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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

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-+.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1038/s41593-021-00822-8.

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), e2109643118.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.

Liu, M., Batista, A., Bensmaia, S., & Weber, D.J. (2020). 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.

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...