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.

Unit members present at the IFN meeting in Rome


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?”