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.

Welcome back Miguel


Dr. Miguel Valencia has returned to the Unit to continue an on-going collaboration with Dr. Juan Mena-Segovia on the interaction between the cortex and subcortical structures across brain states and during chronic dopamine depletion. Miguel is a staff scientist at the Centre for Applied Medical Research (, from the University of Navarra, Spain, where he works on the interaction of basal ganglia structures during health and disease.