Dr John Iles

Contact Information
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS
Tel: +44 (0) 1865271266

St. Hugh’s College, St. Margaret’s Road, Oxford OX2 6LE
Tel: +44 (0) 1865274946

My interest is in the steering and control of locomotion by sense organs located in both the limbs and the head. I am currently using man as the experimental subject. The adoption of a bipedal stance and gait makes the task of motor control particularly acute in man.

Relevant Papers:
  • Iles J (2008). Seeking functions for spinal recurrent inhibition. J Physiol 586, 5843.
  • Iles JF, Baderin R, Tanner R & Simon A (2007). Human standing and walking: comparison of the effects of stimulation of the vestibular system. Exp Brain Res 178, 151-66.
  • Iles JF (2005). Simple models of stimulation of neurones in the brain by electric fields. Prog Biophys Mol Biol 87, 17-31.
  • Iles JF, Baderin R & Simon A (2004). Short- and medium-latency responses to galvanic vestibular stimulation in human lower limb muscles during tonic and rhythmic motor behaviours. J Physiol 565P, C106.
  • Iles JF, Ali AS & Savic G (2004). Vestibular-evoked muscle responses in patients with spinal cord injury. Brain 127, 1584-1592.
  • Ali AS, Rowen KA & Iles JF (2003). Vestibular actions on back and lower limb muscles during postural tasks in man. J Physiol 546, 615-624.
  • Iles JF, Ali A & Pardoe J (2000). Task-related changes of transmission in the pathway of heteronymous spinal recurrent inhibition from soleus to quadriceps motor neurones in man. Brain 123, 2264-2272.

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