Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Batista, Aaron P
Bioengineering Department
Batista, Aaron P
Faculty
Assistant Professor
Office: Room 4073 BST3
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Research Interest: Neurophysiology of sensory-motor coordination, brain-machine interfaces.

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

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

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

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

Batista, A., In press, "Multineuronal Views of Information Processing," in The New Cognitive Neurosciences; 3rd edition, M. Gazzaniga, ed., MIT Press.

Perel, S., Sadtler, P.T., Oby, E.M., Ryu, S.I., Batista, A., and Chase, S.M., 2014, "'Single-Unit Activity, Multi- Unit Activity and Local Field Potentials in Motor Cortex Differentially Encode Reach Kinematics' In preparation," Journal of Neurophysiology, Manuscript submitted for publication.

Quick, K.M., Mischel, J., Card, N.P., and Batista, A., 2014, "Assessing Vibrotactile Feedback Strategies by Controlling a Cursor with Unstable Dynamics," To appear in IEEE EMBS.

Sadtler, P.T., Quick, K.M., Golub, M., Ryu, S.I., Yu, B.M., and Batista, A., 2014, "Neural Constraints on Learning," Nature, Manuscript submitted for publication.

Godlove, J.M., O'Brien, E.A., and Batista, A., 2013, "Comparing temporal aspects of visual, tactile, and microstimulation feedback for motor control," Journal of Neural Engineering, Manuscript submitted for publication.

Todorova, S., Sadtler, P.T., Batista, A., Chase, S.M., and Ventura, V., "Fast fully-automatic spike-sorting improves the efficiency of brain-computer interface decoders," To appear in Journal of Neural Engineering.

Sadtler, P.T., Quick, K.M., Golub, M., Ryu, S.I., and Yu, B.M., 2014, "Neural Constraints on Learning," Computational and Systems Neuroscience, Salt Lake City.

Batista, A., and Stetten, G.D., 2013, "Visual System," in Guidelines for Biomedical Engineering Handbook, 4th edition, J. Bronzino, ed., CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.

Perel, S., Sadtler, P., Godlove, J., Ryu, S., Wang, W., Batista, A., and Chase, S., 2013, "Direction and Speed Tuning of Motor-Cortex Multi-Unit Activity and Local Field Potentials During Reaching Movements," Engineering in Medicine and Biology, p. 4, Osaka, Japan.

Perel, S., Sadtler, P.T., Godlove, J.M., Ryu, S.I., Wang, W., Batista, A., and Chase, S.M., 2013, "Direction and Speed Tuning of Motor-Cortex Multi-Unit Activity and Local Field Potentials During Reaching Movements," IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc., pp. 299-302.

Ashmore, R.C., Endler, B.M., Smalianchuk, I., Degenhart, A.D., Hatsopoulos, N.G., Tyler-Kabara, E.C., Batista, A.P., and Wang, W., 2012, "Stable online control of an electrocorticographic brain-computer interface using a static decoder.," Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference, pp. 1740-4, 23366246.

Sadtler, P.T., Ryu, S.I., Yu, B.M., and Batista, A., 2011, "High-performance neural prosthetic control along instructed paths," 5th International Conference on Neural Engineering, Cancun, Mexico.

Sadtler, P.T., Ryu, S.I., Yu, B.M., and Batista, A., 2011, "High-performance neural prosthetic control along instructed paths," COSYNE - Computation and Systems.

Zhao, M., Batista, A., Cunningham, J.P., Chestek, C., Alvidrez, Z.R., Kalmar, R., Ryu, S., Shenoy, K., and Iyengar, S., 2011, "An L1-regularized Logistic Model for Detecting Short-term Neuronal Interactions," Journal of.

Batista, A., Yu, B.M., Santhanam, G., Ryu, S.I., Afshar, A., and Shenoy, K.V., 2008, "Cortical Neural Prosthesis Performance Improves When Eye Position is Monitored," IEEE Transactions in Neural Systems and, no.1, pp. 24-31.

Buneo, C.A., Batista, A., Jarvis, M.R., and Andersen, R.A., 2008, "Time-Invariant Reference Frames for Parietal Reach Activity," Experimental Brain Research, no.1, pp. 77-89.

Batista, A., Chestek, C.A., Santhanam, G., Yu, B.M., Afshar, A., Cunningham, J.P., Gilja, V., Ryu, S.I., Churchland, M., and Shenoy, K.V., 2007, "Single-neuron stability during repeated reaching in macaque premotor cortex," Journal of Neuroscience, no.40.

Batista, A., Santhanam, G., Yu, B.M., Ryu, S., Afshar, A., and Shenoy, K.V., 2007, "Reference frames for reach planning in macaque dorsal premotor cortex," Journal of Neurophysiology, pp. 966-983.

Quian Quiroga, R., Snyder, L.H., Batista, A., and Andersen, R.A., 2006, "Movement intention is better predicted than attention in the posterior parietal cortex," Journal of Neuroscience, pp. 3615-3620.

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., Churchland, M.M., and Meng, T.H., 2006, "Increasing the Performance of Cortically-Controlled Prostheses," 28th IEEE EMBS Annual International, New York.

Horwitz, G.D., Batista, A., and Newsome, W.T., 2004, "Direction-selective visual responses in macaque superior colliculus induced by behavioral training," Neuroscience Letters, no.315-319.

Horwitz, G.D., Batista, A., and 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, pp. 2281-2296.

Batista, A., 2003, "A computational basis to object?," Neuron, pp. 189-190.

Buneo, C.A., Jarvis, M.R., Batista, A., and Andersen, R.A., 2003, "Properties of spike train spectra in two parietal reach areas," Experimental Brain Research, pp. 134-139.

Shenoy, K.V., Meeker, D., Cao, S., Kureshi, S.A., Pesaran, B., Buneo, C.A., Batista, A., Mitra, P.P., Burdick, J.W., and Andersen, R.A., 2003, "Neural prosthetic control signals from plan activity," Neuroreport, pp. 591-596.

Batista, A., 2002, "Inner space: Reference frames," Current Biology, R380-R383.

Buneo, C.A., Jarvis, M.R., Batista, A., and Andersen, R.A., 2002, "Direct visuomotor transformations for reaching," Nature, pp. 632-636.

Cohen, Y.E., Batista, A., and Andersen, R.A., 2002, "Comparison of auditory and visual responses in the parietal reach region," Neuroreport, no.4, pp. 891-894.

Batista, A., and Andersen, R.A., 2001, "The parietal reach region codes the next planned movement in a sequential reach task," Journal of Neurophysiology, pp. 539-544.

Batista, A., and Newsome, W.T., 2000, "Visuo-motor control: Giving the brain a hand," Current Biology, R145-R148.

Andersen, R.A., Batista, A., Snyder, L.H., Buneo, C.A., and Cohen, Y.E., 2000, "Programming to look and reach in the posterior parietal cortex," in The New Cognitive Neurosciences, 2nd edition, M. Gazzaniga, ed., MIT Press.

Snyder, L.H., Batista, A., and Andersen, R.A., 2000, ""Intention-related activity in the posterior parietal cortex: A review," Vision Research, pp. 1433-1441.

Snyder, L.H., Batista, A., and Andersen, R.A., 2000, "Saccade-related activity in the parietal reach region," Journal of Neurophysiology, pp. 1099-1102.

Batista, A., Buneo, C.A., Snyder, L.H., and 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, pp. 257-260.

Andersen, R.A., Batista, A., Snyder, L.H., Buneo, C.A., and Cohen, Y.E., 1999, "Parietal coding of gaze and reach," in Handbook of Brain Theory and Neural Networks, M. Arbib, ed., MIT Press.

Andersen, R.A., Batista, A., Snyder, L.H., Buneo, C.A., and Cohen, Y.E., 1998, "Posterior parietal areas specialized for eye movements (LIP) and reach (PRR) using a common coordinate frame," in Novartis Foundation Symposium 218: Sensory Guidance of Movement, Wiley, Chichester, pp. 109-128.

Andersen, R.A., Snyder, L.H., Batista, A., Buneo, C.A., and Cohen, Y.E., 1998, "Posterior parietal areas specialized for eye movements (LIP) and reach (PRR) using a common coordinate frame," Novartis Foundation, pp. 109-128.

Snyder, L.H., Batista, A., and Andersen, R.A., 1998, "Change in motor plans, without a change in the spatial locus of attention, modulates activity in posterior parietal cortex," Journal of Neurophysiology, pp. 2814-2819.

Snyder, L.H., Batista, A., and 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, pp. 167-170.

Batista, A., 2014, "Neural Constraints on Motor Learning," Emory University.

Batista, A., 2013, "Neural Constraints on Motor Learning," Rehabilitation Insitute of Chicago.

Batista, A., 2013, "Neural Constraints on Learning," Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Batista, A., 2013, "New Neural States, New Mental States," University of Pittsburgh, Workshop in Experimentation in Neuroscience.

Batista, A., and Sadtler, P.T., 2013, "Neural co-modulation constrains motor learning," BCI 2013, Asilomar CA.

2013, "Multineuronal Perspectives in Motor Neuroscience - An Update," Stanford University.

2010, "Neural Prosthetics: How Engineers Can Use the Brain to Treat Motor Disorders," University of Pittsburgh, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

2010, "The Uses and Misuses of Modeling in Neuroscience and Neural Engineering," University of Pittsburgh, Department of Computational Biology.

2010, "Translational Research in Systems Neuroscience," ARCS Foundation.

2009, "High Density Cortical Recordings Provide an Image of Movement Intention," Carnegie Mellon University, Medical Imaging Neural Engineering and Robotics Seminar Series.

2009, "Lab Overview," University of Pittsburgh, Department of Neuroscience Graduate Proseminar.

2009, "Lab Overview," University of Pittsburgh, Department of Neuroscience Undergraduate Summer Research Program.

2009, "Sensory- Motor Control: Computational and Physiological Principles," Carnegie Mellon University, Undergraduate Program in Neural Computation.

2008, "Introduction to Neural Prosthetics," University of Pittsburgh, Medical Scientists Training Program.

2008, "Searching for the Puppeteer: The Brain's Path from Sight to Action," Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh's Neuro@Noon series.

2008, "Sensory- Motor Coordination: Basic Neuroscience and Neural Prosthetics," IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Pittsburgh Chapter.

2008, "Sensory-Motor Control: Premotor Contributions Revealed Through Multielectrode Recordings," Washington University Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology.

2008, "Tracking Down the Puppeteer: The Brain's Path From Sight to Action," University of Pittsburgh, Department of Neuroscience, Neuro at Noon series.

2007, "Neural Mechanisms of Arm Movement Control: Basic Science and Neural Engineering," Carnegie-Mellon University, Robotics Institute.

2007, "Neural Prosthetics: Past, Present, and Prospects," University of Pittsburgh, Department of Bioengineering.

2007, "What did one neuron say to the other?," Carnegie-Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition.

2006, "Extending Our Reach: Exploring the Neural Mechanisms of Visual-Motor Control," York University, Department of Psychology.

2006, "Extending Our Reach: Exploring the Neural Mechanisms of Visual-Motor Control," University of Michigan, Department of Biomedical Engineering.

2006, "The Neural Control of Movement: Engineering and Science," University of Pittsburgh Department of Bioengineering Visiting Committee.