Professor Stephen Hall
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Professor Stephen Hall

Professor in Human Neuroimaging

School of Psychology (Faculty of Health)

Stephen can be contacted through arrangement with our Press Office, to speak to the media on these areas of expertise.
  • Neuroscience
  • Neuroimaging
  • Parkinson's disease
  • The brain
  • Brain function
  • Brain stimulation
Biography

Biography

Director: Brain Research & Imaging Centre (BRIC)

Key publications

McAllister CJ, Roennqvist KC, Stanford IM, Woodhall GL, Furlong PL & Hall SD (2013) 'Oscillatory Beta Activity Mediates Neuroplastic Effects of Motor Cortex Stimulation in Humans' JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE 33, (18) 7919-7927 Author Site , DOI
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Research

Research

Research interests

The Brain Research & Imaging Centre (BRIC) is a state-of-the-art human neuroscience research facility, that is home to cutting-edge laboratories and equipment for the investigation of human brain function. In addition to a 3-Tesla MRI Laboratory (Siemens Prisma) are: the Brain Stimulation Laboratory with TMS, TUS and TES; the Electroencephalography Laboratory with high-density, mobile and MR compatible EEG; the Cognition and Behaviour Laboratory with Cantab and a range of physical cognition tests; the Motor Control Laboratory with Motek GRAIL immersive motor assessment system; the Pain and Neuromodulation Laboratory with a range of sensory and algesia models in addition to a CO2 model of anxiety; the Computational Modelling Suite with facilities for computational neuroscience and multimodal data processing. BRIC supports a diverse range of basic and applied research, from exploring the mechanisms underlying sensation, perception, memory, movement and decision making to characterising neurological disorders such as Parkinson's, Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Hepatic Encephalopathy, Chronic Pain and Addiction.

Research in my laboratory employs a multimodal, interdisciplinary approach to explore neuronal network activity in health and disease. I lead and collaborate on diverse research programmes investigating: motor control, movement disorders, hepatic encephalopathy, mechanisms of brain stimulation and hyperbaric neuroscience. I am very fortunate to be part of several teams of collaborative researchers, whose commitment to open science facilitates a wide exchange of knowledge.

Publications

Publications

Key publications

McAllister CJ, Roennqvist KC, Stanford IM, Woodhall GL, Furlong PL & Hall SD (2013) 'Oscillatory Beta Activity Mediates Neuroplastic Effects of Motor Cortex Stimulation in Humans' JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE 33, (18) 7919-7927 Author Site , DOI

Key publications are highlighted

Journals



Articles
Anil K, Hall S, Demain S, Freeman J, Ganis G & Marsden J (2021) 'A Systematic Review of Neurofeedback for the Management of Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease' Brain Sciences 11, (10) 1292-1292 , DOI Open access
prokic E, Woodhall G, Williams A, Stanford I & Hall S (2019) 'Bradykinesia is driven by cumulative beta power during continuous movement and alleviated by GABAergic modulation in Parkinson’s disease' Frontiers in Neurology , DOI Open access
Gaetz W, Rhodes E, Bloy L, Blaskey L, Jackel CR, Brodkin ES, Waldman A, Embick D, Hall S & Roberts TPL (2019) 'Evaluating motor cortical oscillations and age-related change in autism spectrum disorder' NeuroImage 207, 0-0 , DOI Open access
Rhodes E, Gaetz W, Marsden J & Hall SD (2018) 'Transient alpha and beta synchrony underlies preparatory recruitment of directional motor networks' Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience , DOI Open access
Tyagi V, Hanoch Y, Hall SD, Runco M & Denham SL (2017) 'The Risky Side of Creativity: Domain Specific Risk Taking in Creative Individuals' Frontiers in Psychology 8, , DOI Open access
Prokic EJ, Weston C, Yamawaki N, Hall SD, Jones RSG, Stanford IM, Ladds G & Woodhall GL (2015) 'Cortical oscillatory dynamics and benzodiazepine-site modulation of tonic inhibition in fast spiking interneurons' Neuropharmacology 95, 192-205 , DOI Open access
Hall SD, Prokic EJ, Mcallister CJ, Ronnqvist KC, Williams AC, Yamawaki N, Witton C, Woodhall GL & Stanford IM (2014) 'GABA-MEDIATED CHANGES IN INTER-HEMISPHERIC BETA FREQUENCY ACTIVITY IN EARLY-STAGE PARKINSON'S DISEASE' NEUROSCIENCE 281, 68-76 Author Site , DOI Open access
Lacey MG, Gooding-Williams G, Prokic EJ, Yamawaki N, Hall SD, Stanford IM & Woodhall GL (2014) 'Spike Firing and IPSPs in Layer V Pyramidal Neurons during Beta Oscillations in Rat Primary Motor Cortex (M1) In Vitro' PLoS ONE 9, (1) e85109-e85109 , DOI Open access
Rossiter HE, Worthen SF, Witton C, Hall SD & Furlong PL (2013) 'Gamma oscillatory amplitude encodes stimulus intensity in primary somatosensory cortex' FRONTIERS IN HUMAN NEUROSCIENCE 7, Author Site , DOI Open access
McAllister CJ, Roennqvist KC, Stanford IM, Woodhall GL, Furlong PL & Hall SD (2013) 'Oscillatory Beta Activity Mediates Neuroplastic Effects of Motor Cortex Stimulation in Humans' JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE 33, (18) 7919-7927 Author Site , DOI
Ronnqvist KC, McAllister CJ, Woodhall GL, Stanford IM & Hall SD (2013) 'A multimodal perspective on the composition of cortical oscillations' FRONTIERS IN HUMAN NEUROSCIENCE 7, Author Site , DOI Open access
Yamawaki N, Magill PJ, Woodhall GL, Hall SD & Stanford IM (2012) 'Frequency selectivity and dopamine dependence of plasticity at cortico-­‐subthalamic synapses' Neuroscience
Yamawaki N, Magill PJ, Woodhall GL, Hall SD & Stanford IM (2012) 'FREQUENCY SELECTIVITY AND DOPAMINE-DEPENDENCE OF PLASTICITY AT GLUTAMATERGIC SYNAPSES IN THE SUBTHALAMIC NUCLEUS' NEUROSCIENCE 203, 1-11 Author Site , DOI
Worthen SF, Furlong PL, Hall SD, Aziz Q & Hobson AR (2012) 'Primary and secondary somatosensory cortex responses to anticipation and pain: a magnetoencephalography study' European Journal of Neuroscience
Hall SD, Stanford IM, Yamawaki N, McAllister CJ, Rönnqvist KC, Woodhall GL & Furlong PL (2011) 'The role of GABAergic modulation in motor function related neuronal network activity' Neuroimage 56, (3) 1506-1510 Author Site , DOI
Pirttimaki TM, Hall SD & Parri HR (2011) 'Sustained Neuronal Activity Generated by Glial Plasticity' JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE 31, (21) 7637-7647 Author Site , DOI
Hall SD, Yamawaki N, Fisher AE, Clauss RP, Woodhall GL & Stanford IM (2010) 'GABA(A) alpha-1 subunit mediated desynchronization of elevated low frequency oscillations alleviates specific dysfunction in stroke - A case report' CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY 121, (4) 549-555 Author Site , DOI
Hall SD, Barnes GR, Furlong PL, Seri S & Hillebrand A (2010) 'Neuronal network pharmacodynamics of GABAergic modulation in the human cortex determined using pharmaco-magnetoencephalography' Hum Brain Mapp 31, (4) 581-594 Author Site , DOI Open access
Yamawaki N, Hall SD, Stanford IM & Woodhall GL (2008) 'Pharmacologically induced and stimulus evoked rhythmic neuronal oscillatory activity in the primary motor cortex (M1) in vitro' Neuroscience
Hall SD, Holliday IE, Hillebrand A, Furlong PL, Singh KD & Barnes GR (2005) 'Distinct contrast response functions in striate and extra-striate regions of visual cortex revealed with magnetoencephalography (MEG)' CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY 116, (7) 1716-1722 Author Site , DOI
Brookes MJ, Gibson AM, Hall SD, Furlong PL, Barnes GR, Hillebrand A, Singh KD, Holliday IE, Francis ST & Morris PG (2005) 'GLM-beamformer method demonstrates stationary field, alpha ERD and gamma ERS co-localisation with fMRI BOLD response in visual cortex' NEUROIMAGE 26, (1) 302-308 Author Site , DOI
Hall SD, Holliday IE, Hillebrand A, Singh KD, Furlong PL, Hadjipapas A & Barnes GR (2005) 'The missing link: analogous human and primate cortical gamma oscillations' Neuroimage 26, (1) 13-17 Author Site , DOI
Hall SD, Barnes GR, Hillebrand A, Furlong PL, Singh KD & Holliday IE (2005) 'Cortical spreading depression is neuroprotective: The challenge of basic sciences - A response' HEADACHE 45, (2) 178-178 Author Site , DOI
Brookes MJ, Gibson AM, Hall SD, Furlong PL, Barnes GR, Hillebrand A, Singh KD, Holliday IE, Francis ST & Morris PG (2004) 'A general linear model for MEG beamformer imaging' NEUROIMAGE 23, (3) 936-946 Author Site , DOI
Hall SD, Barnes GR, Hillebrand A, Furlong PL, Singh KD & Holliday IE (2004) 'Spatio-temporal imaging of cortical desynchronization in migraine visual aura: a magnetoencephalography case study' Headache 44, (3) 204-208 Author Site , DOI
Chapters

Book Chapters

Hall,SD & Adjamian P (2006). The chemistry ofcognition. In: Methods in Mind,Senior C, Russell T & Gazzaniga MS, (Eds.).MIT Press, Cambridge, USA.

Posters
Baxter R, Jones PM, Hall SD & Smith AD Baxter R, Jones PM, Hall SD & Smith AD 'Using immersive virtual environments to explore the blocking of geometric information during spatial learning' Author Site