Tobias Wibble

Tobias Wibble

PhD student

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About me

I am a medical doctor currently pursuing a PhD in neuroscience at the Marianne Bernadotte Centrum, Karolinska Insitutet. 

Research description

My research is aimed at investigating the multisensory control of eye movements from a broad, translational perspective. My clinical studies aim to quantify the visual, vestibular, and somatosensory components influencing reflexive eye movements. Through the use of eye-tracking, we quantify these involuntary responses so as to allow important clinical context for patients suffering from sensory impairments. This work focuses primarily on vertigo, motion-sickness, and spatial disorientation. My ambition is to work towards establishing quantifiable measurements of these subjective symptoms, providing patients and clinicians with valuable context for symptoms, treatments and other follow-up procedures.

In order to better understand the nature of these results, I also perform basic science experiments aiming to elucidate the neural network underlying the multisensory control of eye movements.  These studies primarily target the brainstem, which we investigate through electrophysiological recordings combined with anatomical mapping. As we learn more about the basic mechanisms involved in eye movement control, we adapt and develop our clinical studies, and vice versa.

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