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Aaron Batista

Professor
Bioengineering Department

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Ph.D., Computational and Neural Systems, California Institute of Technology, 1994 - 1999

M.S.E., Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania, 1994

B.S.E., Computer Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1994

B.A., Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, 1994

Batista, A.P., & Horwitz, G.D. (2022). Cognitive neuroscience: Mental replay in monkeys. CURRENT BIOLOGY, 32(9), R430-R432.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2022.03.061.

Hennig, J.A., Oby, E.R., Golub, M.D., Bahureksa, L.A., Sadtler, P.T., Quick, K.M., Ryu, S.I., Tyler-Kabara, E.C., Batista, A.P., Chase, S.M., & Yu, B.M. (2021). Learning is shaped by abrupt changes in neural engagement. NATURE NEUROSCIENCE, 24(5), 727-736.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1038/s41593-021-00822-8.

Hennig, J.A., Oby, E.R., Losey, D.M., Batista, A.P., Yu, B.M., & Chase, S.M. (2021). How learning unfolds in the brain: toward an optimization view. NEURON, 109(23), 3720-3735.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2021.09.005.

Liu, M., Batista, A., Bensmaia, S., & Weber, D.J. (2021). Information about contact force and surface texture is mixed in the firing rates of cutaneous afferent neurons. JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 125(2), 496-508.American Physiological Society. doi: 10.1152/jn.00725.2019.

Smoulder, A.L., Pavlovsky, N.P., Marino, P.J., Degenhart, A.D., McClain, N.T., Batista, A.P., & Chase, S.M. (2021). Monkeys exhibit a paradoxical decrease in performance in high-stakes scenarios. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 118(35).Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2109643118|1of8.

Batista, A. (2020). Brain-computer interfaces for basic neuroscience. In Brain-Computer Interfaces. 168, (pp. 233-247).Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-63934-9.00017-2.

Degenhart, A.D., Bishop, W.E., Oby, E.R., Tyler-Kabara, E.C., Chase, S.M., Batista, A.P., & Yu, B.M. (2020). Stabilization of a brain-computer interface via the alignment of low-dimensional spaces of neural activity. NATURE BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, 4(7), 672-685.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1038/s41551-020-0542-9.

Batista, A.P., & Kording, K.P. (2019). A Deep Dive to Illuminate V4 Neurons. TRENDS IN NEUROSCIENCES, 42(9), 563-564.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.tins.2019.07.001.

Oby, E.R., Golub, M.D., Hennig, J.A., Degenhart, A.D., Tyler-Kabara, E.C., Yu, B.M., Chase, S.M., & Batista, A.P. (2019). New neural activity patterns emerge with long-term learning. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 116(30), 15210-15215.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1820296116.

Batista, A.P., & DiCarlo, J.J. (2018). Deep learning reaches the motor system. NATURE METHODS, 15(10), 772-773.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1038/s41592-018-0152-6.

Golub, M.D., Sadtler, P.T., Oby, E.R., Quick, K.M., Ryu, S.I., Tyler-Kabara, E.C., Batista, A.P., Chase, S.M., & Yu, B.M. (2018). Learning by neural reassociation. NATURE NEUROSCIENCE, 21(4), 607-+.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1038/s41593-018-0095-3.

Golub, M.D., Sadtler, P.T., Oby, E.R., Quick, K.M., Ryu, S.I., Tyler-Kabara, E.C., Batista, A.P., Chase, S.M., & Yu, B.M. (2018). Publisher Correction: Learning by neural reassociation. Nat Neurosci, 21(8), 1138.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1038/s41593-018-0185-2.

Hennig, J.A., Golub, M.D., Lund, P.J., Sadtler, P.T., Oby, E.R., Quick, K.M., Ryu, S.I., Tyler-Kabara, E.C., Batista, A.P., Yu, B.M., & Chase, S.M. (2018). Constraints on neural redundancy. ELIFE, 7.eLife Sciences Publications, Ltd. doi: 10.7554/eLife.36774.

Quick, K.M., Mischel, J.L., Loughlin, P.J., & Batista, A.P. (2018). The critical stability task: quantifying sensory-motor control during ongoing movement in nonhuman primates. JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 120(5), 2164-2181.American Physiological Society. doi: 10.1152/jn.00300.2017.

Huggins, J.E., Guger, C., Ziat, M., Zander, T.O., Taylor, D., Tangermann, M., Soria-Frisch, A., Simeral, J., Scherer, R., Rupp, R., Ruffini, G., Robinson, D.K.R., Ramsey, N.F., Nijholt, A., Müller-Putz, G., McFarland, D.J., Mattia, D., Lance, B.J., Kindermans, P.J., Iturrate, I., Herff, C., Gupta, D., Do, A.H., Collinger, J.L., Chavarriaga, R., Chase, S.M., Bleichner, M.G., Batista, A., Anderson, C.W., & Aarnoutse, E.J. (2017). Workshops of the Sixth International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting: brain-computer interfaces past, present, and future. Brain Comput Interfaces (Abingdon), 4(1-2), 3-36.Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.1080/2326263X.2016.1275488.

Degenhart, A.D., Eles, J., Dum, R., Mischel, J.L., Smalianchuk, I., Endler, B., Ashmore, R.C., Tyler-Kabara, E.C., Hatsopoulos, N.G., Wang, W., Batista, A.P., & Cui, X.T. (2016). Histological evaluation of a chronically-implanted electrocorticographic electrode grid in a non-human primate. JOURNAL OF NEURAL ENGINEERING, 13(4), 046019.IOP Publishing. doi: 10.1088/1741-2560/13/4/046019.

Golub, M.D., Chase, S.M., Batista, A.P., & Yu, B.M. (2016). Brain-computer interfaces for dissecting cognitive processes underlying sensorimotor control. CURRENT OPINION IN NEUROBIOLOGY, 37, 53-58.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2015.12.005.

Oby, E.R., Perel, S., Sadtler, P.T., Ruff, D.A., Mischel, J.L., Montez, D.F., Cohen, M.R., Batista, A.P., & Chase, S.M. (2016). Extracellular voltage threshold settings can be tuned for optimal encoding of movement and stimulus parameters. JOURNAL OF NEURAL ENGINEERING, 13(3), 036009.IOP Publishing. doi: 10.1088/1741-2560/13/3/036009.

Lakshmanan, K.C., Sadtler, P.T., Tyler-Kabara, E.C., Batista, A.P., & Yu, B.M. (2015). Extracting Low-Dimensional Latent Structure from Time Series in the Presence of Delays. NEURAL COMPUTATION, 27(9), 1825-1856.MIT Press - Journals. doi: 10.1162/NECO_a_00759.

Perel, S., Sadtler, P.T., Oby, E.R., Ryu, S.I., Tyler-Kabara, E.C., Batista, A.P., & Chase, S.M. (2015). Single-unit activity, threshold crossings, and local field potentials in motor cortex differentially encode reach kinematics. JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 114(3), 1500-1512.American Physiological Society. doi: 10.1152/jn.00293.2014.

Sadtler, P.T., Ryu, S.I., Tyler-Kabara, E.C., Yu, B.M., & Batista, A.P. (2015). Brain-computer interface control along instructed paths. JOURNAL OF NEURAL ENGINEERING, 12(1), 016015.IOP Publishing. doi: 10.1088/1741-2560/12/1/016015.

Godlove, J.M., Whaite, E.O., & Batista, A.P. (2014). Comparing temporal aspects of visual, tactile, and microstimulation feedback for motor control. JOURNAL OF NEURAL ENGINEERING, 11(4), 046025.IOP Publishing. doi: 10.1088/1741-2560/11/4/046025.

Huggins, J.E., Guger, C., Allison, B., Anderson, C.W., Batista, A., Brouwer, A.M., Brunner, C., Chavarriaga, R., Fried-Oken, M., Gunduz, A., Gupta, D., Kübler, A., Leeb, R., Lotte, F., Miller, L.E., Müller-Putz, G., Rutkowski, T., Tangermann, M., & Thompson, D.E. (2014). Workshops of the Fifth International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting: Defining the Future. Brain-Computer Interfaces, 1(1), 27-49.Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.1080/2326263x.2013.876724.

Sadtler, P.T., Quick, K.M., Golub, M.D., Chase, S.M., Ryu, S.I., Tyler-Kabara, E.C., Yu, B.M., & Batista, A.P. (2014). Neural constraints on learning. NATURE, 512(7515), 423-U428.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1038/nature13665.

Todorova, S., Sadtler, P., Batista, A., Chase, S., & Ventura, V. (2014). To sort or not to sort: the impact of spike-sorting on neural decoding performance. JOURNAL OF NEURAL ENGINEERING, 11(5), 056005.IOP Publishing. doi: 10.1088/1741-2560/11/5/056005.

Ashmore, R.C., Endler, B.M., Smalianchuk, I., Degenhart, A.D., Hatsopoulos, N.G., Tyler-Kabara, E.C., Batista, A.P., & Wang, W. (2012). Stable online control of an electrocorticographic brain-computer interface using a static decoder. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, 2012, 1740-1744.IEEE. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2012.6346285.

Zhao, M., Batista, A., Cunningham, J.P., Chestek, C., Rivera-Alvidrez, Z., Kalmar, R., Ryu, S., Shenoy, K., & Iyengar, S. (2012). An L (1)-regularized logistic model for detecting short-term neuronal interactions. JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE, 32(3), 479-497.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s10827-011-0365-5.

Batista, A.P., Yu, B.M., Santhanam, G., Ryu, S.I., Afshar, A., & Shenoy, K.V. (2008). Cortical neural prosthesis performance improves when eye position is monitored. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NEURAL SYSTEMS AND REHABILITATION ENGINEERING, 16(1), 24-31.Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2007.906958.

Buneo, C.A., Batista, A.P., Jarvis, M.R., & Andersen, R.A. (2008). Time-invariant reference frames for parietal reach activity. EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 188(1), 77-89.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s00221-008-1340-x.

Batista, A.P., Santhanam, G., Yu, B.M., Ryu, S.I., Afshar, A., & Shenoy, K.V. (2007). Reference frames for reach planning in macaque dorsal premotor cortex. JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 98(2), 966-983.American Physiological Society. doi: 10.1152/jn.00421.2006.

Chestek, C.A., Batista, A.P., Santhanam, G., Yu, B.M., Afshar, A., Cunningham, J.P., Gilja, V., Ryu, S.I., Churchland, M.M., & Shenoy, K.V. (2007). Single-neuron stability during repeated reaching in macaque premotor cortex. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 27(40), 10742-10750.Society for Neuroscience. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0959-07.2007.

Quiroga, R.Q., Snyder, L.H., Batista, A.P., Cui, H., & Andersen, R.A. (2006). Movement intention is better predicted than attention in the posterior parietal cortex. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 26(13), 3615-3620.Society for Neuroscience. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3468-05.2006.

Shenoy, K.V., Santhanam, G., Ryu, S.I., Afshar, A., Yu, B.M., Gilja, V., Linderman, M.D., Kalmar, R.S., Cunningham, J.P., Kemere, C.T., Batista, A.P., Churchland, M.M., & Meng, T.H. (2006). Increasing the performance of cortically-controlled prostheses. Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference, Suppl, 6652-6656.

Horwitz, G.D., Batista, A., & Newsome, W.T. (2004). Direction-selective visual responses in macaque superior colliculus induced by behavioral training. Neuroscience Letters, 366(315-319).

Horwitz, G.D., Batista, A., & Newsome, W.T. (2004). Representation of an abstract perceptual decision in macaque superior colliculus (Accompanied by Editorial Focus: JL Gold, "Through the looking glass" Journal of Neurophysiology 91: 1936-1937 (2004).). Journal of Neurophysiology, 91, 2281-2296.

Horwitz, G.D., Batista, A.P., & Newsome, W.T. (2004). Representation of an abstract perceptual decision in macaque superior colliculus. JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 91(5), 2281-2296.American Physiological Society. doi: 10.1152/jn.00872.2003.

Horwitz, G.D., Batista, A.P., & Newsome, W.T. (2004). Direction-selective visual responses in macaque superior colliculus induced by behavioral training. NEUROSCIENCE LETTERS, 366(3), 315-319.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2004.05.059.

Batista, A.P. (2003). A computational basis to object?. NEURON, 37(2), 189-190.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/S0896-6273(03)00029-1.

Buneo, C.A., Jarvis, M.R., Batista, A.P., & Andersen, R.A. (2003). Properties of spike train spectra in two parietal reach areas. EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 153(2), 134-139.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s00221-003-1586-2.

Shenoy, K.V., Meeker, D., Cao, S.Y., Kureshi, S.A., Pesaran, B., Buneo, C.A., Batista, A.R., Mitra, P.P., Burdick, J.W., & Andersen, R.A. (2003). Neural prosthetic control signals from plan activity. NEUROREPORT, 14(4), 591-596.Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health). doi: 10.1097/00001756-200303240-00013.

Batista, A. (2002). Inner space: Reference frames. CURRENT BIOLOGY, 12(11), R380-R383.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/S0960-9822(02)00878-3.

Buneo, C.A., Jarvis, M.R., Batista, A.P., & Andersen, R.A. (2002). Direct visuomotor transformations for reaching. NATURE, 416(6881), 632-636.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1038/416632a.

Cohen, Y.E., Batista, A., & Andersen, R.A. (2002). Comparison of auditory and visual responses in the parietal reach region. Neuroreport, 13(4), 891-894.

Cohen, Y.E., Batista, A.P., & Andersen, R.A. (2002). Comparison of neural activity preceding reaches to auditory and visual stimuli in the parietal reach region. NEUROREPORT, 13(6), 891-894.Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health). doi: 10.1097/00001756-200205070-00031.

Batista, A.P., & Andersen, R.A. (2001). The parietal reach region codes the next planned movement in a sequential reach task. JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 85(2), 539-544.American Physiological Society. doi: 10.1152/jn.2001.85.2.539.

Batista, A.P., & Newsome, W.T. (2000). Visuo-motor control: Giving the brain a hand. CURRENT BIOLOGY, 10(4), R145-R148.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/S0960-9822(00)00327-4.

Snyder, L.H., Batista, A.P., & Andersen, R.A. (2000). Saccade-related activity in the parietal reach region. JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 83(2), 1099-1102.American Physiological Society. doi: 10.1152/jn.2000.83.2.1099.

Snyder, L.H., Batista, A.P., & Andersen, R.A. (2000). Intention-related activity in the posterior parietal cortex: a review. VISION RESEARCH, 40(10-12), 1433-1441.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/S0042-6989(00)00052-3.

Batista, A., Buneo, C.A., Snyder, L.H., & Andersen, R.A. (1999). Reach plans in eye-centered coordinates; (Accompanied by News Focus: M Barinaga, "The mapmaking mind" Science 285: 189-912 (1999).). Science, 285, 257-260.

Batista, A.P., Buneo, C.A., Snyder, L.H., & Andersen, R.A. (1999). Reach plans in eye-centered coordinates. SCIENCE, 285(5425), 257-260.American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). doi: 10.1126/science.285.5425.257.

Andersen, R.A., Snyder, L.H., Batista, A.P., Buneo, C.A., & Cohen, Y.E. (1998). Posterior parietal areas specialized for eye movements (LIP) and reach (PRR) using a common coordinate frame. SENSORY GUIDANCE OF MOVEMENT, 218(218), 109-128.John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. doi: 10.1002/9780470515563.ch7.

Snyder, L.H., Batista, A.P., & Andersen, R.A. (1998). Change in motor plan, without a change in the spatial locus of attention, modulates activity in posterior parietal cortex. JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 79(5), 2814-2819.American Physiological Society. doi: 10.1152/jn.1998.79.5.2814.

Snyder, L.H., Batista, A., & Andersen, R.A. (1997). Coding of intention in the posterior parietal cortex; (Accompanied by News & Views: MN Shadlen, "Look but don't touch, or vice versa" Nature 386: 122-123 (1997).). Nature, 386, 167-170.

Snyder, L.H., Batista, A.P., & Andersen, R.A. (1997). Coding of intention in the posterior parietal cortex. NATURE, 386(6621), 167-170.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1038/386167a0.

Quick, K.M., Card, N.S., Whaite, S.M., Mischel, J., Loughlin, P., & Batista, A.P. (2014). Assessing vibrotactile feedback strategies by controlling a cursor with unstable dynamics. In Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, 2014, (pp. 2589-2592).IEEE.United States. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2014.6944152.

Perel, S., Sadtler, P.T., Godlove, J.M., Ryu, S.I., Wang, W., Batista, A.P., & Chase, S.M. (2013). Direction and speed tuning of motor-cortex multi-unit activity and local field potentials during reaching movements. In Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, 2013, (pp. 299-302).IEEE.United States. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2013.6609496.

Sadtler, P.T., Ryu, S.I., Yu, B.M., & Batista, A.P. (2011). High-performance neural prosthetic control along nstructed paths. In 2011 5th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, (pp. 601-604).IEEE. doi: 10.1109/ner.2011.5910620.

Shenoy, K.V., Santhanam, G., Ryu, S.I., Afshar, A., Yu, B.M., Gilja, V., Linderman, M.D., Kalmar, R.S., Cunningham, J.P., Kemere, C.T., Batista, A.P., Churchland, M.M., & Meng, T.H. (2006). Increasing the performance of cortically-controlled prostheses. In Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, Suppl, (pp. 6652-6656).IEEE.United States. doi: 10.1109/IEMBS.2006.260912.

Research interests

Brain-machine interfaces
Neurophysiology of sensory-motor...