation of the pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus”
The meeting took place at Magliana Castle-St. John the Baptist Hospital, in the grandly named "Julius II Hall", and included lectures on many aspects of deep brain stimulation for the treatment of a variety of disorders including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s/dementia and Tourette’s Syndrome.
Paul Bolam: “Functional organisation of the basal ganglia”
Juan Mena-Segovia: “Neurons, neurotransmitters and connections of the PPTg"
Peter Brown: “What can recordings from the human PPN tell us?”