Dr Seemungal is a neurologist based at Imperial College London. He sub-specialises in neuro-otology, a speciality that has traditionally dealt with problems of the inner ear vestibular organ. As a neurologist, he is also interested in how the brain processes signals from the vestibular organ and he proposes that abnormalities in the brain processing of vestibular signals, particularly at perceptual level, may be important in disease.
This neurological research focuses on vestibular perception of head velocity versus displacement, and neuro-anatomical and clinical correlates.
The research takes the hypothesis that vestibular perceptual abnormalities may be related to falls in the elderly and to symptoms of spatial disorientation, a prominent feature of Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr Seemungal began his research in the autumn of 2008 under the supervision of Professor Adolfo Bronstein.