Professor Christopher Harris
Profiles

Professor Christopher Harris

Professor of Neuroscience

Qualifications

Qualifications:

1982-1986 Ph.D. Experimental Psychology City University of New York

1981 1986 M.A., Psychology City University of New York

1973-1974 M.Sc., D.I.C., Applied Optics Imperial College, London

1970-1973 B.Sc. (Hons), A.R.C.S. Physics Imperial College, London

Research interests

Clinical
    Eye movement disorders - paediatric & adult
    Movement disorders- paediatric & adult
    Neurometabolic disease
    Modelling of pathology

Basic Science
    Visual development
    Evo-devo
    (In)decision-making
    Systems modelling

Biological Inspired Robotics
    Optimal control
    Dimensional reduction 
    Self-organisation & development

Research groups

  • Centre for Research in Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (CBCB)
  • Brain
  • Computer Science and Informatics
  • Theoretical & Computational Neuroscience

Edited Book:

Harris C, Gottlob I, Sanders J (2012) The challenge of nystagmus. Nystagmus network press, Cardiff, UK. ISBN 978-0955894022.

Recent Papers, Chapters, and Proceedings

Dunn MJ, Wiggins D, Woodhouse JM, Margrain TH, Harris CM, Erichsen JT (2017) The effect of gaze angle on visual acuity ininfantile nystagmus. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 58, 642-650. doi:10.1167/iovs.16-20370

Biscione V, Harris CM (2015) Investigating decision rules with a new experimental design: the EXACT paradigm, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience (in press)

Waddington J, Harris CM (2015) Human optokinetic nystagmus and spatial frequency. Journal of Vision 15:7, 1–16.

Adams S, Harris CM (2015) A computational model of innate directional selectivity that is refined by visual experience.  Scientific Reports | 5:12553 | DOI: 10.1038/srep12553.

Adams S, Harris CM (2014) A proto-architecture for innate directionally selective visual maps, PLoS ONE DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0102908.

Dunn MJ, Margrain TH, Woodhouse JM, Ennis FA, Harris CM, Erichsen JT (2014) Author Response: Grating visual acuity in infantile nystagmus in the absence of image motion [letter] Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (in press).

Harris CM, Waddington J, Biscione V, Manzi S (2014) Manual choice reaction times in the rate-domain. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8 doi:10.3389/fnhum.2014.00418

Kuppuswamy N, Harris CM (2014) Do muscle synergies reduce the dimensionality of behaviour? Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience doi:10.3389/fncom.2014.00063.

Dunn MJ, Margrain TH, Woodhouse JM, Ennis FA, Harris CM, Erichsen JT (2014) Visual acuity in infantile nystagmus in the absence of image motion. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 55:2682-6.

Jones PH, Harris CM, Woodhouse JM, Margrain TM, Ennis F, Erichsen JT (2013) The impact of stress on the visual function of patients with infantile nystagmus syndrome. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 54:7943-51.

Harris CM, Waddington J (2013) Optimal control theory of normal and pathological slow eye movements. Journal of Control Engineering and Technology 3: 181-188.

Kuppuswamy N, Harris, CM. (2013) Developing learnability — The case for reduced dimensionality,Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL), 2013 IEEE Third Joint International Conference on , vol., no., pp.1,7, 18-22 Aug. 2013 doi: 10.1109/DevLrn.2013.6652571.

Harris CM (2013) Infantile (congenital) nystagmus. Optometry Today 56 (July 12): pp.48-53.

Harris CM (2013) Latent nystagmus. Optometry Today 54 (May 17): pp.49-53.

Harris CM (2013) Optokinetic nystagmus. Optometry Today 53 (April 5): pp.71-76.

Waddington J, Harris CM (2013) The distribution of quick phase interval durations in human optokinetic nystagmus. Experimental Brain Research 224: 179-187.

Waddington J, Harris CM (2012) Human optokinetic nystagmus: a stochastic analysis. Journal of Vision 12/12/5 1-17.

Kuppuswamy N, Harris CM, Cangelosi A (2012) Effect of physical variation on the reduced dimensional control of a mass-spring-damper chain system. Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL), 2012 IEEE International Conference 1-2.

Harris CM, Waddington J (2012) Biomimetics of choice behaviour for autonomous agents. G. Herrmann et al. (Eds.): FIRA-TAROS 2012, LNAI 7429, pp. 96-104. Springer, Heidelberg.

Harris C, Kashou NH (2012) Infantile nystagmus syndrome: what can fMRI tell us? [letter] Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 49:189-190.

Harris C, Waddington J (2012) On the convergence of time interval moments: caveat sciscitator. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 205: 345-356.

Harris C, Waddington J, Erichsen J (2012) Infantile nystagmus: an adaptationist approach. In The challenge of nystagmus. eds. Harris C, Gottlob I, Sanders J. Nystagmus Network Press pp:27-48.

Jones P, Wiggins D, Margrain TH, Ennis FA, Woodhouse JM, Harris CM, Erichsen JT (2012) The impact of stress on visual performance in congenital nystagmus In The challenge of nystagmus. Eds. Harris C, Gottlob I, Sanders J. Nystagmus Network Press, pp:239-260.

Other academic activities

Clinical assessment of eye movement disorders.

Honorary Professor of Neuroscience
Royal Eye Infirmary
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust