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    Professor Goodhill’s laboratory is interested in how brains process information, particularly during development.

    A current area of focus is the development of neural coding, i.e. how patterns of neural activity come to represent information about the world as an organism develops. To study this, the lab is using the zebrafish as a model system. Zebrafish larvae display complex behaviours from an early age, and are transparent allowing the activity of large numbers of neurons to be simultaneously recorded.

    In conjunction with these experiments, we are developing new statistical tools for analysing these data, and new mathematical/computational models to help test hypotheses about the biological mechanisms that drive these changes over development.


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    Research Areas

    • Computational neuroscience
    • Neural coding
    • Neural development

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    Moelter, J., Avitan, L. & Goodhill, G.J. (2018). Detecting neural assemblies in calcium imaging data.?BMC Biology, in press.

    Triplett, M.A., Avitan, L. & Goodhill, G.J. (2018). Emergence of spontaneous assembly activity in developing neural networks without afferent input.?PLoS Computational Biology,?14:e1006421.?PDF?

    Goodhill, G.J. (2018). Theoretical models of neural development.?iScience,?PDF?

    Bicknell, B.A., Pujic, Z., Feldner, J., Vetter, I. & Goodhill, G.J. (2018). Chemotactic responses of growing neurites to precisely controlled gradients of nerve growth factor.?Scientific Data,?5:180183?PDF?

    Avitan, L. & Goodhill, G.J. (2018). Code under construction: neural coding over development.?Trends in Neurosciences,?41, 599-609. PDF?

    Bicknell, B.A., Pujic, Z., Dayan, P. & Goodhill, G.J. (2018). Control of neurite growth and guidance by an inhibitory cell-body signal.?PLoS Computational Biology,?14, e1006218.?PDF

    Marachlian, E., Avitan, L., Goodhill, G.J & Sumbre, G. (2018). Principles of functional circuit connectivity: insights from spontaneous activity in the zebrafish optic tectum.?Frontiers in Neural Circuits,?12:46.?PDF

    Padmanabhan, P. & Goodhill, G.J. (2018). Axon growth regulation by a bistable molecular switch.?Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B,?285:20172618.?PDF


    Avitan, L., Pujic, Z., Moelter, J., Van De Poll, M., Sun, B., Teng, H., Amor, R., Scott, E.K. & Goodhill, G.J. (2017). Spontaneous activity in the zebrafish tectum reorganizes over development and is influenced by visual experience.?Current Biology,?27, 2407-2419.?PDF

    Hughes, N.J. & Goodhill, G.J. (2017). Multiple cortical feature maps in a joint Gaussian process prior.?IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence,?39, 1918-1928.?PDF

    Abbas, F., Triplett, M.A., Goodhill, G.J. & Meyer, M.P. (2017). A three-layer network model of direction selective circuits in the optic tectum.Frontiers in Neural Circuits,?11:88.?PDF

    Joensuu M., Martinez-Marmol, R., Padmanabhan, P., Glass, N.R., Durisic, N., Pelekanos, M., Mollazade, M., Balistreri, G., Amor, R., Cooper-White, J.J., Goodhill, G.J. & Meunier, F. (2017). Visualizing endocytic recycling and trafficking in live neurons by subdiffractional tracking of internalized molecules.?Nature Protocols,?12, 2590-2622.?PDF

    Bademosi, A.T., Lauwers, E., Padmanabhan, P., Odierna, L., Chai, Y.J., Papadopulos, A., Goodhill, G.J., Verstreken, P., van Swinderen, B. and Meunier, F.A. (2017). In vivo single molecule imaging of syntaxin1A reveals polyphosphoinositide- and activity-dependent reversible trapping in presynaptic nanoclusters.?Nature Communications,?8:13660.?PDF


    Bicknell, B.A. & Goodhill, G.J. (2016). The emergence of ion channel modal gating from independent subunit kinetics.?Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA,?113, E5288-97.?PDF?

    Cloherty, S.J., Hughes, N.J., Hietanen, M.A., Bhagavatula, P.S., Goodhill, G.J. & Ibbotson, M.R. (2016). Sensory experience modifies feature map relationships in visual cortex.?eLife,?5:e13911.?PDF?

    Avitan, L., Pujic, Z., Hughes, N.J., Scott, E.K. & Goodhill, G.J. (2016). Limitations of neural map topography for decoding spatial information.?Journal of Neuroscience,?36, 5385-5396.?PDF?

    Goodhill, G.J. (2016). Can molecular gradients wire the brain??Trends in Neurosciences,?39, 202-211.?PDF?

    Chalmers, K., Kita, E.M., Scott, E.K. & Goodhill, G.J. (2016). Quantitative analysis of axonal branch dynamics in the developing nervous system.?PLoS Computational Biology,?12:e1004813.?PDF?

    Pujic, Z., Nguyen, H., Glass, N., Cooper-White, J. & Goodhill, G.J. (2016). Axon guidance studies using a microfluidics-based chemotropic gradient generator.?Methods in Molecular Biology,?1407, 273-285.?PDF?

    Joensuu, M., Padmanabhan, P., Durisic, N., Bademosi, A.T.D., Cooper-Williams, E., Morrow, I.C., Harper, C.B., Jung, W., Parton, R.G., Goodhill, G.J., Papadopulos, A. & Meunier, F.A. (2016). Subdiffractional tracking of internalized molecules reveals heterogeneous motion states of synaptic vesicles.?Journal of Cell Biology,?215, 277-292.?PDF


    Bicknell, B.A., Dayan, P. & Goodhill, G.J. (2015). The limits of chemosensation vary across dimensions.?Nature Communications,?6, 7468.?PDF?

    Goodhill, G.J., Faville, R.A., Sutherland, D.J., Bicknell, B.A., Thompson, A.W., Pujic, Z., Sun, B., Kita, E.M. & Scott, E.K. (2015). The dynamics of growth cone morphology.?BMC Biology,?13, 10.?PDF?

    Kita, E.M., Scott, E.K. & Goodhill, G.J. (2015). Topographic wiring of the retinotectal connection in zebrafish.?Developmental Neurobiology,?75, 542-556.?PDF?

    Kita, E.M., Scott, E.K. & Goodhill, G.J. (2015). The influence of activity on axon pathfinding in the optic tectum.?Developmental Neurobiology,?75, 608-620.?PDF?

    Hughes, N.J. & Goodhill, G.J. (2015). Optimizing the representation of orientation preference maps in visual cortex.?Neural Computation,?27, 32-41.?PDF?Code?

    Sutherland, D.J. & Goodhill, G.J. (2015). The interdependent roles of calcium and cAMP in axon guidance.?Developmental Neurobiology,?75, 402-410.?PDF?

    Faville, R.J., Kottler, B., Goodhill, G.J., Shaw, P. & van Swinderen, B. (2015). How deeply does your mutant sleep? Probing arousal to better understand sleep defects in Drosophila.?Scientific Reports,5, 8454.?PDF


    Suarez, R., Fenlon, L.R., Marek, R., Avitan, L., Sah, P., Goodhill, G.J. & Richards, L.J. (2014). Balanced interhemispheric cortical activity is required for correct targeting of the corpus callosum.?Neuron,?82, 1289-1298.?PDF?

    Sutherland, D.J., Pujic, Z. & Goodhill, G.J. (2014). Calcium signaling in axon guidance.?Trends in Neurosciences,?37, 424–432.?PDF?

    Fothergill, T., Donahoo, A-L.S., Douglass, A., Zalucki, O., Yuan, J., Shu, T., Goodhill, G.J. & Richards, L.J. (2014). Netrin-DCC signaling regulates corpus callosum formation through attraction of pioneering axons and by modulating Slit2-mediated repulsion.?Cerebral Cortex,?24, 1138–1151.?PDF?

    Hughes, N.J., Hunt, J.J., Cloherty, S.L., Ibbotson, M.R., Sengpiel, F. & Goodhill, G.J. (2014). Stripe-rearing changes multiple aspects of the structure of primary visual cortex.?Neuroimage,?95, 305-319.?PDF?

    Nguyen, H., Dayan, P. & Goodhill, G.J. (2014). How receptor diffusion influences gradient sensing.?Journal of the Royal Society Interface,?12, 20141097?PDF?

    Nguyen, H., Dayan, P. & Goodhill, G.J. (2014). The influence of receptor positioning on chemotactic information.?Journal of Theoretical Biology,?360, 95-101.?PDF?

    Giacomantonio, C.E. & Goodhill, G.J. (2014). A computational model of the effect of gene misexpression on the development of cortical areas.?Biological Cybernetics,?108, 203-221.?PDF?

    Davis, F.M., Azimi, I. Faville, R.A., Peters, A.A., Goodhill, G.J., Thompson, E.W., Roberts-Thomson, S.J. & Monteith, G.R. (2014). Induction of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in breast cancer cells is calcium signal dependent.?Oncogene,?33, 2307-2316.?PDF


    Hunt, J.J., Dayan, P. & Goodhill, G.J. (2013). Sparse coding can predict primary visual cortex receptive field changes induced by abnormal visual input.?PLoS Computational Biology,?9, e1003005.?PDF?

    Simpson, H.D., Kita, E.M., Scott, E.K. & Goodhill, G.J. (2013). A quantitative analysis of branching, growth cone turning and directed growth in zebrafish retinotectal axon guidance.?Journal of Comparative Neurology,?521, 1409-1429.?PDF?

    Yuan, J., Chan, S., Mortimer, D., Nguyen, H. & Goodhill, G.J. (2013). Optimality and saturation in axonal chemotaxis.?Neural Computation,?25, 833-853 (2013).?PDF?

    Pujic, Z. & Goodhill, G.J. (2013). A dual compartment diffusion chamber for studying axonal chemotaxis in 3D collagen.?Journal of Neuroscience Methods,?215, 53-59.?PDF


    Forbes, E.M., Thompson, A.W., Yuan, J, & Goodhill, G.J. (2012). Calcium and cAMP levels interact to determine attraction versus repulsion in axon guidance.?Neuron,?74, 490-503.?PDF?SI?

    Hunt, J.J., Mattingley, J.B. & Goodhill, G.J. (2012). Randomly oriented edge arrangements dominate naturalistic arrangements in binocular rivalry.?Vision Research,?64, 49-55.?PDF?

    Hunt, J.J., Ibbotson, M.R. & Goodhill, G.J. (2012). Sparse coding on the spot: spontaneous retinal waves suffice for orientation selectivity.Neural Computation,?24, 2422-2433.?PDF


    Forbes, E.M., Hunt, J.J. & Goodhill, G.J. (2011). The combinatorics of neurite self-avoidance.?Neural Computation,?23, 2746-2769.?PDF?

    Thompson, A.W., Pujic, Z., Richards, L.J. & Goodhill, G.J. (2011). Cyclic nucleotide-dependent switching of mammalian axon guidance depends on gradient steepness.?Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience,?47, 45-52.?PDF?

    Simpson, H.D. & Goodhill, G.J. (2011). A simple model can unify a broad range of phenomena in retinotectal map development.?Biological Cybernetics,?104, 9-29.?PDF?F1000 review?

    Simpson, H.D., Giacomantonio, C.E. & Goodhill, G.J. (2011). Computational modeling of neuronal map development: insights into disease.Future Neurology,?6, 339-349.?PDF?

    Hunt, J.J., Bosking, W.H. & Goodhill, G.J. (2011). Statistical structure of lateral connections in the primary visual cortex.?Neural Systems & Circuits,?1:3.?PDF?

    Mortimer, D., Dayan, P., Burrage, K. & Goodhill, G.J. (2011). Bayes-optimal chemotaxis.?Neural Computation,?23, 336-373.?PDF


    Mortimer D, Pujic Z, Vaughan T, Thompson AW, Feldner J, Vetter I, Pujic Z, & Goodhill GJ (2010). Axon guidance by growth rate modulation.Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA,?107, 5202-5207.?PDF?SI?

    Giacomantonio, C.E. & Goodhill, G.J. (2010). A Boolean model of the gene regulatory network underlying mammalian cortical area development.?PLoS Computational Biology,?6: e1000936.?PDF?

    Giacomantonio, C.E., Ibbotson, M.R. & Goodhill, G.J. (2010). The influence of restricted orientation on map structure in primary visual cortex.Neuroimage,?52, 875-883.?PDF?

    Mortimer, D., Dayan, P., Burrage, K. & Goodhill, G.J. (2010). Optimizing chemotaxis by measuring unbound-bound transitions.?Physica D,?239, 477-484.?PDF?F1000 review?

    Vetter, I., Pujic, Z. & Goodhill, G.J. (2010). The response of dorsal root ganglion axons to nerve growth factor gradients depends on spinal level.Journal of Neurotrauma,?27, 1379-1386.?PDF?

    Haines, C.E. & Goodhill, G.J. (2010). Analyzing neurite outgrowth from explants by fitting ellipses.?Journal of Neuroscience Methods,?187, 52-58.?PDF


    Mortimer D, Feldner J, Vaughan T, Vetter I, Pujic Z, Rosoff WJ, Burrage K, Dayan P, Richards LJ, Goodhill GJ (2009). A Bayesian model predicts the response of axons to molecular gradients.?Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA,?106, 10296-10301.?PDF?SI?

    Hunt, J.J., Giacomantonio, C.E., Tang, H., Mortimer, D., Jaffer, S.,Vorobyov, V., Ericksson, G., Sengpiel, F. & Goodhill, G.J. (2009). Natural scene statistics and the structure of orientation maps in the visual cortex.?Neuroimage,?47, 157-172.?PDF?

    Pujic, Z., Mortimer, D., Feldner, J. & Goodhill, G.J. (2009). Assays for Eukaryotic Cell Chemotaxis.?Combinatorial Chemistry and High-throughput Screening,?12, 580-588.?PDF?

    Simpson, H, Mortimer, D. & Goodhill, G.J. (2009). Theoretical models of neural circuit development.?Current Topics in Development Biology,?87, 1-51.?PDF?

    Rosoff, W.J., McAllister, R.G., Goodhill, G.J. & Urbach, J.S. (2009). Quantitative Studies of Neuronal Chemotaxis in 3D.?Methods in Molecular Biology,?571, 239-254.?PDF


    Mortimer, D., Fothergill, T., Pujic, Z., Richards, L.J. & Goodhill, G.J. (2008). Growth Cone Chemotaxis.?Trends in Neurosciences,?31, 90-98.PDF?

    Pujic, Z., Giacomantonio, C.E., Unni, D., Rosoff, W.J. & Goodhill, G.J. (2008). Analysis of the growth cone turning assay for studying axon guidance.?Journal of Neuroscience Methods,?170, 220-228.?PDF


    Goodhill, G.J. (2007). Contributions of theoretical modelling to the understanding of neural map development.?Neuron,?56, 301-311.?PDF?

    Giacomantonio, C.E. & Goodhill, G.J. (2007). The effect of angioscotomas on map structure in primary visual cortex.?Journal of Neuroscience,?27, 4935-4946.?PDF?

    NOTE: In 2005 my lab relocated from Georgetown University to the University of Queensland.


    Xu, J., Rosoff, W.J., Urbach, J,S. & Goodhill, G.J. (2005). Adaptation is not required to explain the long-term response of axons to molecular gradients.?Development,?132, 4545-4552.?PDF?

    Carreira-Perpinan, M.A., Lister, R. & Goodhill, G.J. (2005). A computational model for the development of multiple maps in primary visual cortex.?Cerebral Cortex,?15, 1222-1233.?PDF?

    Goodhill, G.J. & Xu, J. (2005). The development of retinotectal maps: a review of models based on molecular gradients.?Network,?16, 5-34.?PDF

    Rosoff, W.J, McAllister, R.G., Esrick, M.A., Goodhill, G.J. & Urbach, J.S. (2005). Generating controlled molecular gradients in 3D gels.?Biotechnology and Bioengineering,?91, 754-759.?PDF


    Rosoff, W.J., Urbach, J.S., Esrick, M., McAllister, R.G. Richards, L.J. & Goodhill, G.J. (2004). A new chemotaxis assay shows the extreme sensitivity of axons to molecular gradients.?Nature Neuroscience,?7, 678-682.?PDF?News and Views?F1000 reviews?
    NOTE:?An Erratum correcting production errors in Fig 3 was published in the July issue. The PDF file above now includes this Erratum. The original RGB images for Fig 3 are available here:?fig3d.tif?fig3e.tif?fig3f.tif?fig3g.tif.?

    Goodhill, G.J., Gu, M. & Urbach, J.S. (2004). Predicting axonal response to molecular gradients with a computational model of filopodial dynamics.?Neural Computation,?16, 2221-2243.?PDF?

    Carreira-Perpinan, M.A. & Goodhill, G.J. (2004). The influence of lateral connections on the structure of cortical maps.?Journal of Neurophysiology,?92, 2947-2959.?PDF

    2003 and earlier

    Goodhill, G.J. (2003). A theoretical model of axon guidance by the Robo code.?Neural Computation,?15, 549-564.?PDF?F1000 review?

    Carreira-Perpinan, M.A. & Goodhill, G.J. (2002). Are visual cortex maps optimized for coverage??Neural Computation,?14, 1545-1560.?PDF?

    Haese, K. & Goodhill, G.J. (2001). Auto-SOM: Recursive Parameter Estimation for Guidance of Self-Organizing Feature Maps.?Neural Computation?,?13, 595-619.?PDF?

    Cimponeriu, A. & Goodhill, G.J. (2000). Dynamics of cortical map development in the elastic net model.?Neurocomputing,?32, 83-90.?PDF?

    Goodhill, G.J. & Cimponeriu, A. (2000). Analysis of the elastic net model applied to the formation of ocular dominance and orientation columns.?Network,?11, 153-168.?PDF?

    Goodhill, G.J. (2000). Dating behavior of the retinal ganglion cell.?Neuron,?25, 501-503.?PDF?

    Goodhill, G.J. & Richards, L.J. (1999). Retinotectal maps: molecules, models, and misplaced data.?Trends in Neurosciences,?22, 529-534.?PDF?

    Goodhill, G.J. & Urbach, J.S. (1999). Theoretical analysis of gradient detection by growth cones.?Journal of Neurobiology,?41, 230-241.?PDF?

    Urbach, J.S. & Goodhill, G.J. (1999). Limitations on detection of gradients of diffusible chemicals by axons.?Neurocomputing,?26-27, 39-43.?PDF?

    Goodhill, G.J. (1998). The influence of neural activity and intracortical connections on the periodicity of ocular dominance stripes.?Network,?9, 419-432.?PDF?

    Goodhill, G.J. (1998). Mathematical guidance for axons.?Trends in Neurosciences,?21, 226-231.?PDF.?

    Goodhill, G. J. & Baier, H. (1998). Axon guidance: stretching gradients to the limit.?Neural Computation,?10, 521-527.?PDF.?

    Goodhill, G.J. (1997). Stimulating issues in cortical map development.?Trends in Neurosciences,?20, 375-376.?PDF.?

    Goodhill, G.J. & Sejnowski, T. J. (1997). A unifying objective function for topographic mappings.?Neural Computation,?9, 1291-1304.?PDF?

    Goodhill, G.J. (1997). Diffusion in axon guidance.?European Journal of Neuroscience,?9, 1414 - 1421.?PDF?

    Goodhill, G.J., Bates, K.R. & Montague, P.R. (1997). Influences on the global structure of cortical maps.?Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B,?264, 649-655.?PDF?

    Goodhill, G.J. & Lowel, S. (1995). Theory meets experiment: correlated neural activity helps determine ocular dominance column periodicity.Trends in Neurosciences,?18, 437-439.?PDF?

    Goodhill, G.J., Simmen, M., & Willshaw, D.J. (1995). An evaluation of the use of Multidimensional Scaling for understanding brain connectivity.?Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B,?348, 265-280.?PDF?

    Simmen, M., Goodhill, G.J. & Willshaw, D.J. (1994). Scaling and brain connectivity.?Nature,?369, 448-450.?PDF?

    Goodhill, G.J. & Willshaw, D.J. (1994). Elastic net model of ocular dominance: Overall stripe pattern and monocular deprivation.?Neural Computation,?6, 615-621.?PDF?

    Goodhill, G.J. & Barrow, H.G. (1994). The role of weight normalization in competitive learning.?Neural Computation,?6, 255-269.?PDF?

    Goodhill, G.J. (1993). Topography and ocular dominance: a model exploring positive correlations.?Biological Cybernetics,?69, 109-118.?PDF?

    Goodhill, G.J. & Willshaw, D.J. (1990). Application of the elastic net algorithm to the formation of ocular dominance stripes.?Network,?1, 41-59.PDF?

    Encyclopedia Articles and Book Chapters

    Goodhill, G.J. (2013). Cortical maps, intrinsic processes of development. In: Jaeger D., Jung R. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience: SpringerReference (www.springerreference.com). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Goodhill, G.J. (2013). Axonal growth and guidance.?Scholarpedia, 8(10):1663.?Link to article?

    Mortimer, D., Simpson, H.D. & Goodhill, G.J. (2012). Axonal growth and targeting. In: Le Novere, N (ed.)?Computational Systems Neurobiology, Springer.?PDF?

    Mortimer, D. & Goodhill, G.J. (2009). Axonal pathfinding. In: Squire LR (ed.)?Encyclopedia of Neuroscience,?1, 1133-1138. Oxford: Academic Press.?PDF?

    Goodhill, G.J. & Urbach, J.S. (2003). Axon guidance and gradient detection by growth cones. In ``Modeling Neural Development'', ed. Arjen Van Ooyen, MIT Press, 95-109.?

    Goodhill, G.J. (2002). Axonal path finding, in ``The Handbook of Brain Theory and Neural Networks'', 2nd edition, ed. Michael Arbib, MIT Press, 140-143.?

    Goodhill, G.J. (2002). Development of retinotectal maps, in ``The Handbook of Brain Theory and Neural Networks'', 2nd edition, ed. Michael Arbib, MIT Press, 335-339.?

    Goodhill, G.J. (2002). Neural development: mechanisms and models.?International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Elsevier, 10522-10526.?PDF?

    Goodhill, G.J. (2002). Models of neural development.?Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science, Macmillan,?3, 261-267.?PDF?

    Goodhill, G.J. & Carreira-Perpinan, M.A. (2002). Cortical columns.?Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science, Macmillan,?1, 845-851.?PDF?

    Carreira-Perpinan, M.A. & Goodhill, G.J. (2002). Development of columnar structure in primary visual cortex. In ``Computational Neuroanatomy: Methods and Principles'', ed. Georgio Ascoli, Humana Press, 337-357. Zamora-Ramos, C. & Goodhill, G.J. (1994). A neural computation: spatial to temporal transformation. In?Information Processing Underlying Gaze Control, eds. J.M. Delgado-Garcia, E. Godaux and P.-P. Vidal, 125-137, Pergamon.?

    Conference proceedings

    Huang, J.Y., Hughes, N.J. & Goodhill, G.J. (2016). Segmenting neuronal growth cones using deep convolutional neural networks.?2016 International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA), Gold Coast, QLD, 2016, pp. 1-7.?PDF?

    Carreira-Perpinan, M.A., Dayan, P. & Goodhill, G.J. (2005). Differential priors for elastic nets. M. Gallagher, J. Hogan, F. Maire (Eds.): IDEAL 2005, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3578, 335-342, 2005.?PDF?

    Goodhill, G.J. (1998). A mathematical model of axon guidance by diffusible factors.?Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems,?10, M.I. Jordan, M.J. Kearns & S.A. Solla, eds, MIT Press, 159-165.?PDF?

    Goodhill, G.J. (1998). Gradients for retinotectal mapping.?Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems,?10, M.I. Jordan, M.J. Kearns & S.A. Solla, eds, MIT Press, 152-158.?PDF?

    Goodhill, G.J. and Sejnowski, T.J. (1997). Objective functions for topography: a comparison of optimal maps. In?Proceedings of the Fourth Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop: Connectionist Representations,?eds. John A. Bullinaria, David G. Glasspool & George Houghton. London: Springer-Verlag.?PDF?

    Goodhill, G.J. and Sejnowski, T.J. (1996). Quantifying neighbourhood preservation in topographic mappings.?Proceedings of the 3rd Joint Symposium on Neural Computation, University of California, San Diego and California Institute of Technology,?6, Pasadena, CA: California Institute of Technology, 61-82.?Postscript.?

    Goodhill, G. J., Finch, S. and Sejnowski, T. J. (1996). Optimizing cortical mappings.?Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems,?8, eds. David S. Touretzky, Michael C. Mozer and Michael E. Hasselmo, MIT Press: Cambridge, MA, 330-336.?Postscript.?

    Goodhill, G. J., Finch, S. and Sejnowski, T. J. (1995). A unifying measure for neighbourhood preservation in topographic mappings,Proceedings of the 2nd Joint Symposium on Neural Computation, University of California, San Diego and California Institute of Technology,?5, Institute for Neural Computation, La Jolla, CA, 191-202.?Postscript.?

    Aguilar-Chongtay, R., Goodhill, G.J. & Hayes, G. (1993). Exploracion empirica de un modelo de desarrollo de columnas de dominancia ocular.Memorias de Reunion Nacional de Inteligencia Artificial, Mexico, 1993.?

    Goodhill, G.J. (1993). Topography and ocular dominance with positive correlations.?Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems,?5, eds. C.L. Giles, S.J. Hanson and J.D. Cowan, Morgan Kaufmann, San Mateo, CA (1993), 985-992.?Postscript.?

    Dayan, P.S. & Goodhill, G.J. (1992) Perturbing Hebbian rules.?Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems,?4, 19-26, eds. J.E. Moody, S.J. Hanson and R.P. Lippman, Morgan Kaufmann, San Mateo, CA.?PDF.?

    Goodhill, G.J. (1991). Topography and ocular dominance can arise from distributed patterns of activity.?International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Seattle, July 1991,?II, 623-627.?

    Goodhill, G.J. (1990). The development of topography and ocular dominance. In Touretzky, D.S., Elman, J.L., Sejnowski, T.J. & Hinton, G.E. (eds.)?Proceedings of the 1990 Connectionist Models Summer School, 338-349, San Mateo, CA: Morgan Kaufman.?

    Book Reviews

    Chitnis, A.B. & Goodhill, G.J. (2001). Review of "Signs of Life-How Complexity Pervades Biology" By R. Sole & B. Goodwin, Basic Books, 2001.?Cell,?105, 328-329.?PDF?

    Richards, L.J. & Goodhill, G.J. (2001). Review of ``Mechanisms of Cortical Development'' by D.J. Price & D.J. Willshaw, Oxford, 2000.?Nature Neuroscience,?4, 13.?PDF?

    Goodhill, G.J. (1998). Review of ``Neural Organization: Structure, Function and Dynamics'' by M.A. Arbib, P. Erdi & J. Szentagothai, MIT Press, 1998.?Neuron,?20, 833-834.?PDF?

    Goodhill, G.J. (1996). Review of ``How we learn; how we remember: towards an understanding of brain and neural systems. Selected papers of Leon N. Cooper'', World Scientific Publishing Co Ltd, 1995.?Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy,?11, 284-285.?

    Technical Reports and arXiv

    Carreira-Perpinan, M.A. & Goodhill, G.J. (2003/2011). Generalized elastic nets. arXiv:1108.2840.?PDF.?

    Goodhill, G. J., Finch, S. and Sejnowski, T. J. (1995). Quantifying neighbourhood preservation in topographic mappings. Institute for Neural Computation Technical Report Series, No. INC-9505, November 1995.?Postscript.?

    Goodhill, G.J., Simmen, M., & Willshaw, D.J. (1994). An evaluation of the use of Multidimensional Scaling for understanding brain connectivity. Edinburgh University Centre for Cognitive Science Research Paper EUCCS / RP-63.?Postscript.?

    Goodhill, G.J. (1992). Correlations, Competition and Optimality: Modelling the Development of Topography and Ocular Dominance. Cognitive Science Research Paper CSRP 226, University of Sussex. (This is based on my PhD thesis).?PDF

    • Peter Dayan - University College London
    • Frank Sengpiel-? University of Cardiff
    • Michael Ibbotson - Melbourne University
    • Linda Richards - The University of Queensland
    • Ethan Scott - The University of Queensland
    • Fred Meunier - The University of Queensland
    • Markus Barth - The University of Queensland

    Prospective candidates should have a strong background in either neuroscience or maths/physics/engineering. Some potential PhD projects include the following (please read our recent papers for more details):

    Project 1:?Using fluorescent calcium indicators to visualise how neural activity develops in the zebrafish brain.

    Project 2: ?Using a variety of mathematical/statistical approaches to analyse and model these data.

    Project 3: ?Computational modelling of how nerve fibres are guided to their targets during neural development.

    Project 4: ?Computational modelling of neural map formation.


    How to apply