CV

Education

The University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D., Neuroscience
2010 - 2016
University of California, Berkeley
B.A., Major: Psychology
2004 - 2007

Research Experience

Post-Doctoral Fellow
The University of Rochester
2016 - present
Graduate Research Assistant
The University of Texas at Austin
2010 - 2016
Research Assistant
The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute
2009 - 2010

Publications

Motion perception in the common marmoset
SL Cloherty*, JL Yates*, D Graf, GC DeAngelis, JF Mitchell
Discrete stepping and nonlinear ramping dynamics underlie spiking responses of LIP neurons during decision-making
DM Zoltowski, KW Latimer, JL Yates, AC Huk, JW Pillow
Gaze and the control of foot placement when walking in natural terrain
JS Matthis, JL Yates, MM Hayhoe
Functional dissection of signal and noise in MT and LIP during decision-making
JL Yates, IM Park, LN Katz, JW Pillow, AC Huk
The role of the lateral intraparietal area in (the study of) decision making
AC Huk, LN Katz, JL Yates
Dissociated functional significance of decision-related activity in the primate dorsal stream
LN Katz*, JL Yates*, JW Pillow, & AC Huk
Response to comment on “single-trial spike trains in parietal cortex reveal discrete steps during decision-making”
KW Latimer, JL Yates, MM Meister, AC Huk, and JW Pillow
Single-trial spike trains in parietal cortex reveal discrete steps during decision-making
KW Latimer, JL Yates, MM Meister, AC Huk, and JW Pillow
Continuous Psychophysics: Target-tracking to Measure Visual Sensitivity
K Bonnen, J Burge, JL Yates, JW Pillow, LK Cormack

Talks

Choice probabilities and correlations in simultaneously recorded MT and LIP neurons
Yates, J.L, Katz, L. N., Park, I. M., Pillow, J. W., & Huk, A. C.
SFN
2014
Dissociated functional significance of choice-related activity across the primate dorsal stream
Yates, J. L., Katz L. K., Park, I. M., Pillow J. W., Huk A.
Cosyne
2014
Decision-related activity in neurons does not imply a causal effect on behavior
Yates, J. L., Katz L. K., Park, I. M., Pillow J. W., Huk A.
Institute for Neuroscience Symposium
invited
2014

Posters

A behavioral tracking paradigm for estimating visual sensitivity with dynamic internal models
Bonnen K., Burge J., Yates J. L., Pillow J. W., Cormack L. K.
Cosyne
2014
Precise characterization of dorsal stream neural activity during decision making
Yates J. L., Park I. M., Cormack L. K., Pillow J. W., Huk, A. C.
SFN
2013
A. C. Neuromuscular recruitment during oculomotor decision-making in human
Katz. L. N., Yates J. L., Cormack L. K., Huk
SFN
2013
A. C. Precise characterization of multiple LIP neurons in relation to stimulus and behavior
Yates J. L., Park I. M., Cormack L. K., Pillow J. W., Huk
Cosyne
2013
Psychophysical reverse correlation of motion perception
Yates, J. L., Huk A. C., Cormack L. K., Pillow J. W.
VSS
2012
Probing motion perception with spatiotemporal reverse correlation
Yates J. L., Cormack L. K., Huk A. C., Pillow J. W.
Cosyne
2012
An evoked-response polarity reversal from upper and lower visual field stimuli is insufficient to uniquely identify V1
Ales J. M., Yates J. L., Norcia A. M.
SFN
2009

Service

Graduate Student Outreach Program
UT Neuroscience and Psychology
2010 - 2014
Symposium Organizing Committee
UT Institute for Neuroscience
2011 - 2013
Symposium Chair
UT Institute for Neuroscience
2012
Graduate Student Assembly representative
UT Austin College of Natural Sciences
2010 - 2011

Honors & Awards

Professional Development Award
UT Austin College of Natural Sciences
2015
Cold Spring Harbor Labs course attendee
Neuroscience: Computational Vision
2014
Training Grant recipient
Center for Perceptual Neuroscience
2012 - 2014
Training Grant recipient
Institute for Neuroscience
2010 - 2012
Deans’s Excellence Award
UT Austin College of Natural Science
2010
Graduate School Recruitment Fellowship
UT Austin College of Natural Science
2010